May 25, 1956

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

That is quite correct, sir.

On the orders of the day:

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Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the Minister of Finance when it was that he received Mr. Champion's letter of May 10, and perhaps he could also indicate when he received the subsequent letter?

Inquiries of the Ministry

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minisier of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I must have received the letter of the 10th on the 11th because I acknowledged it on the 11th.

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Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

May I ask the minister if he will table the correspondence with Mr. Champion.

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Yes. 1 can read my acknowledgment now.

I have your letter of May 10, 1956, and I presume you have read the statement of government policy made in the House of Commons last week respecting the construction of an all-Canadian gas pipe line. The contents of your letter do not indicate that you have at the present time a specific, detailed and viable proposal. Your suggestion that the gas producers accept long-term notes of your company in payment for gas delivered to you does not appear to me to be one that the gas producers would be disposed to accept.

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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, I asked the minister if he would table all the correspondence-

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Certainly.

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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

-including the letters from Mr. Champion.

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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Certainly.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

May I ask the Prime Minister if his statement of May 7 still stands that the government is prepared to entertain any proposals from any responsible Canadians in regard to the construction of a trans-Canada pipe line?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

The government has placed a proposal before the house and hopes it will be adopted in time to be effective. If it is, of course there would be no other proposal at this time for the construction of that pipe line that would be considered because no such proposal could be implemented without appropriate legislation in that regard being adopted by parliament, and I am quite sure, after the experience of the last couple of weeks, that it would not be possible to have any other legislation adopted in time to make it possible to have the first leg from Alberta to Winnipeg constructed during this construction season.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

May I assure the Prime Minister that any sensible legislation will receive prompt consideration.

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On the orders of the day:

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Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Solon E. Low (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Finance if he is familiar with the proposal that was put forward some years ago by Mr. Champion for the development of the Athabaska tar sands in Alberta and the opportunity the same gentleman had to perform according to his proposal?

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I must confess I am not familiar with that [particular incident.

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Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

Then I would suggest, Mr. Speaker, that the Minister of Finance-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

On the orders of the day:

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Prime Minister? In view of the information just received, namely that a communication of May 10 had not been brought to the attention of the Prime Minister until today, will the Prime Minister assure the house that he will make appropriate inquiries in order to see whether any other offers have been made of which he is unaware?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker, I do not think it requires inquiries from my colleagues-

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An hon. Member:

Oh yes, it does.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

-to bring to our attention any serious proposal concerning public affairs that may be communicated to them.

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May 25, 1956