March 27, 1952


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Graydon (Peel):

I should like to ask the Minister of Agriculture if he can give the house any information with respect to a proposed meeting of provincial ministers of agriculture which I understand is being called next week. First of all, have notices gone out calling the ministers in, and, second, what will be on the agenda of that meeting?

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

Notices have gone out calling a meeting on April 2 and 3. The discussions which take place there will be on questions of interest as between the federal government and the provinces in relation to difficulties that have arisen out of the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Will the minister indicate to the house whether the stabilization of beef prices will be one of the items on the agenda?

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Well, marketing conditions resulting from the existence of foot-and-mouth disease will be discussed.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Is it the government's policy to stabilize beef prices during the period of the United States embargo, as the minister is reported to have stated to the Kiwanis club of Ottawa the day before yesterday?

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

What I said to the Kiwanis club in Ottawa the day before yesterday was correct; but it was not necessarily what my hon. friend says it was.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

I am sorry, but I could not hear what the minister said.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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An hon. Member:

Read it tomorrow in

Hansard.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Then, on a question of privilege:

I think it is a well-known practice and an accepted custom that when ministers of the crown are making any statements while parliament is in session, those statements should be made in the house.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I doubt very much if that is a question of privilege.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOOT-AND- MOUTH DISEASE
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LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. W. Ross Thatcher (Moose Jaw):

should like to ask a question of the Minister of Justice. Has the minister considered the legality of the present provincial ban against livestock movement, and, if so, would he make a statement to the house?

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

As yet we have had no occasion to consider the legality of the bans, because they have been under negotiation, as to their expediency, between the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) and the various provincial ministers concerned.

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

May I ask a supplementary question? What procedure is necessary to have the department consider the legality of these livestock bans.

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I doubt if that is an urgent question.

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. Thatcher:

I think it is very urgent.

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

Mr. Speaker does not agree with you.

Topic:   LEGALITY OF PROVINCIAL EMBARGOES
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March 27, 1952