May 5, 1955

HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES

OFFICIAL REPORT


Thursday, May 5, 1955


CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. SPEAKER ON ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTHDAY

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, may 1 be permitted on behalf of all members of this house, and I am sure a great many outside of this house, to extend to Your Honour our congratulations and our very good wishes on the occasion of your birthday anniversary.

Topic:   CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. SPEAKER ON ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTHDAY
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, while I know the applause requires no comment from this side to make it perfectly clear that it is unanimous, may I simply as a formality join with the Prime Minister in what is not a formality, and that is in the very warmest of good wishes to you on your birthday anniversary, and affectionate good wishes from all of us to your wife on this occasion.

Topic:   CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. SPEAKER ON ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTHDAY
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I hope I may be forgiven for condoning what is out of order. I do wish to thank the right hon. Prime Minister and the hon. Leader of the Opposition and all hon. members for their kind wishes on this occasion. My day started with a bang, that is an atomic blast in the Nevada desert, which is a reminder of the precariousness of this life and the fact that one must always strive to do his best. My wife and I feel grateful to all of you for your kindness at all times.

Topic:   CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. SPEAKER ON ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTHDAY
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

George Ewart Nixon

Liberal

Mr. G. E. Nixon (Algoma Wesi):

I should like to present the second report of the standing committee on industrial relations. In this instance there will be no motion for concurrence.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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QUESTIONS

VEGETABLE OILS

SC

Charles Yuill

Social Credit

Mr. Yuill:

What is the amount of tariff collected, in 1954, on imported vegetable oils used in the making of margarine?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VEGETABLE OILS
Sub-subtopic:   TARIFF COLLECTED
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Dickey:

Vegetable oils used in the making of margarine are not recorded separately in

import trade statistics. Customs duty collected, in 1954, on imports of vegetable oils for all purposes were as follows:

Duty collected

Cocoanut oil, edible $ 19,837

Cottonseed oil, edible 92,203

Olive oil, edible 43,711

Peanut oil, edible 11,825

Soya bean oil, edible 99,532

Castor oil 2,765

Cocoanut oil, not edible 2,947

Cottonseed oil, not edible ____ 681,016

Palm oil and palm kernel oil 185,084

Peanut oil, not edible 18,381

Sesame seed oil 1,951

Sunflower seed oil 9,445

Other vegetable oils 495,488

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VEGETABLE OILS
Sub-subtopic:   TARIFF COLLECTED
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T.C.A. ANNUAL PASSES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

CCF

Mr. Zaplitny:

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

1. Have any cabinet ministers and/or members of parliament received passes, on an annual basis, from Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1955?

2. If so, what are the names of such ministers and/or members?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T.C.A. ANNUAL PASSES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Right Hon. C. D. Howe, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Hon. Alcide Cote, Postmaster General, Hon. George Marler, Minister of Transport.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T.C.A. ANNUAL PASSES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
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GRAIN SHIPPING ORDERS

CCF

Mr. Castleden:

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

1. What is the basis for the allocation of grain shipping orders to the various elevator companies, as now used by the Canadian wheat board?

2. When was the present system of order allocation put into operation?

3. How were the percentages for shipping orders as between elevator companies arrived at?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN SHIPPING ORDERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. It is not the policy of the Canadian wheat board to disclose details of its current operations nor the competitive position of various elevator companies in their capacity as agents of the board.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN SHIPPING ORDERS
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May 5, 1955