November 21, 1945

UNITED NATIONS CHARTER

PROTOCOL OF RATIFICATIONS DEPOSITED IN WASHINGTON

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I should like to table copies of the protocol of deposit of ratifications of the charter of the united nations which was signed by the Secretary of State of the United States of America on October 24, 1945. Hon. members might like to have the following information in regard to this protocol:

Paragraph 3 of article 110 of the charter provides that the charter shall come into force upon the deposit of ratifications by the Republic of China, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, and by a majority of the other signatory states. Paragraph 3 further provides that a protocol of the ratifications deposited shall thereupon be drawn up by the government of the United States of America and communicated to the signatory states. The necessary ratifications having been deposited in Washington by October 24, 1945, the charter came into force and the present protocol was drawn up on that date.

Canada's instrument of ratification, following approval by parliament, was signed by His Majesty in London on November 1, 1945, and was deposited with, the government of the United States of America by the Canadian Ambassador in Washington on November 9, 1945.

Paragraph 4 of article 110 of the charter provides that: .

The states signatory to the present charter which ratify it after it has come into force will become original members of the united nations on the date of the deposit of their respective ratifications.

Canada thus became an original member of the united nations on November 9, 1945.

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John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

May I ask the Prime Minister whether copies of this document are available?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I have tabled the protocol. It might be understood1 that it will be printed in to-day's Votes and Proceedings.

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John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

If it is not too long.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No, it is not long.

Questions

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved: That the name of Mr. Marier be substituted for that of Mr. Picard on the committee on external affairs and the name of Mr. Dechehe be substituted for that of Mr. Winkler on the same committee. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


IMMIGRATION, 1940-45

CCF

Mr. ZAPLITNY:

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

1. How many persons entered Canada as immigrants during the years 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945?

2. Were permits issued by the Canadian government during the above years allowing immigrants to enter Canada? If so, how many permits were issued?

3. Under what legislation, and by what

department were these permits issued?

4. How7 many of the immigrants referred to in question one were1 classified as refugees?

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Mr. GLEN: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Year

1940 11,324

1941 9,329

1942 7,576

1943 8,504

1944 12,801

Nine months ended September 30, 1945,

18,299.

2. Yes.

Year 1940 No. of Permits 347

1941 129

1942 51

1943 . 58

1944 74

1945 to October 31 .... .... 36

3. The Immigration Act. The immigration branch, Department of Mines and Resources.

4. Information not available as refugees are not recorded as such in immigration statistics.

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PURCHASE OF STRIP MILL AT NEW TORONTO BY ANACONDA AMERICAN BRASS

PC

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the strip mill including buildings, plant, and equipment, or any part of it, at New Toronto, been purchased by the Anaconda American Brass Company, Limited?

2. If so, what was bought?

3. Have any other government properties been sold to this company?

4. If so, what are they?

5. What was the price paid for the strip mill by the Anaconda American Brass Company, and what was the price paid for the other pi operties ?

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Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Reconstruction; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Land, buildings and certain equipment known as project No. 11, Department of Munitions and Supply at Canada Strip Mills, New Toronto, Ont. Equipment includes cranes, fuel tank and piping, power wiring, air compressor, power substation and boilers.

3. Equipment only.

4. Thirty steel shipping containers, one complete rolling mill.

5. Price for strip mill, $455,000; price for shipping containers, $600; price for rolling mill, $15,0Q0.

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FLOOR PRICES ON FARM PRODUCTS

PC

Mr. WHITE (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. Have floor prices been established on farm products for 1946?

2. If so, on what products, and at what levels?

3. What are floor prices, if any, on the following products: hogs, cattle, cheese, butter and wheat ?

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James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The operative section of the Agricultural Prices Support Act has not been proclaimed. Consequently, no floor prices have been established under that act. However, floor prices for several farm products have been established through the operation of export contracts, and the payment of subsidies, under the authority of the War Measures Act.

1. Contracts for beef, bacon, lamb and mutton extend through 1946. Consequently, floor prices for those products for 1946 will be at least equal to those which have been maintained in 1945. Contracts for other products have not been completed for 1946. Therefore, no definite statement concerning them can be given at the present time.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Floor prices (the equivalent of British contract prices) are maintained directly for beef and bacon, and thereby indirectly for cattle and hogs. Floor prices for beef are as indicated below:

$ Per Hundred

Under

Quality of Beef Zone Ceiling

Special and Blue 25

Commercial 1.25

Good cow 75

Common cow 2.00

Plain (steer and heifer) 2.10

Manufacturing beef (canner and cutter) 90

The bacon floor price is $22.50 per 100 pounds grade A Wiltshire f.o.b. ship Canadian seaboard'.

Cheese-Basis 20 cents per lb. First grade f.o.b. factory shipping point.

Questions

Butter-Minimum prices for first grade

creamery butter delivered to the purchaserMay 1945-April 1946. Alta., B.C., P.E.I.,Sask., Out., N.B.,Man. Que. N.S.Cents Cents CentsMay, 1945 30 32 33June, 1945 30| 32} 33|July, 1945 30} 32} 33}August, 1945 .... 31} 33} 34!September, 1945 . 31} 33| 34!October, 1945 ... 311 33} 34}November, 1945.. 321 341 35}December, 1945 to April, 1946 ... 32f 34| 35}

Wheat-$1.25 per bushel basis No. 1 Northern, Fort William-Port Arthur and Vancouver.

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November 21, 1945