May 29, 1941

OFFICIAL REPORT


SECOND SESSION-NINETEENTH PARLIAMENT Which opened the seventh day of November, 1940, and was prorogued the twenty-first day of January, 1942. 4-5-6 GEORGE VI, 1940-41-42


VOLUME IV, 1941-42 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1941, TO THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1942, INCLUSIVE BEING VOLUME CCXXVIII FOR THE PERIOD 1875-1942 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME OTTAWA EDMOND CLOUTIER PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1942 CANADA


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Thursday, May 29, 1941.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO PRIVATE BILLS

LIB

Alphonse Fournier

Liberal

Mr. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Hull) moved:

That, for the remainder of the session, all private bills from the senate when received from that house, shall be deemed to have been read the first time and ordered for second reading, and that standing order 105 respecting the posting of bills be suspended in relation thereto.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO PRIVATE BILLS
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 105
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Motion agreed to.


WORLD WHEAT SITUATION

EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON


On the order for motions:


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 wish to table herewith copies in English and French of a note of May 28 from the United States minister, and our reply of the same date.

This exchange of notes, which is selfexplanatory, has arisen out of the fact that the President of the United States has been obligated, under the United States Agricultural Adjustment Act, to impose a quota restriction on the importation of Canadian wheat. The president's proclamation, issued last night, limits total imports of wheat into the United States during the next twelve months to S00,000 bushels. Of this total, the allocation to Canada is 795,000 bushels. The United States note makes it clear that this import restriction will not affect the movement of Canadian wheat into the United States for miling in bond and export, or Canadian wheat moving through the United States for export.

In its note the United States government intimates that it is proposed to invite the interested governments to resume discussions in Washington, in the near future, on the whole wheat surplus problem. In addition to looking toward the resumption of discussions of the world wheat situation between the wheat producing countries, the United States government propose, in particular, closer collaboration between the Canadian and United States governments with a view to preventing divergencies in our respective wheat programmes and policies, a development which would be in accord with the purposes of the Hyde Park declaration. The Canadian note recognizes the domestic difficulties with which the United States has had to contend, acknowledges its assurance that Canadian export and transit trade will not be affected by the restrictions, and welcomes the United States initiative in proposing joint examination of the world wheat problem and closer cooperation between Canada and the United States in working out their respective wheat programmes and policies.

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT SITUATION
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

I had a question which I was going to direct to the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. MacKinnon), but the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) rather beat me to it when he announced the international conference which is to be held in Washington. I am sure we were all glad to learn that Canada is to be permitted to supply almost the entire import quota of the United States. There was one sentence in the press release, however, to which the Prime Minister did not refer, in which it was stated that the disclosure of the proposed conference was made in the release of an exchange of notes between the United States and Canada in connection with quota action. Would the minister table the notes which have passed between the two governments in this connection?

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT SITUATION
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I just tabled

them.

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT SITUATION
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

I did not understand that the Prime Minister tabled the actual notes which passed between the two governments.

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT SITUATION
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes; that was my purpose in rising. I tabled the notes and made a short statement in explanation.

Questions

Topic:   WORLD WHEAT SITUATION
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-RESUMPTION OF DISCUSSIONS IN WASHINGTON
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INCOME WAR TAX ACT

CORRESPONDENCE WITH PREMIER OF ONTARIO RESPECTING INCREASED TAX ON NONRESIDENTS

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

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

Will the Prime Minister at the same time table the correspondence between himself and the Premier of Ontario to which reference was made in this morning's press, having to do with the increased tax imposed on non-residents by the proposed amendment to the Income War Tax Act?

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE WITH PREMIER OF ONTARIO RESPECTING INCREASED TAX ON NONRESIDENTS
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May 29, 1941