May 20, 1947

CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

It is urgent, Mr. Speaker.

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

CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. EARL ROWE (Dufferin-Simcoe):

I am sorry I did not notify the Prime Minister of this question. Recently there have appeared in the press, statements that large numbers of Yugoslav Canadians are leaving this country. I should like to ask the Prime Minister if it is a fact that some fifteen hundred are leaving Canada to return to the seat of government of Yugoslavia, and if so, whether they have received export permits to take with them $2 million worth of equipment and materials. In this morning's Montreal Gazette there appears the statement that Canada has been blackballed by Yugoslav communists as a country where people jump from buildings and commit suicide and where the common man has no future because of the capitalistic system.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

My hon. friend is surely not serious in expecting that. I should be able to answer the question immediately. I shall be glad to get him what information I can as to the numbers who have secured export permits. I doubt whether I can give confirmation or the reverse of the accuracy of his statement about what happens in Yugoslavia.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

It appeared in the Gazette.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

That does not necessarily mean it is correct.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

Perhaps I may be permitted to ask another question of any member of the government. Do they know anything about this holus-bolus exodus from Canada at a time when we need population? I can appreciate the Prime Minister's reply and I am sorry I did not notify him of the question. Surely some member of the government knows something about it.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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PC

Alan Cockeram

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ALAN COCKERAM (York South):

Apropos of the question asked by the hon. member for Dufferin-Simcoe (Mr. Rowe), I should like to put a supplementary question to the Minister of Finance. Can he inform the house how much capital is being exported by the Yugoslavs who are leaving the country, and whether export permits have been granted with respect to that capital?

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

I will take note of the question.

The Budget-Mr. Kirk

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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Mr. COCKER AM@

I desire to direct a question to the Minister of External Affairs. Has the government given assurance to the Yugoslav emigrants now leaving Canada that at the end of the five year period they will be allowed to reenter Canada? Are they travelling under Canadian passports, and if so, are they retaining their Canadian citizenship?

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): The hon. member sent me notice of the question, which I received just as I came into the house. I can say at once that the government gives no assurance to Yugoslavs or to anyone else about their rights to reenter this country. They have to ascertain their rights from the existing Canadian legislation. With respect to the other portions of the question, I shall make inquiries from both the Department of External Affairs and the Department of Mines and Resources. Of course, if Canadian citizens of Yugoslav origin apply for Canadian passports they have the right to get them. I will also inform the hon. member how long a naturalized Canadian, travelling from Canada on a Canadian passport, can be away without endangering his Canadian citizenship under his certificate of naturalization.

Topic:   EMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CANADIANS LEAVING FOR YUGOSLAVIA- PERMISSION TO REENTER CANADA-AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPORTED
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REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN PRICE FROM $36 TO $50 AN OUNCE


On the orders of the day: Mr. LEWIS MiBNARY (Wellington North): I should like to direct the following question to the Minister of Finance. Will the government consider raising the price of gold from $35 to $50 an ounce? During recent months the price of copper has been increased 100 per cent, zinc 100 per cent, lead 150 per cent, and there has been a substantial advance in nickel-


LIB
PC

Lewis Menary

Progressive Conservative

Air. MENARY:

In 1932-33 the then government raised the price of gold from $20 to $35 an ounce-

Topic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN PRICE FROM $36 TO $50 AN OUNCE
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would advise the hon. gentleman that the next time he has a question to ask and the Speaker rises and calls order, he be kind enough to resume his seat.

Mr. MENARY-: I am sorry, Mr. Speaker. I did not know you were on your feet.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN PRICE FROM $36 TO $50 AN OUNCE
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THE BUDGET

DEBATE ON ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE


The house resumed from Thursday, May 15, consideration of the motion of Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance) that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the house to go into committee of ways and means, and the amendment thereto of Mr. Macdonnell (Muskoka-Ontario) and the amendment to the amendment of Mr. Coldwell.


May 20, 1947