January 19, 1956

NATIONAL DEFENCE

NUMBER OF HELICOPTERS IN POSSESSION OF NAVY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

I should like to reply to the question asked by the hon. member for Peterborough (Mr. Fraser) on Tuesday last as to how many helicopters the Royal Canadian Navy possesses. The number is 22.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   NUMBER OF HELICOPTERS IN POSSESSION OF NAVY
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POTATOES

INQUIRY AS TO AGREEMENT WITH STARCH PRODUCERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gage Workman Montgomery

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Montgomery (Victoria-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Has the government reached any agreement with the starch producers in New Brunswick as to the proportion of the $1 per barrel of potatoes the government will pay? If so, what is the amount?

Topic:   POTATOES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AGREEMENT WITH STARCH PRODUCERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, we have made a proposal to the potato producers in New Brunswick to the effect that we would pay a certain amount on the potatoes that are utilized for starch provided they are potatoes that are in the commercial grades. I do not think that is the exAt term to use in connection with it. I think it would be better if I were to give the hon. member a copy of the proposal itself, which will give him full information with regard to the matter.

I am not certain that an agreement has yet been signed.

Topic:   POTATOES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AGREEMENT WITH STARCH PRODUCERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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PC

Gage Workman Montgomery

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Montgomery:

May I ask a supplementary question? The minister mentions commercial grades. I presume he is referring to Canada No. 1?

Topic:   POTATOES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AGREEMENT WITH STARCH PRODUCERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Yes, that is correct.

[Mr. Knowles.)

Topic:   POTATOES
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO AGREEMENT WITH STARCH PRODUCERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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WAR ASSETS

DISPOSAL OF DISMANTLED FIELD ARTILLERY WEAPONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George A. Drew (Leader of fhe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, will the Prime Minister inform the house whether any field artillery weapons are being dismantled or have been dismantled and the parts sold separately by the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation under circumstances which would make it possible for those parts to be sold outside Canada?

*Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister): Not to my knowledge, Mr. Speaker, but I shall get more complete information. There is a full report being prepared of all orders that have been acquiesced in for anything that might be classified as a military weapon.

Topic:   WAR ASSETS
Subtopic:   DISPOSAL OF DISMANTLED FIELD ARTILLERY WEAPONS
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Since the Prime Minister has indicated that an inquiry will be made, may I point out that my question was whether field artillery weapons had been dismantled and the parts sold separately. I would imagine they would then not have been sold as weapons, and I would hope that the Prime Minister, at the same time the inquiry is being made, will also make inquiries with respect to whether such parts, if they were sold, would require the ordinary permit that is required in the case of weapons being sold.

Topic:   WAR ASSETS
Subtopic:   DISPOSAL OF DISMANTLED FIELD ARTILLERY WEAPONS
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

REPORTED RECRUITING OF IMMIGRANTS THROUGH PROMISE OF HEALTH INSURANCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Was the statement made on the C.B.C. last night at ten o'clock that the deputy minister of immigration is trying to get recruits overseas by saying that in the very near future Canada will have health insurance a correct statement? If so, did the minister give the deputy minister authority to say that, and can the minister also tell us when we are going to have health insurance?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED RECRUITING OF IMMIGRANTS THROUGH PROMISE OF HEALTH INSURANCE
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January 19, 1956