February 15, 1957

AIR TRANSPORT

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENDED SERVICES TO EUROPEAN POINTS

LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to make an announcement regarding the further development of international scheduled air line services by Canadian carriers.

Recently Canadian Pacific Air Lines company applied to the government for authorization to operate a scheduled service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal, under the existing bilateral air agreement between Canada and Portugal, and for authorization to extend this service to Madrid if and when appropriate arrangements with the Spanish government can be made. The new service would be operated in conjunction with the present C.P.A. service from Mexico and South America to Toronto but would not carry local traffic between Toronto and Montreal.

As has been indicated in previous statements of government policy, Trans-Canada Air Lines is the Canadian air carrier designated by the government to operate transAtlantic air services to European points. Trans-Canada Air Lines also has had before the government proposals for the extension of its trans-Atlantic services to additional points in Europe.

The government, after considering these matters, has taken the following action: (1) C.P.A. has been designated by the governor in council as the Canadian carrier to operate international scheduled air services from Montreal to Lisbon and also to Madrid if and when the necessary arrangements can be made with the Spanish government; and <2) the government has reaffirmed its policy that T.C.A. is and is to be the Canadian air carrier for service to other European points not at present served by a Canadian air carrier. T.C.A. at present provides service to London, Paris and Dusseldorf, and existing bilateral air agreements authorize a Canadian service to Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. It is expected that negotiations with the government of Switzerland will be initiated shortly looking to the conclusion of a bilateral agreement with that country.

I am not in a position to state when the carriers concerned will initiate the new services, and any announcement on these matters will be made by the air lines themselves.

During the discussions concerning the proposed service to Lisbon, C.P.A. indicated to the government that upon being licenced to operate over this new route it would apply to the air transport board for permission to give up its present domestic licence for service between Winnipeg and Churchill. The selection of a carrier to operate the Winnipeg-Churchill service will, of course, be a matter for determination in the usual manner by the air transport board.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENDED SERVICES TO EUROPEAN POINTS
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I did not hear whether the

minister included in these new routes a route from Winnipeg to Europe. Was there any such indication?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

No, there is no such indication.

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Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENDED SERVICES TO EUROPEAN POINTS
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

There is to be no such service?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

No.

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WINNIPEG-CHURCHILL INQUIRY AS TO APPLICATIONS FOR PRESENT C.P.A. SERVICE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport arising out of his statement regarding changes in air services? Have any applications been received by other carriers to operate the service between Winnipeg and Churchill which Canadian Pacific Air Lines intends to give up? May I ask whether consideration will be given to designating Trans-Canada Air Lines to operate this service?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

As I think my announcement

made clear, it is the intention of Canadian Pacific Air Lines to apply for permission to give up its licence on receiving authorization to operate this new route between Toronto, Montreal and Lisbon, but it has not yet made application to give up its licence between Winnipeg and Churchill. It would be much too early for me to make any statement as to what carrier is likely to receive the licence to operate that service in place of C.P.A.

Inquiries of the Ministry CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

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AMENDMENT RESPECTING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS

SC

Ray Thomas

Social Credit

Mr. Ray Thomas (Weiaskiwin) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 138, to amend the Canada Elections Act (ballot papers).

Topic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS
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?

Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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SC

Ray Thomas

Social Credit

Mr. Thomas:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to have the political affiliation of the candidate printed on the ballot papers used in federal elections.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS
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QUEBEC SAVINGS BANKS ACT

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING RESERVES, LOANS, ETC.

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) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 106 (from the Senate), to amend the Quebec Savings Banks Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   QUEBEC SAVINGS BANKS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING RESERVES, LOANS, ETC.
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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

GASOLINE AND FUEL OIL

February 15, 1957