March 13, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

I cannot agree to drop the question. The minister gives as a reason that last year a question in reference to brokerage was turned down by the agriculture committee, but that does not apply to a question which is asked in this house. Surely the house has more power than the committee had. I do n-ot see that such information could be misinterpreted or that it would do anyone any harm. On February 9 I asked the minister a question in regard to the sale of grain, and at that time he said that at a very early day he hoped to be able to give the house a statement. He made that statement on February 14, and in it he gave a list of fifteen firms who were doing this export business. Following that I asked for information in regard to some of these firms, and the minister replied-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT BOARD-BROKERAGE AND OTHER FEES
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