February 24, 1955

LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

My answer offhand would be, no.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES CRASH NEAR BRAMPTON IN 1954 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OF PILOTS' ASSOCIATION
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ARTS, LETTERS AND SCIENCES INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF ARTS COUNCIL


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if the government has any intention of implementing the report of the royal commission on arts, letters and sciences by setting up at this session the arts council?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   ARTS, LETTERS AND SCIENCES INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF ARTS COUNCIL
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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 thank the hon. gentleman for sending me notice of his intention to ask this question. The answer is that the government has not yet made any decision in regard to that matter.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   ARTS, LETTERS AND SCIENCES INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF ARTS COUNCIL
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DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Roch Pinard (Secretary of State):

Last Tuesday, February 22, the hon. member for Wentworth (Mr. Lennard) asked me the following question:

I should like to ask the Secretary of State when officials of the printing bureau were instructed to send out circular communications and questionnaires to members of parliament in the French language only?

My answer to the question is this. No instructions were given by the queen's printer that circular communications and questionnaires should be sent to members of parliament in the French language only. The hon. member for Wentworth was referring to a circular in the French language concerning the Canada Gazette, part II, a copy of which he was good enough to send to me. Under the authority of an order in council all members of parliament are entitled to receive, free of charge, the Revised Statutes of Canada and the Canada Gazette, part II, in the language they prefer, or in both the English and French editions, as desired and if requested in writing. The name of the hon. member for Wentworth appears on the English list as a member of parliament, and it also appears on the French list because he requested in writing, on November 30, 1953, copies in both languages. The records of the queen's printer indicate that the hon. member for Wentworth

is being sent the Canada Gazette, part II, in both languages as he indicated he desired.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY
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PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. F. E. Lennard (Wentworth):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask a question of the Secretary of State? Did I understand him to say that I had requested a copy of part II of the Canada Gazette in French?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY
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LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pinard:

That is what I said. If my hon. friend will refer to his own file he will see that his letter answering the queen's printer circular he had received a few days previously referred not only to the Revised Statutes of Canada but also to the Canada Gazette.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY
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PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lennard:

I might say in that connection that if the Secretary of State will have his officials refer to my answer they will see that I said, "In English only".

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY
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LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pinard:

If my hon. friend from now on wishes to discontinue receiving it in French, I shall so inform the queen's printer.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO MEMBERS IN FRENCH LANGUAGE ONLY
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AUTHORSHIP OF QUESTION CONCERNING HEALTH GRANTS

PC

Owen C. Trainor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. O. C. Trainor (Winnipeg South):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to refer to question No. 28 on today's Routine Proceedings and Orders of the Day. While I am interested in the subject matter, I must disclaim authorship of the question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AUTHORSHIP OF QUESTION CONCERNING HEALTH GRANTS
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WAR CLAIMS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Roch Pinard (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to refer to a question asked by the hon. member for Hamilton West (Mrs. Fairclough). Her question was:

Can the Secretary of State tell the house when those persons who have war claims pending may expect settlement?

In answer to the question I wish to inform the house that since the war claims commission, established on October 23, 1952, started functioning in January, 1953, a total of 14,683 claims have been submitted. Out of that number, 11,418 have been processed and disposed of. There are 3,265 claims still to be dealt with. It is hoped the commission will be able to complete its task by the beginning of 1956.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   WAR CLAIMS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SETTLEMENT
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HIGHWAYS

BURLINGTON BEACH SKYWAY


On the orders of the day:


February 24, 1955