January 19, 1956

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I was more profitably occupied at ten o'clock last evening than the hon. member. Therefore I did not have the advantage of hearing the broadcast. I do not know what may have been said on the news broadcast; but I have sufficient confidence in the good sense, discretion and propriety of my deputy minister

to feel quite assured that he did not make any pronouncements about policy in any field that was not his own.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED RECRUITING OF IMMIGRANTS THROUGH PROMISE OF HEALTH INSURANCE
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to correct the answer I gave off the cuff yesterday to the hon. member for Okanagan Boundary.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

This seems to be the day for corrections.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I said f understood that the provincial government of British Columbia had, as I believed, made a cash offer to the Indians of a particular reserve for certain land for the purpose of building the bridge to which the hon. member had reference. I am informed that the offer was not for land for the purpose of building the bridge but was for land for the highway leading up to the bridge, and that so far as the land for the bridge itself is concerned an application is under discussion at the present moment between officials of the public works department, I believe they call it, of British Columbia and the officials of my department looking to an application to the council of the band for this other land.

With respect to the shotguns, I am informed that certain employees of a contractor went on the reserve to look for a gravel pit without permission, that this was resented by the Indians and that they apparently did happen to have some shotguns, but I am told that no shots were fired.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The Leader of the Opposition.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Mr. Speaker, in view of the _ corrective statements made this morning by the Secretary of State for External Affairs and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, may I ask if any other members of the government choose to follow their example and avail themselves of this opportunity to correct misleading statements they have made?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, will the hon. gentleman correct your statement that he is now the Leader of the Opposition?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Mr. Speaker, may I give you my earnest assurance that I did not hear you say that.

Inquiries of the Ministry CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED ENTRY ON WESTBANK RESERVE
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REQUEST FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF "C.B.C. STAGE" PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg Norih Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I had intended to ask the question put by the hon. member for Peterborough, but since that question has been asked may I direct one to the Minister of National Revenue. In view of the number of requests which have been reaching me, will he ask the C.B.C. to consider a repeat performance of the very excellent program that was given on "C.B.C. Stage" on the night of January 1?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF "C.B.C. STAGE" PROGRAM
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minisier of National Revenue):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I will convey the request to the officials of the C.B.C.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF "C.B.C. STAGE" PROGRAM
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VANCOUVER

REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF IDLE GRAIN SHIPS IN HARBOUR


On the orders of the day:


January 19, 1956