July 21, 1944

MOTOR LAUNCHES

USE AS PLEASURE CRAFT-COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY REGULATIONS


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, I have a matter of some urgency which will require the attention of two ministers of the crown. I have received a letter from the clerk and treasurer of an important village and summer resort near Lindsay. My attention is called to these lines in the letter:

We have a 30-foot launch here which runs pleasure trips for guests-

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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order; I cannot hear the hoti. member.

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Well, I gave a copy of the letter to both ministers. It states:

We have a 30-foot launch here which runs pleasure trips for guests . . . carrying 25 to 27 passengers who do not recognize the danger. It is really dangerous and everyone experienced on these waters lives in dread of a bad accident due to overloading.

It has no certificate, and if this is continued there will be an accident some week-end. In the letter my attention is drawn to the fact that this launch carries twenty-seven people from the city I represent. The Minister of Transport has power to stop the sale of gasoline to yachts and other pleasure craft carrying passengers when they have not the certi-cate or safety aids required by the minister. Surely some action has to be taken. I have sent the complaint to both ministers. I would like to hear from the minister this morning. If the answer is brought down as a return, they may all be returned home over a week-end,- in their coffins.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

I have not received the letter, copy of which is said to have been, addressed to me. However when I receive it I shall be glad to consult with my colleague the Minister of Transport, and determine if any action is necessary.

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FLOOR PRICE FOR ONTARIO WHEAT, 1944-45 CROP

LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, with the

permission of the house I should like to make a brief statement of considerable urgency, so far as Ontario wheat farmers are concerned.

I wish to announce that the government has decided to provide a floor price for Ontario wheat during the 1944-45 crop year. The Canadian wheat board has been empowered to purchase in terminal market positions No. 1 grades of Ontario winter wheat at $1.25 per bushel, basis Montreal.

It is the hope of the government that Ontario winter wheat will be purchased by mills at the ceiling price during the present ;rop year, and that it will not be necessary for he board to purchase wheat in volume in order to guarantee a minimum price of $1.25 per bushel for No. 1 grades, Montreal basis. However, should prices weaken, or should supplies of Ontario wheat offered for sale during the crop year exceed requirements of eastern mills, the board will exercise the special powers granted to it for the present crop year and will maintain minimum prices on the basis of $1.25 per bushel for No. 1 grades, basis Montreal.

In so far as the board becomes a purchaser of Ontario winter wheat in 1944-45 it will do so in respect to standard grades of wheat in store in terminal elevators and will do so as a market stabilization measure. Any loss resulting from board operations in this respect will be a charge upon the treasury.

I wish to point out that this stabilization measure will be operated in the place of an initial advance to producers with participation certificates hitherto provided under the Canadian Wheat Board Act. With the ceiling at SI.26, it is the considered opinion of the government that Ontario winter wheat producers will realize more from the support of the terminal market prices of their wheat than under the system of producer deliveries to the board which was formerly in effect.

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WAYS AND MEANS


The house in committee of ways and means, Mr. Bradette in the chair.


CUSTOMS TARIFF


Customs tariff-410s. Amalgam safes; automatic ore samplers; automatic feeders; retorts; mercury pumps; non-metallic heating elements; pyrometers; bullion furnaces; amalgam cleaners; and integral parts of all the foregoing, for use exclusively in mining or metallurgical operations: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, free; general tariff, free.


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Mr. Chairman, the tariff is a most important question. Before the establishment of the foreign exchange control board, the wartime prices and trade board, and various

Customs Tariff

controls in the Department of Munitions and Supply, the tariff was the only obstacle to trade. For a long time all governments imposed the tariff for revenue, but now it is entirely different. Canadian imports have been affected by the tariff changes made by the Bennett government. Our import trade is much less proportionately than it was before. What surprises me is that the same men who acted as advisers to the late Bennett government in tariff matters were kept on by this government after they came into power.

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LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

We are dealing with

item 410s, covering amalgam safes, automatic ore samplers, et cetera. The discussion should be confined to the item before the committee.

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LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

We have had fundamentals for a long time.

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

On a point of order, Mr. Chairman-

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I ask the hon. gentleman from the west to-[DOT]

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

I would like to know when item 409o was passed?

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July 21, 1944