May 24, 1956

AGRICULTURE

ONTARIO


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture, of which I have given him notice. Has the minister had any survey or investigation made regarding the critical situation that has arisen with respect to conditions on eastern Canadian farms due to the prolonged cold, wet weather that has delayed seeding? If so, has the minister any comment to make on the situation?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   SEEDING SITUATION
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

I wish to thank the hon.

member for giving me notice of his question. I might say there is a little more in it, as I have it here, than was just read. As to the first part of the question, we have general reports on the crop conditions, of course, right across Canada, but the detailed reports are taken by the departments of agriculture in the provinces, and we get detailed reports from them. The report that came over the radio last night, to which I listened, was to the effect that they were suggesting something should be done, as is the usual thing

(Mr. Martin.]

by the province, and expressed some appreciation to the federal government for having paid part of the freight costs of grain from the west, which does help, and suggesting that perhaps more consideration be given to that. The second part of the question has to do with that sort of thing. That is, of course, being continued.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   SEEDING SITUATION
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PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nesbitt:

I may say that I intended to ask the minister a supplementary question, as follows. Is the government considering any plan for assisting farmers in eastern Canada to purchase feed grains from the west if the present serious situation continues with its ultimate result that local crops of feed grain for next winter will be enormously reduced?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   SEEDING SITUATION
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Of course the answer to that, as I said a moment ago, is that we already support the shipment of feed grains from the west to the province of Ontario and the other eastern provinces as well, and to the province of British Columbia. Up to the moment there has not been consideration with respect to going any further because of what has happened in different parts of Canada but, as I said, the resolution which was passed by an organization yesterday expressed appreciation for assistance on freight and said that its continuance would be of assistance. It is being continued.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   SEEDING SITUATION
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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

STEEL AND WIRE FENCE COMPANIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Can the minister state whether any action will be taken to make the six steel and wire fence companies which have been fined under the anti-combines section of the Criminal Code pay, in addition to the fine, costs of the trial and the costs of the investigation, which I understand began in 1952?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   STEEL AND WIRE FENCE COMPANIES
Sub-subtopic:   IMPOSITION OF FURTHER PENALTIES
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I may say, in reply to my hon. friend's question, that the fines which were imposed upon the accused corporations in this case were the maximum fines which were possible under the old Criminal Code section in respect of these offences which were committed while the old section was in effect; and it would not be possible to achieve the result that my hon. friend suggests.

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Inquiries of the Ministry PUBLIC SERVICE

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   STEEL AND WIRE FENCE COMPANIES
Sub-subtopic:   IMPOSITION OF FURTHER PENALTIES
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DEFENCE RESEARCH BOARD

INCREASE IN WORK


On the orders of the day: Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton WesiJ: I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Can the minister say why the security guards at the defence research board have had their work week increased from 42| to 48 hours?


LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

No, Mr. Speaker. I shall be glad to take the hon. lady's question as notice.

Topic:   DEFENCE RESEARCH BOARD
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN WORK
Sub-subtopic:   WEEK OF SECURITY GUARDS
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

MOONEY AND STOFFELS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice and ask him whether, since the matter was brought up yesterday, he has heard from His Worship Magistrate McKeown, with reference to the case to which I alluded yesterday and, if so, the nature of the communication and the kind of action which his department intends to take with reference thereto.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   MOONEY AND STOFFELS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATE- MENT AS TO ACTION BY DEPARTMENT
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May 24, 1956