April 6, 1957

COLUMBIA RIVER

INQUIRY AS TO REPLY OF PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TO FEDERAL OFFER


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

I wish to address a question to the Prime Minister. Has the Prime Minister received any official response from the premier of British Columbia with respect to the government's offer to co-operate with that government in the matter of public power development on the Columbia?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPLY OF PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TO FEDERAL OFFER
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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):

No, Mr. Speaker, to my knowledge there has not been any communication since the possibility was expressed of the government being interested in the development of power on the Columbia after negotiations with the United States government have been completed.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

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

May I ask why it is necessary to wait until the negotiations are completed before any attempt is made to reach agreement with the province of British Columbia?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPLY OF PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TO FEDERAL OFFER
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

I do not

know that it is necessary, but those negotiations aim at retaining for Canada as much as possible of all the benefits, either upstream or downstream, which might result from regulating the flow of the Columbia river. I think they would very probably affect the kind of physical works that would be erected for the purpose of making that control of the flow as effective as possible.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Does that not mean that it may be many months or even years before anything can be done about the Columbia river? Our understanding was that they could proceed very shortly to build the Mica dam.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

Of course, I would imagine that if the government of British Columbia wished to proceed with the building of the Mica dam they would communicate with us, have the plans prepared and have them dealt with as expeditiously as they might find it in their interest to do so in conformity with the provisions of the legislation that is applicable. It may very well be that it will be considered by the government of British Columbia that the dam should be a provincial work and not a work erected by the federal government.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPLY OF PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA TO FEDERAL OFFER
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Does that statement mean that there need not necessarily be delay until negotiations with the United States are completed, and that this co-operative arrangement could be started at once?

[Mr. Knowles.)

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
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Mr. Si. Laureni@Quebec East

It means that we will give consideration to any proposal the British Columbia government may feel it should make at any time.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
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ATOMIC ENERGY

RADIOACTIVE ACCUMULATION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. A. M. Nicholson (Mackenzie):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. I wonder whether he has had a chance to read the story in this morning's Globe and Mail with regard to the nuclear blast set off by the Russians and also the Reuters dispatch in last night's Journal which reports the leading British medical journal, namely the Lancet, as having stated that the radioactive accumulation from H-bomb explosions may be near the danger point? Would the minister consider making representations to the British asking them to review their decision to have H-bomb experiments in the south Pacific until this matter is further considered?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   RADIOACTIVE ACCUMULATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF HYDROGEN BOMB TESTS
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

Will he make representations to the Russians at the same time?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   RADIOACTIVE ACCUMULATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF HYDROGEN BOMB TESTS
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

Or to the United States.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   RADIOACTIVE ACCUMULATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF HYDROGEN BOMB TESTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, may I answer that

question. The whole matter was thoroughly gone into at the recent meeting between representatives of the government of the United Kingdom and representatives of the Canadian government. The results of those discussions were announced in the communique that was issued and similar results had been announced in the communique issued after the discussions between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   RADIOACTIVE ACCUMULATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT OF HYDROGEN BOMB TESTS
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REPORTED INCREASE IN COST OF CONSTRUCTION- INCREASE IN PROPOSED TOLLS


On the orders of the day:


April 6, 1957