May 1, 1944

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

If I may be permitted, I should like to answer the minister. In the first place this was a temporary subsidy; it expired last summer. In the second

place, I can tell the minister from the information I have that a good many thousands of dollars were improperly paid and that it was due to an interpretation of the regulations. If he refuses to bring down the information, we are entitled to draw any inference we like from that position. But this is public money, some paid out properly, some of it, in my opinion, paid out improperly, and we ought to know what the papers are and what the position is. I just happen to know that an attempt was [DOT] made to get back some of this money and it failed after an opinion had been given by the Department of Justice that on a strict construction of the regulations the money could not be recovered in a court of law; nevertheless a substantial sum was paid out to producers and dealers, because the market price of potatoes did not exceed the ceiling price, whereas this was intended to take care of production in case the market price did exceed the ceiling price, to provide for the difference between the two. My information is that at no time in the Montreal market did the market price exceed the ceiling price-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I beg your pardon, Mr. Speaker, I did not observe Your Honour on your feet.

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Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member will realize that this is not a debatable motion.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I have said all I want to say anyway.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

If this is not debatable the minister has no right to speak.

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James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I cannot allow charges like that to go by-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Let the hon. gentleman state

the name of the person to whom subsidies were improperly paid.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is the old gag; it is the old bluff. Ask Mr. Hector McKinnon, he knows.

Motion dropped.

Loss of H.M.C.S. Athabaskan

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SUBSIDIES ON FEED GRAINS

CCF

Joseph William Burton

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

Mr. BURTON:

For a copy of all correspondence and reports by government inspectors covering the shipping points of Totzke and Bremen, Saskatchewan, in connection with the payment of subsidies on the sale of feed grains for the period from November 1, 1943, to date.

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James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MACKINNON (Edmonton West):

The Canadian wheat board pays no subsidies on the sale of feed grain. On the delivery of oats and barley, advance equalization payments of ten and fifteen cents respectively are paid. These payments arise from the equalization fund provided for by order in council P.C. 8898 of November 18, 1943. When western oats and barley are exported from Canada an equalization fee may be charged and these fees are accumulated in a fund and paid out to the commercial marketers of these grains. If the hon. member for Humboldt cares to speak to me about this I think I can help him with the information I believe he is seeking.

Motion dropped.

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STEVENSON FIELD, WINNIPEG

CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

For a copy of plans prepared by the Department of Transport with reference to the enlarging of Stevenson field, at Winnipeg, as referred to by the Minister of Munitions and Supply, on page 2264 of Hansard for April 21, 1944.

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May 1, 1944