July 29, 1942

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

When the hon. gentleman reads my statement he will see that I have dealt with the matter.

There are two other subjects on which I promised to give information to the house, but I am not in a position to do so to-day. I was asked at one stage of the session to make a statement regarding the parliamentary control of expenditures of crown companies. I will do that before the session ends. I was also asked to make a statement regarding a form of public accounts. I will make that statement.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TAXATION
Sub-subtopic:   INSTALMENT PAYMENTS OF CORPORATION INCOME AND EXCESS PROFITS TAX
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HALIFAX DOCKYARD


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANCO IS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Owing to the fact that several persons have been found guilty of theft at the stores in the dockyard at Halifax, which contain a very large amount of stock, is it possible for the government to make an investigation, through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or otherwise, in order to find out who have been or who are the receivers of these stolen goods, so that the practice may be stopped? Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice): The hon. member mentioned to me a few moments ago that he intended to submit this question this morning. I can assure him that a full investigation will be carried out in order to protect as completely as possible the interests of the government and of the public. Hon. ANGUS L. MACDONALD (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services): Inasmuch as this concerns my department as well as the Department of Justice I can tell the hon. member for Temiseouata that the Department of National Defence for Naval Services will cooperate in every way with the Department of Justice in order to determine the identity of the culprits and the identity of those who may have received stolen goods.


INTEREST RATES


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

I wish to ask the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley) a question. It relates to question No. 13 on to-day's order paper, regarding which the minister says it is a matter of government policy. In a very few hours we shall be closing, and as this matter concerns some of the working people of the country I would ask the minister, before the house closes, if he would make a statement. Will the government consider the question of 6 per cent, 6i per cent and 7 per cent interest rate being charged to persons in difficulties, when the same agencies, the chartered banks, are lending money at j of 1 per cent to the government and other large customers? We should have some statement of government policy before the session closes. Everyone seems to be afraid to mention the word "bank"-both the press and the house-except in a whisper.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTEREST RATES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED CONFERENCE WITH CHARTERED BANKS WITH A VIEW TO REDUCTION
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

I cannot undertake to make any statement on the subject -before the house closes. This is simply a matter on which a statement will be made when a decision is arrived at.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTEREST RATES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED CONFERENCE WITH CHARTERED BANKS WITH A VIEW TO REDUCTION
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

It has been regulated in the United States. The interest rates which are being charged represent nothing but usury. How do you expect people to pay such income taxes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTEREST RATES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED CONFERENCE WITH CHARTERED BANKS WITH A VIEW TO REDUCTION
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CARRIER PIGEONS


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

May I ask the Secretary of State if he would kindly have my question- of April 20 iD

War Risk Insurance

regard to carrier pigeons answered by the Minister of National Defence for Air? The British government have issued a full page on carrier pigeons and. the war work they are doing, and I do not see why this government cannot do the same.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARRIER PIGEONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO WAR USE AS MESSAGE CARRIERS
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Secretary of State):

Of course I have no authority over the Minister of National Defence for Air, and at the [DOT] time the question was raised that department took the attitude that to answer it was not in the public interest. I have no objection to mentioning it again to the Department of National Defence for Air, but I have little hope of getting them to change their view on the question, on which an answer has already been tabled as a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARRIER PIGEONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO WAR USE AS MESSAGE CARRIERS
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NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

I

would add that I have had dozens of letters from fanciers throughout Canada in regard to the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARRIER PIGEONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO WAR USE AS MESSAGE CARRIERS
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BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

In view of the fact that the house will shortly be closing I would ask the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make about giving more war work to the other branch of the legislature, and a readjustment of work. The right hon. gentleman said he was sorry he could not give me an answer "to-day." That was sixty days ago, and I think we ought to give that branch some more war work. They would do better war expenditure work than the war expenditures committee do gallivanting all over Canada without any authority.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REALLOCATION OF AYORK OF COMMONS AND SENATE TO MEET AVAR CONDITIONS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REALLOCATION OF AYORK OF COMMONS AND SENATE TO MEET AVAR CONDITIONS
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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):

If my hon. friend has

followed the proceedings of the senate in the last few weeks he must be filled with amazement at the way in which its members have been working every day so far as I can see. Certainly the government will continue to gi\re consideration to my hon. friend's question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REALLOCATION OF AYORK OF COMMONS AND SENATE TO MEET AVAR CONDITIONS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Oh be a sportsman and

give them some decent additional war work.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REALLOCATION OF AYORK OF COMMONS AND SENATE TO MEET AVAR CONDITIONS
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MILITARY SERVICE

July 29, 1942