May 25, 1956

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

I would like the hon. gentleman to repeat that important question, Mr. Speaker, because I did not hear it.

Topic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION TAKE PART IN DEBATE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SENSITIVE AREAS OF THE WORLD
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

I would be glad to do so. By way of explanation, because I have taken the minister by surprise, on January 24 he announced that his department kept a list of sensitive areas in the world which he said numbered 34 with regard to the export of arms. My question is, are all those sensitive areas outside of the Latin American regions?

Topic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION TAKE PART IN DEBATE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SENSITIVE AREAS OF THE WORLD
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, at the time I indicated it would be unwise for obvious reasons to give a list of the sensitive areas which we have compiled for purposes of special precautions with regard to the export of arms but I can assure the hon. gentleman that the House of Commons is not included in that list of sensitive areas.

Topic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION TAKE PART IN DEBATE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SENSITIVE AREAS OF THE WORLD
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

That is not a very intelligent answer.

Topic:   REQUEST THAT MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION TAKE PART IN DEBATE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SENSITIVE AREAS OF THE WORLD
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LATIN AMERICA

REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Perhaps the minister could give a more complete and more satisfactory answer to this question. Was the government of the United States consulted and its consent obtained before the cabinet approved of the export of Sabre jets to the republic of Colombia?

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, we do not require the consent of the United States government for exports from Canada.

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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An hon. Member:

Only gas.

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

Both ways.

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

May I ask the Prime Minister if he will give some explanation of the answer which he gave me the other day on this question of sending Sabre jets to Colombia, when he said that the application was examined in the light of the policies of other countries towards the export of this type of aircraft to South America? What, I would like to ask, is the policy of other countries

with regard to export of this very superior fighter aircraft to South America?

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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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 do not think that I could, on the orders of the day, elaborate. The hon. gentleman knows that the free countries are in almost constant consultation as to the best methods to be adopted to preserve peace in the world, and that is what we do in connection with such things as might appear to be possible of furthering or of creating the tenseness in sensitive areas.

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

May I ask the Prime Minister if the export of fighter aircraft to the republic of Colombia is, in his opinion, a contribution to maintaining the peace of the world?

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

The exportation of the Sabre aircraft to Colombia is a recognition that it is the right of every country to obtain proper defence equipment in its own interests and in the interests of the peace of the world.

Topic:   LATIN AMERICA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO EXPORT OF SABRE AIRCRAFT
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

FORT ROUGE, WINNIPEG-INQUIRY AS TO REBUILDING OF CAR SHOP


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 North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport? In view of the tragic fire which destroyed the Canadian National Railways car shop at Fort Rouge, Winnipeg, last Monday evening, can the minister obtain from the management of the Canadian National Railways an assurance that the car shop will be rebuilt in that area?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   FORT ROUGE, WINNIPEG-INQUIRY AS TO REBUILDING OF CAR SHOP
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

I have had no communication on the subject from the Canadian National Railways, and I shall have to make inquiries to know what the railway's plans are in that connection.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   FORT ROUGE, WINNIPEG-INQUIRY AS TO REBUILDING OF CAR SHOP
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May 25, 1956