May 12, 1944

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

To all the provinces?

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

To all the provinces.

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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Leslie Gordon Bell

Mr. COLDWELL:

Is it a coincidence that they are going out about the time we are having the Saskatchewan election?

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Just a coincidence.

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Now that the Minister of Trade and Commerce has made a statement which, I suppose, a number of farmers in western Canada will be pleased to hear, to the effect that payment is to be made on participation certificates, and having in mind that the case that was brought against the wheat board was argued before the appeal court of Manitoba on Tuesday last, will the minister tell the house the result of that argument?

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

I

have not heard that the case was argued.

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Will the minister give us a report on the item to-morrow?

Topic:   MAILING OF PRODUCERS' CHEQUES FOR 1940-41 PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES
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AIDS TO HEARING

AVAILABILITY TO WAR VETERANS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC


On the orders of the day:


NAT

William Kemble Esling

National Government

Mr. W. K. ESLING (Kootenay West):

May I ask the Minister of Pensions and National Health what steps have been taken to provide hearing aids for veterans who are pensionable for deafness or impaired hearing? May I also ask the hon. gentleman, as minister of national health, whether any arrangements are under way to bring low cost hearing aids within the financial range of handicapped persons in Canada.

Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Pensions and National Health): I would tell my hon. friend that arrangements have been completed whereby the department will provide, under appropriate medical supervision, a thoroughly modern and approved hearing aid to discharged members of the forces whose hearing has been affected by war service. A number have already been issued.

An offer has been received from Commander E. F. McDonald, president of the Zenith Radio Corporation, to provide the department with its newly developed radionic hearing device on the same basis as it has been offered to the United States government for members of their armed forces.

I am informed also that this device will be made available to the general public of Canada at the same retail price in Canadian currency as prevails in American currency within the United States. We are deeply appreciative of the generous offer which Commander McDonald has made both to the Canadian forces and the Canadian public at large. Commander McDonald, who is a retired officer of the United States Navy, is well and favourably known in Canada.

May I add that we are also grateful to my good friend, the hon. member for West Kootenay, for his valuable services in t'lis connection.

Topic:   AIDS TO HEARING
Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY TO WAR VETERANS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC
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ALASKA HIGHWAY

OPENING BY UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES OF OFFICE IN VANCOUVER


On the orders of the day:


NAT

George Black

National Government

Mr. GEORGE BLACK (Yukon):

This

morning I sent to the office of the Minister of Labour three questions which I intended to ask him; but I see that neither he nor his parliamentary assistant is present.. As the matter is an important one perhaps some other member of the government could give me an answer to them. Is it a fact that United States military authorities in charge of the Alaska highway have opened an office in Vancouver, British Columbia, to interview workers to be sent to them by national selective service at Vancouver for work on the Alaska highway? Is it a fact that the Americans are trying to hire at Vancouver 1,200 men for maintenance work on the highway and 300 men for maintenance work on the oil pipeline from Norman Wells to Whitehorse, Yukon? Is it a fact that on February 22 of this year national selective service at Vancouver had 7,200 jobs awaiting men and that on May 1 they had 12,300 jobs awaiting men-all apart from the American attempt to hire 1,500?

Topic:   ALASKA HIGHWAY
Subtopic:   OPENING BY UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES OF OFFICE IN VANCOUVER
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Secretary of State):

The questions asked by the hon. member were handed to me just as I was coming to the house. Unfortunately I have not had time to obtain the necessary information. The nature of the questions indicates that it will take a little time to obtain the information. I wonder if the hon. member could let his questions stand as a notice until Monday and I shall see that an answer is given at that time.

Radio Broadcasting

Topic:   ALASKA HIGHWAY
Subtopic:   OPENING BY UNITED STATES MILITARY AUTHORITIES OF OFFICE IN VANCOUVER
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RADIO BROADCASTING

ANNOUNCEMENT THURSDAY MORNING AS TO PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH IN LONDON


On the orders of the day: Mr. T. J. O'NEILL (Kamloops): I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National War Services. Yesterday morning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation carried an announcement that an announcement of great importance would be made at 8.55. The secrecy surrounding that announcement by the radio was very disturbing to a lot of people and, may I say, caused some inconvenience. Why did the radio announcement of yesterday morning not specifically state that the Prime Minister of Canada would be on the air speaking from the houses of parliament in London?


NAT

William Earl Rowe

National Government

Mr. ROWE:

He wanted to get a big audience.

Hon. L. R. LaFLECHE (Minister of National War Services): The hon. member for Kamloops was kind enough to inform me in advance that he intended to ask this question. He refers to an historic and most important speech made before the assembled members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons in London yesterday, when the Prime Minister of Great Britain went to very great length to explain what a magnificent war effort Canada had made. He also explained that the Canadian Prime Minister is one of the great war leaders of this war and indispensable to the successful waging of war against our enemies.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT THURSDAY MORNING AS TO PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH IN LONDON
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May 12, 1944