January 31, 1955

PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING-SENATE BILL


Bill No. 9, respecting the Huron and Erie Mortgage Corporation.-Mr. Mitchell (London).


PIPE LINES

TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES LIMITED REPORTED REQUEST FOR GUARANTEE OF BONDS


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Acting Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that newspapers across Canada, and particularly the financial papers, are reporting that an application to the government has been made by Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Limited for the guarantee of their bonds, will the Acting Prime Minister inform the house if such an application has been made and whether he has any report to give on the details of it?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES LIMITED REPORTED REQUEST FOR GUARANTEE OF BONDS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Righi Hon. C. D. Howe (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I received notice of a question from the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Zaplitny) and in reply prepared an answer which I can give at this time.

Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Limited has made representations to the Minister of Finance (Mr. Harris) and to myself regarding problems associated with financing of the pipe line from Alberta to Ontario and Quebec. These representations are now being studied by the Minister of Finance. No action is being or will be considered by the government until such time as the Minister of Finance is prepared to report to the cabinet in this regard.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES LIMITED REPORTED REQUEST FOR GUARANTEE OF BONDS
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HARBOURS

NEW WESTMINSTER AND FRASER RIVER


On the orders of the day:


SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

Mr. F. G. J. Hahn (New Westminster):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works, notice of which I sent him earlier in the day. Will the minister indicate with whom the authority rests to establish priority and directorship of dredging in the New Westminster harbour and on the

Fraser river as between the New Westminster harbour commission and the federal Department of Public Works?

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER AND FRASER RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   PRIORITY AND DIRECTORSHIP RESPECTING DREDGING
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

The Department of Public Works is the authority for dredging in the Fraser river. There is close co-operation between our district engineers, the harbour board and the pilotage authorities. A yearly program of maintenance dredging is laid out, but if a particular or unforeseen need at any point is found by our engineers or is brought to their attention, steps are taken to remedy it at the first opportunity.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER AND FRASER RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   PRIORITY AND DIRECTORSHIP RESPECTING DREDGING
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IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Acting Leader of the Opposition):

In view of inquiries made of me over the week end, I should like to ask the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the fact that New Zealand lamb products in considerable quantities are being brought into Canada at the present time?

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

Yes, Mr. Speaker; I was aware of the fact that lamb was being brought into Canada. I am not sure whether it is still continuing to come, but it has been coming for some time.

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND
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PC

William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

I should like to ask a supplementary question, if I may. Has the suggestion been made to the minister that the importations be held in storage until say the middle of April or May so that they may not disrupt the market as much as many livestock men presume they will?

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

I shall look into the question. But so far as I am aware, lamb has been coming for some time and I have had no complaints.

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND
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PC

William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

I should like to ask one further question, if I may. Is it a fact that a large boatload is coming in or is on the way at the present time? It is rumoured that a much larger quantity than usual is on the way.

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LAMB PRODUCTS FROM NEW ZEALAND
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January 31, 1955