May 25, 1956

ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY OPENING CEREMONIES SUGGESTED INVITATION TO HER MAJESTY


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

May I ask a

question of the Prime Minister? Will the Prime Minister say whether consideration is being given to extending an invitation to Her Majesty to officially open the St. Lawrence

seaway?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY OPENING CEREMONIES SUGGESTED INVITATION TO HER MAJESTY
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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):

There have been suggestions in the press and elsewhere that that would be desirable, and the matter will be given consideration, but before there is anything of a formal

Inquiries of the Ministry

nature done there will, of course, be informal for any revision or modification of the list inquiries made as to what may be Her of strategic materials in relation to ship-Majesty's pleasure. ments from Canada to China or intended for

China?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY OPENING CEREMONIES SUGGESTED INVITATION TO HER MAJESTY
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TURKEYS

REQUEST TOR INCREASED TARIFFS ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Charlton (Branl-Haldimand):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Has the government made any decision regarding the request of the Canadian turkey federation for an increase of the tariff on turkeys entering Canada from the United States?

Topic:   TURKEYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST TOR INCREASED TARIFFS ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS
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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 (Minister of Finance):

I must say that the government has been considering the request now for some months, but the action that might be taken by that consideration could not be announced at this moment, but I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that I shall, I think, have an announcement in a day or two.

Topic:   TURKEYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST TOR INCREASED TARIFFS ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS
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PC

John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charlton:

I should like to ask a

supplementary question. Does the Minister of Finance realize that the turkey federation brought this to the government's attention as long as two or three years ago?

Topic:   TURKEYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST TOR INCREASED TARIFFS ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS
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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:

I myself received representations a year ago last fall, and again last fall, and we have been taking some action in the meantime.

Topic:   TURKEYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST TOR INCREASED TARIFFS ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS
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NEGOTIATIONS BY EAST WEST EXPORT

IMPORT COMPANY


On the orders of the day:


PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinion):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether he is in a position to make a statement to the house concerning the outcome of negotiations between the communist government of Peking and the East West Export Import Company of Vancouver, under which the press reports that substantial exchanges of goods are to follow?

Topic:   NEGOTIATIONS BY EAST WEST EXPORT
Subtopic:   IMPORT COMPANY
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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):

Mr. Speaker, I am not able to give any information. I have none. As far as I know, the East West Export Import Company has been trying to interest a group of Canadians in visiting Peking under its auspices. I know that several persons have examined the auspices and are not satisfied to make the trip under those auspices. I know of no trade developments.

Topic:   NEGOTIATIONS BY EAST WEST EXPORT
Subtopic:   IMPORT COMPANY
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the minister

whether in the course of negotiations there has been any request from these sources

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Topic:   NEGOTIATIONS BY EAST WEST EXPORT
Subtopic:   IMPORT COMPANY
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

Mr. Speaker,

through that organization several attempts have been made to break down the NATO strategic list but we are bound by the NATO list and we intend to be bound by it.

Topic:   NEGOTIATIONS BY EAST WEST EXPORT
Subtopic:   IMPORT COMPANY
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

PETAWAWA

May 25, 1956