June 20, 1947

STANDING ORDERS


Sixth report of the standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. Bertrand (Prescott).


CIVIL SERVICE

USE OF WOED "COLOUR" IN QUESTION ON APPLICATION FORMS-PRESS REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS OF JUNE 19

LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. COLIN GIBSON (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, as a matter of privilege I should like to refer to an article which appeared in

Wheat Board Report

the press last night and this morning concerning a question asked yesterday by the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart). The article states:

State Secretary Gibson said today in the Commons that applicants for civil service-positions were asked to state their colour so that the civil service commission could place them in the "proper position."

The words "proper position" are in quotation marks. Those were not the words I used. As will be found in Hansard, what I said was:

. . . the question on the application form as to colour is to enable the commissioners, when an application is received from a member of the negro race, to place the applicant in a position which will be congenial.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   USE OF WOED "COLOUR" IN QUESTION ON APPLICATION FORMS-PRESS REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS OF JUNE 19
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WHEAT BOARD

REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE

LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

I wish to lay on the table the report of the Canadian wheat board for the crop year ending 1946. These two copies are typed. Every effort has been made for days and weeks past to get this report ready as quickly as possible so that it could be presented to the house at the earliest possible day. All I have to present today are the two typewritten copies. Printed copies will be here, I am told, by Monday or Tuesday. I move that this report be referred to the committee on agriculture. The officials of the Canadian wheat board will be here from the middle of the week onwards.

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. WRIGHT:

Will last year's report be presented at the same time for consideration?

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Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

Last year's report will be available for discussion before the committee on agriculture at the same time, as well as any reports that have not heretofore been discussed.

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

Can the minister say what the average price was for the wheat sold outside the British wheat agreement?

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Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I gave the house the figures for wheat sales for the past two weeks. Does the hon. member refer to the whole period that we have been selling No. II wheat?

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Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

I was asking for it for the past year.

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Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I can get that, Mr. Speaker, but it seems to me that as the matter will be referred to the committee, the leader of the opposition can get the information at that time.

Motion agreed to and report referred to agriculture committee.

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   REPORT FOR CROP YEAR ENDING 1946-REFERENCE TO AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
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NOVA SCOTIA-REPORTED CESSATION OF BRITISH PURCHASES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I have not had an opportunity to give him notice of it, so I do not expect him to answer it immediately unless he happens to have the information at hand. In view of a recent announcement by the minister of agriculture of Nova Scotia, as reported in the press, to the effect that Canadian apples are likely to be cut from the list of British purchases made in Canada, will the minister make a statement to the house as to what the actual situation is? What may the house expect from the government by way of policy to meet this situation? I do not need to mention the importance of this question to the producers of apples in Nova Scotia.

Topic:   NOVA SCOTIA-REPORTED CESSATION OF BRITISH PURCHASES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

I believe this question should properly be dealt with by the Department of Agriculture and possibly the Department of Trade and Commerce. I shall look into it, and if I am not here to answer it immediately, I will see that an answer is given.

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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

Will the minister see that it is directed to the proper department?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

Yes.

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June 20, 1947