March 13, 1942

CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

It is not the final mile; it was the final step.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

In laying floors for farm products, not ceilings.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

There is no reference to that in the hon. gentleman's remarks.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Read the speech through, and you will find that is what it is all about.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

When the Minister of Agriculture is speaking he very seldom

Wheat Board Act

gives anyone an opportunity to ask a question. Perhaps he will take the same attitude toward me as I pursue my argument. I shall be only too glad to answer any questions he may ask; but his explanations as to why he made the statement, and what interpretation should be put upon it, he can reserve until after I have concluded what I have to say.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I will put it in at the right place.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

In order that there may be no mistake about it, we find that at page 1211 of Hansard the minister is reported to have said:

We are taking every last dollar out of the treasury of Canada to deal with these problems which we feel it is safe to take at this present time.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

"At this present time".

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

When we bring

those two statements together, what it amounts to is this: Nothing further is going to be done-that this is the final action the government is going to take in so far as relieving agriculture and the wheat farmer of western Canada is concerned. I find it difficult to understand the change in his point of view which has taken place; for it was only a few short months ago the Minister of Agriculture took the stand that the government had decided-and I shall give him an opportunity now to deny this-that it would not raise the initial payment of 70 cents a bushel, and that it was not a proper thing to do.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I have not said that since this year's policy was under consideration.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

I say that last fall the statement was made by the Minister of Agriculture, and his statement appears in the Family Herald and Weekly Star of November 12, where he was endeavouring to explain how it was that in a radio speech in Saskatchewan he had been able to show the farmers, by an unusual mathematical formula, that 70 cents a bushel at Fort William, plus nothing, amounted to SI a bushel.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

And the farmers agree that it was right.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

The minister said this:

Representations have been made to the government to the effect that the farmer must have more. The government has decided that more should be paid, but does not believe the best results can be obtained in distributing further funds through increasing the advance provided for under the wheat board act, and has suggested to the Department of Agriculture that we work out plans under which at least $60,000,000 can be distributed to farmers on an acreage basis.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

For 1941.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

That statement was made in November of 1941.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

And the $60,000,000 is

paid on the 1941 account.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

That statement

represented the viewpoint of the government at that time. The situation is that the government has changed its mind since last fall. What is the reason for that change?

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

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

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

That is not unusual.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member should not interrupt.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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CON

John George Diefenbaker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

What is the reason for it? Has there been any change in conditions which warrant a change in the point of view of the government? I am asking this: Has there been any change? What has taken place since last fall? Is there anyone who can answer that?

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASED RATE PER BUSHEL ON WHEAT DELIVERED BY PRODUCERS
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March 13, 1942