June 18, 1946

VETERANS AFFAIRS


Eighth report of special committee on veterans affairs-Mr. Tucker.


NEGOTIATIONS FOR LONG-TERM CONTRACT WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition) :

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture in the absence of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. MacKinnon), having to do with the reported discussions now going on between British and Canadian officials with respect to a long-term contract for wheat. Is the minister in a position to-day to make any statement in regard to that matter?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) :

I am not in a position to make any statement to-day with regard to the matter, other than to say the negotiations are proceeding.

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PRIVILEGE

MR. POULIOT-REFERENCE TO REPORTED


"vow OF silence" On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANQOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of personal explanation. I have read in the press to-day that I am said to have taken a vow of parliamentary silence. It is not true. I never took such a vow, but I decided to try an . experiment. I was told so often that my speeches were delaying the progress of the session that I wanted to make an experiment, so I stopped talking a month and a half ago, expecting that prorogation day would come at once. Unfortunately I see that very little progress has been made, and I wonder if it will be necessary for me to start making long speeches again to bring the session to an early close. To complete what I said yesterday, that General Chisholm-


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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OPERATION OF FISH CREEK MINE, ALBERTA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

On June 13 the hon. member for Lethbridge (Mr. Blackmore)

(Mr. Claxton.]

asked for information about tne quality of coal in the Fish Creek mine. The answer I have obtained is that the 1946 edition of "Coal Mines in Canada" shows that the Fish Creek mine, located in the Priddis area of Alberta, is classified as high volatile bituminous. For that reason the coal is not suitable for domestic use.

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BUILDING MATERIALS


SHORTAGE IN SUPPLY OF WINDOW GLASS On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. What is the situation in respect of the shortage of window glass, or, to be more specific, the lights used in windows of houses? One cannot buy this material in the cities, towns or villages, and as a result the building of many houses is being delayed.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

For some months there has been a shortage of window glass. Prospects are that the shortage will be corrected, in view of the fact that increased shipments are now coming in. Canada does not manufacture that product, and for our supply we are entirely dependent upon imports. We are doing everything possible to improve the situation.

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

STRIKE IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY-FEDERAL INTERVENTION

June 18, 1946