February 11, 1957

PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN

RULING BY MR. SPEAKER

LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The clerk of petitions has found that the petition which was filed with the Clerk by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on Friday, February 8, 1957, from the Indian Association of Alberta is irregular on the following grounds:

(a) It is not addressed to the House of Commons and parliament assembled;

(b) It is not in the form required by the standing orders and practice of this house since it bears no signature and does not conclude with a prayer, nor is it introduced by a member of the house. Bourinot at pages 233 and 234 states:

In case any Irregularity is reported in any of the petitions the Speaker will state it to the house and rule that the petition cannot be received.

In accordance with that I must rule the petition out of order.

Topic:   PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   RULING BY MR. SPEAKER
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform hon. members that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced in the House of Commons in London today that he and the President of the United States would be meeting in conference from March 21 to March 24. Evidently as a courtesy to the Prime Minister the President suggested that the meeting take place in Bermuda. That is the arrangement which has been agreed upon. Since we heard of the arrangements that were being made we naturally renewed the assurance to the Prime Minister that he would be very warmly welcomed in Canada if he found it possible to come here on the occasion of his visit to Bermuda, but he informed us it would not be possible for him to come either before or after his conference in Bermuda with the President.

However, as there seemed to be matters which it would be valuable to have discussed at this time-matters of common concern to

the United Kingdom and to Canada-it has been arranged that I will join him in Bermuda on the 25th and 26th of March to discuss these matters of special concern to the United Kingdom and Canada.

Topic:   PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS OF UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA AND PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of ihe Opposilion):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure that we welcome any meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom or the President of the United States. A meeting such as that cannot but be beneficial and helpful to the friendship, comradeship, and the common dedication of the forces of freedom they represent, and I am very happy to learn that the Prime Minister will be present on this occasion.

He will remember that last November or December we suggested from this part of the house that in order to bring about the closest possible relations between the United Kingdom and the United States and Canada a conference might be welcomed here in Canada in the city of Quebec, and I am wondering whether the Prime Minister gave any indication to the President, and to the Prime Minister of Britain along those lines.

Topic:   PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS OF UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA AND PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

No, Mr. Speaker, I did not, and I hope I did not convey the impression that I would be taking part in the discussions between the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the President. I am to join the Prime Minister after the conclusion of his conference with the President.

Topic:   PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS OF UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA AND PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Yes, I understand that.

Topic:   PETITION OF ALBERTA INDIAN ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS OF UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA AND PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES
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INDIAN ACT

AMENDMENT TO PREVENT EXPULSIONS FROM RESERVES

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. D. S. Harkness (Calgary Norlh) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 104, to amend the Indian Act.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PREVENT EXPULSIONS FROM RESERVES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Explain.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PREVENT EXPULSIONS FROM RESERVES
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to prevent the expulsion from Indian reserves of persons who have had Indian status for many years and thus bring to an end what some newspapers have called "the brutal and inhuman treatment being meted out to some of our Indians."

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Motions for Papers FISHERIES

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PREVENT EXPULSIONS FROM RESERVES
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SOCKEYE SALMON

MEASURE TO IMPLEMENT

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 (for ihe Minister of Fisheries) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to implement a convention between Canada and the United States of America for the protection, preservation and extension of the sockeye salmon fisheries in the Fraser river system, signed at Washington on the 26th day of May, 1930, and a protocol thereto signed at Ottawa on the 28th day of December, 1956, and for carrying out Canada's obligations under the said convention and protocol.

Topic:   SOCKEYE SALMON
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO IMPLEMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CONVENTION BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES
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Motion agreed to. I Later:]


INQUIRY AS TO NEW NORTH PACIFIC FUR SEAL AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Esquimalt-Saanich):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Acting Minister of Fisheries or the parliamentary assistant. Would one or the other of them tell the house the terms of the new north Pacific fur seal agreement which I understand was signed in Washington on Saturday? I am particularly anxious to know whether the Canadian quota remains the same as in pre-war years.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW NORTH PACIFIC FUR SEAL AGREEMENT
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February 11, 1957