May 27, 1955

AUTHENTICITY OF "NIKE" DISPLAYED ON PARLIAMENT HILL


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Esquimalt-Saanich):

May I direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. In his reply to a question yesterday he referred to the guided missile displayed on parliament hill yesterday as a "Nike". Was that a real "Nike" or was it just a wooden mock-up?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUTHENTICITY OF "NIKE" DISPLAYED ON PARLIAMENT HILL
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, I did not attempt to dismantle the "Nike", and I do not know whether it was real or partly real. I do know it was purported to be a "Nike" without the booster, which would have made it about twice the length it was. However, I do not

make a practice of examining all the shells we have on display or which we use.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUTHENTICITY OF "NIKE" DISPLAYED ON PARLIAMENT HILL
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

I hope all our weapons are not as phony as that.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUTHENTICITY OF "NIKE" DISPLAYED ON PARLIAMENT HILL
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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE

MANITOBA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. William Bryce (Selkirk):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. What progress is being made toward completing prairie farm assistance payments? Will the balance of the payments be made at an early date, in view of the disastrous financial position of many farmers?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

I presume the hon. member is interested in the Manitoba payments.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. Bryce:

Yes.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

The total number of townships paid in Manitoba is 696; the total number of farmers who have been paid is 21,892, and the total amount of money paid is $3,909,025.50. There may be some cases that are still under inspection or reinspection where payment has not been made, but a very large percentage have already been paid.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. Bryce:

You do not know how many more remain to be paid?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

No. That will not be known until all the checks have been made on the requests for reinspection.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF PAYMENTS
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SASKATCHEWAN

PAYMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FLOODING

CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture. Is it government policy to make payments under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, as recorded in the Leader-Post of May 17, wherein Mr. W. R. Bird, director of prairie farm assistance, is quoted as having said:

If flooding makes a township eligible, then pay-merits will be made.

I was wondering if the minister would care to comment on when payments under this act will be made in Saskatchewan.

Topic:   SASKATCHEWAN
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FLOODING
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Bird, the director of prairie farm assistance, could have gone even further than he has gone in this statement. I read the statement in the press where he is reported to have said:

If flooding makes a township eligible, then payments will be made.

He might have said:

Where flooding has made townships eligible payments already have been made.

Payments are very considerable in the province of Saskatchewan. I gave the figures a few moments ago for Manitoba. Payments in Saskatchewan have been made to 2,628 townships and 85,156 farmers, and the total payment has been $20,756,025.25. I understand this represents payments to 75 per cent of the farmers in Saskatchewan. I think it will be recognized by every hon. member that fairly reasonable progress has been made, and that includes all the persons who would be eligible under the statement made by Mr. Bird.

Topic:   SASKATCHEWAN
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FLOODING
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roselown-Biggar):

Will

the minister permit a supplementary question in order to clarify the position? There is some confusion regarding this statement. I understand that payments are not made on land which is flooded unless the land has been seeded; that land which is not seeded is not eligible for prairie farm assistance. Is that right?

Topic:   SASKATCHEWAN
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FLOODING
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

That is not exactly correct. In the first place there has to be an area which has no crop or has a low crop for some reason, below 8 bushels to the acre. That may be a township, or it may be 6 sections or more in a township, depending on the situation which the hon. member understands. In addition to that, the land has to be "cultivated land" but not necessarily seeded land. Cultivated land is defined in the act as seeded land or summerfallow land or land that is in grass that has been seeded down. Payments are made in accordance with these provisions in all the areas that have been flooded, and have been made up until now. I think that is a full explanation of how the payments are made.

Topic:   SASKATCHEWAN
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FLOODING
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May 27, 1955