July 30, 1940

FARM LOAN BOARD

CORRESPONDENCE WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT OP S. T. SHABBITS

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

I beg leave to present parliamentary return, reference 108, asked for by the hon. member for Mackenzie (Mr. Nicholson), for a copy of all letters, telegrams and other documents with respect to leave of absence, resignation and reappointment of S. T. Shabbits of Canora, Saskatchewan, during the year 1940.

While there is no objection to the production of the correspondence in this case, nevertheless it is not considered generally in the public interest to produce inter-office correspondence, and the production in this case is not to be taken as a precedent.

It is to be noted that the Canadian Farm Loan Board has been constituted by parliament as a body corporate and politic and is vested with full control over the employment and dismissal of all its employees other than chief executive officers whose appointments are subject to the approval of the governor in council. The board, moreover, is charged with the responsibility of carrying on its operations on a self-sustaining financial basis and does not come to parliament for an appropriation of funds for administrative expenses.

Topic:   FARM LOAN BOARD
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE WITH RESPECT TO EMPLOYMENT OP S. T. SHABBITS
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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

BANKING AND COMMERCE


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he would make inquiries as to when the committee on banking and commerce will present its report, seeing that we are so near the end of the session. May I ask the same question with reference to the committee on the defence of Canada regulations? There may be some discussion and I think we ought to have these two reports as soon as possible.

Topic:   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   BANKING AND COMMERCE
Sub-subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I shall be pleased to do that.

Topic:   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   BANKING AND COMMERCE
Sub-subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
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NATIONAL REGISTRATION

QUESTION AS TO WOMEN S CARDS BEING FORWARDED BY MAIL


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

I would ask the Minister of National War Services (Mr. Gardiner) whether it would not be possible to allow women at least to send in their registration cards by mail as is done with income tax forms. That was the procedure in Australia, which I have discussed here for three or four years in connection with the need for a real national register. Women are asked whether they can do plain cooking and other irrelevant questions. All these answers could very well be given through the post office, especially in weather like this, thus saving a good deal of time.

Topic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO WOMEN S CARDS BEING FORWARDED BY MAIL
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of National War Services):

The matter has

been given careful consideration and it is thought advisable that all persons who sign these cards should sign them before a registrar appointed by the government. The declaration at the bottom of the card is signed on one side by the registrar and on the other by the registrant and it is required that all persons shall sign before the registrar after the questions have been explained to them. The reason why questions will require to be explained is the desire to have the answers conform as nearly as possible to certain rules in order that the cards may be properly classified after they have been brought into the department for classification. It is therefore thought wise that all persons should sign before some registrar.

Topic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO WOMEN S CARDS BEING FORWARDED BY MAIL
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

A lot Hitler will care for such a register. It will only be sent to the archives anyway when it is done.

Canada's War Effort-Mr. Howe

Topic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO WOMEN S CARDS BEING FORWARDED BY MAIL
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PROCESSING TAX-REPORT AS TO PROBABLE INCREASE IN PRICE OF FLOUR AND BREAD


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

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

Mr. T. C. DOUGLAS (Weybum):

In view of the announcement in the press that there will be an increase in the price of flour and in the price of bread, and in view of the statement by the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. MacKinnon) that the recently announced processing levy would not likely have this effect, will the Minister of Labour indicate whether any action will be taken by the wartime prices and trade board to prevent these proposed increases?

Topic:   PROCESSING TAX-REPORT AS TO PROBABLE INCREASE IN PRICE OF FLOUR AND BREAD
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Minister of Labour):

The hon. member was kind enough to give me notice of the question. The matter is at present under consideration by the wartime prices and trade board.

Topic:   PROCESSING TAX-REPORT AS TO PROBABLE INCREASE IN PRICE OF FLOUR AND BREAD
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MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO


Canada's war effort The house resumed from Monday, July 29, consideration of the motion of Mr. Mackenzie King for committee of supply. Munitions and Supply


July 30, 1940