February 24, 1943

MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY ACT

AMENDMENTS TO BRING ACT OF 1939 INTO CONFORMITY WITH PRESENT PRACTICES


Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 7, to amend the Department of Munitions and Supply Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO BRING ACT OF 1939 INTO CONFORMITY WITH PRESENT PRACTICES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The necessity for the amendment arises out of the fact that in creating the Department of Munitions and Supply, parliament placed a limitation of three years on the life of the department, with the result that its life will automatically expire early in April, if no action is taken. I should have no personal objection to that occurrence, but I think it would be rather disturbing to Canadian industry. While the necessary amendment is being made in that regard it. is

Wheat Board

intended also to bring the act into conformity with the present practices of the department.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO BRING ACT OF 1939 INTO CONFORMITY WITH PRESENT PRACTICES
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CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD

INQUIRY AS TO REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL - REPORT AND GRAIN MARKETING POLICY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. WRIGHT (Melfort):

Is it the intention of the Minister of Trade and Commerce to refer the annual report of the wheat board to a committee of the house? If so, will he also refer to this committee the marketing policy for the 1943 crop, which he recently announced in the house?

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL - REPORT AND GRAIN MARKETING POLICY
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The hon. member was good enough to give me notice of the questions he has just asked. The answer to the first question is that I am asking to have the annual report of the wheat board referred to the agriculture committee of the house. In answer to the second question, it is not the intention to submit to the committee the general marketing policy of the government in connection with grain, but as far as the marketing of wheat and coarse grains and kindred subjects are concerned, the widest possible latitude -will be given to a discussion of these matters when the annual report of the wheat board is being considered.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL - REPORT AND GRAIN MARKETING POLICY
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CANADIAN ARMY OVERSEAS INQUIRY AS TO PROMOTION OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL MCNAUGHTON


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question which is in the mind of every man in the army and every civilian in Canada. Why is it that Lieutenant-General McNaughton, the commander of the Canadian armed forces overseas, has not yet been promoted to the rank of full general?


LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member's question involves a matter of policy regarding which an announcement will be made when a decision has been reached in respect of such policy.

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY OVERSEAS INQUIRY AS TO PROMOTION OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL MCNAUGHTON
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MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY

PRIORITY FOR PURCHASES OF ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS FOR DAIRYING PURPOSES


On the orders of the day:


NAT

George Henry Stokes

National Government

Mr. G. H. STOKES (Hastings South):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply respecting a matter of serious concern to a considerable number of dairy farmers in the part of Ontario from which I come. I refer to the difficulties they are facing in connection with securing priorities for electrical transformers required by owners of milking machines. Will the minister take steps to see that consideration is given to providing relief for these producers of necessaiy food supplies?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PRIORITY FOR PURCHASES OF ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS FOR DAIRYING PURPOSES
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I believe that is a question which should be placed upon the order paper.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PRIORITY FOR PURCHASES OF ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS FOR DAIRYING PURPOSES
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Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Mr. Speaker, some of the questions that are being asked on the orders of the day are definitely urgent. The one now asked by the hon. member for Hastings South is one of considerable urgency. Just because it happens to affect agriculture does not necessarily -mean that it is not of urgent importance. I happen to know that it is, and I suggest the minister should answer it.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PRIORITY FOR PURCHASES OF ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS FOR DAIRYING PURPOSES
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Listening to the question I did not gather that it was of such urgency, but if the minister wishes to reply he may do so.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PRIORITY FOR PURCHASES OF ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS FOR DAIRYING PURPOSES
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February 24, 1943