February 8, 1955

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

I was going to ask the same question.

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I am glad to see there is some unanimity in the opposition. It is not the intention at this stage to give the committee power to send for persons and papers.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Why?

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I have indicated the limits which I think ought to be observed for the time being as an experiment. With respect to the printing of the proceedings, of course if the committee recommends that to the house I am sure the house should carry it.

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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

With reservations.

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Motion agreed to.


TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REFERENCE TO REPORT OF NEAR ACCIDENT AT MOOSE JAW


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Wilbert Ross Thatcher

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

Mr. W. Ross Thatcher (Moose Jaw-Lake Centre):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In view of the report of yet another incident near the Moose Jaw area on Friday last involving an R.C.A.F. Harvard and a late-flying Trans-Canada Air Lines plane, what steps, if any, has the department taken to try to avoid similar incidents in the future?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, a report has been received by my department concerning an incident over the Moose Jaw area on Friday last, and it has been turned over to the R.C.A.F. which I understand has investigated the matter. I should like to add that I am hoping in the very near future to make a complete statement on the subject of safety in the air and the measures which my department has taken in this connection.

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HUMBER VALLEY AUTHORITY

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Borden Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John B. Hamilton (York West):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Has the minister had an opportunity to study the urgent brief presented to him on January 31 by the Humber valley conservation authority arising chiefly as a result of "Hurricane Hazel", and could he inform the house approximately when the government might be in a position to indicate whether it is willing to participate in the plan proposed by the authority, and to what extent?

Topic:   HUMBER VALLEY AUTHORITY
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

Mr. Speaker, on January 31 I received a delegation from the Humber valley authority, from the Upper Thames authority, and from the Moira river authority. It was a joint delegation. They were accompanied by the chief engineer of the department of development of the government of Ontario. The three delegations made representations requesting federal government assistance under the Canada Water Conservation Assistance Act. In the course of the discussion I asked for further data from the three delegations, which I have not yet received.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
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AIR TRANSPORT

REPORTED SALE OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES- RECOVERY OF SUBSIDY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for York West (Mr. Hamilton) asked this question:

Is the minister aware that Queen Charlotte Airlines of Vancouver has received an offer or offers of purchase substantially in excess of the asset value of the company, and is it the government's intention to attempt to recover part or all of the quarter of a million dollar subsidy paid to the said company in the last two years if the sale transaction is consummated?

I am informed that only after the interests concerned have reached agreement are

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arrangements for sale or purchase of airline companies submitted to the air transport board for approval. In the case of Queen Charlotte Airlines, no such agreement has been submitted and therefore I am not able to comment on the matter.

As far as the second part of the hon. member's question is concerned, the financial assistance granted to Queen Charlotte Airlines earlier was a subsidy and not a loan.

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Subtopic:   REPORTED SALE OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES- RECOVERY OF SUBSIDY
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February 8, 1955