January 23, 1958

LIB

George Carlyle Marler

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

What are you doing now?

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

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

The four very important differences between this legislation and the old are firstly that this bill provides for a mandatory floor price at all times on nine key commodities. The act which is presently on the statute books provides for no mandatory floors of any kind. Secondly, this bill provides for forward pricing. It has provided that a guaranteed annual price

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be set for any commodity and this shall be in effect for the following twelve months, which puts the farmer in a position where he at least knows the minimum price, which he is going to get for the following twelve months.

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

James Garfield Gardiner

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

That was provided for under the other one, too.

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

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

That is something that has never been done before.

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

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

The hon. member for Melville knows quite well that there is no such provision in the Agricultural Prices Support Act.

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

James Garfield Gardiner

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

There is a provision for two years on butter and one year on eggs-

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

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

It was never provided for.

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

James Garfield Gardiner

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

It was always provided for.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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Some hon. Members:

Ten o'clock.

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

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

The third main difference is that this legislation provides for a definite formula of a ten year moving average on which to calculate support prices and what they should be. Fourthly, it provides for an advisory committee for the specific purpose of advising what commodities should be under price support and the levels of that support.

I see hon. members are calling it ten o'clock, and I move the adjournment of the debate.

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

James Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Filibustering his own bill.

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

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

A great way to get business done.

On motion of Mr. Harkness the debate was adjourned.

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

Louis Stephen St-Laurent

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

May I ask

the leader of the house if we will continue with this tomorrow and afterwards the order in which the estimates will be taken up. Will it be as 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:

Yes, Mr. Speaker, we shall continue with this bill tomorrow and will take the estimates of the departments of citizenship and immigration, finance and national revenue.

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 23, 1958