May 9, 1953

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

If I listened to all of the accomplishments I have achieved during my term in this department it would take a long time.

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LIB

George Matheson Murray

Liberal

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

I am pleased to see this item in respect of Dawson Creek now. It is a very flourishing metropolis and certainly a much more important one than Grande Prairie. It is the terminus of a great railway and the entree to the Yukon and all that great country. There is an item here of $50,000 which I take it to be merely for the purchase of a lot on which the building is to be erected. I know this is not just something which is to be dangled before the people of Dawson Creek and I know that a magnificent building will be erected there-because the minister has already erected four or five splendid buildings in the Cariboo riding-buildings which were justified by the growth and development of those communities there. We have Quesnel, and Prince George, flourishing centres of-

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Order.

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LIB

George Matheson Murray

Liberal

Mr. Murray (Cariboo):

I want to express my thanks to the minister for his consideration of that northern territory.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I would like to say a word on this as it is not yet one o'clock. I see there is an item for a building at Huntingdon. I want to thank the minister as I am sure it will be an excellent building. It is one reason why I am perhaps in a different position from that of my hon. friend from Vancouver-Quadra. I want to get home and see the commencement of that building.

You know, Mr. Chairman, I have had a little experience in filibustering myself. As a matter of fact, I have been accused here of being the champion filibusterer, so I rather resent my hon. friend trying to usurp my championship in that line today. I want to get home and see this building opened.

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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Go ahead.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

As a matter of fact I am going home because I am proud of the fact that I am a Liberal and I want to get back and take a certain interest in a little affair that is going on there. I can sympathize with my hon. friend from Vancouver-Quadra who might not want to join me in seeing the Huntingdon building started. He is not in the position I am in, and is not anxious to get back to his constituency.

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Order.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

When this Huntingdon building is opened we plan a big celebration and to that opening we are going to invite-

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Before the hon. member plans a celebration for the opening of the building could we not pass the item? What he says now is not in order.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Well, I take two minutes and I am told that; but my hon. friend from Vancouver-Quadra is not going to see Tilly Rolston and Bonner, his Conservative friends-

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Order.

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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I will answer immediately. We are going to construct this building in Huntingdon and I hope the celebration will be a great one. We have been quite a while on this item and will the hon. gentleman agree that it pass?

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I want just half a minute and you can time me. It will not be Quadra's friends Tilly Rolston and Bonner that will be there, it will be somebody else. I am not afraid to go back and support my party.

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Item agreed to. At one o'clock the committee took recess. The committee resumed at 2.30 p.m.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Chairman, if you could be somewhat indulgent about the pertinency of the few remarks I wish to make to the item of the estimates under discussion, perhaps hon. members would be glad to have just a short report on the visit which the Secretary of State for External Affairs and I have just made to Washington. I can assure hon. members that it was most interesting and extremely pleasant, and I think we have some good reason to expect that it will bear some fruit. I found that the President, his cabinet ministers, the heads of departments and the leaders in the two houses of congress were anxious to give us a great deal of time in order to discuss with us the problems that were of mutual concern to us and to them; and in the course of those discussions they were most sympathetic and most anxious to ascertain all the possible implications of whatever might be contemplated or done on either side of our boundary.

I have just had time barely to glance at our Canadian newspapers but, from what I have been able to see in the less than an hour since I left the plane, there have been fairly full reports of what took place, although I have not seen in the papers the complete text of the communique that was issued last night after the second quite long interview in his own office with the President

External Affairs

and several of his cabinet colleagues. Perhaps it might be convenient if I tabled a copy of that communique.

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Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Would it not be well to put it on Hansard?

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Jean-Paul Stephen St-Laurent

Mr. Si. Laurent:

Would hon. members wish to have it read?

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Yes; or put it on Hansard

anyway.

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May 9, 1953