September 26, 1945

REFERENCE TO REMARKS OF MR. POULIOT IN DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 25

IND

John Lambert Gibson

Independent Liberal

Mr. J. L. GIBSON (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. On page 465 of Hansard the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) is reported as inferring that the member for Comox-Alberni had joined the Liberal party. I should like to correct any false impression that this house may have had from his remark.

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An hon. MEMBER:

What are you doing where you are?

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IND

John Lambert Gibson

Independent Liberal

Mr. GIBSON (Comox-Alberni):

In sharing a desk with a member of the Liberal party on this side of the house I am following the course adopted by my independent predecessor, Mr. A. W. Neill. I believe that I can better represent the people of Comox-Alberni if I am able to hear the proceedings of this house, something that vras not always possible in my former location. I am and I shall continue to be an independent.

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INTERIM INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT -PRICE CEILING FOR EXPORT


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce what is the present status of the interim international wheat agreement. If it is in operation, are the proposals of the government to place a price ceiling on wheat for export in accord with that agreement? If it is not in operation, what are the reasons therefor?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think I can best answer the hon. member's question by stating that for the past eight months the Canadian government has been doing its utmost to reach some agreement with the other wheat exporting nations of the world. A conference was recently held in London at which there were discussions, but the conference broke up without any decision being arrived at because of disagreement among the nations participating.

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MEAT RATIONING

STRIKE OF RETAIL MEAT DEALERS IN MONTREAL


On the orders of the day:


LPP

Fred Rose

Labour Progressive

Mr. FRED ROSE (Cartier):

Will the Minister of Finance inform the house what action the government is contemplating in view of

the serious situation in Montreal which has arisen through a strike of the retail meat dealers?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

As the hon. gentleman knows, meat rationing was put into effect for reasons which I think commend themselves to the judgment of this house and of the great majority of the people of Canada. The question in Montreal is whether law and order will be enforced or whether gangs wall be permitted to prevent the people of Montreal from getting their food. The enforcement of law and order in the city of Montreal is primarily the responsibility of the local authorities of that city, and the people of that city have every right to expect that the local authorities will assume and discharge that responsibility.

I may add that we do not intend to permit a local disturbance of this kind to prevent us from going ahead with the task to which we have set our hand, and that is the rationing of meat and continuing the rationing of meat for so long as that is required.

Mr. HOMUT-H: It is a federal law, not a local law.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

There has been no violation of the meat rationing regulations in Montreal, so far as I know. The violation has been of the provisions of the law relating to the maintenance of peace and order. It is not connected with the rationing regulations at all. If it were a violation of the regulations, we would of course institute prosecutions.

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PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

You never did before. RESEARCH ENTERPRISES

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INQUIRY AS TO CONTINUATION OF RESEARCH


On the orders of the day: Mr. DONALD M. FLEMING (Eglinton): May I ask the Minister of Reconstruction if he has any plans in view for the reconversion of the plant and facilities of Research Enterprises Limited, at Leaside, and for continuation of the type of research carried on at that plant?


LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I do not see any urgency in the question. I would ask that the hon. member put the question on the order paper.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FLEMING:

But, Mr. Speaker-I have the proof of the urgency right here in my hand-about fifty telegrams.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

The Speaker is on his feet.

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September 26, 1945