May 15, 1952

THE LATE KING GEORGE VI

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND OF MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that a message has been received from Her Majesty the Queen, signed by her own hand; also a message from Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother, signed by her own hand,

Buckingham Palace

Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:

I have received with deep appreciation the address which you have presented to me.

I am sincerely grateful for your kindly sympathy in the loss that I have sustained through the death of my dear father.

I greatly value the assurances of your loyalty and of your support which you have given me on my accession to the throne, and it will be my continual endeavour to be worthy of them.

Elizabeth R.

30th April, 1952.

Buckingham Palace, S.W.l. Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:

I thank you warmly for your message of condolence.

Holding, as I do, the most vivid memories of our visit to Canada, the many expressions of sympathy which I have received from all parts of your great country have especially touched me, and I deeply appreciate this further sign of your thoughts and your affection.

Elizabeth R.

8th May, 1952.

Topic:   THE LATE KING GEORGE VI
Subtopic:   ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND OF MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
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RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Fifth report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. McCulloch.


BEEF AND PORK

SALES OF CANADIAN MEAT TO THE UNITED

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, before motions are proceeded with I should like to complete the statement which I made last Friday with

regard to an agreement between the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada with respect to meat:

On Friday last, I announced to the house that an agreement had been reached between the governments of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada whereby Canadian meat will be shipped to the United Kingdom in exchange for New Zealand beef and pork which will in turn be sold through normal commercial channels in the United States.

Further progress has now been made in these negotiations and it has been agreed among the three governments that the difference between the United Kingdom contract price for New Zealand meat and the price derived from selling New Zealand meat on the United States market shall be shared equally between New Zealand and Canada. The New Zealand share will be used for buying additional meat in Canada which will be shipped to the United Kingdom. The equivalent value in sterling of this additional meat will be paid to New Zealand by the United Kingdom. The Canadian share will be used to offset, to some extent, the loss to the Canadian government that will be incurred under the terms of the original agreement.

In this further step in the arrangements, all three governments will benefit. New Zealand will derive higher returns for her meat. The United Kingdom will obtain more meat, and Canada is getting an enlarged market for her surplus meat.

For the information of the house I may say that shipping space has been arranged for 600,000 pounds of meat to go forward at an early date and by the end of this week an additional 6,000,000 pounds will have been contracted for and arrangements are being made for regular shipments.

Topic:   BEEF AND PORK
Subtopic:   SALES OF CANADIAN MEAT TO THE UNITED
Sub-subtopic:   EXCHANGE OF NEW ZEALAND BEEF AND PORK TO UNITED STATES
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STRAIT OF CANSO CAUSEWAY

LETTING OF TENDER TO VANCOUVER COMPANY

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I have an announcement to make respecting the subject of the Canso project.

Preliminary work is proceeding rapidly for the construction of the causeway across the strait of Canso. This important engineering work is being undertaken by the federal government and the province of Nova Scotia and has reached the stage where tenders

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have been called for the rock-fill. The magnitude of this undertaking is better appreciated when it is realized that something like five million cubic yards of rock will have to be quarried, transported and dumped in the building of this rock-fill.

On Tuesday the Department of Transport received nine tenders from various contracting firms, ranging from slightly under $6 million to almost $10 million. The tenders submitted have now been carefully examined with a view to prices, equipment to be supplied and quarry location.

The lowest bid submitted was that of Northern Construction and J. W. Stewart Company, Limited, of Vancouver, at the price $5,786,650. A submission to council authorizing the acceptance of this tender has been approved by the government and immediate steps will be taken to enter into a contract with the successful bidder.

Topic:   STRAIT OF CANSO CAUSEWAY
Subtopic:   LETTING OF TENDER TO VANCOUVER COMPANY
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PRIVATE BILL

REFERENCE OF PETITION TO COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS

LIB

George Taylor Fulford

Liberal

Mr. G. T. Fulford (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kingston City (Mr. Henderson):

That the petition for a private bill to incorporate the Ogdensburg bridge authority presented on May 14, 1952, together with the report made thereon by the clerk of petitions on May 15, 1952, be referred to the standing committee on standing orders for such recommendations as may be deemed advisable in relation to standing orders 92 and 93(3) (a) and (c).

Topic:   PRIVATE BILL
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF PETITION TO COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS
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Motion agreed to.


FIRST READING

SENATE BILL


Bill No. 225, to incorporate the Hotel Mutual Insurance Company.-Mr. Welbourn.


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VISCOUNT ALEXANDER-TERM OF OFFICE AS GOVERNOR GENERAL

May 15, 1952