December 2, 1953

POSTAL SERVICE

CONTINUATION OF MAIL SERVICE AT GAGETOWN MILITARY CAMP


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):

I would like to direct a question to the Acting Postmaster General on a matter I discussed with him the other day. It had to do with the continuance of mail service at Gagetown military camp. There are a number of residents still there and I understand there are prospects of the mail service being discontinued. I would like to know what the situation is.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF MAIL SERVICE AT GAGETOWN MILITARY CAMP
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Acting Postmaster General):

I think the parliamentary assistant (Mr. Kirk) could say something about that.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF MAIL SERVICE AT GAGETOWN MILITARY CAMP
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LIB

Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. T. A. M. Kirk (Parliamentary Assistant to the Postmaster General):

I might inform the hon. gentleman that the matter is being investigated in the area by the inspector concerned and a report should be available tomorrow.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF MAIL SERVICE AT GAGETOWN MILITARY CAMP
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TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES EXTENSION OF ROUTE TO MEXICO CITY


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Is

the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) in a position to advise us what the present postion is in regard to negotiations between T.C.A. and the United States government relative to the extension of T.C.A. flights to Mexico city?

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade

and Commerce): Mr. Speaker, these negotiations are being conducted by the air transport board. So far as I know, there has been no change since the last report was made.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES EXTENSION OF ROUTE TO MEXICO CITY
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

SUGGESTED AMENDMENT RESPECTING SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFITS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

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

Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question of the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gregg). Will the government give favourable consideration to an early amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act, section 94, to provide for

greater latitude in the period of the year for which supplementary benefits under the act may be paid?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT RESPECTING SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFITS
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Should not this question be put on the order paper? I think it should be on the order paper.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT RESPECTING SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFITS
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MACHINERY AND APPARATUS

TARIFF BOARD RULING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

May I direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue, arising out of some uncertainty that some people feel concerning the matter that was under discussion yesterday? Will the minister consider giving an affirmative ruling as to what definition machinery and apparatus must meet in order to qualify for exemption from the sales tax.

Topic:   MACHINERY AND APPARATUS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD RULING
Sub-subtopic:   EXEMPTION FROM SALES TAX
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

I think I indicated yesterday that it is a practical impossibility to give a definition of what shall constitute machinery and apparatus used in the production of goods. We must first know the purpose for which it is being used. An illustration of that is the particular case here where an appeal was taken from the decision of the department that electrical apparatus used particularly in connection with summer resorts and motels was taxable. That appeal was taken by the General Supply Company and the tariff board upheld the decision of the department, so I will have to indicate that these things will have to be dealt with on their merits when we know the particulars of the case.

Topic:   MACHINERY AND APPARATUS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD RULING
Sub-subtopic:   EXEMPTION FROM SALES TAX
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

May I ask a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Does not the Excise Tax Act require the minister to make such a definition?

Topic:   MACHINERY AND APPARATUS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD RULING
Sub-subtopic:   EXEMPTION FROM SALES TAX
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December 2, 1953