May 25, 1956

FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT

AMENDMENTS REMOVING LIMITATIONS RESPECTING DATE OF DEBT, ETC.

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. G. H. Caslleden (Yorkton) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 350, to amend the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS REMOVING LIMITATIONS RESPECTING DATE OF DEBT, ETC.
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Explain.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS REMOVING LIMITATIONS RESPECTING DATE OF DEBT, ETC.
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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. Castleden:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to restore the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act to some measure of usefulness. Certain limitations in the original act regarding the date prior to which debt must be incurred in order to qualify have rendered it useless and inoperative. The amendments eliminate those limitations and restore the act as an instrument of some little usefulness which was intended in the original legislation.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS REMOVING LIMITATIONS RESPECTING DATE OF DEBT, ETC.
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CANADA SHIPPING ACT

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATES, ETC.

LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 349 (from the Senate), to amend the Canada Shipping Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATES, ETC.
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PIPE LINES

TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the Prime Minister's statement of May 7 that the government would welcome any proposals from responsible Canadians with regard to the construction of the pipe line, will the Prime Minister inform us if the government has in its possession any proposals or offers of proposals other than those which have already been discussed, namely, those of Mr. McMahon and Mr. Gairdner.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I do not know

whether the letters given to the press by Mr. Champion could be regarded as a proposal. That is the only one of which I have any knowledge.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

May I

ask when the Prime Minister received knowledge of the letters of Mr. Champion, or the first of them?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

The Minister of Finance (Mr. Harris) spoke to me this morning about those letters and informed me that the proposal contained in the letter of May 10 was one which he felt could not be taken seriously and he would have been lacking in responsibility if he had taken up the time of his colleagues with it.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

The letter of May 22 had been brought to his notice but he had had no opportunity since to give it his personal attention and up until the time he had been informed that the letter of May 24 had been made public he himself had not received it.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

Are we to take it from what the Prime Minister has said that these proposals have not been placed before the cabinet?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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Mr. Si. Laurenl@Quebec East

They have not been placed before the cabinet, and if the letter had been addressed to me I would not have felt they were proposals that required to be placed before the cabinet.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

I take it from the Prime Minister's statement that this morning is the first time that the letters, or either of them, have been brought to the attention of the Prime Minister by the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES REQUEST FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS
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May 25, 1956