February 17, 1949

HALIFAX HARBOUR

COLLISIONS WITH HALIFAX-DARTMOUTH FERRY QUESTION AS TO RADAR EQUIPMENT

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Last week the hon. member for Saint John-Albert (Mr. Hazen) asked me this question:

Was the naval tug Glenevis, which was in collision with the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry in Halifax harbour this week, equipped with radar? Is there any shore-based radar available at that port? Was harbour craft No. 303, which was in collision with the North Dartmouth ferry in Halifax on the same day, equipped with radar?

The answer to all three questions is in the negative. So far it has not been considered necessary to install radar in these circumstances.

Topic:   HALIFAX HARBOUR
Subtopic:   COLLISIONS WITH HALIFAX-DARTMOUTH FERRY QUESTION AS TO RADAR EQUIPMENT
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BUTTER SUBSTITUTES

PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION

LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. G. A. Cruickshank (Fraser Valley) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 22, to provide against the deception of purchasers or users of margarine, oleomargarine or other butter substitutes.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Mr. Speaker, it is with a great deal of pleasure that I explain this bill.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Louder.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I think even the hon. member for Vancouver North (Mr. Sinclair) will agree when I state the provisions of the bill, leaving out the preamble:

1. No person shall colour margarine, oleomargarine, butterine or any substitute for butter so as to resemble butter.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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An hon. Member:

Why?

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Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I shall explain why in a minute.

2. No person shall sell margarine, oleomargarine, butterine or other substitute for butter unless it is clearly labeled as such.

3. No person shall supply such commodity for consumption in any hotel, restaurant or

other eating place where meals are supplied for a charge, unless on the bill of fare or menu or by some other means the purchaser or consumer is notified that such commodity is margarine, oleomargarine, butterine, or other butter substitute as the case may be.

4. Every person who contravenes any provision of this act is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both fine and imprisonment.

Briefly, Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is not merely to protect the dairy farmers but to prevent deception of the public.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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CRIMINAL CODE

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING PISTOLS, AIR GUNS, MOTOR VEHICLES, LEVEL CROSSINGS AND PAYMENT OF FINES

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. T. L. Church (Broadview) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 23, to amend the Criminal Code (pistols, air guns, motor vehicles, level crossings and the payment of fines).

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING PISTOLS, AIR GUNS, MOTOR VEHICLES, LEVEL CROSSINGS AND PAYMENT OF FINES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING PISTOLS, AIR GUNS, MOTOR VEHICLES, LEVEL CROSSINGS AND PAYMENT OF FINES
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PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Church:

Mr. Speaker, wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. We should use our best endeavours in the present session to remedy the evils covered by this bill, such as motorcar accidents, drownings, fires in homes, accidents at level crossings, and the slaughter of the innocents by hit-and-run drivers. Transportation should be a means to an end, not an end in itself. Nothing has added more to the comfort and education of the people than the motorcar, but, like every other invention of science, its use is one thing and its abuse is another. Warfare has turned into a curse, by their abuse, the many discoveries of science in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine and other blessings to humanity.

In a news item in the Toronto Telegram of January 29 I noticed the headline: "Nine little victims, adult, await burial side by side." These people were the victims of a fire in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING PISTOLS, AIR GUNS, MOTOR VEHICLES, LEVEL CROSSINGS AND PAYMENT OF FINES
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ALL JURORS TO BE FEMALE IN THE TRIAL OF FEMALE PERSONS

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. T. L. Church (Broadview) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 24, to amend the Criminal Code (juries).

Topic:   ALL JURORS TO BE FEMALE IN THE TRIAL OF FEMALE PERSONS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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February 17, 1949