May 29, 1947

REDISTRIBUTION


Second and third reports of the special committee appointed to consider Bill No. 18, to readjust the representation in the House of Commons.-Mr. Power.


PRIVILEGE

MR. MCIVOR-REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT ON LIBERAL LEADERSHIP

LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. DANIEL McIVOR (Fort William):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, there appears on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen, and also of the Ottawa Journal, this headline: "Mentions McGeer To Succeed King". My correction, sir, is that while we thank the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Graydon) for his brain wave, we of the Liberal party will be satisfied for the next ten years with our present leadership.

3564 COMMONS

Privilege

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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

Mr. Speaker, I hope that my hon. friend took note that I did not choose the next leader of the Liberal party. All I suggested was that there was an additional man mentioned. I do hope that we shall not reach the stage very soon when it will be libellous to mention a man in connection with the leadership of a great party such as that.

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MR. COCKERAM-REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN TORONTO "DAILY STAR"

PC

Alan Cockeram

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ALAN COCKERAM (York South):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, I refer to an article in last night's Daily Star headed "Gold Industry Using Powerful Lobby in Ottawa". The article contains two paragraphs, as follows:

A powerful pressure campaign by gold mining and associated industries is under way in Canada to force the federal government to help them, informed sources said today.

Veteran observers here say nothing like it has been known since the days of the great railway lobbies in the pioneering era, when governments were made or unmade by these powerful interests.

As one who is actively engaged in the gold mining industry, and who has had much to say in the house on behalf of that industry, I deny absolutely that there is any such thing as a lobby. This article is, in my opinion, a figment of the imagination of the writer, and does much harm to an industry which at present is going through very difficult times.

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MR. FLEMING-ERROR IN VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF MAY 28


Mr. DONALD M. FLEMING (Eglinton): On a question of privilege may I draw your attention, sir, to what appears to be an error in the Votes and Proceedings of yesterday. At page 461 Votes and Proceedings records that resolution No. 5, Special War Revenue Act, was reported favourably by the committee of ways and means yesterday. As will be seen at page 3592 of Hansard, this particular resolution was withdrawn in the committee by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott). I think clearly there is an error on page 461 of Votes and Proceedings.


LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have taken note of the remarks made by the hon. member and shall direct that the correction be made.

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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

I thank the hon. gentleman for bringing this matter to the attention of the house. This resolution was dropped, and it appears in Votes and Proceedings in error; I would ask that it be changed.

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REPORTS AND PAPERS

LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

I desire to lay on the table copy of order in council P.C. 2109, dated May 27, 1947, passed under the provisions of the Unemployment and Agricultural Assistance Act, 1942, renewing loan of 12,448,000 to the province of Alberta for one year from June 1, 1947, and accepting as security therefor treasury bill of the said province bearing interest at the rate of three per cent per annum.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


WAR ASSETS-MACHINE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What machine tools and equipment, if any, were sold by war assets corporation to (a) Montreal Locomotive Works; (b) Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal; (c) Associated Machinery Corporation Limited, Montreal; (d) Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Toronto; (e) Massej'-Harris Company, Toronto?

2. What price was received from these companies for this equipment?

3. What was the original cost of this equipment to the Canadian government?

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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. In order to obtain the information required to answer this part of the question, thousands of availability sheets would have to be copied and checked by War Assets Corporation personnel and would involve some three to four months work. Some indication of the large number of items involved is to be found in the answer to Part 2 which shows the dollar value of machine tools and equipment disposed of.

2. The following amounts: (a) Montreal Locomotive Works, $407,147.74; (b) Canadian Vickers Limited, Montreal, $511,169.92; (c) Associated Machinery Corporation Limited, Montreal, $1,998,319.11; (d) Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Toronto, $262,615.55; (e) Massey-Harris Company, Toronto, $172,194.91.

3. War Assets Corporation does not maintain a record of original costs of equipment which it receives for disposal.

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WAR ASSETS-PURCHASES BY SUMAC COMPANY

May 29, 1947