July 13, 1942

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

No.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Placing the whole burden upon an hon. member of this house to ask about something that occurs in his constituency, and then castigating him, in my opinion is wrong. The minister must take ' some responsibility for this situation. As for the radio and the press, surely we have a voluntary censorship; and members of the house surely must ask questions somewhere about the welfare of their constituents or as to what happens in their constituencies.

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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

I realize that we should not get into a debate, Mr. Speaker, but my hon. friend could have asked his question privately if he had wished, as my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) did. Then he would have been given the information on his honour as a member of the house. But I do not understand how the asking of a question or the making of a statement in this house is going to add to the protection of my hon. friend's constituents. If he thinks for one moment that the whole Canadian navy is going to line up along his shores and defend those shores only, letting the convoy system we have and the protection we have for all the rest of Canada go to the dogs, he is making a tremendous mistake. I am not ready to change the disposition of one ship of the Canadian navy for him or all the questions he may ask from now until doomsday.

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IND

Joseph Sasseville Roy

Independent

Mr. ROA :

I have listened to the minister very carefully, and I am taking his remarks in the best spirit, because I know the motives which inspire him are of the best. He has asked me what I have ever done to protect my constituents and my constituency. I would recall that I have offered the government many suggestions which have been disregarded; and if they had listened to what I suggested, this last torpedoing might not have happened.

I will not disclose anything now. My reason for making that announcement-which I will admit might not have been as good as I

thought it was-was in support of my asking for a secret session for the benefit of the house. I have the strongest reasons for urging a secret session, in order to disclose to parliament matters I do not want to disclose publicly, because I am afraid they would help the enemy. That was the only reason for my announcement. If we are given a secret session to study these important matters I will prove to the house that I am just as good and loyal a Canadian, taking just as good care of my constituency and of the interests of the whole country, as anyone else.

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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

If I may add one word, if my hon. friend has in mind any means for adding to the protection of this country I should be very glad if he would come and tell me so. We do not need a secret session so far as naval defences are concerned. If the hon. member will come to me at any time with his suggestions I shall be glad to entertain them.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-J. E. COYNE

NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Is James Elliott Coyne, deputy chairman of the wartime prices and trade board, a permanent employee of the government, or of any government agency?

2. If so, what salary and other allowances does he receive?

3. Is he married, or single without dependents ?

4. What is his age?

5. Was he appointed under a certificate that his appointment was necessary in the public interest ?

6. Was he employed as counsel, or otherwise, with the royal commission on dominion-provincial relations?

7. What total salary or fees was he paid for this work, and on what basis were these calculated?

8. By whom has he been employed during the past five years?

9. For how many years has he been employed by the government or governmental agencies?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

L An employee of the Bank of Canada.

2. The Bank of Canada is not a government department and information in regard to salaries paid to their officers is not a matter of government record. Mr. Coyne receives no additional salary or allowances as deputy chairman of the wartime prices and trade board or from any other government department or agency.

3. Single, without dependents.

4. Thirty-one.

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5. No. Mr. Coyne has been on loan from the Bank of Canada to the wartime prices and trade board since long before the order m council relating to appointments to the public service was passed and has been an employee of the Bank of Canada since before the war. His qualifications for the services which he renders in the work of the wartime prices and trade board are considered to be of an exceptionally high character and the continuation of such services is deemed to be necessary in the public interest.

6. As an employee of the Bank of Canada he did some research work for the royal commission on dominion-provincial relations.

7. No additional salary or remuneration of any kind.

8. 1937

employed by Coyne and Coyne, barristers and solicitors, Winnipeg and serving as assistant counsel, royal grain inquiry commission. 1938 to date-employed by the Bank of Canada but on loan to the foreign exchange control board, September, 1939, to March 15, 1941, and on leave to the Department of Finance as financial attache, Canadian Legation, Washington, March 16, 1941, to November 15, 1941; since November 15, 1941, on loan to the wartime prices and trade board.

9. See No. 8.

industrial councils in war industries

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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. NOSEWORTHY:

In what government-owned war industry plants are organized trade unions recognized as the bargaining agency between workers and management?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

None.

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GASOLINE RATIONING-MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. PURDY:

Liberal

1. What representations have been made to the government or any department thereof with regard to the reduction in the value of gasoline coupons in the maritime provinces and the effect of that reduction on the methods of transportation in these provinces?

2. (a) What representations have been made regarding the reduction in value of the gasoline coupon in the i -ove named provinces and its effect on the regular means of livelihood of a number of people; (b) what is the number affected?

3. What percentage of those affected by No. 2 would be assisted in continuing in their regular occupations if the passenger services on the various railroads discontinued during the past thirty years were reinstated?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Representations with regard

to reduction in unit value of the gasoline rationing coupons have been received from provincial governments, various organizations, business corporations, and private individuals

in the maritime provinces. These representations covered all aspects of the question, including the effect of the reduction on the regular means of livelihood of a number of people. There is no way of estimating what number of people are so affected.

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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-1 PER CENT LEVY

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. FAIR:

What amount has been collected in each province under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act 1 per cent levy in the crop years 1939-40, 1940-41, and 1941-42, to date?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Amounts Collected on Grain Purchased During the Undernoted Periods

Manitoba $ 333,453 13

Saskatchewan 1,344,208 23

Alberta 743,121 61

Total $2,420,782 97

Adjustments not allocated by provinces 724 40

Grand total $2,421,507 37

Manitoba $ 354,813 76

Saskatchewan 1,360,540 00

Alberta 866,818 03

Total $2,582,171 79

Adjustments not allocated by provinces 516 08

Grand total $2,582,687 87

1941-42 to March 31

Manitoba $ 276,909 13

Saskatchewan ..., 521,504 44

Alberta 306,932 78

Total $1,105,346 35

Adjustments not allocated by provinces 231 04

Grand total $1,105,577 39

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WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-RETAIL TRADE ADMINISTRATION

CON

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the director of retail trade administration, wartime prices and trade board?

2. What salary, and expenses, if any, does he receive?

3. What positions did he hold between 1923 and the date of his appointment?

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July 13, 1942