April 26, 1950

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Mr. Hughes Cleaver (Hallon) presented the fourth report of the special committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, and moved that the report be concurred in.


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, before this report is concurred in, there is just a word or two I should like to say. I confess that part of what I want to say has been said already in the committee, but I was not a member of that committee. Coming as I do from the city of Winnipeg I feel that the protest which I have in mind should be repeated on the floor of this house.

I refer to the way in which a number of employees are being laid off at Winnipeg by the Trans-Canada Air Lines. All members of this house will recall the considerable feeling there was-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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LIB

Hughes Cleaver

Liberal

Mr. Cleaver:

On a point of order, I think perhaps the hon. member did not hear the report read. It is simply a routine report in regard to printing. The final report of the committee will be presented later.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

That is quite correct; I did not hear what was read by the assistant clerk. I shall reserve my remarks until the final report is presented.

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Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. L. Philippe Picard (Bellechasse) presented the first report of the standing committee on public accounts, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL

LIB-PRO

William Gilbert Weir (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. W. G. Weir (Porlage-Neepawa) moved

That the name of Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood) be substituted for that of Mr. Fulton on the standing committee on public accounts.

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Motion agreed to.


DAIRY INDUSTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT AS TO SUPPORT PRICES FOR BUTTER AND REQUISITIONING OF CHEDDAR CHEESE

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I was asked yesterday if I was in a position to make a statement as to the government's decision concerning the price of butter. I stated that in all probability I would be able to do so today.

I am also in a position today to make a statement with regard to cheese, which I shall make at the same time.

I wish to announce that from May 1, 1950 to April 30, 1951, the agricultural prices support board will support the butter market by purchasing first grade creamery butter in carlots at a price of 53 cents per pound, basis delivery Saint John, Halifax, Montreal and Toronto, and 52J cents per pound, basis delivery Vancouver. The purchase program for the coming year will be similar to that of 1949-50.

The quantity of butter held by the government as at noon today is 19,429,929 pounds.

I wish to announce also that the agricultural prices support board's wholesale selling price for butter, effective the 1st of May, 1950, will be 53 cents per pound, delivery in Ontario and Quebec, with appropriate price differentials to other points in Canada.

I wish to announce that the cheddar cheese production in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, beginning May 1, 1950, will be

requisitioned. The requisitioning of cheese was requested by the Ontario cheese producers' association and the dairy farmers of Canada in order to safeguard the filling of the contract to supply cheese to the British ministry of food during 1950. The contract calls for the delivery of up to 85 million pounds.

The government agrees that it is desirable that the maximum quantity of cheese be shipped to the United Kingdom this year, and that the contract be filled. Canada's ability to meet commitments in this regard is important from the standpoint of the future market for Canadian cheese in Britain.

It is also important that the domestic market be well supplied with cheese, and the stocks on hand are considered sufficient for these requirements. Stocks as at the 1st of

Dairy Industry

April were 34-9 million pounds, or approximately 10 million pounds in excess of one year ago. The government holds 17-4 million pounds, and the trade 17-5 million pounds.

The government's holdings of cheese at present are largely the result of the contract with the United Kingdom not being filled in 1948, and a heavy carry-over of cheese stocks into the 1949 season.

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PC

George Stanley White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. White (Hasiings-Peierborough):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Agriculture arising out of the statement he has just made. When the minister said that, beginning on the 1st of May, cheese will be requisitioned, did he mean that it would be requisitioned until the contract is filled, or that it would be requisitioned for the entire output of 1950, and at what price?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Cheese will be requisitioned at prices based on the 28 cents which was announced previously as being the price for cheese at Montreal. Requisitioning will continue as long as it is necessary to carry it on in order to secure supplies of cheese, for the British contract, provided there is sufficient produced to secure the supply.

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April 26, 1950