April 2, 1962

NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

wish to address a question to the Minister of Agriculture based on a pamphlet issued by his department. In view of certain deficiencies in the present crop insurance scheme and in view of the necessity of providing over-all crop insurance for all farmers, has the minister considered bringing in amendments to the Crop Insurance Act to ensure that the plan may operate on a sound actuarial basis without undue burden on the provinces?

Topic:   CROP INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT PLAN BE PUT ON ACTUARIAL BASIS
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PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the hon. member for being so courteous as to send me a copy of his question before the orders of the day.

The answer to the question is as follows. Discussions were held last year with several of the provinces concerning amendments to the Crop Insurance Act so as to help those provinces where crops were grown which might add to the liability of the province beyond their ability to pay. The results of those discussions have been brought together and a proposal is now before my colleagues in the government. When a decision is reached it will be announced.

Topic:   CROP INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT PLAN BE PUT ON ACTUARIAL BASIS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

BELL ISLAND, NFLD.-LAY-OFFS OF MINERS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Roy Tucker

Liberal

Mr. J. R. Tucker (Trinity-Conception):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Labour. Would the minister advise whether the national employment office in Newfoundland has completed interviewing

Inquiries of the Ministry miners who were affected by the March 25 Dosco lay-off at Bell island? If so, is the minister in a position to make a statement on this subject?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BELL ISLAND, NFLD.-LAY-OFFS OF MINERS
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, in order to answer that question I will have to obtain a report from the unemployment insurance commission.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BELL ISLAND, NFLD.-LAY-OFFS OF MINERS
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FREIGHT RATES

PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In the light of the legislation which he is introducing today I should like to ask the minister how much of the $50 million payment referred to in vote No. 590 of the supplementary estimates paid to the companies as defined in the Freight Rates Reduction Act is being paid to the railway companies in reduction of freight rates?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Have those estimates been called?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The question relates to the estimates. It is not usually the best practice to deal with information at this time of the day in an oral way when such information properly can be brought out on the estimates, particularly when the question asks for statistical information. I should think the hon. member could deal with that point more satisfactorily on the estimates or on the order paper.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, I was just wondering whether I would be out of order in dealing with it at a later date. Since it is an estimate which was passed prior to March 31, 1961, I thought perhaps if the minister were not able to answer it now he might take the question as notice and answer tomorrow.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Murphy:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I think the minister was about to answer.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

No, Mr. Speaker. If I were to reply I would merely say that this is a question for the order paper if there ever was one.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO RAILWAYS IN REDUCTION OF CHARGES
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CONSTITUTION OF PROPOSED RACE


On the orders of the day:


April 2, 1962