June 15, 1951


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Wilfrid Lacroix

Liberal

Mr. Wilfrid LaCroix (Quebec-Montmorency):

May I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce if it is the intention of the government to take immediate necessary steps to slow down the rapidly rising prices of meat in Canada which are contributing so much to the high cost of living?

Topic:   COST OF LIVING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION WITH RESPECT TO INCREASE IN PRICES OF MEAT
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

The officers of my department are studying the situation of rising meat prices which are due to abnormal demand from the United States at this time. No conclusion has been reached as yet as to what can be done about it, but we will do our best to prevent meat prices from reaching too high a peak.

Topic:   COST OF LIVING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION WITH RESPECT TO INCREASE IN PRICES OF MEAT
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CUSTOMS ACT

AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY ACT AND TO FACILITATE

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minisier of National Revenue) moved

the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 198, to amend the Customs Act.

Topic:   CUSTOMS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY ACT AND TO FACILITATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

One amendment has to do with grammatical construction, and the other has to do with the time within which an appeal may be made for the remission of taxes. It was six months in the bill which was passed here, and it has been extended to twelve months.

Topic:   CUSTOMS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY ACT AND TO FACILITATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

It is obvious that the Senate has made an amendment which should have been made in this house. I think the house will welcome the amendment.

Topic:   CUSTOMS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY ACT AND TO FACILITATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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Motion agreed to, amendments read the second time and concurred in.


WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

GENERAL REVISION

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

the second reading of and concurrence in amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 355, respecting weights and measures.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Will the minister say what the amendment is?

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

The amendment is to

schedule II. It corrects a typographical omission of the words "the pound, which is". These were left out of the schedule in describing the standard unit of weight. It was purely a clerical omission of the words.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Like leaving out a comma.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

Very much.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Is not a clerical omission a mistake?

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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Motion agreed to, amendment read the second time and concurred in.



The house in committee of supply, Mr. Dion in the chair. DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Department and missions abroad- 84. Departmental administration, $2,272,597.


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Does the minister intend to make a statement prior to the discussion of his estimates?

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   GENERAL REVISION
Sub-subtopic:   WEIGHING AND MEASURING DEVICES, ETC.- CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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June 15, 1951