August 11, 1956

RESEARCH


Second report of special committee on research.-Mr. Mcllraith.


DOMINION ARCHIVES

ELLESMERE LAND

CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I crave the indulgence of the house for a minute or two to perform a unique but very pleasant duty on behalf of my good friend Dr. L. E. Borden, who was surgeon and botanist with the first dominion government expedition to the Arctic, 1903-04. I cannot do better to inform the house on this question than to read Dr. Borden's letter accompanying the proclamation signed by Commander Low when he took possession of Ellesmere land and adjacent islands in the name of Canada. It reads:

To the honourable members of the House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada.

From Dr. L. E. Borden,

1315 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, B.C.

Sir:

I have the honour to present to you for your consideration this important document.

I have always felt that the permanent home of this proclamation in my possession should be the dominion archives. As it has now served its purpose as far as I am personally concerned, I have much pleasure in handing it over to its proper resting place.

This copy was made in my presence on board the D.G.S. Neptune, as was the copy that was placed in the cairn on Ellesmere land. My copy has reposed in my diary ever since and very few people have seen it. When I produced it for Mr. H. W. Herridge to see, he was a very much surprised man. As far as I know this is the only copy in existence, and is an irreplaceable proclamation.

I may at some future date give my original diary to the dominion archives as well.

L. E. Borden.

I take much pleasure, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of Dr. Borden in presenting this proclamation to the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys so it may be placed in the archives of Canada.

Topic:   DOMINION ARCHIVES
Subtopic:   ELLESMERE LAND
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION SUBMITTED BY DR. L. E. BORDEN
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LIB

George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Liberal

Hon. George Prudham (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys):

Mr. Speaker, the

hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Herridge) is to be highly commended for his part

in bringing this important document to the attention of the house. Through you, Mr. Speaker, I should like to thank him for his actions and to ask him to convey to Dr. Borden the thanks of the government and of members of this house for giving this historic proclamation to the people of Canada. The craftsmen of the archives department have prepared this album and have mounted the proclamation together with related correspondence so they may be preserved against the ravages of time. Dr. Borden has requested that this be placed in the dominion archives. I therefore have pleasure in handing this album over to my colleague the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration who is responsible to parliament for the archives.

Topic:   DOMINION ARCHIVES
Subtopic:   ELLESMERE LAND
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION SUBMITTED BY DR. L. E. BORDEN
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the public archives of Canada I have much pleasure in accepting this historic document.

Topic:   DOMINION ARCHIVES
Subtopic:   ELLESMERE LAND
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION SUBMITTED BY DR. L. E. BORDEN
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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

PORT STANLEY, ONT. FEDERAL PROPERTY


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Alexander McBain

Progressive Conservative

Mr. James A. McBain (Elgin):

Mr. Speaker, on June 13 question No. 524 in my name was passed as an order for return. I wonder when I may expect an answer to the question.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   PORT STANLEY, ONT. FEDERAL PROPERTY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I shall be glad to look into the matter.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   PORT STANLEY, ONT. FEDERAL PROPERTY
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FINANCE

SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF WITHHOLDING TAX ON DIVIDENDS


On the orders of the day:


PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

Mr. Speaker, does the Minister of Finance hope to obtain an agreement with the United Kingdom and other countries so that the privileges extended to United States companies with regard to withholding tax on dividends will be extended to the United Kingdom and various other countries?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF WITHHOLDING TAX ON DIVIDENDS
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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):

did not hear the opening words, so I do not know what the question was, Mr. Speaker.

Supply-Citizenship and Immigration

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF WITHHOLDING TAX ON DIVIDENDS
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PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

Does the Minister of Finance hope to obtain an agreement- i

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF WITHHOLDING TAX ON DIVIDENDS
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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:

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance hopes to do those things that would be for the benefit of Canada at all times.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF WITHHOLDING TAX ON DIVIDENDS
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

August 11, 1956