May 11, 1951

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

LIB

Léonard-David Sweezey Tremblay

Liberal

Mr. L. D. Tremblay (Dorchester) moved:

That the name of Mr. Gibson, be substituted for that of Mr. Cruickshank on the standing committee on public accounts.

That the name of Mr. Hosking be substituted for that of Mr. Carroll on the special committee on veterans affairs.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGES IN PERSONNEL
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Motion agreed to.


NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

PROVISION FOR INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE ON JOINT LOANS

LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development):

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE ON JOINT LOANS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the minister if or when the government intends to resume lending, through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the additional one-sixth provided by the 1949 legislation, the withdrawal of which has had so much to do with the reduction in the volume of housing built with the assistance of the act?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE ON JOINT LOANS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I believe the hon. member is fully familiar with the reasons leading up to the decision to suspend the one-sixth. I can only say that when the decision is made to restore it, an announcement will be made at that time.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE ON JOINT LOANS
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MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS

PAYMENTS BY DEPARTMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIAL SERVICES

LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Hon. George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys):

Mr. Speaker, on May 8 the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) referred to the answer I gave on May 7 to his request for information concerning the total amount paid by the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys for professional and special services in the fiscal year 1950-51.

The answer that was given is correct. It indicates the actual expenditure made in 1950-51 according to the basis of account classification used by the department in that year. However, as members realize, on the recommendation of the public accounts committee and the Auditor General, the form of presentation of the estimates was materially changed for 1951-52. This has resulted in a considerable change in our department in the method used to classify expenditures. In order to provide a basis for comparison with this year's estimates, last year's accounts have been reconstructed in the same manner for purposes of comparison only.

Topic:   MINES AND TECHNICAL SURVEYS
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS BY DEPARTMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIAL SERVICES
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PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING


Bill No. 267, to incorporate the Scripture Gift Mission (Canada) Incorporated.-Mr. Fleming.


FREIGHT RATES

QUESTION AS TO LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FOR EQUALIZATION


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 direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Has the minister's attention been drawn to a dispatch in this morning's press regarding legislation for the equalization of freight rates? Can the minister say when such legislation will be introduced, and will it include the recommended $7 million subsidy for the maintenance of the rail link between east qnd west?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FOR EQUALIZATION
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

I have not seen the dispatch in this morning's press. All I can tell the hon. member is that the legislation to which he refers

is still under consideration. When it is finalized, it will be placed on the order paper.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE FOR EQUALIZATION
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May 11, 1951