March 25, 1949

LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

No.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNicol:

The government does not intend to set up a staff of its own, but will confine enforcement activities to the provincial game officers, the provincial police and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

That is right.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNicol:

Are those officers to be paid extra for any activities in connection with this act?

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

No, they are doing it as a public service. These people are not paid specially for their services.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hodgson:

Has not the minister's department had game administration officers up until now?

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

We have not had officers for the purpose of this bill.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

In recent years the ravages of wolves have made very considerable inroads in the herds of big game in the southern Yukon, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. Will the changes now contemplated by this amendment in any way reduce the protection which is now given? Will the numbers of individuals who are responsible for safeguarding game in the more remote parts of Canada be in any way decreased?

The damage being done in recent years has had a very serious effect upon those people who make their living by guiding hunting parties. These parties spend great sums of money in these northern parts. Statistics show that in the last few years there has been a serious depletion of the herds of big game in these areas. I think it is most important that nothing be done that will in any way diminish the inadequate protection which is now being given.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

This bill, Mr. Chairman, will not diminish the protection in any way. The problem mentioned by the member for Nanaimo (Mr. Pearkes) is a matter that is very much before the appropriate branch of my department at the present time. At the moment we are in consultation with the provincial authorities looking to the eradication of this menace.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Smith (Calgary West):

May I ask the

minister the reason why we cannot export feathered game without removing the feathers?

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

I am sure I do not know, Mr. Chairman. Possibly the member for Calgary West can tell me.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Smith (Calgary West):

I think the answer is that the authorities are afraid the feathers might carry some disease.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

Topic:   GAME EXPORT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AS TO ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN BY GAME OFFICERS
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CULLERS ACT

REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works, for the Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved

the second reading of Bill No. 15, to repeal the Cullers Act.

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Mr. Speaker, before you continue with this motion, this legislation was not mentioned in our agenda.

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Yes, it was.

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

It was not mentioned at first.

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

At first it was not mentioned, but I did mention it later.

Motion agreed to and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Golding in the chair.

On section 1-Act repealed.

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Will the parliamentary assistant to the minister explain the reason for repealing this act?

Topic:   CULLERS ACT
Subtopic:   REPEAL OF CHAPTER 39 OF REVISED STATUTES
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March 25, 1949