March 11, 1947

PRIVILEGE

MB, POULIOT-REFERENCE TO ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS AND ORDERS OF THE DAY


Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege concerning the orders of today. On page 3 is a special order which reads: No. 1. March 10-Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. MacNaught for an address to His Excellency the Governor General, in reply to his speech at the opening of the session,'and on the proposed amendment thereto to Mr. Bracken, and on the amendment to the amendment of Mr. Low. I wonder if the amendment to the amendment of Mr. Low is to the proposed amendment to Mr. Bracken? I think the record should be corrected, because it is an insult to one of our colleagues to have him amended.


MR. KNIGHT-PRESS REPORT OF SPEECH OF MARCH 4

CCF

Robert Ross (Roy) Knight

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

Mr. R. R. KNIGHT (Saskatoon City):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of personal privilege in regard to an incorrect report in a Canadian Press dispatch of March 5, of a speech I made in this house on March 4, about the Hudson bay route. The dispatch, as used in certain western papers, notably the Regina Leader Post and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, quotes me as saying that there never had been any suggestion that the port handle any products other than grain. I have never at any time said anything like that. Not only did I plead in general terms for exports and imports through Hudson bay, but at pages 1007, 1008 and 1010 of Hansard I specifically

named certain commodities other than grain that I considered: suitable as exports, among others wood pulp, cattle, poplar wood, feeds; and as imports, woollen goods and coal from the maritimes and diesel engines from England.

This is an unfortunate error; the fact that the speech was not mentioned here in the east and that the reports of it were garbled before being sent to the west might give rise to suspicions not justified by the facts. I hope it will be corrected.

Topic:   MR. KNIGHT-PRESS REPORT OF SPEECH OF MARCH 4
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PRESS REPORT ATTRIBUTING TO POSTMASTER GENERAL SPEECH OF MEMBER FOR TERREBONNE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):

I wish to make a correction. On March 6 the hon. member for Terrebonne (Mr. Lionel Bertrand) made a very good speech in French and it was commented on by the Ottawa Citizen. That paper attributed the speech to myself. I wish to give the hon. member for Terrebonne full credit for his good speech.

Topic:   PRESS REPORT ATTRIBUTING TO POSTMASTER GENERAL SPEECH OF MEMBER FOR TERREBONNE
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CORPORATION TAX

INQUIRY AS TO APPLICATION TO COOPERATIVES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas John Bentley

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

Mr. T. J. BENTLEY (Swift Current):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Finance, of which I have sent him notice? Will the five per cent corporation tax to be imposed byi provinces with dominion-provincial agreements apply to cooperatives?

Topic:   CORPORATION TAX
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPLICATION TO COOPERATIVES
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

Yes, it will apply in the same way as the dominion Income War Tax Act applies to them.

Topic:   CORPORATION TAX
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPLICATION TO COOPERATIVES
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TAXATION AGREEMENTS

COST OF CARRYING OUT OFFERS MADE TO THE PROVINCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

The hon. member for Muskoka-Ontario (Mr. Macdonnell) asked the other day to what extent the estimates would have been increased had they included an amount necessary to carry out the offer which has been made to the provinces. I assume he meant if all the provinces accepted the offer made. The amount for 1947 would be in the vicinity of

8157.000,000, on the basis of preliminary estimates of population and gross national product.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   TAXATION AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   COST OF CARRYING OUT OFFERS MADE TO THE PROVINCES
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE-EMERGENCY POWERS LEGISLATION-EASTER RECESS


On the orders of the day:


March 11, 1947