July 2, 1946

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

VETERANS AFFAIRS-TENTH AND ELEVENTH REPORTS


Mr. W. A. TUCKER (Rosthern) presented the tenth and eleventh reports of the special committee on veterans affairs, and moved that the tenth report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


RADIO BROADCASTING-CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT


Mr. RALPH MAYBANK (Winnipeg South Centre) presented the second report of the special committee on radio broadcasting, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 201, for the relief of Marie Olivette Marthe Pepin Giguere.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 202, for the relief of Evelyn Helen Deeb Kouri.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 203, for the relief of Rose Dawson Brady.-Mr. Stuart (Charlotte). Bill No. 204, for the relief of Shirley Boyd Fuller Dichow.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 205, for the relief of Beatrice Emily Young Crane.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 206, for the relief of Martin Thomas Walsh.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 207, for the relief of Anna Blumen-thal Gillman.-Mr. Maybank. Private Bills



Bill No. 208, for the relief of Annie Solomon Birnbaum.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 209, for the relief of Katherina Demidovich Zouikin.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 210, for the relief of Herbert Beat-son De Gruchy.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 211, for the relief of Luc Chadillon. -Mr. Stuart (Charlotte). Bill No. 212, for the relief of Mary Innocent Gorman Martin Gillean.-Mr. Weir. Bill No. 213, for the relief of Maurice Olivier Singfield.-Mr. MacLean. Bill No. 214, for the relief of Myrtle Ethel Anderson Hamil. Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 215, for the relief of Allan Reginald Duncan Woolley.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 216, for the relief of Ida Portnoi! Clarke.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 217, for the relief of May Andria Thistle Shirres Richardson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 218, for the relief of Florence Margaret Louise Jekill Wiggett.-Mr. MacLean. Bill No. 219, for the relief of Pauline Frances Beaton Bridgeman.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 220, for the relief of Mildred Helen Cavers Watson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 221, for the relief of Paul Martial Chevalier.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 222, for the relief of Dorothy Catherine Benson Hunter.-Mr. Stuart (Charlotte). Bill No. 223, for the relief of Pauline Francesca Evans Gladwish.-Mr. Emmerson. Bill No. 224, for the relief of Mary MacDonald Short Browne.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 225, for the relief of Solomon Shulman.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 226, for the relief of Robert Patrick Warren;-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 227, for the relief of Elsie Alvina Hirsch Sidaway;-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 228, for the relief of Sadie Joseph Saikaley Charles.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 229, for the relief of Arthur Corey Thomson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 230, for the relief of Jean Wilbur Cassils Dawes.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 231, for the relief of Jean St. Claire Macdonald Routledge.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 232, for the relief of John Anderson Hutchins.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 233, for the relief of Ivy May Baylis Lariviere.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 234, for the relief of Muriel Gertrude McKnight Carroll. Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 235, for the relief of Ermina Taccani Roncarelli.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 236, for the relief of Violet May Armour Smith.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 237, for the relief of Beatrice Caroline Lock Norman.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 238, for the relief of Blanche Belanger Mullin.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 239, for the relief of Alfred Goodman.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 240, for, the relief of Charles Thomson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 241, for the relief of Hannah Green Turton.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 242, for the relief of Ida Solomon Caplan.-Mr. MacLean.


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

CLARIFICATION AND EXTENSION OF PROVISIONS AND BENEFITS


Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1940, to provide for clarification and re-arrangement of its provisions and of the procedure to be followed thereunder; generally to enlarge the scope of the Act to extend the application of the provisions and benefits of the Act and of the qualifying period for insurance to certain veterans and merchant seamen. 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.


PRICE CONTROL

EXPIRY OF UNITED STATES LEGISLATION- RETENTION OF CANADIAN CONTROLS


On the orders of the day:


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):

Mr. Speaker, I might give the house a little information with respect to the matters of price control in the United States and the attitude of this government towards the possible consequences thereof.

On June 30, the emergency legislation in the United States which authorized price, rent and rationing controls expired. As I understand it, the consequence is that there is at the present time under federal law no price control, no rent control and, with the possible exception of sugar, no rationing in the United States. There are, of course, certain states and municipalities which have taken emergency measures or maintained existing regulations which are not affected by the. expiration of the federal law.

This situation has, not unnaturally, raised certain questions in the minds of many Canadians. The government feels that the first opportunity should be taken to assure parliament and the country that there is no intention of abandoning similar controls in Canada.

Foreign Exchange Control

Developments affecting prices in other countries, particularly the United States, are, of course, not without their effect upon Canada. Our policies have, in the past, and will, in the future, necessarily continue to have such developments in mind.

Price control, rent control and the control of supplies existed in Canada before they were adopted in the United States. Canadian regulations, while similar in objective to those in the United States, have often differed quite widely both as to their form and their nature. In other words, we in Canada have followed our own course, which we believe is well adapted to Canadian conditions and to the Canadian economy. We shall continue to follow policies which we believe to be in the general interest, making, from time to time, such modifications as seem to be required in the light of internal and external conditions as they develop.

Topic:   PRICE CONTROL
Subtopic:   EXPIRY OF UNITED STATES LEGISLATION- RETENTION OF CANADIAN CONTROLS
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL

STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR ORDERS IN COUNCIL PASSED UNDER WAR MEASURES ACT


Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (for Mr. Ilsley) moved the second reading of bill No. 195, respecting the control of the acquisition and disposition of foreign currency and the control of transactions involving foreign currency or non-residents.


PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. MACDONNELL (Muskoka-Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to make one or two comments on this bill. I rather anticipated that there would be a statement from the minister. I had understood that there was to be a motion to refer the bill to the banking and commerce committee. Did I misunderstand?

Topic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL
Subtopic:   STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR ORDERS IN COUNCIL PASSED UNDER WAR MEASURES ACT
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July 2, 1946