May 21, 1943

NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD

INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS

LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on

the table two copies of volume 3 of the report of proceedings of the national war labour board inquiry into labour relations and wage conditions.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PROCEEDINGS
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

May I ask my hon. friend up

to what date the transcript of evidence goes?

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PROCEEDINGS
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

The document speaks for itself.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PROCEEDINGS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I have not read it. I

think my hon. friend and I had better take a look at it.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PROCEEDINGS
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I thank the

Minister of Pensions and National Health (Mr. Mackenzie) for his very helpful interjection.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO LABOUR RELATIONS AND WAGE CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PROCEEDINGS
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RIGHT HON. WINSTON CHURCHILL REFERENCE TO SPEECH BEFORE MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. JEAN FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata):

I am sure, Mr. Speaker, that the

few words that I am going to read will be greeted by unanimous and thunderous applause in this house. I desire, sir, to inscribe in Hansard the splendid tribute which was paid to this country two days ago by no less a person than Mr. Churchill, speaking in Washington. He said:

In the meantime we do our best to keep the closest association at every level between all the authorities of all the countries who are engaged in the active direction of the war. And it is my special duty to promote and preserve this intimacy and concert between all parts of the British commonwealth and empire and especially with the great self-governing dominions like Canada whose Prime Minister is with us at this moment, whose contribution is so massive and invaluable.

This is what was said by Mr. Churchill at the joint session of congress in Washington; and if I may be permitted, sir, to refer you to the first paragraph of the first column on page 2460 of Hansard of May 6, believe it or not, sir, this cannot be a mere coincidence-; it is quite certain that Mr. Churchill never misses a speech by the -mem; ber for Temiscouata in this house.

Topic:   RIGHT HON. WINSTON CHURCHILL REFERENCE TO SPEECH BEFORE MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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QUESTION AS TO UNEVENNESS OF DISTRIBUTION


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Douglas King Hazen

National Government

Mr. D. K. HAZEN (St. John-Albert):

I wish to address a question to the Minister of Finance, based on an item which appeared in the press yesterday; it has to do with the rationing of sugar for canning and preserving purposes. According to this dispatch, the amount to be allowed each person in a household varies with different cities and different municipalities. For instance it is stated that

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in Halifax the amount which each householder is to receive is 8 pounds; in Saint John, Moose Jaw and a number of other centres it is 10 pounds; in Owen Sound it is 12 pounds. Then there appears to be a difference in the amounts allowed in urban and in rural communities. Would the minister, either to-day or when it is convenient to him, tell us on what basis this allotment is made and why it is that in some cities and towns more is allotted than in others.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO UNEVENNESS OF DISTRIBUTION
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

I will get the information and, if the hon. gentleman wishes, I will present it to the house. It may necessitate a long statement- that is the only trouble-taking up the time of the house; but I will show the statement to my hon. friend when I get it.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO UNEVENNESS OF DISTRIBUTION
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SEED POTATOES

CEILING PRICE AND REGULATIONS AS TO SALE


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Lewis Elston Cardiff

National Government

Mr. L. E. CARDIFF (Huron North):

In view of the present serious potato shortage and the very high prices at which potatoes are sold as seed potatoes, I should like to ask the Minister of Finance these questions: (a) Must potatoes sold as seed potatoes be labelled as such? (b) If not, what check is there to show that they are not potatoes for domestic consumption? (c) Is there a ceiling price on potatoes sold for seed, and if so, how much? (d) Has the minister received any complaints that potatoes being used for domestic consumption are. being sold as seed potatoes?

Topic:   SEED POTATOES
Subtopic:   CEILING PRICE AND REGULATIONS AS TO SALE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

This is a set of questions which I cannot answer to-day. I shall have to pursue my ordinary method of getting the information from the wartime prices and trade board and either letting my hon. friend have it, or, if he thinks fit, bringing it before the house in some appropriate way,

Topic:   SEED POTATOES
Subtopic:   CEILING PRICE AND REGULATIONS AS TO SALE
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

May I mention to the

Minister of Finance that the information which comes to my hand is that this matter of seed potatoes and the whole question of the potato t shortage is one of considerable urgency, and one that has aroused a great deal of interest in certain areas. I think it is a matter which the minister should bring before the house by way of a statement as early as possible.

Topic:   SEED POTATOES
Subtopic:   CEILING PRICE AND REGULATIONS AS TO SALE
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May 21, 1943