April 25, 1950

MENACE TO CROPS IN SASKATCHEWAN


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):

should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture, arising out of a press dispatch of yesterday's date from Saskatchewan, to the effect that one of the departmental officials has stated that the prospects for crops in Saskatchewan, by reason of the grasshopper menace, are the worst in that province since the early thirties. Will the minister give consideration to providing national assistance to alleviate what would be a national disaster, if the belief of his representative in Saskatchewan is borne out by the fact?

Topic:   GRASSHOPPERS
Subtopic:   MENACE TO CROPS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

This same question was asked on three occasions during the last session. I do not know just what my hon. friend has in mind. Grasshoppers have been fought in Saskatchewan by the provincial government during the whole of the history of that province, and they are still being fought by the provincial government. At no time has any official representation been made to me that it should be done otherwise. In other words, I assume that the government they have in Saskatchewan, which is not good enough to suit me, is good enough to fight grasshoppers.

Topic:   GRASSHOPPERS
Subtopic:   MENACE TO CROPS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

May I ask the minister if they did not fight them pretty successfully last year?

Topic:   GRASSHOPPERS
Subtopic:   MENACE TO CROPS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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SEED GRAIN

FREIGHT ASSISTANCE ON SHIPMENTS INTO SASKATCHEWAN


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture. In view of the shortage of seed grain in the southwestern drought area section of Saskatchewan, is the government considering paying freight on the shipment of seed grain into those areas in somewhat the same manner as it is now paying freight on feed grains to eastern Canada?

Topic:   SEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   FREIGHT ASSISTANCE ON SHIPMENTS INTO SASKATCHEWAN
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

I do not wish to repeat what I said a moment ago, but this question was asked on three or four occasions last year, and from, I think, the same source. The government out there has taken care of that situation as well, and, I think, to the satisfaction of most of the people.

Topic:   SEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   FREIGHT ASSISTANCE ON SHIPMENTS INTO SASKATCHEWAN
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DOUKHOBORS

UNLAWFUL ACTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice, and I am sorry I was not able to give him notice. The situation in British Columbia in connection with the Doukhobors seems to be growing more serious every day. Is the dominion government taking any steps to help the provincial government in that connection?

Topic:   DOUKHOBORS
Subtopic:   UNLAWFUL ACTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   QUES- TION AS TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

I should think it would be quite clear from a perusal of the newspapers that ever since last December, or even before, we have been assisting British Columbia government authorities in those respects in which they asked for assistance, and this has been done at their request.

Topic:   DOUKHOBORS
Subtopic:   UNLAWFUL ACTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   QUES- TION AS TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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DAIRY INDUSTRY

MEETING OF DELEGATION WITH MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron North):

Mr. Speaker, I understand that the Minister of Agriculture met a delegation of dairymen yesterday. I should like to ask if he is in position to make a statement with regard to any decision that may have been reached.

Topic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   MEETING OF DELEGATION WITH MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

I did meet a delegation yesterday, and I met the advisory committee this morning. I shall not be in position to make an announcement before tomorrow.

Topic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   MEETING OF DELEGATION WITH MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
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April 25, 1950