March 23, 1950

CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Last session, while we were discussing amendments to the Canadian Wheat Board Act to make Churchill a basing port under that act, the minister stated that negotiations were under way with respect to making that port a delivery point under the world wheat agreement. Can the minister say whether any agreement has been reached in the matter?

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO MAKING CHURCHILL A DELIVERY POINT UNDER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, speaking subject to confirmation after I make sure, I was informed that Churchill is a delivery point under the wheat agreement. I am quite sure I was advised of that about six weeks ago. However, if that is not so I will inform the hon. member.

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wright:

Can the minister say what the price of wheat will be at that port, as compared with Port Arthur and Fort William?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

I shall have to secure that information and answer at another time.

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PROCEDURE IN ASKING QUESTIONS ON THE ORDERS OP THE DAY

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have noted that some of the questions asked today on the orders of the day have been lengthy. Perhaps I might remind hon. members of the stand taken by my predecessor, that questions on the orders of the day should be brief and to the point; that hon. members should seek information rather than give it, and that there should be no debate.

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REFERENCE TO REPORT IN KINGSTON "WHIG-STANDARD" OF MARCH 21


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Mason James

Liberal

Mr. John M. James (Durham):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I should like to call the attention of the house to what I consider a very serious matter. Apparently there are others in the house who believe as I do about it.

My question concerns a report which appears in the Kingston Whig-Standard, of Tuesday, March 21, and refers to a speech made by the hon. member for Nanaimo (Mr. Pearkes). Let me say that I have the greatest respect for the hon. member and I regret that in this instance he has fallen from grace, and also that he has adopted an attitude which I am sure-

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker-

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Some hon. Members:

Sit down.

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

If the hon. member for Durham has a question of privilege, he should state it.

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LIB

John Mason James

Liberal

Mr. James:

I shall begin by reading the article as it appears in the Kingston Whig-Standard, and I believe as I go along the question of privilege will become clear. The article is headed "Canada nears one-party state, is charge of General Pearkes here".

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

That does not suggest to me a question of privilege.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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LIB

John Mason James

Liberal

Mr. James:

There is one paragraph further down in the article which, I think, will suggest a question of privilege to every member of the house. It reads:

Certain members of the Liberal party are calling today for the elimination of all opposition.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

They always are.

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LIB

John Mason James

Liberal

Mr. James:

That is an inaccuracy which must be brought to the attention of the house.

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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March 23, 1950