April 10, 1957

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

The Prime Minister will admit that it should be implemented.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. W. Murphy (Lambton West):

I have another question for the Prime Minister. When he is making his investigation or inquiry, will he ascertain whether the president

and the general manager-being the same person-of the Polymer Corporation is getting $50,000 a year or more?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. A. M. Nicholson (Mackenzie):

I have a supplementary question for the Prime Minister. In view of his statement that he had not met Mr. Bennett, I wonder whether he would inquire-

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

No, I did not

make that statement. I have met Mr. Bennett. It will be just as easy for me to communicate with Mr. Bennett as it would be to have the Minister of Trade and Commerce communicate with him. But I do not know the gentleman who is referred to as the general manager of the Polymer Corporation.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

I wonder whether the Prime Minister would find out whether this is the same Mr. Bennett who was private secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce a few years ago.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker, I do not know whether that is a fact which would provide useful information to the house. Perhaps my appreciation of its importance is not the same as that of the hon. gentleman, but I would imagine that having been private secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce would be fairly good training.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Does the Prime Minister mean good training for being a director of private companies?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION AND ATOMIC ENERGY LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENTS
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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

ONTARIO


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Alexander McBain

Progressive Conservative

Mr. James A. McBain (Elgin):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Does the minister or the government intend to take any action as the result of a report tabled last November by the restrictive trade practices commission on the buying and marketing of flue-cured tobacco under the Ontario flue-cured tobacco marketing association of Simcoe; and has the association corrected any of the criticisms set out by the restrictive trade practices commission?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   FLUE-CURED TOBACCO
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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, when I released the report, as the hon. gentleman will recall, I stated that I had confidence that the association in question would review its affairs in the light of the observations in the report, and that the Department of Justice would review the situation within a reasonable time.

In the meantime, as I told the house on a previous occasion, I understand that the 82715-213

Inquiries of the Ministry association has been engaged in reviewing its affairs and in addition, and as an alternative to the present organization, a large number of growers have asked for a vote to be taken by the provincial authorities as to whether they will come under the provincial marketing legislation. That vote, I understand, was postponed from April 1 to some future date. That is where the matter stands at the present time. In due course we shall be making the review to which I have referred.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   FLUE-CURED TOBACCO
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PRIVILEGE

MR. FERGUSON ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Julian Harcourt Ferguson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. H. Ferguson (Simcoe Norih):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege-and indeed I consider that it is a great privilege -I wish to express to all members of the House of Commons my appreciation of the great honour it has been for me to sit here for the last 12 years. I am not running in the next election, but I wanted to tell you all how much I have appreciated being associated with one of the greatest bodies of men the world has ever known.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FERGUSON ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Perhaps hon. members will allow me to tell the hon. gentleman how pleasant it was for all of us to be associated with him.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. FERGUSON ANNOUNCEMENT OF RETIREMENT FROM POLITICS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

TABLING OF COMBINED ANNUAL REPORT AND WHITE PAPER


On the orders of the day:


April 10, 1957