February 28, 1944

LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. member has risen to a question of privilege. I understood that the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar embodied in his statement the question which the hon. member is now raising.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. COLDWELL REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Mr. Speaker, I am stating my understanding of the situation. I understand that the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar was really dealing with the charge against him; that he arrived at that charge by indicating that it arose as a result of the attack made by the minister upon me and it is in connection with the attack he made upon me, in which he imputed motives against me and charged me with insincerity and with being cowardly, that I feel an apology is due not only to me but to this house. As a matter of fact, Mr. Speaker, I appeal to the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), who, as leader of this house is custodian of the rules and rights and privileges of the house, to support me in this request for an apology for this unwarranted attack.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. COLDWELL REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

As I understood the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar, he referred to Hansard and quoted remarks made by the hon. minister against the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre. The hon. member

also embodied the remarks which had been directed against him personally and asked for a withdrawal of both these statements. The hon. minister has now made a reply, and although he referred only to the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar I take it that he was making amends, as he phrased it, in respect of both the question of privilege raised by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar and that raised now by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Will the hon. minister state that his withdrawal includes withdrawal of the imputations against me?

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LIB

James Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. JAMES SINCLAIR (Vancouver North):

Mr. Speaker, I had not the privilege of being in the house on Friday evening, but I should like to associate myself with every word uttered by the minister as reported on page 901 of Hansard with respect to this matter.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. COLDWELL REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The incident is closed. The minister has made the statement that if he offended any hon. member of the house he desired to make amends.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. COLDWELL REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK

PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL


Mr. D. C. ABBOTT (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 7, to incorporate the Industrial Development bank.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Explain.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

Mr. Speaker, I presume the house would prefer a more detailed explanation on the second reading of the bill. Briefly, the establishment of this bank represents one part of the government's programme to prepare the way for a high level of employment and of income after the war. As set out in the preamble, the bill is designed to promote the economic welfare of Canada by supplementing the activities of other lenders and by providing capital assistance to industry with particular consideration to the financing problems of small enterprises.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I ask whether

farmers are to be included in the benefits under this legislation?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

No; this applies only to industrial enterprises.

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Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Is there to be another bill applying to farmers?

Questions

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

The government is giving consideration to other measures having similar purposes in the field of credit for agriculture and housing development.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT FACILITIES FOR FIXED AND WORKING CAPITAL
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


APPEALS UNDER SECTION 42 OF ARMY ACT

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. How many appeals or requests for redress have been made under section 42 of the Army Act, either to the Minister of National Defence, the army council, national defence headquarters, Ottawa, or to the Canadian military headquarters, London?

2. How many of these appeals or requests have been dealt with, and how many are pending?

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LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No segregation of the number of complaints submitted prior to January, 1943, has been maintained.

From January 1, 1943, to date, 52 complaints under section 42 of the Army Act have been presented to the Minister of National Defence who exercises in Canada the powers of the army council, or to Canadian military headquarters overseas, of which 49 have been dealt with. Three are pending.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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February 28, 1944