March 22, 1954

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 bring in a measure to amend certain acts relating to several crown corporations in order to prescribe the pension provisions and the manner in which such pension provisions are to apply to persons transferring from the public service to the corporations concerned.

He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the house.

Topic:   AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN ACTS TO PRESCRIBE PENSION PROVISIONS
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Motion agreed to.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

RECOGNITION OF RED CHINA


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

I had intended to address my question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, but in his absence I should like to direct the question to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister make any comment to the house about the report appearing in today's press, and given wide circulation that the government, in addition to considering the recognition of communist China, is also considering supporting the application of the Mao Tse-tung regime for entry into the United Nations?

Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime

Minister): Mr. Speaker, I do not think there is any justification whatsoever for the suggestion implied in the hon. member's question. I know of no consideration being given to either of these questions at this time.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   RECOGNITION OF RED CHINA
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT
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TRADING ON LONDON MARKET


On the orders of the day:


PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rodney Adamson (York West):

May I

direct a question to the Minister of Finance? In view of the resumption of trading in gold on the London market this morning, will the Canadian government initiate a similar market or, better still, a completely free market in Canada? If not, is the reason

based on government policy or is the move proscribed by international agreement? Will Canadians holding sterling be allowed to buy gold on this market, and if so, will such gold be deemed to be "freely exportable gold" under the terms of the Bank of Canada Act, which is currently being amended?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TRADING ON LONDON MARKET
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

I am obliged to my hon. friend for giving me notice of this question. I received it a short time before I came into the house. I shall try to give him an answer tomorrow.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TRADING ON LONDON MARKET
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
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DISABLED PERSONS


INQUIRY AS TO REPORT IN WINNIPEG "FREE press" On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, has the attention of the Minister of National Health and Welfare been drawn to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press of Friday which suggests that the new pension for disabled persons will not come into effect until January 1, 1955? Is it not possible to bring in this legislation at an early date, so that it might come into effect as soon as possible?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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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):

I am glad, Mr. Speaker, that at long last the hon. member has evidenced some interest in this problem.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

That is grossly unfair.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

This is the first time he has shown-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

That is not correct. Let the minister answer the question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

I am dealing with his leader's interjection, and I think my statement will be found to be accurate. The hon. gentleman knows the government will not delay in introducing this measure as quickly as possible. We have to deal with all the provinces and the matter largely depends on them. The hon. gentleman may be assured that we will proceed with the matter with characteristic haste.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABLED PERSONS
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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE SUGGESTED REAPPOINTMENT OF ECONOMIC COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED IN 1945-46

March 22, 1954