April 6, 1957


On the orders of the day: Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, while I am on my feet and in order to forestall possibly any questions that may be raised about it, I should like to refer to a statement in a radio news report this morning that the last bulletin of the external affairs department contained information that Canadian personnel in Indo-China were being humiliated by the communists. That is no doubt based upon a paragraph which reproduces in the March bulletin an article published in the International Journal, and must necessarily refer to events that took place when not only Canadian personnel but other international personnel comprising Indian and Polish troops arrived in Indo-China. There were incidents at that time which were protested against by, I think, the governments of the three nations that had troops there. During the last year there has been no report of anything that would require any protest on our part respecting the attitude of any person or body of persons in the region toward these United Nations forces.


AIRPORTS

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON TERMINAL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Notre Dame de Grace suggested that the new terminal facilities at Dorval airport were substantially behind schedule owing to delays by subcontractors, and inquired what action was being taken in this regard.

There have in fact been no material delays on the part of subcontractors of which I have been aware, although due to the general shortage of steel the steel erection has taken longer than my officials expected. We have now reached the stage where the pouring of the concrete slab and concrete beam coverings will commence in the very near future. In the meantime the prime contractor for curtain wall construction has been proceeding with the fabrication of the curtain wall sections so these may be erected as soon as the concrete work referred to has been completed.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON TERMINAL
Sub-subtopic:   FACILITIES BUILDING
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PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

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

May I ask a supplementary question. Could the Minister of Transport tell us what was the first announced date of completion of the building, and the completion date now expected?

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON TERMINAL
Sub-subtopic:   FACILITIES BUILDING
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

Mr. Speaker, so far as dates which have been announced in connection with the terminal I would say that they were merely dates by which the officials had originally expected that the work would be finished. However, they are no more gifted

Inquiries of the Ministry than anybody else when it comes to determining the course of future events, and it has not been possible to carry out the work as quickly as was thought at first.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON TERMINAL
Sub-subtopic:   FACILITIES BUILDING
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BRITISH COLUMBIA

INQUIRY AS TO DESIGN OF PROPOSED CENTENNIAL DOLLAR


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Finance and the Secretary of State may I direct a question to the Prime Minister. Has approval been given to the design for the special commemorative silver dollar for the British Columbia centennial celebrations next year? I ask the question because I have received information that there is some hitch in actually authorizing the striking of the coin.

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DESIGN OF PROPOSED CENTENNIAL DOLLAR
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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 know that there is any hitch. We were informed within the last few days that arrangements were being completed for the striking of the commemorative dollar, and no suggestion of any hitch has come to my attention. I sincerely trust that there will be none and that the dollar will be available for circulation in due time.

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DESIGN OF PROPOSED CENTENNIAL DOLLAR
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CIVIL DEFENCE

ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"


On the orders of the day:


PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of National Health and Welfare may I draw to the attention of his parliamentary assistant the fact that the organization in charge of civil defence in a certain western community has issued a circular with the following engraved in large letters on the back: "C. D. Needs You Now".

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. Herridge:

I wish to address a question to the Prime Minister-

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I take it that the parliamentary assistant wishes to reply.

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"
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LIB

Frederick Greystock Robertson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. F. G. Robertson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I will certainly be very glad to take notice of that, but I think after next June you will find that we are all with C. D.

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Do you want to say where you will be?

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Inquiries of the Ministry POWER

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ISSUE OF CIRCULAR CONTAINING WORDS "C. D. NEEDS YOU NOW"
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April 6, 1957