June 29, 1948

PENSIONS TO DEPENDENTS OP PERSONNEL KILLED IN ACTION


On th-e orders of the day:


CCF

John Oliver Probe

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

Mr. J. O. PROBE (Regina City) :

I have a question I should like to direct to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, and I have asked his parliamentary assistant to reply to it. What limitations are in effect with regard to the payment of the full 25 per cent increase in pensions to dependents of Canadian personnel killed in action and under what authority are those limitations applied?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO DEPENDENTS OP PERSONNEL KILLED IN ACTION
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. L. A. MUTCH (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs):

I have just had the hon. member's question handed to me. The limitations in effect are those which are in the act itself. The increase was a flat increase of 25 per cent to all those who are pensioned as of right. The limitation applies to dependent parents, in connection with which awards there has been discretionary power in the commission. In the case of a veteran himself, his wife or children, the increase is automatic.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO DEPENDENTS OP PERSONNEL KILLED IN ACTION
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FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

I was going to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce, but I shall direct it to his parliamentary assistant. In view of the anxiety of the Federated Cooperatives of Saskatchewan to supply their members with nails, can arrangements be made to supply steel rods for this purpose to the manufacturers with whom the federation is doing or expects to do business?

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. G. J. McILRAITH (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

Perhaps I should say that the federation has been seeking to get an allocation of wire rods for nail cutting. The nail cutting capacity of the existing firms is not being used to capacity. As hon. members have noticed, there has been a sharp increase in the allocation of wire rods since June 1, but to take them away from existing firms and give them to the federation in order to start it in

a new business would not seem to be a way of solving the problem, and it certainly would not provide any more nails. I shall draw the remarks of the hon. member to the attention of the minister and see that they have further consideration.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

Can the parliamentary assistant tell me how that fits into the free enterprise system?

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

I would be delighted to go into that subject, but this is neither the time nor place. I think hon. members should realize that what is being done here is to attempt to have a certain provincial organization get hold of a basic raw material which is in short supply. They want to get it in their hands away from the regular channels of trade. It is a matter of seeking to destroy the existing system rather than contributing to a solution of the problem of shortage of nails.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

A policy of protection. PRICES

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
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QUESTION AS TO RECOMMENDATIONS OF SPECIAL


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Finance if the government is giving consideration to the immediate implementation of at least some of the recommendations of the prices committee which were approved by this house last night, particularly with respect to some controls, some subsidies and some changes in taxation.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO RECOMMENDATIONS OF SPECIAL
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

The report is so recent that the government has not yet had time to give consideration to its recommendations.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO RECOMMENDATIONS OF SPECIAL
Sub-subtopic:   COMMITTEE
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EMBARGO ON SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. WRIGHT (Melfort):

I believe the matter of lifting the embargo on the export of beef is under the Minister of Agriculture. I should like to ask him if he will be prepared to make an announcement before the house closes as to just what the situation is and when we may expect some relaxation on the embargo on exports of beef to the United States.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, there is nothing I can add to what I said on May 7 last,

Supply

National Revenue

namely, that the recommendation which was made to the government now rests with the Department of Agriculture. It must be evident that it would1 be impossible to make any announcement in advance with regard to a question of this kind.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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June 29, 1948