April 1, 1941

CONDENSED MILK

REPORT AS TO TRANSFER TO THE UNITED STATES OF BRITISH ORDER FOR A MILLION CASES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture):

The hon. member for Compton (Mr. Blanchette) yesterday asked a question with regard to the report that there had been transferred to the United States an order for a million cases of condensed milk. I wish to answer as follows:

The dairy products board has no information of the transfer referred to. The ministry of food inquired about the purchases of a million cases of unsweetened condensed milk from Canada during the present fiscal year. However, they have stated that under no condition was there to be any large increase in unsweetened condensed milk sales to them if it would affect our available cheese supplies. Indications are that Canada will be in a position to supply approximately the same amount of unsweetened condensed milk to the ministry of food as was supplied last year and still take care of domestic and other export requirements. In 1940 the ministry of food purchased approximately 1,500,000 cases of such milk in the United States in addition to supplies from Canada and there is every reason to believe that the same will be done again this year.

Topic:   CONDENSED MILK
Subtopic:   REPORT AS TO TRANSFER TO THE UNITED STATES OF BRITISH ORDER FOR A MILLION CASES
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PRAYER FOR VICTORY AND PEACE


REVOLUTION IN YUGOSLAVIA AND SUCCESSES IN AFRICA, ALBANIA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN On the orders of the day:


LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. DANIEL McIVOR (Fort William):

I should like to rise to a question of national and empire importance. March 23 was set apart as a day of prayer for victory. I took part in that day of prayer. Jew and Gentile, Protestant and Roman Catholic took part in

Sugar and Coffee

the observance of the day, bringing home to the people of the nation the seriousness of the hour. What was the result? To me it was a direct answer to that supplication that Yugoslavia rebelled, that we have had such successes in Africa and Albania, and that the Italian fleet has been demolished. I repeat, these achievements are to me a direct answer to our prayer. I do not think that we should ask the Divine Giver for any gift unless we expect an answer and are ready to cooperate to the utmost. As one who took part in that day of prayer I express my gratitude publicly to the Almighty.

Topic:   PRAYER FOR VICTORY AND PEACE
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SUGAR AND COFFEE

QUESTION OF RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF TAXES AND PEGGING OF PRICE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. G. A. CRUICKSHANK (Fraser Valley):

I wish to ask a question of the

Minister of Labour (Mr. McLarty). Would the government agree to make the tax on sugar retroactive as was done in regard to butter, in order to get the parasites of Montreal, the wholesalers? Will he also agree to peg the price of coffee exactly as was done in the case of the farmer's butter?

Topic:   SUGAR AND COFFEE
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF TAXES AND PEGGING OF PRICE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

If the hon. gentleman is directing his question to me I would say that I dealt with the first part of the question, in regard to sugar, yesterday. With regard to coffee I will make inquiry into the situation. I am not aware of anything that requires action there.

Topic:   SUGAR AND COFFEE
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF TAXES AND PEGGING OF PRICE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

I understood the Minister of Finance to say yesterday that this tax was being put on because there was certain heavy buying. During the regime of the last government they imposed a two per cent tax on sugar, and the firm of W. H. Malkin, in British Columbia, and others, apparently got advance information and purchased heavily.

Topic:   SUGAR AND COFFEE
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF TAXES AND PEGGING OF PRICE
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TRANSPORT COMMISSION

REPORTED IMMEDIATE DISCONTINUANCE OF BEISEKER-LANGDON, ALTA., RAILWAY LINE


On the orders of the day:


SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. C. E. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I mentioned the other day that the railway line which runs between Langdon and Beiseker in Alberta is to be discontinued. The minister assured1 us that he had no information as to that, but thought it would not be done for some little time. My information now is that the railway

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employees working on that line have been informed by the railway officials that their services will not be required after to-day. Has the minister anything to say in that regard?

Topic:   TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Subtopic:   REPORTED IMMEDIATE DISCONTINUANCE OF BEISEKER-LANGDON, ALTA., RAILWAY LINE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I know nothing about the facts just stated by the hon. member, but I shall make inquiry and let him know.

Topic:   TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Subtopic:   REPORTED IMMEDIATE DISCONTINUANCE OF BEISEKER-LANGDON, ALTA., RAILWAY LINE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE A. TOUCHE AND COMPANY AS AUDITORS

April 1, 1941