February 6, 1947

INSPECTION AND SALE ACT

INSPECTION AND GRADING OF FLAX FIBRES


Right Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 8 to amend the Inspesction and Sale Act, 1938. He said: Mr. Speaker, through this bill it is proposed to continue the regulations respecting the grade standards, grading and labelling of flax fibre and tow, which have been in effect during the past five years. This bill has the unanimous support of the flax fibre industry in Canada, which realizes that the grading of their products must continue if the industry is to survive. These regulations were brought in under the War Measures Act during the war, and it is intended to continue them.


PC

Mark Cecil Senn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SENN:

What is the number of orders in council involved in this 'bill and in the bill following?

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I believe only one is involved in this one. If there is more than one. it is because of the change in the particular regulation.

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PC

Mark Cecil Senn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SENN:

The minister has not the number, though.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Not just now.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT
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FERTILIZERS ACT

INGREDIENTS ENTERING INTO PRODUCTION- PROPERTIES OF FERTILIZERS


Right Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 9, to amend the Fertilizers Act. He said: This bill calls for a number of amendments to the present act. Six of the amendments have to do largely with the matter of percentages of different ingredients entering into the production of fertilizer. These amendments are offered to bring the act into accordance with present practice. Section 7, however, is somewhat different. During the war years much progress was made in confining the sale of fertilizers to those best suited to the different crop requirements and soil conditions. This was done under war emergency powers in cooperation with the fertilizer boards established by the provincial governments. Section 7(i) of the bill would permit the continuance of this control in cooperation with the provincial fertilizer boards so that farmers will be supplied with fertilizers best suited to their needs based on experimental evidence and sound practice. Serious deterioration in the quality of fertilizer may result if this control is not continued.


PC

Mark Cecil Senn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SENN:

Will any further subsidies be paid, or does that enter into it?

Topic:   FERTILIZERS ACT
Subtopic:   INGREDIENTS ENTERING INTO PRODUCTION- PROPERTIES OF FERTILIZERS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

That does not enter into it.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Topic:   FERTILIZERS ACT
Subtopic:   INGREDIENTS ENTERING INTO PRODUCTION- PROPERTIES OF FERTILIZERS
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REQUEST FOR FURTHER COPIES OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Finance with respect to public accounts, a copy of which was tabled yesterday. The distribution office advises us that copies are not yet available for distribution. Can the minister tell us when they will be available, and also whether he will move to have the auditor general's report referred to the public accounts committee as soon as that committee is established?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

My hon. friend was good enough to send me notice of his intention to ask this question. I have made inquiries and am informed that the public accounts and report of the auditor general will not be available for general distribution for perhaps a week or ten days. It involves a large job of binding and printing. I am endeavouring to have a number prepared, certainly enough for the leaders within the next day or two. Replying to the second part of the question, I shall be glad to move that the public accounts be referred to the committee on public accounts as soon as it is set up.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS

PREMATRICULATION COURSES AT PRINCE ALBERT


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. DIEFENBAKER (Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. I received a telegram from Mr. Greatrix, president of the veterans' vocational school at Prince Albert, in reference to the closing of the veterans prematriculation courses there. There are thirty students affected, and they are being transferred to Saskatoon but find themselves unable to secure housing at that point. Will

Inquiries of the Ministry

the minister give reconsideration to having these veterans permitted to remain in Prince Albert for the remainder of the course?

Right Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): My hon. friend is aware that the other day I stated, and again yesterday in reply to a question from another hon. member that it will be necessary in many parts of Canada to close up some of the prematriculation schools functioning. That is within the control of the provincial boards of education, in cooperation with the Department of Labour. We have no control over the locus of tuition of students. It is our duty to see that they' have every facility possible. It is for us to see that they may complete the course in a proper way, and that is what we will endeavour to do. If there is a complaint in regard to accommodation, I shall look into it.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PREMATRICULATION COURSES AT PRINCE ALBERT
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February 6, 1947