May 17, 1946

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Second report of sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government-Mr. McCulloch (Pictou). *


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. J. A. BRADETTE (Cochrane) moved that the first report of the standing committee on external affairs be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANADIAN DELEGATES TO WASHINGTON CONFERENCE


Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Acting Prime Minister): I wish to announce that a Canadian delegation will be attending a special food and agriculture organization conference scheduled to open in Washington, May 20, in order to discuss urgent world food problems. Invitations have been extended by the director-general of the food and agriculture organization to fourteen nations, members of the food and agriculture organization, of which Canada is one. The Hon. J. G. Gardiner, Minister of Agriculture, will lead the Canadian delegation, the other members of which are as follows: The Hon. H. F. G. Bridges, Minister of Fisheries; Mr. L. B. Pearson, Canadian Ambassador to the United States; Mr. G. Paterson, Canadian executive officer on the combined food board; Doctor G. S. H. Barton, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Doctor D. B. Finn, Deputy Minister of Fisheries; Doctor J. G. Bouchard, Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Doctor J. F. Booth, of the Department of Agriculture; Mr. I. S. McArthur, of the Department of Fisheries; Doctor L. B. Pett, of the Department of National Health and Welfare; Doctor F. C. Wilson,, of the Department of Trade and Commerce; Mr. J. B. Rutherford of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics; Mr. M. G. Glassco, of the Privy Council office.


HOUSE OF COMMONS ACT

REPEAL OF PROVISIONS NOW SUPERSEDED BY CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND AUDIT ACT


Hon. PAUL MARTIN (Secretary of State) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 125, to amend the House of Commons Act. He said: The purpose of the bill is to remove from the existing statutes certain sections which are obsolete and which are now superseded by subsequent revisions of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, 1931. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


EXPORT CREDITS INSURANCE ACT

ENLARGEMENT OF PURPOSES FOR WHICH CREDITS MAY BE USED


Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 126, to amend the Export Credits Insurance Act.


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Topic:   EXPORT CREDITS INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   ENLARGEMENT OF PURPOSES FOR WHICH CREDITS MAY BE USED
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

This bill is being presented in order to amplify and clarify the clauses of the act, under part I, of which the Export Credits Insurance Corporation was set up. The necessary changes to part I are being requested as a result of the experience which the corporation has gained during the first six months of its active operation.

The amendments being made to part II of the act, which is under the administration of my colleague the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley), are mainly to enlarge the purposes for which the credits granted to foreign governments or agencies may be used. The amendments will permit a credit to be (a) made available to private importers in the borrowing countries; (b) used to purchase Canadian services; and (c) used to purchase goods from crown companies.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time

Atomic Energy-Control

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ATOMIC ENERGY

PUBLIC CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF DEVELOPMENT, APPLICATION AND USE


Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to bring in a measure to make provision for public control and supervision of the development, application and use of atomic energy, and in connection therewith to provide for the incorporation of the atomic energy control board; the creation of corporations to carry out certain powers of the board which may be more conveniently performed by separate corporations; to provide for the appointment of members of the board and its officers and employees, their tenure of office, remuneration and expenses; to provide for the organization, administration and financing of the corporations; also to provide for the superannuation, pension and other rights of the employees of the board and of the corporations; and also that the board may, with the approval of the governor in council acquire or cause to be acquired by purchase, lease, requisition or expropriation, prescribed substances and any mines, deposits or claims of prescribed substances and any works or property for production or preparation for production of, or for research or investigation with respect to atomic energy. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


RESEARCH COUNCIL

APPOINTMENT OF VICE-PRESIDENTS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, ETC.

May 17, 1946