May 12, 1930

SECOND READINGS


Bill No. 61, for the relief of Herbert Chick. -Mr. Black (Yukon). Bill No. 62, for the relief of Albert Edward Saunders.-Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 63, for the relief of Marjorie Gladys Bicken.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 65, for the relief of Raymond Garbutt Little.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 67, for the relief of Florence Isabel Naughton.-Mr. Stinson. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Lucy Beryl Marshall.-Mr. Black (Yukon). Bill No. 76, for the relief of Kathleen Mary Davies.-Mr. Thorson. On division.


FOREST FIRES IN NOVA SCOTIA


On the orders of the day:


CON

William Gordon Ernst

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. ERNST (Queens-Lunenburg):

I should like to direct the attention of the government to the fact that forest fires have been raging through the southern part of Nova Scotia, not only in the county of Yarmouth and Shelburne represented by the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Ralston), but even in worse form in the county of Queens and now, I believe, in the county of Lunenburg. In Queens about 150 people have been rendered homeless and desolate. Relief associations have been formed and the provincial government has made contributions. The city of Halifax and some of the towns and municipalities throughout the province have also made substantial contributions. I should like to ask the government to take under consideration the question of affording substantial relief in connection with this situation. There is a precedent for assistance being given because some years ago it was done in the case of Jamaica.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOREST FIRES IN NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Unfortunately the Prime Minister is not yet in his seat, but I will call his attention to the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOREST FIRES IN NOVA SCOTIA
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IMPORTATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (North Winnipeg):

I have a question I should like to put to the Minister of Finance, but as he is not in his seat I shall content myself with asking the question of the Minister of National Revenue. I have had several complaints from Winnipeg with reference to the new duties on fruits and vegetables. According to reports I have received, the increases average from 29 per cent to 386 per cent. I should like to know whether these increases which have been put into effect by the Department of National Revenue, are exactly in accordance with the new tariff schedules?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of National Revenue):

My attention has also been drawn to an item which appeared, I think, in the Winnipeg Tribune, stating that the department is collecting both specific and ad valorem duties on fruits and vegetables. I would like to say for the information of the house that that is absolutely incorrect. As the house knows, the duties collected are either specific or ad valorem, and that is being carried out now. As regards other statements, we are making investigations, but I think I may assure the house that whatever duty is being collected is being collected under the new schedules.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
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CIVIL SERVICE


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

Mr. H. B. ADSHEAD (East Calgary):

I have a telegram from the Amalgamated Civil Servants, Calgary. I should like to ask the government whether they intend this year to put into effect the S100 minimum for civil servants?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   MINIMUM SALARY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I will bring the matter to the attention of the leader of the government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   MINIMUM SALARY OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH
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NEW ZEALAND TREATY-CORRESPONDENCE


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

It has been customary to table the correspondence dealing with tariff items and in the particular instance to which I direct attention, namely, the New Zealand treaty which, according to the statement made by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning), is to be abrogated on October 12 next, we should have before us the correspondence. It will expedite the discussions in committee if the

1972 COMMONS

The Budget-Mr. Stewart (Edmonton)

correspondence and the order in council upon which the notice of abrogation are based are laid upon the table at the earliest possible moment. I did not have communication with the Minister of Finance, but I asked my secretary to get in touch with his and the latter said that the matter would have to be dealt with through the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is not in his seat, but I now ask that notice be taken of the request and that the correspondence be brought down at the earliest possible moment.

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Subtopic:   NEW ZEALAND TREATY-CORRESPONDENCE
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Certainly.

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Subtopic:   NEW ZEALAND TREATY-CORRESPONDENCE
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THE BUDGET


The house resumed from Thursday, May 8, consideration of the motion of Hon. Charles A. Dunning that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the house to go into committee of ways and means, the amendment thereto of Mr. Bennett, and the amendment to the amendment thereto of Mr. Fansher (Last Mountain). .


May 12, 1930