October 20, 1949

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough West):

Mr. Speaker, this question is urgent, and I should like to direct it to the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture. The Minister of Finance said on October 4 that dumping restrictions were still in force in respect to fresh fruits and vegetables imported into Canada. Will the parliamentary assistant say why tomatoes are allowed to be dumped into Canada from the United States?

Topic:   FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Subtopic:   TOMATOES FROM THE UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   DUMPING RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture):

shall take notice of the question and give an answer later.

Topic:   FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Subtopic:   TOMATOES FROM THE UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   DUMPING RESTRICTIONS
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser:

May I ask whether an answer will be given before the tomatoes go bad?

Topic:   FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Subtopic:   TOMATOES FROM THE UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   DUMPING RESTRICTIONS
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FREIGHT RATES

NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. F. Higgins (St. John's East):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Is it correct that, through a misinterpretation of the terms of union between Newfoundland and Canada and a misapplication of the Maritime Freight Rates Act, Newfoundland importers and businesses are paying twenty per cent more than they should for freight shipments via the Canadian National Railways?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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Some hon. Members:

Order paper.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I may say that it is extremely difficult for the Speaker to determine whether or not the question is one which should be placed on the order paper when there is so much noise in the house. From what I did hear of the question, however, it would appear to me it would be better if it were placed on the order paper.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

It is a very important matter.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

As I say, I could not hear the question. I do not know whether the minister heard it.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

I did, Mr. Speaker, and I think perhaps there is some urgency about a part of the question. It is worded in such a way that it gives information rather than requests it. In any event, I must tell the hon. gentleman that I am not aware of any misinterpretation of the terms of union; neither am I aware of any misapplication of the Maritime Freight Rates Act. I doubt very much whether

Inquiries of the Ministry businessmen or manufacturers in Newfoundland are paying twenty per cent more for freight than they should. My understanding is that the freight rates in Newfoundland are much lower than they were prior to union with Canada. I am sure the hon. gentleman will understand that when a new freight rate structure is established in a province, there are bound to be some complaints. I should not be surprised if there were complaints, and perhaps discrimination. I am sure that the parties aggrieved will wish to present their case before the board of transport commissioners and have it dealt with there. I understand that is already under way.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

The question is based on a statement by the premier of the province.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   SHIPMENTS VIA CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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WAR SERVICE MEDALS

QUESTION AS TO ENGRAVING OF NAME AND REGIMENTAL NUMBER OF RECIPIENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. C. W. Hodgson (Vicloria. Ont):

I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence or his parliamentary assistant whether it is true that the war medals now being distributed to veterans are not engraved with the name and regimental number of the recipient.

Topic:   WAR SERVICE MEDALS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ENGRAVING OF NAME AND REGIMENTAL NUMBER OF RECIPIENT
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Milion F. Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

It is true. The medals which were distributed after the first great war did have engraved upon them the name and number of the recipient. But this time there were a great many more. As hon. members know from the publicity given to the matter, a man might be able to win eight. Some three and a half million medals have been produced by the mint. It was estimated by my colleague the Minister of National Defence and myself, when this matter was undertaken, that it would delay the production and the sending out of the medals by something like two years if the names and numbers were put on them. For that reason mainly, they were not put on, and the medals are going out without being so inscribed.

Topic:   WAR SERVICE MEDALS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO ENGRAVING OF NAME AND REGIMENTAL NUMBER OF RECIPIENT
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UNITED NATIONS

October 20, 1949