March 4, 1952

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Has the

Minister of National Revenue been advised that the income tax office in Saskatchewan has rejected, as a deduction from income, annual fees paid by farmers to the Saskatchewan Farmers Union? Can the minister say whether such fees will be allowed as a deduction from income in the manner outlined by the Minister of Finance on June 13 last?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   FARMERS
Sub-subtopic:   DEDUCTION OF FEES PAID TO SASKATCHEWAN FARMERS UNION
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

I acknowledge having received

notice yesterday of the hon. member's question. The answer to the first question is yes, in a few instances because of a misunderstanding arising from the word "Union" in the name of the organization. The organization is the Saskatchewan Farmers Union.

The answer to the second question is yes. As indicated by the Minister of Finance on pages 4051 and 4052 of Hansard for June 13, 1951, membership fees may be included in the expenses of a farmer who is in business for himself. They are not deductible from the income of a farm employee because the organization is not a trade union as defined in the Income Tax Act.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   FARMERS
Sub-subtopic:   DEDUCTION OF FEES PAID TO SASKATCHEWAN FARMERS UNION
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QUESTION AS TO RETURNING TO CAR ORDER BOOK SYSTEM


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John James Smith

Liberal

Mr. J. J. Smith (Moose Mountain):

Will the Minister of Trade and Commerce look into the advisability of returning to the car order book system for the shipment of grain, and if he does not find it feasible will he make a statement to the house as to why it is not feasible, and why it was prohibited last December?

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO RETURNING TO CAR ORDER BOOK SYSTEM
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I shall be glad to do so at an early date.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO RETURNING TO CAR ORDER BOOK SYSTEM
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

QUESTION AS TO EXPROPRIATION OF LAND NEAR DUNDURN CAMP


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Robert Ross (Roy) Knight

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

Mr. R. R. Knight (Saskatoon):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Is the minister prepared to immediately notify farmers in the area of Dundurn military camp, upon whose land the government has an option, as to whether or not their land is to be expropriated?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO EXPROPRIATION OF LAND NEAR DUNDURN CAMP
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

I expect that those options will be taken up within the next few weeks, and that, in cases where it is desired, arrangements can be made under which the government will not enter into possession of the land until the end of the crop year 1952.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO EXPROPRIATION OF LAND NEAR DUNDURN CAMP
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CCF

Robert Ross (Roy) Knight

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

Mr. Knight:

Is the minister aware that those farmers need some cash payment now if they are to secure other land upon which to move so that they can prepare the land for spring work? Is he aware that in the case of at least one man there is a request for an answer in this regard, and no answer has been given?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO EXPROPRIATION OF LAND NEAR DUNDURN CAMP
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxton:

I did not know of any such requests that had not been answered. I shall see that answers are sent at once.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO EXPROPRIATION OF LAND NEAR DUNDURN CAMP
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IRRIGATION

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER


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 Prime Minister. I am sorry that I was unable to send him notice of it, but I am sure that he will not need it. Can the Prime Minister say what progress is being made by the royal commission inquiring into the development of the South Saskatchewan river and whether the report of that royal commission may be expected before the construction season opens this year?

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

It just so happens that I received only this morning a letter, which is in the form of a preliminary report, from Mr. Gaherty, one of the commissioners. I shall be glad to table that letter so that it may be available for the information of hon. members.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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DEFENCE PRODUCTION

DIESEL ENGINES DELIVERED FROM UNITED KINGDOM WITH SAND IN OIL SUMP

March 4, 1952