May 17, 1946


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: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend the Research Council Act to provide for the continuance of the Committee of the Privy Council on Industrial and Scientific Research; for the appointment of two vicepresidents to the Research Council, their tenure of office and salaries; for the appointment of an executive committee of the council; for the creation of corporations to carry out certain powers of the council which may be more conveniently performed by a separate corporation, and also to provide for the organization, administration and financing of such corporations; and to provide further for the superannuation, pension and other rights of the employees of the said corporations. 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.


UNITED NATIONS

DENIAL OF ACCESS TO RECORDS OF PRIVATE MEETINGS OF SECURITY COUNCIL


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

I wish to direct a question to the acting Secretary of State for External Affairs, notice of which I sent him this morning. Will the government on behalf of Canada, a member of the united nations, protest the decision of the security council to deny, at its pleasure, access to the record of any private meeting of the security council?

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Acting

Secretary of State for External Affairs): I

take it that the hon. member's question refers to a report which has appeared in the press to this general effect. We have not yet received the official record of the' security council meeting at which this question seems to have been discussed, and pending receipt of the official documents it would seem to be premature to make any public comment. I may add that we are following very closely the proceedings of the committee of experts *which is drawing up rules of procedure for the council.

Mr. COLD WELL; When the record is

received, with the rules of procedure, will the government make a statement?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The government

will give the report of the security council meeting and the recommendations of the committee of experts very careful consideration, and if they appear to require some action on the part of the government there will be an appropriate declaration in the house before that action is taken.

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FISH AND FISHERIES

CLOSING OF CERTAIN TRIBUTARIES OF SAINT JOHN RIVER TO GILL-NET FISHING


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. BROOKS (Royal):

I should like to direct a question to whoever is acting Minister of Fisheries in the absence of that minister. The question is based on a report that the department has closed certain tributaries of the Saint John river to net fishing. This is the season of the year when people along the river fish for different kinds of fish, and I would ask the minister this question: Has the Department of Fisheries closed the Jemseg river and Raft channel to the Grand lake to all kinds of net fishing? If so, why has this been done? Will the department consider cancelling this order at once?

Supply-A gricultu re

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Subtopic:   CLOSING OF CERTAIN TRIBUTARIES OF SAINT JOHN RIVER TO GILL-NET FISHING
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (for the Minister of Fisheries):

In the absence of the Minister of Fisheries I received notice of the question which the hon. gentleman has asked. The answer to the first question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question the answer is: As the Jemseg river is quite narrow, gill-nets, ostensibly set for the taking of shad, have been taking striped bass. At the request of the provincial authorities and of the New Brunswick fish and game protective association, as well as on the recommendation of the officers of the department, the use of gill-nets was prohibited in the Jemseg river, in order to facilitate the ascent of fish in the river, thereby providing better angling from which the province and the people along the river will derive greater benefit from tourists and anglers.

As to the third question-will the department consider cancelling the order at once- the answer is: no; not before further investigation.

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MOTOR VEHICLES

WAR ASSETS-PRIORITIES IN PURCHASE OF TRUCKS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. WILLIAM BRYCE (Selkirk):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Reconstruction or his parliamentary assistant? I have already given them notice of the question. What is the reason the town of Gimli cannot buy a three-ton truck after having complied with all government regulations and obtained the necessary priority?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction) :

The difficulty is that the controller of motor vehicles, in issuing priority orders, depended on estimates of production which were too optimistic. The situation to-day is that more priority orders are out than can be filled. Action was taken some ten days ago to see that no more priority orders were issued until outstanding orders were filled, but the difficulty to which my hon. friend refers can be solved only as new trucks come from the production line.

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Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS-PRIORITIES IN PURCHASE OF TRUCKS
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CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. BRYCE:

I refer to war assets.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I have no information with regard to second-hand trucks, but I shall be glad to look into the question and see whether any trucks are available in Manitoba. If so, I shall do my best to see what can be done for Gimli through War Assets Corporation.

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PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

The province of Quebec also could use a few if the minister has them.

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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

And so can the province of Saskatchewan.

The house in committee of supply, Mr. Macdonald (Brantford City) in the chair.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

May 17, 1946