June 22, 1954

WAR CLAIMS

ORDER IN COUNCIL AMENDING REGULATIONS

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, with your permission I should like to table a copy, in each of the official languages, of the order in council passed yesterday amending the war claims regulations. Perhaps I might be permitted to say, by way of explanation, that it does two things. It changes priority for payment of claims so that small property claims under $2,500 can be paid as soon as they have been properly processed. Nearly all the personal claims, except those that are difficult to adjudicate, have already been paid, and the government is now satisfied there will be funds available to pay the small property claims, without jeopardizing any of the personal claims.

There is another section which extends the time for making a claim to September 30 of this year. I found on checking the other day that there were 15 or so of these claims that had come in too late. Some of them had come early in January, although the deadline was December 31. It seemed to be rather unfair, when some of these claims were for small amounts, and were really compassionate cases, that they should not have their claims adjudicated. I do not expect there will be any further extension. It is intended that this will be the final date for receiving these claims.

Topic:   WAR CLAIMS
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL AMENDING REGULATIONS
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PIPE LINES

WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION COMPANY


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce about a report appearing in this morning's paper to the effect that West-coast Transmission has decided to appeal the recent decision of the federal power commission. Is the minister in a position to inform the house as to what are the rights of appeal-what further stages of appeal there are available-or, in other words, when we might expect some finality to the matter?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION BY FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION
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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, too, read the report in the newspaper. I understand that a finding of the federal power commission can be appealed; but I have no idea what the grounds of appeal are-whether on questions of law, as might be the case were it our board of transport commissioners, or whether on grounds of fact. In any event, I have no knowledge of the process in the United States. I can only say that I read the report.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION BY FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulion:

You do not know whether it can go to another court, or whether this is to be the final one?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION BY FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

No, I do not know that.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   WESTCOAST TRANSMISSION COMPANY
Sub-subtopic:   DECISION BY FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION
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POSSIBLE CONTINUATION OF SEVEN-BUSHEL QUOTA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Would the minister say whether the seven-bushel quota will be continued for a short period beyond July 31 at any delivery points where space has not been available by that date?

Topic:   POSSIBLE CONTINUATION OF SEVEN-BUSHEL QUOTA
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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 do not care to comment on the situation that will face us on July 31. It is the intention to see that everyone can deliver his wheat on the basis of the seven-bushel quota; but what mechanics will be necessary to make that possible, I cannot say.

Topic:   POSSIBLE CONTINUATION OF SEVEN-BUSHEL QUOTA
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STORAGE OF ONTARIO WINTER WHEAT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Edward Blake Huffman

Liberal

Mr. E. B. Huffman (Kent, Onl.):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Can the minister assure the house that normal storage facilities will be available for the Ontario winter wheat crop?

Topic:   STORAGE OF ONTARIO WINTER WHEAT
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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):

My hon. friend was good enough to give me notice of his question. I telephoned Winnipeg and I was assured both by the transport controller and by the board of grain commissioners that every effort would be made to see that storage for the Ontario crop is provided.

6438 HOUSE OF

Supply-Defence Production SUPPLY

Topic:   STORAGE OF ONTARIO WINTER WHEAT
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance) moved

that the house go into committee of supply.

Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Robinson (Simcoe East) in the chair.

Topic:   STORAGE OF ONTARIO WINTER WHEAT
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION

June 22, 1954