April 24, 1944

ALBERTA PROVINCIAL BANK

MOTION FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE OF PETITION FOR INCORPORATION

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):

On Thursday last I made a motion respecting the incorporation of the Alberta Provincial Bank. The Prime Minister suggested that I allow it to stand until another day. I now beg leave to move once more, seconded by Mr. Jaques: That,-

(1) The petition of Ernest C. Manning and others, of Edmonton, Alberta, presented on .

March 29, 1944, praying for the passing of an act to incorporate the Alberta Provincial Bank;

(2) The report of the clerk of petitions on the said petition; and

_ (3) The private bill deposited with the Clerk of the House on April 17, 1944, based on the said petition;

be referred to the standing committee on standing orders to consider the suspension of,-

(a) Standing order 92 (late presentation of the petition);

Ob) Standing order 93 (1) (late depositing of the bill); and

(c) Standing order 93 (3) (a) and (e)

(consequential penalty charges).

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PRICES-LIVE STOCK

LIB

Mr. GERSHAW:

Liberal

1. What board or department of government is responsible for maintaining a fair price on live stock, particularly cattle, sheep and lambs?

2. How is this being done, and what basis is used in relating the value of live animals to the dressed meat prices?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The Department of Agriculture provides a support price for live stock through the operations of the meat board in purchasing meat for export to the United Kingdom.

2. The meat board purchases lamb carcasses and all better qualities of beef suitable for rationing in either carcass or boneless form and lower qualities of beef in boneless form for manufacturing purposes, at * established floor prices. The purchase of surplus beef and lamb for export to the United Kingdom provides a support price for live stock in the same manner as the purchase of bacon for export provides a support for hog prices. The price of live cattle and lambs in relation to the floor price paid for beef and lamb purchased by the board is entirely dependent upon the dressing percentage and the quality of live animals slaughtered.

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FLOOR PRICES ON BEEF

PC

Mr. SENN:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has a floor price been placed on beef by the government or any department thereof?

2. If so, w'hen did it come into effect?

3. When vras the decision announced?

4. What price has been set for the different grades of beef?

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Subtopic:   FLOOR PRICES ON BEEF
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. For the period May 27, 1943 to August 14, 1943, with successive seasonal adjustments thereafter.

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3. On or about June 7, 1943.

4. Floor prices were established in relation to ceiling prices, in the various W.P.T.B. meat zones, and for the various qualities of beef (special, commercial, plain, cutter, cow and bull) as follows:

May 27, 1943 to August 14, 1943, .25 below the ceiling.

August 16, 1943 to September 18, 1943, SI below the ceiling.

September 20, 1943, to December 18, 1943, $2.25 below the ceiling.

December 20, 1943, to February 5, 1944, $1.75 below the ceiling.

February 7, 1944, to March 18, 1944, SI.25 below the ceiling.

March 20, 1944, to April 22, 1944, .75 below the ceiling.

April 24, 1944, to August 14, 1944, .25 below the ceiling.

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ALLOTMENT OF CARS TO LINE ELEVATORS

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. Are ears allotted to elevators for shipment of grain based on 1939-40 handling?

2. What amount of grain did the line elevator companies handle at Craik, Saskatchewan, in

' 1939-40? .

3. What amount of grain did the pool elevator handle at Craik, Saskatchewan, in 1939-40?

4. How many cars have been allotted to line elevator companies at Craik, Saskatchewan, between August 15, 1943, to April 1, 1944?

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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. No. Cars for the shipment of wheat from the majority of shipping stations have, since October 23, 1943, been authorized in accordance with the percentage of business the various elevator companies at each station handled during the crop seasons 1938-39 and 1939-40 combined. At stations where some of the elevators were closed, part or1 all of these seasons, it was not considered equitable to put this basis into effect and it was necessary for the board to work out some more satisfactory plan.

2. 256,910 bushels net.

3 . 440,340 bushels net.

4. 181 cars of wheat authorized for shipment. PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE-PAYMENTS SINCE 1939

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SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What amount was paid as bonus to farmers in each of the prairie provinces since 1939 under the prairie farm assistance, prairie farm income and wheat acreage reduction bonuses?

2. What was the cost of administration of each bonus each year?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Bonus payments (to February 29, 1944):

Manitoba Saskatchewan AlbertaPrairie Farm Assistance

Prairie Farm Income

Wheat Acreage Reduction

$1,557,795 56

2,992,508 72

12,046,450 48 $27,130,035 69 10,320,762 39 44,949,725 74 $6,375,391 42 5,680,521 17 24,021,402 242. Administration costs: Prairie Farm Assistance Wheat Acreage Reduction1939- 40

1940- 41

1941- 42

1942- 43

1943- 44 (to Feb. 29, 1944) $266,595 62 , 346,764 89 422,459 67 . 197,927 92t , 205,794 37 $ 979,535 05 1,342,230 06 763,413 20

flncurred in investigation of claims carried over from 1941 and in inspection of 1942 crop. Prairie farm income administrative costs are included in the above figures for P.F.A. and W.A.R. administration.

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WOOL SUBSIDIES

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Is any subsidy being paid by the government for the production of wool?

2. If so, what subsidy is being paid wool growers in the various provinces?

3. What provinces, if any, have not accepted any subsidy offered the wool growers by the dominion government?

4. What amounts of money have the wool growers received in each province during 1943?

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Subtopic:   WOOL SUBSIDIES
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. No subsidy is paid by the government for the production of wool. Under authority of order in council P.C. 1/2519 of 29th March, 1943, however, the dominion government was authorized to reimburse any provincial govern-

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ment one-half of any bonus (the dominion government's share not to exceed 2 cents a pound) paid by the provincial government on wool of the 1943 clip, delivered to registered wool warehouses and prepared in accordance with specified standards of cleanliness. Under order in council P.C. 2/1000 of 18th February, 1944, a similar arrangement is authorized for the wool of the 1944 clip.

2. The bonus paid for the 1943 clip by those provinces participating was 4 cents a pound. No definite information is available as to the rate of bonus which provincial governments will pay in regard to the 1944 clip.

3. 1943 wool clip-British Columbia and Manitoba did not participate. 1944 wool clip -British Columbia and Manitoba have intimated they will not participate; Alberta and Saskatchewan have the matter under consideration; other provinces have indicated they will participate.

4. Prince Edward Island, $990.28; Nova Scotia, $8,197.36; New Brunswick. S641.16; Quebec, $3,406.12; Ontario, $109,293.10; Saskatchewan, claim not yet received; Alberta, claim not yet received.

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April 24, 1944