April 6, 1957

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Will the parliamentary assistant explain that answer?

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

It is a new machine.

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Mr. Johnsion@Bow River

Will it make any more dimes in the dollar?

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

It is a new machine and it is a machine that is also used in the United States.

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PC

Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hodgson:

That does not make it any better.

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

In the greater quantity of production with this machine it has been found, both in the United States and in Canada, that this new degree of tolerance must be accorded.

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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

May I ask the parliamentary assistant whether or not these coins are legal tender?

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Or are they just tender?

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James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

I am quite serious in that question. My understanding is that these coins are legal tender up to a point; and I do not believe that their being legal tender depends on anyone coming along and weighing them. I would think it depends on the imprimatur of the government of Canada.

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

I think the point is that there is a committee, as I have said, which from time to time inquires about the efficiency of the mint. This bill will indicate that this committee will disregard a tolerance of the nature referred to in the bill.

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Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

May I ask the parliamentary assistant this question since he has told us- and the bill also tells us-that this machine is in operation in the United States and that the same degree of inaccuracy is found there. Might that be one reason why on the United States coins we find the words "In God we Trust"?

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

I just want to ask one simple question. Has the government considered throwing out all the machines that mint nickels because there is nothing left in Canada that a nickel will buy? As for pennies, yes; chain stores and supermarkets use them for advertising 99-cent bargain sales.

Prairie Farm Assistance Act

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Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

May I point out that a nickel pays the 5 per cent sales tax in British Columbia on a dollar purchase.

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Clause agreed to. Clause 2 agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported.


LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Applewhaile):

Shall this bill be read a third time now?

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Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

By leave.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill (for Mr. Harris) moved

the third reading of the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Mr. Speaker, I have consulted with hon. gentlemen opposite and I understand that there would be no objection to proceeding now with the amendment to the Prairie Farm Assistance Act. The minister is here. It is No. 1 on today's order paper.

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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE ACT

April 6, 1957