March 19, 1954

STANDING ORDERS


Third report of standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. Harrison.


SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1953-1954


A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting supplementary estimates for the financial year ending March 31, 1954, was presented by Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance), read by Mr. Speaker to the house, and referred to the committee of supply.


NATIONAL HOUSING ACT, 1954 TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL PROCLAIMING ACT AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1954

LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table order in council P.C. 408 which proclaims the National Housing Act, 1954, as of Monday, March 22, 1954. I am also tabling a copy of the regulations under P.C. 409 as well as P.C. 410 setting forth the interest rates. The maximum rate of interest for insured mortgage loans has been established at 5J per cent. In respect of rental insurance loans, the same rate applies. The interest rate for limited dividend companies remains unchanged at 3 f per cent. The maximum level of loans for home ownership has been established at $12,800 for a single house and $15,300 for a duplex exclusive of the insurance premium. Regulations for the operation of the act have been established and the form of mortgage deeds has been determined. There is provision that prepaid monthly tax instalments in the hands of the approved lenders shall bear interest at the savings account rate of the chartered banks. Explanatory leaflets and forms are being distributed so that the new legislation may be operative next Monday morning.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT, 1954 TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL PROCLAIMING ACT AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1954
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the minister when copies of the regulations will be available for distribution?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I think they could be made available almost immediately. I will endeavour to see that they are available Monday.

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INCREASE IN MAXIMUM WHERE SERVICES SUPPLIED


On the orders of the day:


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Public Works with reference to a statement he made earlier this afternoon. Will the minister say whether consideration will be given to increasing the maximum amount in cases where municipalities contract with other subdividers for the purpose of putting in services, such maximum to be increased by a relative amount for each piece of property.

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

That is a matter I shall have to take into consideration.

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PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING-SENATE BILL


Bill No. 378, to incorporate North American Baptists Inc., (Canada).-Mr. James.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SENATOR MCCARTHY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

Inquiries of the Ministry Immigration Act. I feel it would be completely inappropriate for the government of Canada to make any representation about a matter of this kind to the government of the United States.

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Subtopic:   SENATOR MCCARTHY
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS TO UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ON PROPOSED VISIT
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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I would point out to the Prime Minister that reports indicated certain possible requests to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other details of that kind. I recognize that there would and could be no suggestion of refusing entry to any citizen of the United States. The question was directed to the possibility that, having regard to the circumstances, some indication might be made that our relationships would be best served by discussions of this kind on the other side of the line.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SENATOR MCCARTHY
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS TO UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ON PROPOSED VISIT
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March 19, 1954