October 31, 1957

TABLING OF TYPEWRITTEN EVIDENCE AT TRIAL RESPECTING VOIDED ELECTION

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The house will recall that on Wednesday, October 23 last, when presenting the certificate of judgment concerning the controverted election in the Yukon, I stated that the typewritten evidence with respect to the trial would be forwarded by the judges with the minimum of delay. The evidence has now been received, and I now lay it upon the table.

Topic:   TABLING OF TYPEWRITTEN EVIDENCE AT TRIAL RESPECTING VOIDED ELECTION
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INTEREST ACT

AMENDMENT TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM RATE

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 17, to amend the Interest Act.

Topic:   INTEREST ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM RATE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   INTEREST ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM RATE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to place a ceiling of 12 per cent per annum as a maximum on interest rates that may be charged except as specifically provided by other acts of parliament.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   INTEREST ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO ESTABLISH MAXIMUM RATE
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AGRICULTURE

MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of Agriculture) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to establish a system of guaranteed prices for certain agricultural commodities to be named therein and to provide that prices may be guaranteed for any other agricultural commodity or commodities as named from time to time by the governor in council, such measure to include: provisions for the establishment of a board and an advisory committee, the appointment of members thereof and employees and the payment of their salaries and expenses: provisions for the payment of administration costs and expenses: provisions establishing a revolving fund in the consolidated revenue fund and authorizing expenditures therefrom for the purposes of the proposed measure not exceeding in the aggregate two hundred and fifty million dollars in addition to the expenditure of the proceeds of sale of agricultural commodities and other

revenues derived thereunder; and such further related and consequential provisions as may be necessary to give effect to the foregoing system.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


JUDGES ACT

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ONTARIO JUDGES

PC

Edmund Davie Fulton (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fulton (Minister of Justice) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Judges Act to provide salaries for two additional puisne judges of the court of appeal of British Columbia and also a salary for one additional county court judge for the province of Ontario.

Topic:   JUDGES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ONTARIO JUDGES
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Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC WORKS

MAGDALEN ISLANDS'


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles-Arthur Dumoulin Cannon

Liberal

Mr. C. A. Cannon (Iles-de-la-Madeleine):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. In view of the statement made by the Minister of Public Works as reported in the Ottawa Journal of July 24, that political job patronage must be rooted out of his department and that the job applicant's politics will no longer be a factor in getting on a public works payroll, will the minister inform the house what steps are being taken to implement this policy in the Magdalen islands where at the present time all Liberals, and particularly Liberal veterans, are refused employment on public works?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS'
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED PATRONAGE IN EMPLOYMENT OF WORKERS
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, from what I hear I have no doubt whatever that in the riding to which my hon. friend has referred there is a long established custom of handling public works and I shall be very glad to make inquiries. From what I have already heard of that riding I have no doubt that what has been going on can be improved without very much effort.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS'
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED PATRONAGE IN EMPLOYMENT OF WORKERS
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October 31, 1957