December 21, 1951

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

If it is true, Mr. Speaker, that textiles are being dumped, the recourse is to the Department of National Revenue who have remedial legislation for that situation. Of course, it has to be proven that dumping is taking place. It is not a matter for the Department of Trade and Commerce, but whoever feels injured should take up the matter with the Department of National Revenue.

Topic:   DUMPING OF TEXTILES ON CANADIAN MARKET
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PC

John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charlton:

May I ask the Minister of National Revenue if he has had any representations on this subject?

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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

I think there is a misconception in the minds of a great number of members of parliament, and the public, as to what constitutes dumping according to the law. Dumping occurs when goods from a foreign country are imported into this country at a price lower than that at which they are sold to the jobber, wholesaler or consumer in the country of origin. This is a matter which is under careful consideration every day, and the record shows that we have not evidence that dumping is actually taking place with regard to textiles.

There has been some dumping, and when it has occurred the dumping duty has been applied. This means that the invoice has been raised to a price comparable to that at which the goods are sold in the country of origin and both tariff and sales taxes are applied upon that new invoice price. As I have said, the situation is carefully reviewed continuously, and if there are occasions on which the dumping duty can be rightfully applied it will be and has been applied.

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FISHERIES

STORMS IN NOVA SCOTIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk

Liberal

Mr. T. A. M. Kirk (Digby-Yarmouth):

Is

the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Fisheries aware of the loss and damage

that has been occasioned fishing gear and equipment in southwest Nova Scotia owing to the severe storms that took place this week, with winds reported as high as eighty miles an hour lashing the coast? If he is aware, is he prepared to order an immediate investigation by officials of his department to ascertain the extent of this damage, and consider what means may be adopted to assist the fishermen who have had such severe financial losses?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   STORMS IN NOVA SCOTIA
Sub-subtopic:   DAMAGE TO FISHER- MEN'S EQUIPMENT
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Mr. J. Watson. MacNaughl@Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries

I thank the hon. gentleman for giving me notice of his question. The Department of Fisheries is aware that there were severe storms in southwest Nova Scotia, but no reports have been received concerning the extent of damage that may have been done.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   STORMS IN NOVA SCOTIA
Sub-subtopic:   DAMAGE TO FISHER- MEN'S EQUIPMENT
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INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN

GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT


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):

My question to the Minister of

Resources and Development arises out of an answer which he gave to a question of mine appearing in Hansard for Wednesday, December 19, 1951, at page 2190. Will reconsideration be given to the matter of continuing the $15,000 grant to the international peace garden? I should like to ask the minister if it is not possible, in view of the large sums we are spending on defence, to continue paying these few dollars in support of a project dedicated to peace.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN
Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think the answer in Hansard was as full as one could give. These [DOT] matters always receive the consideration of the government when consideration is required.

On the orders of the day:

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Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. As reported in Hansard of December 19 at page 2190, in reply to a question by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) concerning this peace garden project to which there has been some reference this morning, the Minister of Resources and Development intimated that certain members of the house had already made representation. I should like to indicate that, along with the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Ross), some weeks ago I approached the minister on this matter. As is well known to

Inquiries of the Ministry the members of this house, the peace garden project was one of the major interests of my predecessor in this house, the late Mr. J. E. Matthews.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN
Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

This matter is not one of privilege. Unless the hon. member is allowed to make a brief statement-

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN
Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Then I am afraid I cannot allow the hon. member to continue.

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Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

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

As to that

particular question, Mr. Speaker, I think it only fair to say that I was also approached by the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson), by our party whip, the hon. member for Portage-Neepawa (Mr. Weir), by the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Ward) and by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Winkler).

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN
Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mutch:

Look around this way too.

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Subtopic:   GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT
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December 21, 1951