June 24, 1948

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):

It depends on whether the international wheat agreement is implemented. At the moment there is nothing to interfere with the export of Ontario wheat.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

In view of the importance of having the matter clarified before harvest, will the 'minister indicate whether Ontario farmers will be free to export wheat to the United States?

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I have indicated that at the moment the government policy is that Ontario wheat may be exported. Any change in government policy will be announced in due course.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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PC

Charles Elwood Stephenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STEPHENSON:

May I ask a question supplementary to that asked by the hon. member for Dufferin-Simcoe? Can buckwheat be exported under the new regulations the minister mentioned?

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

It is my understanding that buckwheat, like other coarse grains, is subject to export control.

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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POSTAL ROUTES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):

Yesterday a question was asked by the hon. member for Yukon with reference to air mail. I have the answer today.

Under the arrangements completed for the conveyance of letter mail by air, to be effective July 1, 1948, all letters weighing one ounce or less will be given air transportation when, by doing so, delivery to the addressee can be expedited. While the great bulk of such conveyance will be undertaken by Trans-Canada Air Lines, it is the intention to use also all other feeder air lines which now carry mail. Points removed from T.C.A. main lines and outlying areas generally, including Yukon territory, will thus be brought within the orbit of this new and improved service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL ROUTES
Sub-subtopic:   AIR MAIL KATES TO YUKON
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MEAT PRODUCTS-REQUEST FOR IMPOSITION OF CEILING PRICES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Ronald Stewart Moore

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

Mr. RONALD MOORE (Churchill):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. It is based on a statement made by the minister in reply to a question on price control which will be found at page 1864 and page 1865 of Hansard of March 4, 1948. The question is this. Now that current prices for meat and meat products have increased beyond former ceiling prices, will the minister use the price control machinery which he referred to on March 4 and impose price ceilings on meat products to protect consumers?

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Subtopic:   MEAT PRODUCTS-REQUEST FOR IMPOSITION OF CEILING PRICES
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

The question of imposing a ceiling on the retail price of meat is a very complicated one, as I have indicated in the house before. It involves working out individual ceiling prices on 200 items. The price of meat, as hon. members know, has risen since the end of January or early in March, whenever that statement was made, and the ceiling which had been established at that time would bear no real relation to the present prices. The question whether any such action might be

taken is a matter of government policy on which I am not prepared to make a statement at the moment.

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Subtopic:   MEAT PRODUCTS-REQUEST FOR IMPOSITION OF CEILING PRICES
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

REQUEST FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER


On the orders of the day: Mr. DOUGLAS G. ROSS (St. Paul's): I wish to ask a question of the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that the session is nearing an end, and as several questions on the order paper have not yet been answered, will it be possible to have questions called tomorrow?


LIB

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

Liberal

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

I think my hon. friend's request is quite reasonable. I will ask my colleagues to endeavour to have the answers ready, if possible.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
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On the orders of the day: Mr. W. CHESTER S. McLURE (Queens): I wish to direct a question to the minister of Transport. Is the S.S. Abegweit back on the Borden-Tormentine ferry service? If not, when may we expect it to be back?


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport):

I am happy to tell the hon. gentleman that the S.S. Abegweit sailed from Montreal yesterday. By today it should be in service on the route between Tormentine and Borden.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   P.EI. FERRY SERVICE RETURN TO SERVICE OF S.S. "ABEGWEIT"
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TELEGRAPHS AND TELEPHONES

TRANSFER OF CONTROL AND SUPERVISION

June 24, 1948