July 2, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Grote Stirling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STIRLIXG:

It is quite clear that the order in council empowers the Minister of Trade and Commerce to dio certain things as covered by this bill, but it does not seem, to me that it empowers the Canadian Commercial Corporation, which was set up under an act of 1946, to do certain things; that is, purchase the requirements for the Department of National Defence, when it has not the power under the act to make those purchases. Under the act of 1946 the Canadian Commercial Corporation was not empowered to buy a cedar pencil for any department of government, but this amending bill is purporting to hand to the Canadian Commercial Corporation the duty of purchasing for a specified department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION
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