March 19, 1954

PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY

FEDERAL AID FOR EXTENSION OF FACILITIES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Bert Raymond Leboe

Social Credit

Mr. B. R. Leboe (Cariboo):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Transport. Has the government arrived at a decision in respect to aid to the British Columbia government for the extending of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway? If not, when will the minister be able to make a statement regarding the giving of such aid?

Topic:   PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AID FOR EXTENSION OF FACILITIES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

The answer to the question is that the minister is not aware of any application having been made for aid from that quarter. Until it has been made, there will be no opportunity for rendering a decision.

Topic:   PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AID FOR EXTENSION OF FACILITIES
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

May I ask a

question of the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) arising out of the answer given by the Minister of Transport to the hon. member for Cariboo (Mr. Leboe). Did not the premier of British Columbia make a submission requesting financial aid, among other things for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, when he was down here to interview the federal government before Christmas?

Topic:   PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AID FOR EXTENSION OF FACILITIES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

If the Prime Minister will allow me to answer, I would say that the brief that was presented by the premier of British Columbia, and those associated with him, was a very long brief-if I remember correctly it was thirty or forty pages long- having to do with proposals, not only concerning the railways but other matters. In my capacity as head of the Department of Transport, I did not consider that as an application for aid in connection with the project he has in mind to extend the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from Squamish to Vancouver. And I am sure, from conversations I had with him afterwards, neither did he consider it as such. I understood from him that if there was an application to be made it would be made in due course; and it has not yet been made.

[Mr Nickle.]

Topic:   PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AID FOR EXTENSION OF FACILITIES
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INCREASE IN DELIVERY QUOTAS


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 ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether he can say when producers may expect an increase in grain delivery quotas, and what proportion of marketing points are still on a five bushel quota.

Topic:   INCREASE IN DELIVERY QUOTAS
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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):

Some progress is being made toward larger quotas. Unfortunately, as I pointed out earlier, the movement of wheat has been concentrated toward the Pacific coast, so that the situation is easier in Alberta than in the other provinces. But we have increased' the quotas to seven bushels per specified acre at seven points in Manitoba, three in Saskatchewan and twenty-four in Alberta. We have increased the quota to six bushels per specified acre at twenty-two points in Manitoba, twenty-three points in Saskatchewan and fifty-nine points in Alberta. It is anticipated that further increases in quotas will be announced as space in the elevators warrants.

Topic:   INCREASE IN DELIVERY QUOTAS
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Would that be within the next couple of weeks?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

The increases before mentioned have been made operative.

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EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT

EXTENSION OF APPLICATION TO 1954

LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Hon. George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys) moved

the third reading of Bill No. 376, to amend the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act.

Topic:   EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF APPLICATION TO 1954
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PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rodney Adamson (York West):

Mr. Speaker, before this bill passes, and' in order to make the position absolutely clear, I wish to make a brief statement.

Gold is money. Money is of value because it is freely convertible into goods and services, by direct exchange. For gold to fulfil its major function, it must be made freely exchangeable into goods or services by the same simple operation based on agreement between buyer and seller. This is the essential qualification of the free market. It is the basic law of the capitalist or free economy.

It is my contention that the problem of gold will not be solved until this is brought about.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

Topic:   EMERGENCY GOLD MINING ASSISTANCE ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF APPLICATION TO 1954
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EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS ACT

EXTENSION OF CONTROL OF STRATEGIC MATERIALS


The house resumed, from Thursday, March 18, consideration in committee of Bill No. 374, to control export and import of strategic materials-Mr. Howe (Port Arthur)-Mr. Robinson (Simcoe East) in the chair. On clause 5-Import list of goods.


March 19, 1954