March 29, 1939

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Several hon. members yesterday suggested to me that they wished to speak, and inquired as to the proper time, and I said it would be on second reading.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Your members, or ours?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

No, across the way. I do not wish to have anyone taken by surprise.

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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Question.

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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

No.

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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Yes.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I have every disposition to oblige the hon. member if it is going to help to oblige other hon. members as well. I think there is reasonableness in the request he makes, and I certainly would not oppose giving an extra day, if the house generally is prepared to concede it.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

What about the rest of us who live farther away?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Well, you will have to stay here.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

There is just one schedule. The schedule is the whole of the trade treaty and has already been dealt with in committee of ways and means.

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Schedule agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


NATIONAL DEFENCE

CREATION OF DEFENCE PURCHASING BOARD TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS FOR MUNITIONS, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


The house resumed from Thursday, March 16, consideration in committee of Bill No. 38, to establish a defence purchasing board-Mr! Mackenzie (Vancouver)-Mr. Sanderson in the chair. On section 4, subsection 4-Tenders.


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

There was some discussion, hon. members will recall, with regard to subsection 4, following the word "otherwise." This is the subsection which begins:

In respect of all contracts, the board shall wherever practicable, invite tenders either by means of advertisements in the public press or otherwise.

Defence Purchasing Board

There was some suggestion of an objection based on the possibility of tenders being invited without giving full scope to the element jf competition. In order to meet that objection, the following amendment has been suggested:

That subsection 4 of section 4 of the bill be amended by adding thereto after the word "otherwise" in line 41 of page 3 the following words "it shall be the duty of the board to ensure that tenders in respect of any contracts for the purchase of any defence equipment produced or manufactured in Canada or for the construction of any defence project are invited from every person in Canada believed by the board to be capable of performing the contract, unless for reasons of military secrecy or for other good and sufficient reasons the board is of the opinion that it is not in the public interest to invite tenders in this way."

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I move that amendment.

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CON

Richard Langton Baker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BAKER:

According to what was

passed in an earlier paragraph, should that not read, "in respect of all contracts amounting to less than $5,000?"

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

That

was disposed of.

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CON

Richard Langton Baker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BAKER:

Should that not also be

inserted here?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

No.

This deals only with the question of public tenders. Some objection was raised in committee to limiting the possibility of public tenders, and this amendment is designed to meet that objection. It qualifies the powers in regard to the definition of the word "otherwise."

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March 29, 1939