July 20, 1942

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Why was Captain Louis A. Lacoste prevented from securing the wider audience for his broadcasts over the C.B.C.?

2. Will the government state its reasons for preventing Captain Lacoste giving these broadcasts over the C.B.C. to his Freneh-Canadian compatriots?

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-CAPTAIN LACOSTE
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. I am informed by the C.B.C. that Captain Lacoste's application to broadcast over the

C.B.C. was considered in the same way as other similar applications and was declined. The qualifications of radio commentators are continuously reviewed and decisions taken in the light of assessment of suitability.

2. See answer to No. 1. Since the matter was solely for the C.B.C., there was no reference of the matter to the government and no action taken by the government.

victory BONDS-WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES- DOMESTIC LOANS

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-CAPTAIN LACOSTE
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LIB

Joseph-Théophile-Adélard Fontaine

Liberal

Mr. FONTAINE:

What is the total amount loaned to the government by Canadians since the beginning of the present war by, (a) victory bonds, (b) war savings certificates, (c) loans without interest, (d) any other method of contribution?

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-CAPTAIN LACOSTE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I am passing in an answer to this question which merely refers the hon. gentleman asking the question to page 3633 of the appendix to the budget speech. I hope that that will be satisfactory. If not, perhaps he can speak to me.

The answer is as follows:

Details of loan flotations since the outbreak of war to March 31, 1942, will be found on page 36 of the appendix to the budget speech of the Minister of Finance.

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Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-CAPTAIN LACOSTE
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BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. Is the government giving consideration to supplying steamship space for the export of Canadian farm products to the British West Indies?

2. If so, when will the service be available?

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The government, through the Canadian

shipping board, is giving constant consideration to the problem of supplying steamship space for the carriage of Canadian products including farm products, to the British West Indies. The amount of space allocated to the service is limited by the demand for vessel space for equally or more urgent purposes.

2. A limited steamship service is now in operation and every effort is being made by the Canadian shipping board to supplement this service having regard to other urgent demands for vessel tonnage.

DISTILLERIES-SYNTHETIC RUBBER AND HIGH * TEST GASOLINE

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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NAT

Heber Harold Hatfield

National Government

Mr. HATFIELD:

Will the government consider taking over 50 per cent of the capacity of the distilleries in Canada for the distilling of alcohol from wheat for the purpose of making synthetic rubber and high test ethyl gasoline?

Questions

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The government is arranging to take over a certain amount of the distillery capacity for making a component of synthetic rubber. I think this is about all that can be said at the moment.

*1942 WHEAT CROP

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

What arrangements are being made for the 1942 wheat crop with regard to, (a) quotas, (b) delivery regulations, and, (c) storage payments to the farmer?

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Preliminary regulations in connection with the handling of the 1942 wheat crop were provided by order in council, P.C. 1S02, dated March 9, 1942. It is impossible to reach any definite decision in regard to quotas and delivery regulations until we have some more definite idea of the size of the crop to be handled. Discussions are now being carried on in Ottawa with the chief commissioner and members of the wheat board, and as soon as decisions are brought to finality I shall be very glad to make an announcement to the house. If by storage payments to the farmer the hon. member refers to farm storage, there has been as yet no decision on this point.

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Subtopic:   BRITISH WEST INDIES SHIPPING SERVICE
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CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY

CON

Mr. COTE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the government intend to give any recognition to the profession of optometry in the three departments of our national defence?

2. What opportunity is there, at the present time, for a graduate of a school of optometry from any of our Canadian universities, to serve in his capacity as such in, (a) the army, (b) the air force, .(c) the navy?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Answering the first question, I would say that the policy in connection with this matter will be announced in due course. The second question should stand as an order for return.

storage FACILITIES FOR WHEAT AND COARSE GRAINS

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY
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NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. What arrangements, if any, are being made to give financial assistance to farmers to provide storage facilities on their farms for wheat and coarse grains of the 1942 crop?

. 2. What storage rates will be paid for holding grain on farms?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

No arrangements have been made in connection with the matters covered by the first question. I have just given an answer covering the information asked for in the second question,

wheat BOARD-FIRST 1942 QUOTA Mr. PERLEY:

When will the wheat board announce the amount of the first quota to be delivered from the 1942 crop?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The information asked for by the hon. gentleman has just been given by me in answer to a question put by the hon. member for Yorkton (Mr. Castleden).

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN FORCES-OPTOMETRY
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PENSIONS-NORTHWEST FIELD FORCE OF 1885

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Have any applications for pension been received from the members, still living, of the 1885 Northwest field force? If so, from whom, and when?

2. What action did the committee on pensions take on this matter during the sessions of 1941 and 1942, when it was last before them?

3. How many veterans of this force (by provinces), are still living?

4. Are any of them said to be in need of some federal financial aid or assistance?

5. Will any action be taken this session to grant them the same treatment as veterans of the South African war receive?

6. What study has been made of the question?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS-NORTHWEST FIELD FORCE OF 1885
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July 20, 1942