January 14, 1958

?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member has a few minutes left at his disposal.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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CCF

Louis Harrington Lewry

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

Mr. Lewry:

Mr. Speaker, I have just

returned from my home constituency and in the city council of the city of Moose Jaw in which I had the honour to serve for some years I noted that the council has passed a resolution in view of the bill which has been before us on one or two occasions, namely Bill No. 237. I would like to present to this house the articles as contained in the resolutions passed by the Moose Jaw city council as follows:

That in view of the continued drop in farm cash income in Saskatchewan in the years 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957, and continued upward trends in prices the farmer must pay for living and production costs,

Therefore be it resolved that, in an endeavour to solve the cost-price squeeze, this conference go on record as recommending deficiency payments be paid from the treasury of Canada on wheat, oats and barley delivered to the Canadian wheat board; payments to be based on at least 20 cents a bushel for wheat and an appropriate amount on oats and barley delivered in the crop year 1955-1956, the end of which marketing period was May, 1957;

And further, realizing the big drop in prairie income has been in the above grains, the deficiency payments apply also to the 1956-57 deliveries when that market period ends.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, that has absolutely nothing to do with this bill and I would request that the hon. member be required to stay within the provisions of the bill. Wheat, oats and barley in the wheat board area are not within the provisions of this bill.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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?

Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I had my doubts as to whether deficiency payments were the subject matter of this bill and the hon. member raised the question of whether wheat, oats and barley are covered by the bill.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I take it from having read the bill and from the minister's own statement that

it is possible under this legislation to support the prices of any agricultural commodity. It is true that wheat, oats and barley on the prairies are not on the list of commodities on which mandatory support must be effective but it is within the power of the government, and the minister can say if I am wrong, to support any commodity whatsoever under this bill. I suggest on that basis that the member for Moose Jaw-Lake Centre (Mr. Lewry) is entirely in order.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. Quelch:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that the passing of this bill will repeal the Agricultural Prices Support Act and at the present time the Agricultural Prices Support Act does cover oats and barley. It therefore must be in order, surely to discuss the question of payments on oats and barley.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I shall take the question under consideration over the adjournment.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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LIB

Jean Lesage

Liberal

Mr. Lesage:

I believe the hon. member for Moose Jaw-Lake Centre moved adjournment of the debate, sir.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

It is unnecessary to move adjournment as the house rises automatically

Business of the House

without question put at ten o'clock. The hon. member has the floor when this matter is called again.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Jean Lesage

Liberal

Mr. Lesage:

May I ask the house leader if there has been any change in the business for tomorrow from what he has announced last night?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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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

Mr. Green:

I understand this bill with respect to Atlantic power did not get third reading tonight. That would be first therefore and then the estimates of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, followed by those of the Department of National Revenue, with the C.B.C. items coming first. On Friday we will continue with the debate on the bill to provide for stabilization of agricultural prices.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB
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

Mr. Green:

Yes, Friday and Saturday and if we have to go into estimates I cannot say at the moment which estimates it will be. It depends on what happens tomorrow.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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At ten o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.



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January 14, 1958