July 27, 1944

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

That would be variable, because it varies each year.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

How would you write

it into the bill, then?

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is what I should like to know.

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

The government has

facilities for determining parity prices. The board sets the floor price under this bill.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

You would have to have a basic period on which to establish it. Would you make that period 1909-1914, 1926-29,, or what would you like to make it?

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

You would have to

take into consideration the cost of production. the level of wages, and the price of production in each year.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

And would any of these periods make it high enough for the war period or the post-war period?

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Conditions in the postwar period would have to decide that. But it could be set at least a year ahead. For the year 1945, I think, it would be quite possible to establish a floor level.

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Robert Gardiner

Mr. GARDENER:

But what parity, as I

understand it, really means-I am just asking the question- is taking some particular period of time and saying that the prices at which your farm products sold in some other period should purchase the same amount of farm ' requirements as they would in the previous period. Is that what the hon. member means by it?

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PC

Mark Cecil Senn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SENN:

That is a trick definition.

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

My idea of parity is

the proper relationship between the cost of production and the price the farmer gets for his commodity at that time. For the year 1944 it will be related to the cost of production in 1944.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

As compared with other economic activities.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Would you be satisfied with that? That is what I am trying to get at.

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

If you establish in

this bill floor prices as parity prices, that would be satisfactory, I think.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Would you be satisfied with that suggested period on the basis of 1926-29?

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

I suggested a period on the basis of cost of production in 1944, for 1944 prices.

M.r. GARDINER: I take it that politically you would like me to put 1926-29 in this bill and then say that is all they would get.

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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

The minister has not followed what I said, or he does not want to.

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NAT

Douglas King Hazen

National Government

Mr. HAZEN:

When this matter came before the committee on Saturday evening I suggested that the bill be amended by providing that the regulations be published in the Canada Gazette and also tabled before parliament, if parliament were sitting, or within fifteen days thereafter. I had referred to bill No. 134, in which part of that provision was contained, namely, the part that the regulations be published in the Canada Gazette, and I was about to refer to bill No. 83, to establish a department of veterans affairs, when the Minister, of Agriculture said there was no objection to that provision. I thought that the amendment to-day would contain both provisions. The provision in bill 83 reads:

All regulations made hereunder approved by the governor in council shall be laid before parliament within fifteen days after they are made if parliament is then sitting, and, if not, then within fifteen days after the commencement of the next ensuing session thereof.

Does the minister object to having that provision added to the present amendment?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I have no objection to adding that, but I would point out that in section 7 it is provided that I must lay before parliament all proceedings that have been taken. However, I would ask my colleague to move an amendment in accordance with the terms suggested.

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

I move that the section be amended by adding thereto the following:

All regulations made hereunder approved by the governor in council shall be laid before parliament within fifteen days after they are made if parliament is then sitting, and, if not, then within fifteen days after the commencement of the next ensuing session thereof.

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July 27, 1944