June 3, 1947

INQUIRY AS TO FULFILMENT OF CONTRACT WITH BRITAIN


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas John Bentley

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

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

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Will he inform the house if Canada is fulfilling her contract for wheat delivery to Britain in accordance with the terms of the contract?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The hon. member sent me notice of his intention to ask this question. In reply I wish to state that the total wheat contract for this year is for the shipment of 136 million bushels. Of this amount, 99 million bushels were shipped to the United Kingdom to the end of May. That leaves 37 million bushels which will be shipped, I have no doubt, during the last two months of the year. As to flour shipments, all these have been made or are on -the way.

Mr. BENTLEY': Making the full contract?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

Making the full

contract.

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REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO PROTECT FOREIGN MARKETS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Robert Henry Winters

Liberal

Mr. R. H. WINTERS (Queens-Lunenburg):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce, of which I have given him notice. In view of the increased general competition for export markets, and press reports that the United States congress has received representations to increase tariffs on Canadian fish, will the government take whatever steps are necessary to protect our foreign markets for fish by reciprocal tariff adjustments, trade agreements, favourable freight rates, or otherwise? -

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The hon. member for

Queens-Lunenburg gave me notice of his intention to ask this question. In reply I can assure the hon. member that the Canadian delegation to the international conference at Geneva, where such matters are being considered, was fully and carefully briefed with respect to all phases of our fish trade with the United States and other markets abroad, and can be relied on to see that any developments affecting this trade are given the care and attention they deserve.

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PUBLIC WORKS

BREAKWATER PROJECT AT PORT MORIEN, N.S.


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Minister of Public Works):

On Friday last the hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) asked the following question:

Can the minister tell the house when work will begin on the breakwater at Port Morien, Cape Breton, for which an appropriation of $300,000 was made last year, or have the tenders been called for, for this project?

The answer is that plans and specifications are in the course of preparation. It is expected the department will be ready to call for public tenders within the next three weeks. In view of the shortage of technically trained personnel this slight delay was necessary.

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Subtopic:   BREAKWATER PROJECT AT PORT MORIEN, N.S.
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BOY' SCOUTS

TRANSPORTATION TO ATTEND JAMBOREE OF PEACE AT PARIS-SUMMER PLANS FOR H.M.C.S.


"warrior" On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. R. W. MAYHEW (Victoria, B.C.):

In view of the fact that I have been receiving a great many letters and telegrams asking if arrangements could not be made for the transportation of some boy scouts to the post-war jamboree at Paris, I should like to ask either the Minister of Transport or the Minister of National Defence if such arrangements can now be arranged.

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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. BROOKE CLAXTON (Minister of National Defence):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. Representations have been received from the hon. member for Victoria (Mr. Mayhew) and other hon. members. Perhaps I might take advantage of this opportunity to make a statement on the plans for the summer for His Majesty's Canadian Ship Warrior.

On June 8 she will put to sea from Halifax on the first of two local cruises lasting until

Inquiries of the Ministry

June 24. These will concentrate on the training of reserve personnel. An annual leave period for the first watch will follow.

On August 2 Warrior will sail for the United Kingdom to ferry personnel of No. 803 and 825 squadrons. These are the men who will man the new Sea Fury and Firefly IV aircraft of H.M.C.S. Magnificent when she is commissioned. A number of R.C.N. (reserve) men, doing annual training, will also be carried.

On this crossing there will be 25 R.C.N. sea cadets who will be visiting the United Kingdom under the sponsorship of the Navy League of Canada. It has also been possible to arrange accommodation on Warrior for the specially picked Canadian boy scouts who are attending the international jamboree of peace in Paris. This group will probably consist of one complete scout troop numbering about 35. Accommodation could not be arranged for these groups on passenger vessels, and as the Warrior was making the trip anyway their passage could be undertaken without additional expense.

Warrior will return to Halifax, at the end of August, when the annual leave period for the second watch will begin. Between October 1 and October 21 she will be at sea for deck landing training. This will be carried out by No. 883 and 826 squadrons, manning her Seafires and Firefly I's. Later in the year the carrier will again sail for the United Kingdom to act as depot ship for her successor Magnificent prior to being paid off when the latter commissions.

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION TO ATTEND JAMBOREE OF PEACE AT PARIS-SUMMER PLANS FOR H.M.C.S.
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HOUSING

PRESS REPORTS AS TO PLANS FOR MUNICIPALITIES

June 3, 1947