May 17, 1956


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce and ask him if he intends at this stage in our proceedings to make any comment with regard to his obnoxious language as recorded on page 3939 of Hansard, and I should like to ask him whether his reference to a "louse" was to himself or to me.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO LANGUAGE USED IN DEBATE OF MAY 15
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Just a trained seal.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO LANGUAGE USED IN DEBATE OF MAY 15
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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):

There was a good deal of offensive language at that time. I take deep offence at this reference to myself and I am far from satisfied with the correction, which is equally offensive. The remark I made at the time was a first reaction to the hon. member's remarks and expresses in somewhat unparliamentary language the feeling I had about the situation.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO LANGUAGE USED IN DEBATE OF MAY 15
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, with this precedent now before us, perhaps it will be permissible as well as appropriate to describe this government as lousy.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO LANGUAGE USED IN DEBATE OF MAY 15
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO LANGUAGE USED IN DEBATE OF MAY 15
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT REGARDING SETTLEMENT OF SEAMEN'S STRIKE ON GREAT LAKES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of Labour. Can the minister give this house any information on the progress being made in the settlement of the dispute between the seafarers' international union and the steamship owners?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT REGARDING SETTLEMENT OF SEAMEN'S STRIKE ON GREAT LAKES
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):

Nothing in addition to what I gave yesterday, Mr. Speaker, except to say that the negotiations are still moving forward with good hopes.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT REGARDING SETTLEMENT OF SEAMEN'S STRIKE ON GREAT LAKES
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FREIGHT RATES

FEED GRAINS


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Marvin Howe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellinglon-Huron):

should like to address a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Will the government give immediate consideration to the necessity of raising the present $4.50 freight rate subsidy on feed grains to the original

$6 rate? Owing to the extremely late spring and the tie-up of shipping on the great lakes the eastern Canadian farmer finds himself faced with the necessity of buying additional feed which has become costly and scarce.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   FEED GRAINS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SUBSIDY
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the government a year ago gave full consideration to the freight rates assistance which is given on the shipment of feed grain from the prairies to other parts of Canada and equalized them as among the different sections of Canada to the point where we think they may be justified.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   FEED GRAINS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SUBSIDY
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WATER RESOURCES

UPPER THAMES VALLEY AUTHORITY-INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION IN ESTIMATES

PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Has the government as yet reached any decision with respect to an appropriation in the supplementary estimates for the upper Thames valley authority?

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   UPPER THAMES VALLEY AUTHORITY-INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION IN ESTIMATES
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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):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   UPPER THAMES VALLEY AUTHORITY-INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION IN ESTIMATES
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May 17, 1956