November 1, 1951

UNITED NATIONS FORCES

PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure that hon. members will allow me the privilege of calling to the attention of the house the presence of sailors, soldiers and airmen of nineteen of the United Nations forces lighting in Korea. They represent Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippine islands, the republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Every one of these men is a veteran of the fighting in Korea.

They are sitting in the diplomatic gallery because they are representatives of their respective countries, but more than that they are living symbols of the unity of the United Nations in standing against aggression. We can see back of each one of these men the tens of thousands of their comrades-sailors, soldiers and airmen who are fighting with us; we can see back of them the millions of their populations who are standing together for the first time in the history of the world because they love and believe in freedom and are willing to preserve it at any price.

Because of what they are and what they have done I am sure that you would wish me to extend to the honoured guests of our country today a most hearty welcome, and to ask them to carry back to their comrades and to the peoples of their countries our good wishes and our determination to stand together to see that the cause to which we have set our hands is carried through to a successful conclusion in order that we may have that peace we are all striving for and which the United Nations are putting forth every effort to preserve.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS FORCES
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I think it is perhaps appropriate that as leader of the opposition I should join in the assurances that this house extends to the veterans of Korea who are in the diplomatic gallery today. One of the features of our system, in fact what we are fighting to preserve, is the right of free speech

and the right and duty to express ideas from different points of view as to the manner in which our democracies can best advance their course.

It is a particularly happy thing for us to see these gallant men who have themselves offered the highest measure of service so that, here in Canada and in the other free nations from which they come, legislative bodies can meet in freedom to discuss the affairs of state. No men could be higher qualified to sit in an assembly where free men meet to deal with public business. While under our system we cherish the right to differ in regard to the way that things shall be done within our own lands, I am sure that every hon. member agrees that there is complete unity in the expression of our respect to them and our hope that throughout the years ahead they may enjoy the memories of the service they have performed.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS FORCES
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

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

Mr. Speaker, I am sure that all members of all political parties in this house join with the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Claxton) and the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) in the sentiments they have just expressed, and I am equally sure that the people of Canada do so as well. I think this is somewhat of an historic occasion because sitting in the gallery are men who symbolize the United Nations and the United Nations' determination to preserve freedom, security and peace. We join with all others in expressing our appreciation of what these men and those whom they represent have done on our behalf. I think when the fighting is all over we in Canada will join with other nations not only in establishing a firm basis of peace but in endeavouring to rehabilitate the great devastation that has been wrought by our United Nations effort to preserve the freedom of the world.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS FORCES
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS
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SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Solon E. Low (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, we should like to be associated with all that has been said about this very interesting and historic occasion. Without multiplying words, we feel we are most honoured to be in the presence of such gallant men today.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS FORCES
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS
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PC

Julian Harcourt Ferguson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. H. Ferguson (Simcoe North):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask if we could be assured that an appropriate photograph will be taken of the heroes who are visiting us today in

Inquiries of the Ministry the House of Commons, so that each man who forms an integral part of this gallant group visiting us will appear distinctly in the photograph. I would ask that it be made available across Canada, and that the decorations appear clearly in the photograph so as to signify to all people in Canada that these heroes have fought for what Canada and the United Nations stand for. I trust that an opportunity will be given to every Canadian to have this photograph to cherish.

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Topic:   UNITED NATIONS FORCES
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF VETERANS OF NINETEEN NATIONS
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PUBLIC WORKS

STE. ANGELE, QUE. REPAIR OR REBUILDING OF WHARF


On the orders of the day:


PC

Léon Balcer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

Mr. Speaker, before the orders of the day are called, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. Is it the intention of his department to repair or rebuild the Ste. Angele wharf, opposite Three Rivers, next spring?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   STE. ANGELE, QUE. REPAIR OR REBUILDING OF WHARF
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, in reply to the hon. member for Three Rivers, I may say that I have received repeated representations from Mr. Mongrain, mayor of Three Rivers, and from the hon. member for Nicolet-Yamaska (Mr. Boisvert) in connection with repairs to this wharf. Should the facts they stated be confirmed by the officials of my department and providing I have the support of my colleagues of the cabinet, I would not be surprised if these repairs were made some time next year.

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Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   STE. ANGELE, QUE. REPAIR OR REBUILDING OF WHARF
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PENSIONS

RELATIONSHIP OF WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE AND OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

I had

intended to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. I do not see him in his place but perhaps his parliamentary assistant can deal with it. It arises out of a statement which the minister is said to have issued yesterday concerning the relationship between payments under the War Veterans Allowance Act and the new old age security measure. Can the parliamentary assistant tell us if a new statement has been issued by the minister, and if any government policy has been announced in this regard apart from what was said in the house when the resolution was under debate last Thursday, October 25?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   RELATIONSHIP OF WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE AND OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. L. A. Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs):

I can

only say that I know of no new pronouncement. The minister was not here in the latter part of the afternoon yesterday, and I am not aware of any change since. I will inquire and if there is I will tell my hon. friend.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   RELATIONSHIP OF WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE AND OLD AGE SECURITY PAYMENTS
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FINANCE

BALANCE OF MONEY HELD BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CREDIT OF NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


November 1, 1951