April 3, 1952

PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB-PRO

William Gilbert Weir (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. W. G. Weir (Porfage-Neepawa):

By

leave of the house may I move:

That the following members comprise the special committee on defence expenditure as provided for in the resolution passed this day, namely: Messrs: Adamson, Applewhaite, Benidickson, Bennett, Blanchette, Campney, Cavers, Churchill, Croll, Dickey, Fulton, Gauthier (Portneuf), George, Hark-ness, Henderson, James, Jones, Larson, Lesage, Macdonneli (Greenwood), Pearkes, Power, Stewart (Winnipeg North), Stick, Thomas, Weaver.

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Motion agreed to. Committee on Defence Expenditure INCOME TAX


PAYMENT TO ONTARIO OF PERCENTAGE OF AMOUNT COLLECTED IN PROVINCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance, of which I sent him notice. Would the minister care to comment on the statement of Premier Frost in the Ontario legislature yesterday that he is hopeful that the federal government will agree to pay the province five per cent of the income tax collected in Ontario?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

I saw the report, Mr. Speaker. I think the premier of Ontario is an optimist. As my hon. friend is aware, the Income Tax Act provides that any resident of a non-agreeing province who has to pay income tax imposed and collected by that province will be allowed to deduct the amount of such tax up to five per cent of the federal government tax for purposes of his federal tax. That offer has been outstanding since 1946, when Mr. Ilsley made his budget speech. The offer is open to Ontario and Quebec or to any other province that does not enter into an agreement with the federal government.

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LIVESTOCK

FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Can the

Minister of Agriculture make a statement as to what has been achieved by the agricultural conference?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

The conference met yesterday at two o'clock and continued until about twelve-thirty today, when they completed their discussions. The discussions were very satisfactory, but four of the ministers thought they would have to refer the matter back to their governments before making a final decision.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

May I ask a further question? Would the minister tell the house whether any offer was made to the provinces to encourage them to lift their embargoes? If so, what was the offer?

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

The discussions were not proceeded with in that atmosphere. We discussed the question, and we were all pretty well satisfied when we got through with the discussions.

Inquiries of the Ministry FREIGHT RATES

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SHIPMENTS OF WESTERN GRAIN TO NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. J. Browne (St. John's West):

Can

the Minister of Agriculture say whether there is any intention on the part of the government to change the present policy of granting freight rates assistance on western grain to Newfoundland?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

The present policy requires that we pay the freight until July 31. The question has not been discussed as to what we will do beyond that date.

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ANNUITIES

APPLICATION OF NEW INTEREST RATE

April 3, 1952