April 3, 1957

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, I do not know whether or not that is true.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN AMOUNTS OF FARM LOANS
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UNITED STATES

REPORTED ADOPTION OF BARTER


On the orders of the day:


SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. E. G. Hansell (Macleod):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce, or in his absence to one of the other ministers, or to his parliamentary assistant. My question is based upon a news report which came over the air at noon. Can the minister inform the house as to the reliability of reports that the United States is now adopting a policy of trading its surplus agricultural products with iron curtain countries on a system of barter? If so, what will be the position of this government in the light of this development?

Topic:   UNITED STATES
Subtopic:   REPORTED ADOPTION OF BARTER
Sub-subtopic:   POLICY WITH IRON CURTAIN COUNTRIES
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LIB

John Horace Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Mr. J. H. Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

That question will be taken as notice.

Topic:   UNITED STATES
Subtopic:   REPORTED ADOPTION OF BARTER
Sub-subtopic:   POLICY WITH IRON CURTAIN COUNTRIES
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence or, in his absence, to his parliamentary assistant. In view of the press report appearing on page 1 of yesterday's Toronto Star to the effect that conditions of service in the United Nations emergency force are such that Canadian servicemen attached to the force are committing serious misdemeanours in order to be sent back to Canada, has the parliamentary assistant any statement to make to the house in this regard?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Paul Hellyer (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence):

I have not seen the report in question and I would certainly want to read it before I would make any comment at all.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSITION OF PALESTINIAN POLICE FORCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether he has received the information which he promised yesterday to get with regard to the control of the Palestinian police force; whether or not it is under the control of Egypt?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Hon. L. 3. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs): No, Mr. Speaker. We have made inquiries, but the inquiry has to go through United Nations headquarters in order to get the latest and most accurate information on the status of this Palestinian police force under the new dispensation. As soon as we receive the information I will be glad to give it to the house.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSITION OF PALESTINIAN POLICE FORCE
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Has there been any change in Nasser's position since he was claiming belligerent rights against Israel? Has he abandoned that claim in any way?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSITION OF PALESTINIAN POLICE FORCE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I have no knowledge, Mr. Speaker, that he has abandoned his previous claims in that regard.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSITION OF PALESTINIAN POLICE FORCE
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IMMIGRATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulion (Kamloops):

May I ask

the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether he has received any report on a situation reported in press dispatches, to the effect that there are some 14 stateless persons of whom it was said that they left Australia in 1952 and are now at Malone, New York; and that a statement was made in regard to them by a United States immigration official that proceedings for their deportation to Canada are now under way if Canada will take them. Has that matter been brought to the attention of the minister? If so, can he report to the house on it?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED DESIRE OF 14 STATELESS PERSONS TO ENTER CANADA
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secreiary of State for External Affairs):

The matter has not been drawn to my attention, but I shall be very glad to look into it.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED DESIRE OF 14 STATELESS PERSONS TO ENTER CANADA
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April 3, 1957