May 20, 1947

PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

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

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Finance, of which I have given him notice. Will the minister comment on the statement of the premier of Nova Scotia, as reported in the press of last Friday, that the dominion government, as indicated in the Minister of Finance's letter of April 21 last-and here I quote the words attributed to the premier of Nova Scotia-"has abandoned the idea of securing compensation in return for vacating the fields of amusement and pari-mutuel taxes?" In the light of the statement, will the minister further say whether the way is not now open to a resumption of the dominion-provincial conference?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS INQUIRY AS TO RESUMPTION OF CONFERENCE WITH PROVINCES
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

That of course is a matter of

opinion. I would not think the fact that, as stated in my letter, the dominion has stated it will be its policy to vacate the pari-mutuel and amusement tax field as soon as circumstances will permit, would of necessity have any bearing on the question of a further dominion-provincial conference. As the house knows, seven provinces have already entered into, or are in the process of entering into, tax agreements for five years, and therefore so far as these provinces are concerned there is nothing to be gained by a further conference. As to whether this makes it easier for other provinces is of course purely a matter of opinion.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS INQUIRY AS TO RESUMPTION OF CONFERENCE WITH PROVINCES
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POSTAL SERVICE

REQUEST FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND FLIN FLON


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Frederick Samuel Zaplitny

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

Mr. F. S. ZAPLITNY (Dauphin):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply, arising out of a telegram I have just received from the Dauphin board of trade. The telegram refers to the proposed air service between Winnipeg and Flin Flon commencing June 1, and strongly recommends the inclusion of an air mail service on this route. Is it the intention of the government to include the air mail service between these two points?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND FLIN FLON
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

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

I am aware

that the air transport board has licensed a private operation for service between Winni-

Inquiries of the Ministry

peg and Flin Flon. However, the hon. member will appreciate that post office contracts are given by the Postmaster General. Perhaps my colleague can answer the question.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND FLIN FLON
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CCF

Frederick Samuel Zaplitny

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

Mr. ZAPLITNY:

I should like to direct

a question to the Postmaster General. Is he prepared to make a statement now pursuant to the serious consideration he has given to the request of the hon. member for Churchill (Mr. Moore) for an air mail service between Winnipeg and Flin Flon?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND FLIN FLON
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):

I am not in a position to answer

the question immediately, but I shall take it as a notice and answer it either tomorrow or the day after.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AIR MAIL SERVICE BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND FLIN FLON
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INQUIRY AS TO REASON FOR INCREASED PRICE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. D. G. ROSS (St. Paul's):

In view of the announcement in this morning's press that there is to be an increase in the price of nails, will the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply say whether the companies which manufacture the nails are working to full capacity, and whether the question of price is the reason for the present shortage of nails in Canada?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REASON FOR INCREASED PRICE
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

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

The nail plants .[DOT]are working to capacity to the extent that dhey can obtain steel rods. It is hoped that :the increased price for nails will divert additional raw material into the nail plants.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REASON FOR INCREASED PRICE
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RENT CONTROL

REGULATION PERMITTING INCREASED RENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES


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 should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Is there any law or regulation permitting landlords of residential premises to increase rents by any amount greater than the ten per cent referred to by the minister some time ago? There seems to be a lot of confusion about this.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   REGULATION PERMITTING INCREASED RENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   REGULATION PERMITTING INCREASED RENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Will the minister make a statement?

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   REGULATION PERMITTING INCREASED RENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I suggest to the hon. member that he put his question on the order paper.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   REGULATION PERMITTING INCREASED RENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
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May 20, 1947