April 3, 1952

EXPORTS VIA CHURCHILL

CCF

Mr. Wright:

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

1. What was the saving to the wheat board on freight on grain exported through Churchill in the crop year 1950-51?

2. What premiums were received on wheat exported via Churchill over the Port Arthur, Fort William price, in the crop year 1950-51, under (a) world wheat agreement; (b) class II wheat?

3. What was the rate and the amount of diversion charges paid on wheat at Churchill in the crop year 1950-51?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORTS VIA CHURCHILL
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LIB

Mr. Howe: (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. $132,217.22. This is saving in inland freight to Churchill as compared with corresponding rates to the lakehead.

2. Average international wheat agreement sales, 4-96 cents per bushel; average class II sales, 3-05 cents per bushel.

3. Rate, 1J cents per bushel. Total diversion charges, paid $139,560.91.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORTS VIA CHURCHILL
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

CCF

Mr. Bryce:

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

1. How many interested buyers were requested by the Indian affairs branch to tender for the wild rice crop harvested on Lone Island lake and Crowduck lake, in 1951?

2. What are the names of those who submitted tenders, and the amount of their respective tenders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PURCHASE OF WILD RICE
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LIB

Mr. Harris (Grey-Bruce): (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

1. Nine.

2. Canadian Fish Producers, Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 40 cents per lb. basic with 10 per cent bonus and 5 per cent royalty to provincial government.

Charles Lagsden, 42 cents per lb.

J. R. Copeland, Red River Grain Co., St. Boniface, Manitoba, 37 cents per lb. and 5 per cent royalty to provincial government.

Julius Kowbel, 85 Linden Avenue, East Kildonan, Manitoba, 35 cents per lb.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PURCHASE OF WILD RICE
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

INCOME TAX

SC

Mr. Fair:

Social Credit

1. During each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950, what was the income tax per capita for each province?

2. During the same period what amount of income tax per capita was paid by (a) farmers; (b) industrial workers; (c) professional persons; (d) clergy, in each province?

3. During the same period, what was the average tax paid by lawyers, medical doctors, dentists and opticians, in each province?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   PER CAPITA PAYMENTS
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LIB

Frederick Gordon Bradley (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Bradley:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   PER CAPITA PAYMENTS
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 28 FOR SITTINGS OF APRIL 3 AND 4


Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved: That the provision of standing order relative to Mr. Speaker leaving the chair without question put be suspended for the sittings of the house on Thursday, April 3, 1952, and Friday, April 4, 1952. Motion agreed to.


DEFENCE EXPENDITURES

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved: That a select committee be appointed to examine all expenditure of public moneys for national defence and all commitments for expenditure for national defence since March 31, 1950, and to report from time to time their observations and opinions thereon, and in particular, what, if any, economies consistent with the execution of the policy decided by the government may be effected therein, with power to send for persons, papers and records and to examine witnesses: and that notwithstanding standing order 65, the committee shall consist of twenty-six members to be designated by the house at a later date.


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Mr, George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to express the hope that this motion will receive unanimous support, and also to make a suggestion, which, it seems to me, I can make only at this point. The motion now before us, in the name of the Prime Minister, calls for the setting up of a select committee to examine all expenditure of public moneys for national defence and all commitments for expenditures for national defence. With the adoption of this motion I believe it will be highly desirable that, at the termination of

the debate which will be started this afternoon on national defence, there be a similar motion before the house to that which was adopted yesterday in respect of the estimates of the Department of External Affairs.

I would point out that the Department of National Defence can be under no greater measure of secrecy than the Department of External Affairs. All the estimates of the Department of External Affairs have now been referred to the committee on external affairs, and I suggest that the proper and satisfactory course would be similarly to refer the estimates of the Department of National Defence to this committee so that they also may be examined in the way in which the estimates of the Department of External Affairs are examined.

In presenting this suggestion for consideration, may I point out the experience has been that the estimates of the Department of External Affairs come back here and are dealt with very quickly after they have been reviewed by the committee.

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

I am sorry that I cannot accept at once the suggestion of the hon. member. It may be that we shall find it convenient to proceed in that way, but we have not yet been able to come to that conclusion. I would hope that this motion can be adopted. It may be that the experience acquired in. the course of the work of this committee will induce us to come to the conclusion that it would be possible to have a committee that would not proceed as do some committees of congress, and that here it is something that would work satisfactorily; but I am sorry I cannot at the moment make any commitment in that regard.

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Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, I simply wish to make it clear that I was not asking for any commitment, nor was I suggesting that my support of this motion is in any way conditional upon any arrangement. I was making the suggestion, and I still hope it will be given consideration so that conceivably before the termination of this debate some different view might prevail.

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


April 3, 1952