February 21, 1947

QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Ronald Stewart Moore

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

Mr. RONALD MOORE (Churchill):

Could the Minister of Fisheries advise the house whether or not the government has decided to set up a fisheries board under the Prices Support Act of 1944 to deal with inland fisheries? If so, will Manitoba and Saskatchewan have representation on that board?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I would suggest to the hon. member that he put the question on the order paper. I do not think it is of sufficient urgency to be asked now.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Mr. Speaker, I protest. This is a matter of great urgency. There are many tons of fish in the inland fisheries which will spoil unless some action is taken forthwith, and the question has a bearing on the situation. I believe that if you understood this situation you would allow the question.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

As Speaker I must point out to hon. members that questions of this sort should be placed upon the order paper, and any question that is urgent should be brief and to the point. The Speaker is pleased at all times to permit such questions.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

May I respectfully

suggest, Mr. Speaker, that the question was brief and to the point and is of great urgency.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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LIB

Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. H. F. G. BRIDGES (Minister of Fisheries):

May I refer the hon. member for Churchill to my reply to. a similar question asked by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell), which appears on page 605 of Hansard of yesterday. In reply to the second question, I would point out that section 3, subsection 1 of the act provides for the appointment "of not more than five members including a chairman and a vice-chairman." The hon. member may rest assured that the dominion government will, when the board is set up. endeavour within the limitations of

the act to give appropriate representation on the board to the different sections of the fishing industry in Canada. I cannot say more than that.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SETTING UP OF PRICES SUPPORT BOARD FOR INLAND FISHERIES
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

COAL MINERS' STRIKE IN MARITIMES-SUBSIDIES AND SUBVENTIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. CLARENCE GILLIS (Cape Breton South):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply? Will the government continue the subsidies and subventions now in effect to operating coal companies in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick whose mines are out of production because of stoppage of work in the provinces mentioned?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   COAL MINERS' STRIKE IN MARITIMES-SUBSIDIES AND SUBVENTIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

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

My hon. friend mentions subventions. They are payments for the movement of coal beyond certain boundary points. Of course if there were no production of coal then automatically there would be no subventions. As to production subsidies for mines other than the Dominion Coal Company, production subsidies in the maritime provinces are based on production per ton of coal. They would1 automatically cease when the mines closed. As far as the Dominion Coal Company is concerned, there is a contract covering production subsidies for that company. That contract operates until March 21 next. Notice has been given that the contract in its present form will terminate on that date. The administration of production subsidies was taken out of the Department of Reconstruction and Supply when coal control was terminated and has been transferred to the Department of Finance under the wartime prices and trade board. I am not sure that action will be taken regarding the contract with the Dominion Coal Company. It is a continuing contract and unless it can be altered it binds the government to pay the loss of the company up to March 31 next.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   COAL MINERS' STRIKE IN MARITIMES-SUBSIDIES AND SUBVENTIONS
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REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. In view of the further full page article in the Financial Post on the draft labour bill, will the minister reconsider the matter of letting members of parliament have copies of that draft?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

Unlike my friend, I do not read the Financial Post. I always thought that was left for the moguls, as they call them.

Labour Conditions

Topic:   REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Apparently they hare the bill.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

If they have it, they should not have it. Governments have often been criticized in this country for not consulting with the parties interested. In the drafting of the code I consulted with the labour organizations and the employer organizations; in connection with these draft suggestions I followed the same procedure. As I said to the hon. member for Calgary West (Mr. Smith), I cannot help it if some people are dishonest; and that is what it means.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR COPIES OF DRAFT BILL
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February 21, 1947