August 14, 1956

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL


On the orders of the day: Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Acting Leader of the Opposition),; In view of the fact that this is probably the last day of the session-


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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL
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William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

-and especially in view of the keen concern of the Canadian people generally, I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he would make a statement as to the Canadian position in connection with the serious situation in the Suez canal area.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL
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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 there is anything I could say at this moment that would be helpful. There is controversy, as we all know, over the canal and over the manner in which the situation is being handled. 1 would not like to say anything that would add to the controversial aspects of the discussion taking place.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL
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William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

My only reason for asking is in view of the keen concern of the Canadian people and the conspicuous unconcern of the government.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

There is no unconcern in the government, but there is nothing I can say here that would lessen the concern of the Canadian people about the gravity of the situation.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING SEIZURE OF SUEZ CANAL
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Has the inquiry been completed by the department into the unfortunate bazooka explosion at Regina resulting in the death of a local resident? If so, will that report now be made public?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS
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Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

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

I am not aware that the report has been completed; at least it has not been presented to me. I shall make inquiries.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

If a report has been received, do I take it then it will be made public?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I cannot say that will be done for certain, because reports of boards of inquiry into unfortunate accidents are not usually made public, but I shall be glad to make the salient facts public.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

I think the results should be made public.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVIDING OF LIVE AMMUNITION AT PUBLIC MILITARY DISPLAYS
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REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IDEOLOGICAL OFFENSIVE


On the orders of the day:


SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Solon E. Low (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. In view of a report in the New York Times that the United States has experts designated and a program under way to educate United States troops in Korea and other areas as to communist methods of ideological warfare, and in view of my request made in this house on June 20, as reported on page 5231 of Hansard, that the government enlarge its defence program by adding a great ideological offensive, has the minister yet taken any steps to develop this most important branch of defence?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IDEOLOGICAL OFFENSIVE
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

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

As far as this department is concerned, the position remains as it was. I have not seen the article to which the hon. member has referred. We have a very broad and extensive scheme of education in the forces, as the hon. member is aware, and it is being continued. The policy I laid down on the defence estimates is being maintained at the present time.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IDEOLOGICAL OFFENSIVE
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August 14, 1956