December 1, 1945

ATOMIC ENERGY

TABLING OF JOINT STATEMENT OF THE UNITED' STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA


On the order of motions:


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 desire to lay on the table copies in English and French of the declaration on atomic energy made by the President of the United States of America, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Prime Minister of Canada at Washington November 15, 1945. Hon. members will recall that the Minister of Justice (Mr. St. Laurent) placed the declaration on Hansard the day on which it was made, November 15. These are printed copies of the declaration by itself.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   TABLING OF JOINT STATEMENT OF THE UNITED' STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA
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DOMESTIC AND EXPORT PRICES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. C. GREEN (Vancouver South):

Mr. Speaker, I believe some statement has been made by the wartime prices and trade board concerning a change in the price of silver in Canada. Would the minister make a statement on the subject?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

Arrangements have been completed with the major silver refiners whereby approximately fifty per cent of the silver which will be refined by them in 1946 will be reserved for domestic consumers and sold in Canada at Canadian silver prices. This silver will be distributed in accordance with normal usage. At the same time arrangements have been made by which small silver producers in the Cobalt area whose silver is refined in Canada will receive the export price for their production. The small producers in British Columbia whose silver is refined at Trail, British Columbia, will be treated in the same manner. The mint has agreed to pay gold producers shipping

Demobilization-Employment

bullion to the mint the export price for one-half of the by-product silver recovered and the domestic price for the other half.

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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GREEN:

Does that mean the domestic price of silver is still to remain under the ceiling?

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LIB

EMPLOYMENT

DEMOBILIZATION OF TROOPS IN VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. PEARKES (Nanaimo):

I desire to direct an urgent question to the Minister of National Defence. Since he is not here perhaps the Minister of Labour will bring it to his attention or give me the answer. My question is: will the minister cease demobilizing troops in Vancouver and Victoria other than those who resided in British *Columbia before enlistment?

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Subtopic:   DEMOBILIZATION OF TROOPS IN VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I would suggest that the hon. member place his question on the order paper.

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Subtopic:   DEMOBILIZATION OF TROOPS IN VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GREEN:

I't is very urgent.

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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. PEARKES:

Mr. Speaker, I have not come to the urgency of the situation. At the moment it is a matter of great urgency.

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would point out to the hon. member that when I say a question is not urgent I do not mean that the situation itself may not be urgent. The point is, if the question is put in the house will the immediate afiswer of the minister relieve the situation? In most cases, even if the question is put in the house, for some reason or other the minister is not ready to give an answer and it does not help anyone. If the question is placed upon the order paper the minister can look at it and give an answer which will be useful to hon. members. That is why I suggest that such questions be placed on the order paper.

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Subtopic:   DEMOBILIZATION OF TROOPS IN VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA
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PC

Grote Stirling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STIRLING:

In view of the urgency *of this matter in the city of Vancouver and the province of British Columbia would it *not be possible to allow the hon. member to complete his question?

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I want to be generous to hon. members as far as questions on the orders of the day are concerned, and I have tried to be; but under the rules of the house most of the questions should be placed on the order paper, and I believe the question of the hon. member for Nanaimo is one that should be dealt with in that way.

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December 1, 1945