March 6, 1953

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Mr. Cole@St. Jean-Iberville-Napierville

do not now remember all the details of the full description of the artistic design, but after I receive full information I shall be glad to give it to my hon. friend.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE TO COMMEMORATE CORONATION
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IMMIGRATION

INQUIRY AS TO INCREASED QUOTA FOR GERMAN REFUGEES


On the orders of the day:


PC

A. Earl Catherwood

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. Earl Catherwood (Haldimand):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Owing to the great influx of refugees from East Germany, causing a most disturbing situation in western Europe, will the minister state whether the government is planning to open the immigration doors a little wider to allow a greater number of these people entry to this country?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASED QUOTA FOR GERMAN REFUGEES
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

The government is aware of the heavy load that is presently imposed upon the government of the federal republic of Germany because of the influx of refugees from eastern Germany. We are also aware of the fact that many of these people will not have been adherents to communist policy. In other words, they will have lived in. eastern Germany and have accepted the rule of that regime. I do not think, however, there is any doubt whatever but that a considerable number of those who are now seeking refuge in western Germany have been, until the date of their flight, active leaders in the communist party. Because of

these circumstances, we feel that we should not offer any special arrangements for immigration facilities, other than those that we have always offered to refugees.

In other words, if the refugees can meet the requirements of the Immigration Act and our regulations, then they may be admitted to Canada in due course. On the other hand, we recognize the load, as I said, and we shall do our best to examine these people as quickly as we can.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASED QUOTA FOR GERMAN REFUGEES
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INCOME TAX

SUGGESTED EXEMPTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO QUEBEC EDUCATION FUND


On the orders of the day:


PC

Léon Balcer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Leon Balcer (Three Rivers):

May I

ask the Minister of National Revenue if he has discussed with the Minister of Finance this question of contributions to the Quebec education fund.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXEMPTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO QUEBEC EDUCATION FUND
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

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

Not as yet, but I shall be able

to make an answer early next week.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXEMPTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO QUEBEC EDUCATION FUND
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TELEVISION

APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

On Wednesday, March 4, 1953, the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) asked me whether the applications for television stations as reported in the press were such as, under government policy, would permit private television stations to be established in those centres. I have inquired from the controller of radio, and I am informed by him that completed applications have been made to the Department of Transport for television stations at Hamilton, London, Kitchener, Sudbury, Windsor, Saint John, New Brunswick, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. These applications have been referred to the board of governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for their recommendation as required by section 24(1) of the Canadian Broadcasting Act.

These applications are in accord with the government policy, as announced by the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) and as explained in the house by the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. McCann) some time ago.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Cenire):

In

connection with the reply just given by the Minister of Transport, does he mean by the

The Budget-Mr. Argue latter part of his answer that those are areas in which private television stations may be established?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Yes, that is my understanding.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT
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THE BUDGET

ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE


The house resumed, from Thursday, March 5, consideration of the motion of Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance) that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the house to go into committee of ways and means, and the amendment thereto of Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood), and the amendment to the amendment of Mr. Coldwell.


March 6, 1953