May 25, 1956


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Moffat Forgie

Liberal

Mr. J. M. Forgie (Renfrew North):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Public Works. Have any arrangements been made to construct additional accommodation for the troops at Petawawa military camp? If so, will the minister kindly advise the house what those arrangements are?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PETAWAWA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

May I take that question as notice and answer it early next week?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PETAWAWA
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION
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CAMP GAGETOWN, N.B. USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Is it the intention of the Department of National Defence to use Camp Gagetown for training purposes this summer and, if so, could the minister give the house an idea of the number of troops expected to be in training there? I should also like to ask him a further question: when will Camp Gagetown be open for training as a permanent camp?

Topic:   CAMP GAGETOWN, N.B. USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

The answer to the first question is yes; Camp Gagetown will be and is being used for training this year. The second question asks as to the number of troops that will be trained there. Subject to correction, I think the figure is in the neighbourhood of 10,000 troops. Third, as to when the permanent camp will be established and in operation, again subject to correction, I should think some time probably toward the end of next year.

Topic:   CAMP GAGETOWN, N.B. USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

There is no definite date?

Topic:   CAMP GAGETOWN, N.B. USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

There is no definite date as yet.

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Topic:   CAMP GAGETOWN, N.B. USE FOR TRAINING PURPOSES
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INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED APPOINTMENTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Is there any basis of fact to the recent newspaper stories to the effect that Mr. Walter Gordon and the Speaker of this house will soon be asked to join the cabinet?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED APPOINTMENTS
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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):

Whenever there is any announcement that can properly be made in respect of any of those rumours, it will be made in the house.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED APPOINTMENTS
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INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF SESSIONAL WORK


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

should like to ask the Prime Minister a question. In view of the apparent desire for haste on the part of the house in recent days, as evinced by the government, is it the intention of the government to endeavour to have the house closed by about June 20 to permit the Prime Minister to attend the prime ministers' conference in London, and also to have a session of parliament in the fall?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF SESSIONAL WORK
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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):

Mr. Speaker, the course that may have to be determined in that regard will depend upon events as they develop.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF SESSIONAL WORK
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

What is the general plan of the Prime Minister at this time as to when the house will close? Does he intend to have it close before he attends the conference of prime ministers?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF SESSIONAL WORK
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

I think I must realize, Mr. Speaker, that that would be quite impossible.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO COMPLETION OF SESSIONAL WORK
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CLOSURE-APPLICATION IN OTHER DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES

May 25, 1956