January 23, 1953

GANDER AIRPORT

INQUIRY AS TO IMPROVEMENTS IN ACCOMMODATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. J. Browne (St. John's West):

should like to ask the Minister of Transport if it is correct that extensive improvements are being made at Gander airport in Newfoundland for the benefit of passengers by plane who have to stop off there?

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Yes, that is so. We have in mind redecorating the present building and laying it out in a different fashion which should prove of tremendous benefit to incoming and outgoing passengers.

Topic:   GANDER AIRPORT
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PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

Have those works been started?

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

They are being planned at the present time.

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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

ALLEGED INTENTION TO BROADCAST A CHILDBIRTH


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

The hon. member for Eglinton (Mr. Fleming) asked me the other day about a broadcast dealing with childbirth announced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the end of this month. I have inquired of the C.B.C. about this matter. I am informed that this program, "A New Life Begins", was broadcast on station CJBC, Toronto, on November 30, at the suggestion of, and in collaboration with, Women's College Hospital in connection with the appeal for funds by the hospital. In view of the interest and high proportion of favourable comment on the broadcast locally it had been decided to repeat it on the trans-Canada network on January 30. While the hospital expressed approval of the original program after the broadcast, it has subsequently withdrawn its concurrence in the program being repeated on a national network, and the repeat broadcast will not take place as announced.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   ALLEGED INTENTION TO BROADCAST A CHILDBIRTH
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SHIPPING


COLLISION OF VESSELS "PHYLLIS w" AND "GAESTANO S'' OFF NOVA SCOTIA On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Andrew Murray Kirk

Liberal

Mr. T. A. M. Kirk (Digby-Yarmoulh):

should like to ask the Minister of Fisheries a question following an inquiry I made of his parliamentary assistant on Thursday of last week concerning the ramming of the Phyllis W by the United States dragger Gaestano S. Is the minister in a position to tell what decision the department has made as to the procedure it intends to follow?

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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries):

This department has investigated the incident but as it is an international matter beyond the control of the department we have referred it to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) who will investigate the matter and raise it with the proper authorities.

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INQUIRY AS TO SALE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM


On the orders of the day:


PC

A. Earl Catherwood

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. Earl Catherwood (Haldimand):

should like to ask the Acting Minister of Agriculture if he will comment on the statement made over the C.B.C. at the noon broadcast that negotiations are under way for the sale of bacon to the United Kingdom to the extent of $1 million.

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Acting Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, the million dollar bacon purchase just announced by the British ministry of food was made possible by some of the results of the Canada-New Zealand beef exchange agreement. Exact terms of the purchase and dates of delivery have not yet been worked out, but it is expected that all details will be cleared in the near future. It should be understood that this is a single purchase and is not a bacon contract in the sense in which that term was used in the war and post-war years. It does, however, indicate the genuine desire of the two governments to maintain advantageous trading relations.

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IND

John Lambert Gibson

Independent

Mr. Gibson:

Does the acting minister anticipate that there will be any more fortuitous profits available to the British ministry of food with which purchases may be made in

Inquiries of the Ministry Canada? I should like to suggest if that is the case that perhaps he might consider canned salmon the next time.

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January 23, 1953