July 3, 1944

DOMINION DAY


MESSAGES OF GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 77tH ANNIVERSARY OF CONFEDERATION


LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Acting Leader of the Government):

The Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) received a number of messages from other governments on the occasion of the seventy-seventh anniversary of confederation. As they conveyed greetings and good wishes to the people of Canada, I should like at this time to give to hon. members the substance of the messages.

In the message from the President of the United States, Mr. Roosevelt said:

No nation is nearer to us and with none have relations been more cordial. Tlje friendship of years of peace has been deepened and strengthened by years of brotherhood in warfare for the common defence and for the maintenance of those simple freedoms by which our

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peoples have lived. Victory is still to be attained but we can soberly say that it is in sight and I know the peoples of the United S-tates and Canada will join their efforts in laying the foundations of a just peace as they have joined their sacrifices in defending common civilization.

The message from the Prime Minister of Australia, Right Honourable John Curtin, reads as follows:

On behalf of the government and people of Australia I desire to express our sincere good wishes on this the seventy-seventh anniversary of Canada's birth as a nation.

This war has brought Australia and Canada closer together than ever before. The many thousands of our young men who have gone to Canada for training under the empire air training scheme have cemented the personal link binding our two peoples. The kindness and hospitality with which you have received them is widely known and will ever be remembered in many thousands of Australian homes.

Not less do we appreciate material assistance *which Canada has given us under the mutual aid system. The large quantities of military supplies and equipment of all kinds which Australia has now received from Canada has been of inestimable value in our war effort.

This year on Dominion Day your thoughts will be with the thousands of young Canadians who are acquitting themselves so gallantly in Normandy. The magnificent war effort of Canada is a source of pride to all those who *have been associated with her in this long struggle for freedom.

The people of Australia send you their cordial greetings and their sincere good wishes for Canada's future happiness and prosperity.

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek sent the congratulations and best wishes of all China. His message continued:

The important part you have been playing in furtherance of our common cause lias filled the heart of every Chinese with the deepest admiration. As a result of the decisive victories won by the allied forces on all fronts the days of our enemies are numbered and I am confident that when the war is over our two countries in cooperation with the other united nations will succeed in building a better world order.

The message from the Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of the French Committee for National Liberation reads in part:

In these glorious days, when a decisive battle against our common enemy' is under way in which Canadian troops are heroically shedding their blood for the liberation of France, the French nation expresses its most sincere wishes *for a great -and prosperous Canada.

Messages from the Prime Ministers of Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Poland all referred to the part Canada's armed forces are taking in the liberation of Europe.

Messages of greetings and good will were also received from the President of Haiti, and the foreign ministers of Mexico, Brazil and Chile, as well as from representatives in Canada of other governments.

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STANDING ORDERS

CONCURRENCE IN SECOND AND THIRD REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

William Henry Golding

Liberal

Mr. W. H. GOLDING (Huron-Perth) moved:

That the second and third reports of the standing committee on standing orders, presented to the house on June 29, be concurred in.

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Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SECOND AND THIRD REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


NEW BRUNSWICK DEHYDRATING PLANTS

NAT

Mr. BROOKS:

National Government

1. What assistance was given to dehydrating plants in the province of New Brunswick; giving name of person or company assisted, and value of assistance to each, (a) machinery and equipment; (b) development?

2. Was rent paid in any case for machinery or equipment?

3. Has any machinery or equipment been sold or offered for sale to any person or company? If so, at what percentage of cost price?

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Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK DEHYDRATING PLANTS
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Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Loan of special machinery and equipment to: Pirie Potato Products Limited, $12,003.69; New Brunswick Potato Products Limited, $16,182.48.

2. No.

3. No machinery or equipment has been sold. An offer was made for the sale of machinery and equipment, but this offer was withdrawn when the Crown Assets Corporation was established as the official government agency for the disposal of crown assets.

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Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK DEHYDRATING PLANTS
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JOHN C. NICHOLSON

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Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. Was Mr. John C. Nicholson employed by the government for rehabilitation or other special work in the maritimes?

2. If so, what are his duties?

3. When was 'he employed?

4. What salary does he receive?

5. What have been his expenses to date at,

(a) the Lord Nelson hotel; (b) additional expenses; (c) total expenses and salary?

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Subtopic:   JOHN C. NICHOLSON
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Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Engaged as investigator-National Selective Service.

2. Chairman of the mobilization survey committee, under whose direction all industrial surveys are screened for man-power supply.

3. January 17, 1944.

4. $3,000 per annum.

5. (a) $631.39-January 17 to May 31, 1944.

(b) $31083-January 17 to May 31, 1944.

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(c) Salary $1,120.97; total expenses $942.22. Grand total $2,063.19-January 17 to May 31, 1944.

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Subtopic:   JOHN C. NICHOLSON
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FLAX PROCESSING PLANTS

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Mr. BENCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many bushels of flax for linseed oil and oil cake purposes were produced in Canada in 1943?

2. What is the anticipated production of such flax in 1944?

3. What flax processing plants were in operation in 1943, where is each located, and who is the owner of each?

4. What flax processing plants were constructed in Canada in 1943, where are such plants located, and who is the owner of each?

5. What flax processing plants have been constructed in Canada in 1944, where are such plants situated, and who is the owner of each?

6. What flax processing plants are under construction in Canada at the present time, where are such plants situated, and who is the owner of each?

7. What is the total flax crushing capacity in Canada at the present time?

8. What is the total anticipated flax crushing capacity in Canada in 1945?

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Subtopic:   FLAX PROCESSING PLANTS
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Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Approximately 17,900,000 bushels.

2. Acreage intentions in 1944 are reported at 2,069,600 acres.

3. Dominion Linseed Oil Co., Limited; plants at Baden, Ontario; Montreal, Que.; St. Boniface, Man.; Canada Linseed Oil Mills Limited; plants at Toronto, Ont.; Montreal, Que.; Sherwin-Williams Co. of Canada, Limited; plants at Montreal, Que.; Winnipeg, Man.; Toronto Elevators Limited1; plant at Toronto, Ont.; W. R. Carpenter (Canada), Limited; plants at Hamilton, Ont.; Vancouver, B.C.; Alberta Linseed Oil Mills Limited; plant at Medicine Hat, Alta.

4. W. R. Carpenter (Canada) Limited Hamilton, Ont.

5. No plant has been constructed in Canada in 1944.

6. Two plants are under construction in Canada at the present time but neither of them will be exclusively operated for flaxseed. The plants in question are: Victory Mills Limited, Toronto; and Prairie Vegetable Oils Limited, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. These plants will be operated by means of expellers and/or solvent extraction and will, therefore, be versatile and may process any vegetable oil-bearing material whatsoever.

7. The total flax crushing capacity in Canada including capacity which is interchangeable for other oil-bearing material is estimated at approximately the equivalent, of 6-4 million bushels.

8. The estimated crushing capacity for all vegetable oil-bearing materials will probably amount to 7-7 to 8-2 million bushels. It is impossible to say just what percentage of this capacity will be utilized for flax crushing purposes.

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Subtopic:   FLAX PROCESSING PLANTS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

IND

Liguori Lacombe

Independent Liberal

Mr. LACOMBE:

For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams and other documents in the possession of the department concerning the following recruits from _ the county of Laval-Two Mountains (division E, Montreal), who were called under the provisions of the mobilization act:- Berchmans Laurin, Anatole Lauzon, Lorenzo Gauthier, Jean-Paul Lauzon, son of Oscar Lauzon, Maurice Glindon, of Oka, county of Two Mountains, and Jacques Lalonde, Yves Lavoie, Cyrille Lepage, of Cap St. Martin, county of Laval.

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Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-LAVAL-TWO MOUNTAINS DIVISION E MONTREAL
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July 3, 1944