November 29, 1957

CCF

Hugh Alexander Bryson

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

Mr. H. A. Bryson (Humboldl-Melforl):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. In his absence possibly the acting minister would take my question as notice. It arises out of an answer he gave a few moments ago. Will the minister give consideration to amending the regulations in respect of a producer getting the cash advance on his own acreage, and thereby remove the present condition that is presenting a serious problem to those producers under the present regulations?

Topic:   STATEMENT ON REPORTED REFUSAL OF ADVANCES BECAUSE OF LEASED ACREAGE
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James MacKerras Macdonnell (Minister Without Portfolio)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

I shall take the question as notice as requested, but I should like to emphasize the fact, as I stated in my previous answer, that the act became effective only on November 25 and today is November 29. Therefore there has not been very much time in which to iron out any small difficulties which may arise. Nevertheless, I will take it as notice.

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REPORTED SLOWNESS IN PROVIDING ADDITIONAL QUOTAS


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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce. My question arises from a substantial number of complaints I have received to the effect that often where elevator space is available at marketing points for additional quotas, the quotas are not being quickly provided. Can the minister say whether such situations are being corrected, and what the wheat board's policy is in this regard?

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James MacKerras Macdonnell (Minister Without Portfolio)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. M. Macdonnell (Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, it is the policy of the Canadian wheat board to increase delivery quotas as rapidly as possible. The hon. member will appreciate, however, that before a delivery quota can be increased some space must be accumulated to take care of at least a part of the increase. This is particularly true at larger delivery points, where an increase of 1 bushel per specified acre requires a relatively large amount of space. Bearing upon the question of the hon. member is the fact that at a considerable number of delivery points in the prairie provinces there is some space available but not sufficient to take care of all the grain which producers can deliver

Inquiries of the Ministry under present delivery quotas. It will not be the policy of the board to hold this space for any length of time.

The present country elevator stocks of grain are 305 million bushels as compared with 296 million bushels at the same time last year. I can assure the hon. member that the wheat board will continue to increase delivery quotas just as rapidly as space permits.

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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a supplementary question which the minister may not be able to answer and, if not, he could take it as notice. I take it from his answer that the wheat board is not following a policy of waiting until enough space has been made available for an additional quota merely because the wheat board is reluctant to give these points quotas higher than the general prevailing quotas in western Canada?

Topic:   REPORTED SLOWNESS IN PROVIDING ADDITIONAL QUOTAS
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell (Minister Without Portfolio)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member will agree that this is a matter with regard to which I should consult with the board.

Topic:   REPORTED SLOWNESS IN PROVIDING ADDITIONAL QUOTAS
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SALMON-INQUIRY AS TO IMPORTS FROM JAPAN


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SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

Mr. F. G. J. Hahn (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Fisheries. Has the minister received a letter from the united fishermen and allied workers' union concerning the heavy importation of Japanese canned salmon? If so, what action does he contemplate taking in the matter?

Topic:   SALMON-INQUIRY AS TO IMPORTS FROM JAPAN
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John Angus MacLean (Minister of Fisheries)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. A. MacLean (Minister of Fisheries):

I want to thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. However, the notice reached my office only a few minutes ago, and I am not in a position to make as full a statement at this time as I should like. I can say that such a letter did arrive in the department about an hour ago.

The question of the importation of Japanese salmon, which is said to be heavy-and I think that is a matter of opinion-is one which has existed in previous years. I understand the purpose of allowing these importations is to permit Canadian producers of salmon to maintain their best market, which is the British market. In any case I shall give a fuller reply on Monday.

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Mr. A. B. Patierson@Fraser Valley

should like to ask a supplementary question of the Minister of Fisheries. While investigating the matter that has been raised by the hon. member for New Westminster, would the minister consider as well the fact

that in the marketing of imported salmon from Japan, Canadian canners use the "Cloverleaf", "Gold Seal", and "Paramount" labels, which are the top brand labels of three of the largest companies. The words "Product of Japan" were printed in such small letters that few individuals knew they were not purchasing the Canadian product. Will the minister insist that adequate indication of the country of origin be printed on the labels?

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John Angus MacLean (Minister of Fisheries)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacLean:

This is a matter that has already been brought to my attention, and I think the facts stated by the hon. member are substantially correct. This question has received careful consideration, and I will give a fuller reply to that question as well on Monday.

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CANADIAN SURPLUS DISPOSAL PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT


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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. G. H. Caslleden (Yorkton):

I should like to direct a question to the Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce, notice of which I sent him this morning. Will the minister inform the house what consideration has been given to establishing a disposal program for our surplus agricultural products in order that they may move more quickly to the underdeveloped countries of the world, now in urgent need of food?

Topic:   CANADIAN SURPLUS DISPOSAL PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT
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James MacKerras Macdonnell (Minister Without Portfolio)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. M. Macdonnell (Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I shall take this question as notice, since I received it just a few minutes ago.

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ALLEGED IMPORTATION OF BRITISH TRACTORS AND PARTS THROUGH U.S.


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November 29, 1957