June 25, 1946

PC

Grote Stirling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STIRLING:

With the consent of the committee.

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

If that is the decision of the committee, it certainly will be. I can assure the committee now that later wThen we reach committee of supply, every opportunity will be given to ask questions in regard to this matter.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Do I understand that when we get into the Department of Health and Welfare or the Department of Justice, any hon. member will have the right to bring up this question?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Yes.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

To ask questions on it; we shall not be cut off from asking questions or getting the information because of the fact that this matter does not peculiarly come under the department under discussion?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Definitely, yes.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

It is not a matter of just a grievance, as the minister said; it is more than a grievance; it is a serious charge against a bank in this country for malfeasance or misfeasance in connection with coupons used. Apparently the wartime prices and trade board must have acted without the minister or the government knowing anything about it, because when they read the press release which I sent over to them, they all showed

Railway Act

that surprise which we on this side often have to show when we have not seen the matter until it comes before the house.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Neither did they.

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CCF

John Oliver Probe

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

Mr. PROBE:

I presume the assurance given by the Minister of Veterans Affairs covers merely the matter with reference to La Banque Provinciate, which was under discussion. I should like to ask one or two questions with respect to the policy of the wartime prices and trade board. When a price is set by the board on agricultural implements, for example-because that is the thing I have in mind-is it the ceiling price at which the machinery may be sold? Must that machinery be sold at that price, or may it be sold at less than the ceiling price? If it must be sold at that price, how are the instructions sent out?

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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

The 12J per cent increase on farm machinery was the maximum price that could be charged for machinery. They may sell as low as they wish. It is not a directive that they must sell at that price. They must not sell above it.

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CCF

John Oliver Probe

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

Mr. PROBE:

A ceiling price exists, but not a floor price?

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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

That is right.

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CCF

John Oliver Probe

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

Mr. PROBE:

Is that true generally of the commodity market?

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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

That is true of all.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Mayhew (for Mr. Usley) thereupon moved for leave to introduce bill No. 198, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1947.

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Motion agreed to, bill read the first and second times, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Golding in the chair. Section 1 agreed to. On section 2.


PC

Grote Stirling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STIRLING:

Referring to the matter which was brought up by the hon. member for Lake Centre, would the minister leading the government be good enough to go one step further and say that the house will go into committee of supply this evening? It is conceivable that the bills which stand between us and committee of supply may drag on, and we might not reach supply.

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Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Yes; if it is the desire of the house we shall go into supply, and before adjournment of the house this evening

we shall give ample time for discussion of the matter brought up by the hon. member for Lake Centre.

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PC

Wilfrid Garfield Case

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CASE:

We have not a copy of the bill.

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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

An interim supply bill is never printed.

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Section agreed to. Preamble agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


June 25, 1946