July 25, 1940

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

Does the government propose to take any steps to ban the Saturday Evening Post from public sale and circulation through the mails in this country?

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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Since shortly after the outbreak of war last September, all incoming publications from American and other sources have been subjected to careful examination by the postal censorship and the examiner of publications, under the direction of the press censors for Canada. All publications containing subversive material have been drawn to the attention of the press censors, and steps have been taken to exclude all of those publications which appeared to contravene the defence of Canada regulations. Publications in all leading European languages have been examined in this search for subversive material. Altogether, since the beginning of the war about 180 periodicals and a quantity of other material, books, pamphlets, circulars, etc., have been denied entry into this country. No less than 17 periodicals published in the United States had been banned in the period September 1, 1939, to June 20, 1940. Eight or ten others are now in process of being excluded.

2. The Chicago Tribune and the Saturday Evening Post and all other leading weekly and daily publications entering Canada from the United States are being examined regularly by the examiner of publications for the press censors. Each publication is dealt with on its merits and on the basis of its record. To date the press censors for Canada have not recommended the exclusion of the Chicago Tribune or the Saturday Evening Post because they were not satisfied that the nature and quantity of such subversive material as these publications may have contained warranted excluding them from this country, in the light of other considerations which were involved in such drastic action. The recent policy of both the Chicago Tribune and the Saturday Evening Post has been more favourable to the British cause, but every

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issue of these publications is being carefully examined and the policy adopted is based on the current contents.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

GASPE AND MAGDALEN ISLANDS PUBLIC WORKS

IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent Conservative

1. Did the government execute any works, during the months of October, November and December, 1939, in the settlement of Yal d'Espoir, townships of Rameau, Perce and Malbaie, Gaspe county?

2. If so, by what department, and from what appropriation have the works been executed?

3. What amount has been expended for that purpose in the county of Gaspe and the Magdalen islands?

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GOVERNMENT PURCHASES OF VESSELS

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. How many vessels, if any, of 1,000 tons or less, has the government purchased from private individuals or companies since September last?

2. Who were the vendors of these vessels?

3. What was the purchase price in each case?

4. What was the nature of each of these vessels?

5. How many of them were yachts or pleasure boats?

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PROVISION TO MEET CERTAIN EXPENDITURES AND GUARANTEE OF SECURITIES AND INDEBTEDNESS


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to authorize the Canadian National Railway Company to issue securities not exceeding $15,104,000 in principal amount to provide the moneys necessary to meet capital expenditures made or to be made during the calendar year 1940, and to make provision for the retirement of capital indebtedness during the said calendar year and to issue substituted securities for refunding purposes; to authorize the governor in council to guarantee the principal, interest and sinking funds of such securities; and to authorize the making of temporary loans to the said company secured by such securities and not exceeding $15,104,000 in principal amount to enable the said company to meet such expenditures and indebtedness. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


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SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL TO REGINA CONSUMERS' COOPERATIVE REFINERY-PRORATION OF TURNER VALLEY PRODUCTION


On the orders of the day.


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe). On Monday last, at page 1811 of Hansard, the minister indicated that*he would inquire of the oil controller what the position was regarding supplies of oil to the Regina Consumers' Cooperative Refinery, and see what steps could be taken to meet their crude oil requirements from the Alberta field. Is the minister prepared to give us the result of his inquiry?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

I have received a letter from the oil controller on this point. It says:

The nominations by all of the refineries aggregated 31,136 barrels. The Consumers requested a nomination of 1,500 barrels per day, approximately a 200 per cent increase over their last summer's requirements, June to October inclusive. In June to October last year they were supplied, according to my information, approximately 496 barrels per day. Other refineries increased their nominations, as compared with the same period, by about 23 per cent.

Had all of the refiners increased their nominations equally to that of the Consumers, the Turner Valley field would have to operate at the rate of approximately 75,000 barrels per day, and the most we seem to get out of it is 26,000 barrels per day.

I think that sets out the problem. The controller is attempting to prorate the production of the Turner Valley field as equitably as possible. I do not know whether this information wholly answers my hon. friend, but I shall see that the company in question and the other small refiners are treated as well as possible having regard to the limited production from that field.

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SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Is that yield of 26,000 barrels per day under the pro rata arrangement?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The oil controller asked the Alberta government for a production of 30,000 barrels per day out of what that government claimed to be a production capacity of 35,000 barrels per day. I understand that the government, which has charge of proration, is delivering from that field the maximum amount possible, which to-day amounts to between 26,000 and 27,000 barrels per day.

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July 25, 1940