May 9, 1952

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

There are certain clauses of this treaty that are of great interest to the fishermen of British Columbia. Is that matter going to be discussed by the fisheries committee before the external affairs committee deals with it? What is the situation? I believe the fisheries committee expects to go into the matter of the clauses dealing with

Treaty of Peace (Japan) Act fisheries. I heard that, and I wondered what the procedure was with two committees sitting on the same treaty, as it were.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

It is the intention to submit to the fisheries committee the fisheries agreement.

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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

It has been done already. The committee is considering it now.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

It is before the committee now. I am not sure whether it has completed its consideration of the agreement.

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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

No, it has not. It is waiting for certain evidence.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

There are no particular fisheries questions that I can think of that would be involved in this particular measure to implement the provisions of the peace treaty generally.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Except there is a clause relating to the Japanese promise that they will consider a treaty.- Is that not right?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

That is right, but that does not involve any legislative action that would be required by the parliament of Canada to carry it into effect. That was an undertaking between the governments concerned, and that undertaking has been discharged by the Japanese government in the signing of the fisheries agreement which is now before the fisheries committee.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

So that really will not enter into the discussion in the external affairs committee.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

No, it should not.

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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

Article No. 9 of the treaty is the most-favoured-nation clause. I believe last July the United Kingdom parliament said that they were got going to extend the mostfavoured-nation clause to Japan. Is Canada according to Japan most-favoured-nation advantages?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Although that is not a matter coming within the scope of this resolution, nevertheless I think I am right in saying that

we have not extended any rights under that clause to Japan as at this time.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in.

Mr. Pearson thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 210, to provide for carrying into effect the treaty of peace between Canada and Japan.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

On Monday we will move to go into committee of supply and call four departments, defence production, citizenship and immigration, fisheries and justice. Then we will take up the following resolutions and bills: The resolution in the name of the Minister of National Defence to amend the National Defence Act; the resolution in the name of the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys concerning the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act. If the hon. member for Peel is ready and in the house we can then take up the bill to provide for carrying into effect the treaty of peace between Canada and Japan.

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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

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

If it is not available we will postpone it. I said we would bring it up on Monday but I will not insist on it. It may come up a day or two later. Then there is another bill, Bill No. 63, to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act; Bill No. 93, to amend the Export and Import Permits Act; Bill No. 193, respecting the New Westminster harbour commissioners; Bill No. 194, to amend the Aeronautics Act, and Bill No. 195, to amend the Government Employees Compensation Act, 1947.

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PC
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I should like to.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.



Monday, May 12, 1952


May 9, 1952