May 26, 1950

NATIONAL DEFENCE

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BILL NO. 133

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. Hunter be substituted for that of Mr. Thomson on the special committee on Bill No. 133, the National Defence Act.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON BILL NO. 133
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Motion agreed to.


CANADA GRAIN ACT

ELEVATORS DECLARED TO BE FOR GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA-VARIOUS AMENDMENTS

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for ihe Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 249, to amend the Canada Grain Act.

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Subtopic:   ELEVATORS DECLARED TO BE FOR GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA-VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Subtopic:   ELEVATORS DECLARED TO BE FOR GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA-VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The Canada Grain Act is one of the statutes of 1930, but there is still one section of a 1927 act in existence. Both these acts contain schedules of elevators, and one list is known to be more than seventy per cent inaccurate because of the changes necessary as a result of the passage of time. The new bill being introduced will do away with these schedules and provide that all elevators shall be listed as works for the general advantage of Canada.

The bill also provides that elevator storage of foreign grain intended to be re-shipped out of Canada will be subject to the regulations of the board, in order to ensure that adequate storage is available for the handling of western grain on a priority basis.

The bill also provides that mills that are licensed as country elevators may unload wheat from railway cars for milling or manufacture. At the present time country elevators may unload wheat only when it is to be used for seed or feed.

The bill also provides that the weigh-over of grain in elevators, now required to be made in each year, may be deferred by the board of grain commissioners when such

weigh-over is impracticable for certain reasons, such as where an elevator is so congested that a weigh-over is not possible. The bill provides for a maximum time limit beyond which the weigh-over cannot be delayed.

The bill also provides for a change in the publication of the regulations of the board so that a consolidation may be published at the beginning of the crop year. At the present time some confusion exists owing to the fact that the regulations are published at the wrong time to meet the needs of the trade.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Subtopic:   ELEVATORS DECLARED TO BE FOR GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA-VARIOUS AMENDMENTS
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NATIONAL PARKS ACT

LEVYING OF TAXES FOR CERTAIN WORKS OR SERVICES


no. 235


LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for the Minister of Resources and Development) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That the following provision be inserted as subsection three of section three of Bill No. 235 (letter 0-6 of the Senate), intituled "An act to amend the National Parks Act" now before the house:

"(3) Paragraphs (p) and (q) of subsection one of section seven of the said1 act, as enacted by section nine of chapter sixty-six of the statutes of 1947, are repealed and the following substituted therefor:

'(p) levying taxes upon the residents of a park or upon the interest of any person in land in a park in order to defray the cost of health and welfare services supplied to such residents by a province pursuant to an agreement made under paragraph (o) or supplied to such residents by the government of Canada;

(q) levying taxes upon the interest of any person in land in a park in order to defray, in whole or in part, the cost of the establishment, operation, maintenance and administration of any public works, improvements or utility services referred to in paragraph (i) and prescribing that such taxes may be levied with respect to any or all of the following lands (i) all lands in the park; (ii) lands in such area or areas in the park as may be designated by regulations, and (iii) lands benefited by such public works, improvements or utility services;

(r) the sale or forfeiture of lands for nonpayment of taxes;

(s) the abatement and prevention of nuisances'."

He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS ACT
Subtopic:   LEVYING OF TAXES FOR CERTAIN WORKS OR SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO BILL
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Motion agreed to. 2880 HOUSE OF Inquiries of the Ministry FLOOD CONDITIONS


INQUIRY AS TO REQUEST BY MANITOBA FOR INTERIM GRANT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Has the government of Manitoba requested the federal government to make an interim grant in connection with the flood? If not, can the minister say whether the federal government has advised the Manitoba government that an interim grant will be available on request?

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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 think the hon. member has mistaken the identity of the minister on the front bench to whom he should address his question. If I am not mistaken, it should be addressed to the Prime Minister. I have no knowledge whether the government of Manitoba has or has not made such a request.

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PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Ross (Souris):

I should like to ask the same question of the Minister of Finance that the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre directed to the Minister of Justice. It is a matter for the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REQUEST BY MANITOBA FOR INTERIM GRANT
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Is the Minister of Finance prepared to answer the question?

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May 26, 1950