May 1, 1952

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

The parliamentary assistant returned from Calgary only this morning. I have not yet had an opportunity to discuss the question with him, since I was in the committee all morning, and so was he. Just as soon as we have discussed the question, 1 will report further on it.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE ON CATTLE AND HOGS
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Can the parliamentary

assistant not tell us?

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE ON CATTLE AND HOGS
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture):

I am

certainly not going to make any report to the house until I first report to my minister.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE ON CATTLE AND HOGS
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

The minister certainly has him well trained.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE ON CATTLE AND HOGS
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INQUIRY AS TO OPERATION OF BEEF SUPPORT PRICE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Harry Oliver White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. O. White (Middlesex East):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Will he indicate to the house in what provinces the announced beef support price is now actually in operation?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO OPERATION OF BEEF SUPPORT PRICE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Well, Mr. Speaker, where they follow our directions, they are in operation everywhere.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO OPERATION OF BEEF SUPPORT PRICE
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PC

Harry Oliver White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Are they in operation in the province of Ontario?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

They have been functioning fairly well in the province of Ontario.

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PC

ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Is the minister aware of the fact that producers in Saskatchewan are getting as low as 10 cents a dozen for eggs? What steps is the minister taking to see that the floor price for eggs is enforced?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

The arrangement with regard to eggs is that at any storage across Canada where there are eggs in surplus around about December 1-it is toward the end of the year, the date not being established exactly- those eggs will be taken by the federal government or by the department.

As is known, for the last two years there have not been any such eggs and none have been taken. We have notified some of those who are dealing in eggs that if they continue to pay or if they are paying a price which is below the floor, we are not obligated to meet the condition set out. That is, if buyers of eggs who are putting eggs in storage are, over a period of time, buying eggs at, say 10 cents a dozen, when the price at which we agree to take them over is 38 cents, they have

been notified that it will make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for them to collect from the government.

Topic:   ASSURANCE TO PRODUCERS OF FLOOR PRICE
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

What check have you on that sort of thing?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

We have pretty fair checks on it.

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INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT-PROGRESS OF LONDON DISCUSSIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Can the minister make any statement to the house with regard to the progress, in London, of the discussions on the international wheat agreement? I believe they opened there on April 17.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT-PROGRESS OF LONDON DISCUSSIONS
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May 1, 1952