February 10, 1955

WELCOME TO PRIME MINISTER AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Acting Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I know I speak on behalf of the official opposition and also, I am sure, on behalf of everyone else at this time when I welcome the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) and the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) on their

safe return from their short visit overseas. I hope that today or some time in the near future the Prime Minister will give the house a statement as to the success of that important trip.

Topic:   WELCOME TO PRIME MINISTER AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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QUESTIONS

RYE AND FLAX PRODUCTION

CCF

Mr. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

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

1. What has been the annual production of rye. by provinces, since 1940?

2. What has been the annual production of flax, by provinces, since 1940?

3. What has been the high and low price of rye and flax for each year since 1940?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RYE AND FLAX PRODUCTION
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LIB

John Horace Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Mr. Dickey:

Production of rye

1. British

Year Canada Quebec Ontario Thousands Manitoba of bushels Sask. Alberta Columbia1940

13,994 103 1,557 2,250 7,000 3,000 841941

11,703 231 1,382 2,818 5,311 1,860 1011942

24,742 196 1,501 3,600 15,000 4,400 451943

7,143 188 1,056 836 3,800 1,234 291944

8,526 151 1,242 612 4,800 1,697 241945

5,888 139 1,249 379 2,620 1,477 241946

8,811 126 1,378 346 4,005 2,927 291947

13,217 124 1,444 600 6,780 4,250 191948

25.340 220 2,751 1,950 10,500 9,900 191949

10,011 221 2,226 750 4,400 2,400 141950

13,333 261 1,856 1,300 6,200 3,700 161951

17,647 102 1,505 835 9,800 5,345 601952

24,833 72 1,494 1,200 14,200 7,800 671953

28,775 55 1,710 2,750 14,400 9,700 1601954

14,172 39 1,854 1,479 6,700 4,000 100

Production of flaxseed

2.

Year Canada Ontario

Thousands

1940

3,049 1701941

5,788 1131942

14,992 2621943

17,911 2351944

9,668 2381945

7,593 2301946

6,403 1691947

12,260 6741948

17,721 8291949

2,284 1961950

4,686 3651951

9,897 9601952

12,261 8711953

9,912 5371954

11,238 188

British

Manitoba of bushels Sask. Alberta Columbia800 1,650 425 41,145 3,718 778 342,000 10,500 2,200 302,800 11,500 3,300 761,762 6,400 1,243 252,800 3,800 738 252,979 2,594 635 265,200 4,200 2,150 369,040 4,740 3,050 621,100 650 300 382,900 1,000 400 215,000 2,300 1,570 674,800 4,300 2.200 903,800 3,500 2,000 754,000 4,800 2,150 100

Questions

3. Annual high and low prices No. 1 C.W. flaxseed and No. 2 C.W. rye according to closing quotations on the Winnipeg grain exchange except where otherwise indicated: (Prices basis in store Fort William-Port Arthur.)

Year No. 1 C.W. flax No. 2 C.W. rye High Low High Low$ per bushel 1940 2.374 1.164 .784 .3941941 1.87| 1.37| [DOT]66| .45J-1942 2.25(a) 1.564 .664 [DOT]5151943 2.50(a) 2.25(a) 1.225 .6441944 2.75(a) 2.50(a) 1.34| .8911945 2.75(a) 2.75(a) 1.99 1.1311946 3.25(a) 2.75(a) 3.15 1.8941947 5.50(a, b) 3.25(a) 4.125 2.42J1948 5.50(a, b) 4.00(a) 4.83 1.3941949 4.00(a) 3.40J 1.58| 1.0341950 4.17| 3.52 1.75J 1.3511951 5.71 4.01| 2.41 J 1.68|1952 4.98| 3.26| 2.11| 1.6841953 3.274 2.57 1.681 [DOT]97|1954 3.241 2.534 1.47J .85(a) Guaranteed price to producers.

(b) Includes retroactive payment of 50 cents per bushel on 1947-48 crop-year marketings as authorized February 26, 1948.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RYE AND FLAX PRODUCTION
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TAXATION PROPOSALS

PROVINCIAL

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Were any provincial governments or provincial premiers consulted prior to the announcement regarding the new taxation proposals for the province of Quebec? [DOT]

2. If so, what governments and what premiers were consulted?

Topic:   TAXATION PROPOSALS
Subtopic:   PROVINCIAL
Sub-subtopic:   CONSULTATION
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LIB

Mr. St. Laurent: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   TAXATION PROPOSALS
Subtopic:   PROVINCIAL
Sub-subtopic:   CONSULTATION
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MARGARINE

LIB

Mr. Pommer:

Liberal

1. How many pounds of margarine were produced in Canada during the calendar year 1954?

2. What quantities of raw materials used in the manufacture of margarine were imported, during the same period, such as (a) oils; (b) seeds; (c) other materials?

3. How many pounds of margarine were in storage on the 31st of December last?

Topic:   MARGARINE
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LIB

Mr. Dickey: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

1. Production of margarine during the calendar year 1954 was 115,868,000 pounds.

2. (a), (b), and (c). The kinds and quantities of oils and fats used in the manufacture of margarine in Canada during the calendar year 1954 are shown below. While no breakdown for "domestic" and "imported" is avail-

able, it is apparent that all of the coconut, cottonseed and palm oil is imported, whether as oil or as seeds which are crushed in Canada.

Consumption of Oils and Fats in Margarine Calendar Year 1954

Vegetable oils Pounds

Coconut 10,303,000

Cottonseed 19,881,000

Palm (1) 14,311,000

Soybean 33,827,000

Sunflowerseed (2)

Other 16,000

Total 78,338,000

Marine and fish oils 15,783,000

Animal oils 30,000

Grand total 94,151,000

(1) Includes palm kernel.

(2) Included with other vegetable oils.

3. Stocks of margarine held by manufacturers, wholesalers and other warehouses on January 1, 1955, totalled 3,337,000 pounds.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

COLOMBO PLAN

PC

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. How much was contributed to and for the Colombo plan by Canada in each of the years 1953 and 1954?

2. Of such amounts how much was (a) expended in Canada; (b) outside of Canada, for (i) administration costs; (ii) salaries of technical experts; (iii) scientific and technical apparatus; (iv) agriculture machinery; (v) other kinds of machinery?

3. How many technical and scientific persons were employed in each of the years 1953 and 1954, and what were total (a) salaries; (b) expenses or other allowances paid to such persons?

Topic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   COLOMBO PLAN
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF MEETING SUGGESTED BY SOVIET SUPREME COUNCIL


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister in connection with the novel and challenging suggestion made yesterday by the Soviet supreme council to the effect that in the interests of peace, members of representative institutions both inside and outside of the iron curtain might with value meet in order to discuss problems of peace. Does the Prime Minister consider that the suggestion is one of merit and worthy of consideration

and acceptance in order to indicate the attitude of Canada generally toward doing anything that will bring about better relationships?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF MEETING SUGGESTED BY SOVIET SUPREME COUNCIL
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February 10, 1955