November 7, 1941

LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Minister of Labour):

I must say that notice of a question of this length is something I would have appreciated. I do not know at all what are the intentions of the Ford Motor Company of Canada, and it would be a little presumptuous for me to suggest that the Department of Labour would be taking any action until it is informed of the action which the Ford Motor company proposes to take.

Topic:   QUESTION OF PARTICIPATION OF UNITED AUTOMOBILE WORKERS IN FORD COMPANY ELECTION
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MARITIME PROVINCE LUMBER WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

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

May I ask the Prime Minister if he is able to make a report to-day with reference to the questions asked yesterday by the hon. member for Northumberland, N.B. (Mr. O'Brien) ?

Topic:   MARITIME PROVINCE LUMBER WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The question relating to

lumbering?

Topic:   MARITIME PROVINCE LUMBER WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

People

going over to the United States.

Topic:   MARITIME PROVINCE LUMBER WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES
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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, I should like to give later on a more detailed statement than I am in a position to give at the moment. In a word, I can say that such men as have been crossing over to the United States have received permits, not from our government at all but from the government of the United States. They have been cutting wood which for the most part, I understand, is shipped to Saint John, Canada, to be manufactured in mills or factories there in a

fashion which will help to serve the war industries in Great Britain. But I will give my hon. friend the full particulars later.

Topic:   MARITIME PROVINCE LUMBER WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE UNITED STATES
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INQUIRY AS TO WHEAT BOARD'S OPERATIONS AND THE 1940 CROP


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

May I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether he proposes before the house adjourns, presumably early next week, to make a statement with respect to the wheat board's operations and the 1940 crop? When may we expect a report with respect to the handling of that crop?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO WHEAT BOARD'S OPERATIONS AND THE 1940 CROP
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I shall be glad to take the hon. member's question into consideration.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO WHEAT BOARD'S OPERATIONS AND THE 1940 CROP
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LIB

Robert McCubbin

Liberal

Mr. ROBERT McCUBBIN (Middlesex West):

I should like to inquire of the Minister of Trade and Commerce when the Ontario wheat grower may expect his final payment from the wheat board for his 1940 crop?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO WHEAT BOARD'S OPERATIONS AND THE 1940 CROP
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The hon. member for Middlesex West kindly notified me of his intention to ask this question, and enabled me to get definite information for him. I am advised that the distribution of the final payment on the 1940 Ontario wheat delivered to the Canadian wheat board merely awaits the complete returns and the audit of the processing levy. A proportion of this processing levy, of course, will be distributed on the Ontario 1940 wheat crop, and as soon as the total amount is definitely known and confirmed by audit the final payment can proceed. The board's receipts of 1940 Ontario crop have all been sold at a small profit on the sales transactions, quite apart from the processing levy, and the board expects to be able to proceed with the final payment early in 1942.

May I just mention in this connection that, with the final payment on the 1939 Ontario crop, which was announced in November 1940, there are still about five thousand of the certificates outstanding; that is, the producers who are entitled to this money have not yet picked it up.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO WHEAT BOARD'S OPERATIONS AND THE 1940 CROP
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ACREAGE BONUS-WESTERN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

Can the Minister of Agriculture give the house any information with respect to speeding up pay-

Wheat Board

ments of the wheat acreage bonus in western Canada? I am prompted to ask this question because of the numerous inquiries I have received in the last ten days as to the cause of the delay. The minister when he was out west stated that he was going to speed up payment. Would he care to say when the final payments may be expected?

Topic:   ACREAGE BONUS-WESTERN CANADA
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture):

One of the difficulties in making payments as rapidly as otherwise would have been possible has been that about forty per cent of the applications for the bonus contained mistakes having to do with location, ownership, acreage or something of the sort, and that forty per cent had to be checked back in order to correct the mistakes. But the last returns indicate that in spite of all these difficulties and delays approximately half of the total estimated amount of money payable was paid out prior to the end of last week. During this week in order to make it possible for more applicants to receive payment the plan was started of paying seventy-five per cent of the total claim, retaining the other twenty-five per cent until a final check had been made to determine the full amount payable. I expect within the next few weeks, in addition to those who have already been paid in full, the others will receive seventy-five per cent of the full amount payable, and in addition all claims under 150 will have been paid. With respect to the larger claims, seventy-five per cent of the amount claimed will be paid and only twenty-five per cent retained until such time as the claims can be fully checked.

Topic:   ACREAGE BONUS-WESTERN CANADA
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ACREAGE BONUS-ORDER IN COUNCIL RESPECTING PRICE CONTROL


On the orders of the day:


NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. J. A. ROSS (Souris):

Would the Minister of Agriculture make a statement concerning the recently proposed acreage bonus to wheat producers under the new order in council covering the price control set up by the government?

Topic:   ACREAGE BONUS-ORDER IN COUNCIL RESPECTING PRICE CONTROL
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November 7, 1941