March 9, 1948

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

If the five-year agreement is implemented, the ceiling price will be $2 for the five years.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT -STATEMENT OF BASIC TERMS
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

On the external market. That would not prevent Canada from doing something internally to assist the farmers?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

We undertake to deliver to the signatory countries wheat at $2 a bushel.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

And will the government consider making compensatory adjustments if necessary?

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IMMIGRATION

INQUIRY AS TO POLICY WITH RESPECT TO COMMUNISTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. L. SMITH (Calgary West):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the minister in charge of immigration, who I see is not here, but perhaps it might be answered by the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I realize that they may not want to answer it today but I would ask that a statement be made shortly. We have all read in the press recently of certain steps that may or may not be taken to exclude communists at our ports of entry, the last one, of course, being with respect to Mr. Harry Pollitt, which I think appeared in yesterday's papers. There has been no statement of government policy with respect to the matter. Would one of the ministers please enlighten the house tomorrow as to whether anything has been done, and if so what, with respect to that subject?

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): Mr. Speaker, I hope that the Minister of Immigration (Mr. Glen), who has been absent on official duties meeting displaced persons, will be back tomorrow, and I will bring the matter to his attention immediately upon his return.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POLICY WITH RESPECT TO COMMUNISTS
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QUESTION AS TO MOVEMENT OP IMMIGRANTS PROM NORMANDY

LIB

Eugène Marquis

Liberal

Mr. EUGENE MARQUIS (Kamouraska):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. Is it true that about 5,000 immigrants from Normandy, France, are supposed -to come to Canada? And, as a supplementary question, did that movement originate in France or in Canada?

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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I know nothing -about the numbers involved. Correspondence has been exchanged, not on the ministerial level but between the deputy minister of labour for the 5849-128

province of Quebec and my deputy minister, who is chairman of a subcommittee on immigration. That is as far as I can say. The request, I understand, has to come from an organization in Normandy, making inquiries with reference to the possibility of the emigration to this country of people in that area.

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PRIVILEGE

MR. VIAU-REFERENCE TO REPORT IN "LE DEVOIR" OP MONTREAL IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBATE OF MARCH 2

LIB

Fernand Viau

Liberal

Mr. FERNAND VIAU (St. Boniface):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. There appears on page 9 of the Monday, March 8 issue of Le Devoir an item entitled "The Francophobe Liberals of British Columbia," which is a report of the debate of last Tuesday night and the interruptions from the hon. members for Fraser Valley (Mr. Cruickshank) and Vancouver-North (Mr. Sinclair) d-uring the speech delivered by the hon. member for St. Maurice-Lafl-eche (Mr. Hamel). In the seventh paragraph, which I am going to read, the following mention is made of my name:

On his part, Mr. Cruickshank was persistently twitching his lips in an effort to shout "Taisez-vous!" His prompter was Mr. Fernand Viau, member for St. Boniface, who was handing him notes indicating the meaning of Mr. Hamel's remarks -and suggesting interruptions in French. At a certain stage, Mr. Cruickshank even got up to say with remarkable selfassurance that since the member for St. Maurice-Lafleche did not understand English-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. VIAU-REFERENCE TO REPORT IN "LE DEVOIR" OP MONTREAL IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBATE OF MARCH 2
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I suggest to the hon. member that he should not read the whole article.

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LIB

Fernand Viau

Liberal

Mr. VIAU:

I have just one short paragraph to read, Mr. Speaker.

-he would call on him in French to observe the rules of the house. However, Mr. Cruickshank did not succeed in -reading intelligibly the text prepared by Mr. Viau.

Mr. Speaker, the reference to the member for St. Boniface which is made in that report is wrong, and I ask the correspondent for Le Devoir to be kind enough to withdraw that falsehood and, in the future, to obtain accurate information before making such statements.

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QUESTION OP NUMBER IN FEED LOTS DURING


Mr. J. H. BLACIvMORE (Lethbridge): I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Will the minister tell the house tomorrow whether or not he desires that in western Canada there Inquiries oj the Ministry



shall be as many beef in the feed lots during the year 1948-49 as there are during the year 1947-48?


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I can answer that question today. The answer is yes.

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March 9, 1948