February 11, 1955

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 67, for the relief of Vera Grace Westley Stewart.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Freda Margery Turton Pellerin.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 69, for the relief of Sieglinde Rosa Wolf Coss.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Marie Vina Lebel Duhamel.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 71, for the relief of Florence Pearl Loader Varden.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 72, for the relief of Ethel Elizabeth Smith Tero.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 73, for the relief of Elizabeth Annabel Clouston Grandjean.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 74, for the relief of Miriam Rabi-novitch Yampolsky, otherwise known as Miriam Rabinovitch Pollack.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 75, for the relief of George Angus Robinson.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 76, for the relief of Gerald Willy Moore.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 77, for the relief of Desneiges Primeau Gagnon.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 78, for the relief of Gladys Krass-ner Garoff.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 79, for the relief of Margaret Aitken Robertson Comis.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 80, for the relief of Marie Rose Barsey De Board.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 81, for the relief of Maureen Theresa May Baker Reed.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 82, for the relief of Henry Schoen. -Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 83, for the relief of Harold Archie Donaghy.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 84, for the relief of Beatrice Ellis Oakes.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 85, for the relief of Rose Blum Brenner.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 86, for the relief of Georges Ovide Normand.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 87, for the relief of Marjory Grace Darling Downey Picktell.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 88, for the relief of Francis Joseph Ellis.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 89, for the relief of John McKin-nell.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 90, for the relief of Ada Garland Skakle Campbell.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 91, for the relief of Shirley Elizabeth Saul Hutchison.-Mr. Hunter. Bill No. 92, for the relief of Rotha Dodgson Webb.-Mr. Hunter.


IMMIGRATION

HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton West):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In view of the answers which I received at page 891 of Hansard relative to questions asked with respect to the application for landing of one Harold C. Banks, is the minister aware that the information contained in an article in Maclean's magazine by Sidney Katz is directly opposite to the answers I received and that that information was obtained from an official of his department?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

No, I am not aware of any information obtained by any writer for a magazine from officials in my department. I do not know how I could be aware of it unless they happened to report it to me. I doubt very much if this information was received from any official of my department, and in any case it does not happen to be true.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

I should like to ask a supplementary question. Will the minister investigate this matter because the information on which I based my question-

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE
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An hon. Member:

Order; this is a speech.

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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

-was apparently secured in front of witnesses?

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Subtopic:   HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

No, I do not think I should make any investigation beyond what I have already made. I sent for the application form that was filled out by Mr. Banks and I examined it myself. As a matter of fact, it is just an accident that I do not happen to have it right here in the house now. For the hon. lady's benefit, and for the benefit of anyone else who is interested, the way this mistake arose on the part of the writer of what I thought was otherwise a very good

Inquiries of the Ministry article was that question 17 on form 1000 at the time Mr. Banks was landed was an entirely different question. Some months later or perhaps a year later form 1000 was altered to include this question which had never previously been asked of anyone. No doubt it was a misapprehension of those facts that occasioned the inaccurate statement appearing in Maclean's magazine.

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Subtopic:   HAROLD C. BANKS REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "MACLEAN'S" MAGAZINE
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INQUIRY AS TO SOUTHERN ONTARIO CABINET REPRESENTATION


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 Prime Minister. Is there anything in the rumour that has been circulated recently to the effect that the Prime Minister is planning soon to give the great industrial area of southern Ontario cabinet representation?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SOUTHERN ONTARIO CABINET REPRESENTATION
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I know nothing whatever of these rumours. If there is any change in the cabinet the house will be duly notified.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SOUTHERN ONTARIO CABINET REPRESENTATION
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REPORTED AGREEMENT ON RENEWAL OF GATT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinion):

Will the Minister of Trade and Commerce state whether or not it is a fact that in the negotiations at Geneva agreement has been reached for the renewal of the general agreement on tariffs and trade?

Topic:   REPORTED AGREEMENT ON RENEWAL OF GATT
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

The negotiations have not yet reached that stage, Mr. Speaker. I am told that it will be another three weeks before a final conclusion is reached. However, action has been taken to rebind the duties that apply in the present agreement. They have been rebound for a further period.

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February 11, 1955