March 12, 1954

STANDING ORDERS

CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

John Hornby Harrison

Liberal

Mr. J. H. Harrison (Meadow Lake):

I

should like to move:

That the second report of the standing committee on standing orders, presented on Wednesday, March 10, 1954, be now concurred in.

Notice of this motion was given in Votes and Proceedings last Wednesday.

Topic:   STANDING ORDERS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES

PROVISION FOR EXTENSION TO COMMONWEALTH REPRESENTATIVES

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (for the Secretary of Slate for External Affairs) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 373, to extend diplomatic immunities.

Topic:   DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR EXTENSION TO COMMONWEALTH REPRESENTATIVES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR EXTENSION TO COMMONWEALTH REPRESENTATIVES
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LIB

Roch Pinard (Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Roch Pinard (Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs):

The purpose of this bill is to extend to diplomatic representatives of commonwealth countries the traditional immunities already enjoyed by representatives of foreign states.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR EXTENSION TO COMMONWEALTH REPRESENTATIVES
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CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND

ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR REPLACEMENT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to establish in the consolidated revenue fund an account for the replacement of government property lost, destroyed or damaged through fire and for the said purposes to authorize advances from the account, with the approval of the treasury board, up to a maximum of five million dollars.

He said: His Excellency the Governor

General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the house.

Topic:   CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR REPLACEMENT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
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Motion agreed to.


WATER POLLUTION

NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alexander Maxwell (Max) Campbell

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

Mr. A. M. Campbell (The Balllefords):

1

should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. Is the minister aware that Canadian Chemical Company of Edmonton has again polluted the North Saskatchewan river, and will the government now consider bringing down legislation which will protect for all time the health and welfare of Canadians against the pollution of interprovincial rivers?

Topic:   WATER POLLUTION
Subtopic:   NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Marlin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

The hon. member was kind enough to give me notice of his question, Mr. Speaker. No, I am not aware of the facts as alleged. I might state to the hon. gentleman that his statement is incorrect. Undoubtedly what my hon. friend is referring to is the fact that wastes which were diverted to a burning pit contained a gummy substance which blocked up the pipe line and caused a temporary resumption of the discharge of these particular substances into the river. This state of affairs was discovered and was corrected by the government of Alberta within a very short time.

(Translation):

Topic:   WATER POLLUTION
Subtopic:   NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
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ST. JOHNS ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE QUESTION AS TO STAFF


On the orders of the day:


March 12, 1954