June 11, 1954

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR-GENERAL ALFRED M. GRUENTHER, SUPREME COMMANDER, NATO

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure hon. members in all parts of the house would wish me to call their attention to a very distinguished visitor in the diplomatic gallery and to extend to him a most hearty welcome to this chamber and to Canada. He is the supreme commander of the allied powers for Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and as such the military leader of our partnership for peace, General Alfred M. Gruenther.

Topic:   DISTINGUISHED VISITOR-GENERAL ALFRED M. GRUENTHER, SUPREME COMMANDER, NATO
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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE


Tenth report of standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Croll. Seventh report of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. McWilliam. Fifth report of special committee on veterans affairs.-Mr. Tucker.


PATENT ACT

TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL APPOINTING

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, for the information of hon. members I am tabling a copy of the order in council appointing the commission of inquiry into the Patent Act and related legislation.

Topic:   PATENT ACT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL APPOINTING
Sub-subtopic:   COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour of which I have sent notice. Does the government agree with the views expressed in the telegram sent to the minister yesterday by the 900 delegates representing the mayors and reeves association of Ontario

outlining the need for direct action by the federal government to relieve the present serious unemployment situation?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST BY ONTARIO REEVES AND MAYORS FOR FEDERAL ACTION
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):

I think the wire to which my hon. friend refers is a wire that was sent yesterday to the Prime Minister from the president of that association. The Prime Minister has spoken to me about it, and a reply will go forward to the president of the association today from the Prime Minister.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST BY ONTARIO REEVES AND MAYORS FOR FEDERAL ACTION
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DECLINE IN EXPORTS OF TOBACCO TO HOLLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I have not sent notice so possibly he might take the question as notice. In view of the marked decline in the export of the various varieties of Canadian tobacco to Holland over the past five years, will the minister indicate what steps, if any, are being taken by the government to improve this unfavourable situation, as it affects the tobacco growers of southwestern Ontario?

Topic:   DECLINE IN EXPORTS OF TOBACCO TO HOLLAND
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Righi Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I will be glad to take the question as notice. Frankly I am not informed regarding exports of tobacco to Holland.

Topic:   DECLINE IN EXPORTS OF TOBACCO TO HOLLAND
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ALLOCATION BY UNITED KINGDOM OF DOLLARS FOR PURCHASE OF APPLES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce? In view of the indications that the United Kingdom will be able to allocate dollars for the purchase of cheese, have we had any similar indication that they may be able to allocate dollars in the near future for the purchase of apples?

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade

and Commerce): No, Mr. Speaker. So far as fruits are concerned, we have had an indication that the United Kingdom is allocating dollars to cover purchases of certain canned fruits, but negotiations regarding apples are still in progress. We have not had any definite indication as yet.

Inquiries of the Ministry EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Topic:   ALLOCATION BY UNITED KINGDOM OF DOLLARS FOR PURCHASE OF APPLES
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GENEVA CONFERENCE

June 11, 1954