October 10, 1945

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Mr. COLD WELL:

1. Has the government referred the apparent infringement of federal jurisdiction by the province of Quebec under its recently enacted Provincial Radio Act, to the law officers of the crown ?

2. If so, what is their opinion?

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IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I should like to draw your attention to the fact that this question is not in accordance with the rules of the house. According to standing order 44:

... in putting any such question or in replying to the same no argument or opinion is to be offered, nor any facts stated. . . .

I think there is an opinion offered in this, question, and also a fact stated, in that it mentions "the apparent infringement". Therefore I think this question should be ruled out of order.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

On the point of order, may I just say that I do not express any opinion in the question. I use the words "apparent infringement"; I do not express an opinion that it is an infringement.

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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:

I must say that I agree entirely with the hon. member who raised the point of order. The use of the words "apparent infringement" leaves the definite suggestion there that there has been an infringement. It is almost a statement of alleged fact. I therefore suggest it should not be part of the question.

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LIB
CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

I shall re-fword it.

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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:

Apparently you will.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Apparently I will.

Question dropped.

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GRANTS TO APPLE GROWERS

BPC

Mr. RAYMOND (Beauharnois-Laprairie):

Bloc populaire canadien

1. What is the total amount of grants voted by the dominion government to Canadian apple growers from September 1, 1939, to September 15, 1945?

2. What part of the total amount of grants was allotted to each province during the said period?

3. On what basis and under what conditions were such moneys granted to each of the nine provinces of Canada?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. 824 923,275.

2. Nova Scotia $20,032,735; Ontario $25,000; British Columbia $4,865,900. Not all expended.

3. Grants to Nova Scotia growers through the Nova Scotia apple marketing board and to Ontario growers through the Ontario fruit export association represented, mainly, compensation for the industrial absorption of apples rendered surplus through loss of overseas markets; grants to British Columbia growers through the British Columbia fruit board represented, mainly, partial absorption of loss in the f.o.b. price of apples for acceleration of sales in western Canada as a means of surplus absorption.

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL

PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MACDONNELL:

Did the government consult, in connection with the plan for a national memorial mentioned in the speech from the throne, (a) with veterans' organizations of Canada to see if they approve of a national memorial taking the form proposed; (b) with representative bodies representing architecture, engineering, etc., to obtain their views?

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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:

(a) While the decision as to the national war memorial is a responsibility of the government, it is proposed, when definite plans are available which can be placed before them, to consult the principal veterans' organizations. When the time comes for such consultation, it is expected that demobilization will have been completed or largely completed, and that the veterans' organizations will be representative of the veterans of the second as well as of the first great war; (b) the government has secured the services of Mr. Jacques Greber, architect and town planning expert of Paris, France, to advise with regard to the development of the national capital and its surrounding area. Mr. Greber was employed by the government before the war

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in developing plans for the beautification of the city of Ottawa. It was considered desirable that the work already begun by Mr. Greber should be completed by him. In addition, the government is, of course, availing itself of the services of the permanent technical experts of the federal district commission and of the Department of Public Works. As the plans for the development of the national capital are worked out it is probable that additional expert assistance will be required from time to time. In this connection, the government has every intention of availing itself of the services of Canadian architects, engineers and town planners.

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METLAKATLA INDIANS

CCF

Harry Grenfell Archibald

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

Mr. ARCHIBALD:

What action has been taken by the government with respect to the application of the Metlakatla Indians of the west coast for the franchise?

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LIB

James Allison Glen (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. GLEN:

The request is now being considered and steps are being taken under the provisions of the Indian Act to appoint a board to consider the application.

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CEILING PRICE ON WHEAT-OTHER EXPORT PRODUCTS

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. In view' of the government's policy of preserving the present ceiling price of $1.55 for No. 1 northern -wheat, basis Fort William and Vancouver, for the present crop year, are any other "Canadian export products including textiles, lumber and pulp subject to similar ceilings for the same period?

2. If so, what products?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I had intended speaking to the hon. member regarding this question, but I have not had an opportunity. The reason I am answering this question verbally is to bring to the attention of the house and to the country, if necessary, the mistaken premise contained therein. The announcement did not limit the ceiling price, did not give a ceiling price on wheat for this crop year. I merely stated that directions had been issued to the wheat board to offer wheat for the time being at $1.55 a bushel. The price may be higher before the end of the crop year, I do not know; but at the present time wheat is being offered at $1.55.

I have no wish to avoid answering the question, but in connection with the latter part of the question I can only say that consideration will be given to the other commodities the hon. member mentions in the light of conditions as they exist when these matters come up for discussion,

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October 10, 1945