March 27, 1945

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Don't say "we". It is the farmers.

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LIB
SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

I should just like to know what provision is being made.

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SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. HANSELL:

We are beginning to get letters asking about farm leave for spring work.

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

The provision will be under somewhat similar conditions as those of last year.

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SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

I notice the minister said, provision "will be". Does that mean that there is no provision made now, that no proposals are formulated?

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SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. HANSELL:

Will the minister make an announcement to-morrow or the next day? Many letters are beginning to come in about farm leave for those in the armed forces. It is an annual question, but the time has come when it should be answered.

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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

GOOD FRIDAY PROGRAMMES


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANQOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): May I ask the government if instructions are to be given that there shall be no crooning or jazz playing over the C.B.C. network on Good Friday? I would like to have an answer. Hon. L. R. LaFLECHE (Minister of National War Services): The hon. gentleman's words will be noted and brought to the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


PRIVILEGE-MR. WOOD REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON


On the orders of the day:


LIB

George Ernest Wood

Liberal

Mr. G. E. WOOD (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. The hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) referred yesterday at page 218 of Hansard to a statement that I had made, the correctness of which he challenged. I based the observations to which he referred on words he used at page 171 of Hansard, when he said, as I heard it from1 this section of the house: "Any nation that becomes a member of the world court, the security council and the like, has to surrender its rights to handle its own affairs regardless of how they affect other nations of the world." Also on page 171, where he associates himself with the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker), there is a quotation from section 5 of section B which I do not need to repeat, but which ends with these words:

The special agreement . . . should be in each case subject to approval by the security council and to ratification by the signatory states in accordance with their constitutional processes.

The remark that prefaced that was on page 171 of Hansard:

Personally I believe such a course is absolutely wrong.

That is what prompted me to make the remark I did.

San Francisco Conference

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

OFFICERS WITH DUTY IN CANADA ONLY- STATEMENT OF MR. POULIOT


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-eouata): Mr. Speaker, when I make an error I am the first to confess it. Yesterday I referred to an order for return which had been passed in the house regarding the brass hats who had never been in any theatre of war. There was no order for return, but I wrote a question and I sent it to Hansard. The Minister of National Defence (Mr. McNaughton) told me, "We will do our best to get the figures and give the member for Temiscouata the answer to his question." My belief is that the word of a minister should be as good as a vote of the house.


VETERANS' AFFAIRS

AVAILABILITY OF TRACTORS FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS ENGAGED IN FARMING


On the orders of the day.: [DOT]


NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. J. A. ROSS (Souris):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs, and I am sorry that I have not been able to send him notice of it. It has to do with a return received yesterday which indicates that the veterans' land act board have frozen tractors and a lot of farm machinery for future delivery. A number of our young men who own their own land have not the equipment to work it with, and it is late in the season. I ask that equipment be released to men who, having been overseas and discharged, are in a position to pay cash for tractors, in order to put their crops in.

Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): I shall be very glad to

look at once into the situation as analysed by my hon. friend.

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Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY OF TRACTORS FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS ENGAGED IN FARMING
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March 27, 1945