May 28, 1956

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An hon. Member:

He would be beaten.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

I am going to say that there would be no more dejected looking people in this country than these same gentlemen if he did that.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

You are fairly close to the Prime Minister. Why don't you suggest it?

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

There is no party in Canada that is less prepared for an election than are my hon. friends.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

You don't want one; of course you don't. Be that as it may, my time is fast running on.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

The second reason they are following the line of the communists is this. They talk a great deal about United States investment. They all know this. They know that the communists from Bulganin and Khrushchev right down to the office boy want to see the destruction of United States economic power, and they use the same arguments with respect to United States investment in Canada. Let me also say this. My leader this afternoon was telling me that

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Northern Ontario Pipe Line Corporation recent surveys showed-and this may be a remarkable piece of information for hon. members-that there is less United States per capita investment in Canada than there is Canadian per capita investment in the United States.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

Mr. Chairman, they talk about the Americans coming over and controlling our natural resources.

Mr. Pallet!: Would the hon. member permit a question?

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Some hon. Members:

Sit down.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

Mr. Chairman, I shall be willing to answer any questions if I have time to do so when my 30 minutes have expired.

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John Cameron Pallett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Palletl:

Just keep the record straight on those per capita figures.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

They talk about control of our natural resources, or handing over control of our natural resources to some United States company. The Leader of the Opposition said it tonight. It has been repeated over and over again.

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Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

That is a false statement pure and simple. The hon. member for Calgary South the other day, in a speech he gave, went through the whole gamut of controls that can be exercised on this company from the time the gas leaves Alberta until the time it reaches the homes or the industries of this country. He told you how, from the very start, the Alberta petroleum and natural gas conservation board can control the amount of gas that is to be exported from the province of Alberta. That is the first control.

He told how the various public utilities of the provinces could control the price of gas within those provinces. That is the second control. He told how the federal government, through its transport board, has control of the transportation of that gas. That is the third control. He told also how the federal government has control of export permits. That is the fourth control.

He did not mention the fifth which I am going to mention tonight. The foreign exchange control board has control of how much money may leave Canada. If you want any more controls on the thing than that, I should like to know where you will get them. I might say this now, Mr. Chairman. In the light of those controls, how can it be said that we are giving away our natural

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