April 8, 1957

BEECHWOOD POWER PROJECT


Motion No. 31


LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud

Liberal

Mr. Robichaud:

For a copy of all letters and telegrams exchanged between the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources and the premier of the province of New Brunswick, from March 1, 1957, to date, regarding storage on the Tobique river, New Brunswick, and the construction of the third unit at Beechwood, New Brunswick.

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Motion agreed to.


WHARF AND HARBOUR REPAIRS, ETC., NOVA SCOTIA


Motion No. 32-Mr. Nowlan: For a copy of all tenders received by the Minister of Public Works, or any agent or official of his department, during the fiscal year 1956-57, in connection with the following: (a) breakwater-wharf repairs at Chapel cove, Nova Scotia; (b) wharf reconstruction at Caribou, Nova Scotia; (c) harbour improvements at Bayfield, Nova Scotia; (d) dredging at Howard's cove. Prince Edward Island; (e) wharf repairs at Cribbin's point, Nova Scotia. Inquiries of the Ministry


LIB

Maurice Bourget (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if my hon. friend would let this stand until tomorrow, because I will have an opportunity of discussing it with the minister this afternoon.

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PC

George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

That will mean Wednesday, I presume. I will let it stand at the request of the parliamentary assistant.

Motion stands.

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COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE

INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that everyone expects the session to end this week, would the Prime Minister say what is the situation relative to the projected prime ministers' conference? When is it expected to be held? Would he also add a word as to his hopes that in the future conferences such as this will be held in Canada and other parts of the commonwealth?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am not in a position to make any definite answer with respect to the prime ministers' conference. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is endeavouring to arrange a conference, and I have been informed that it would not be possible to arrange it for this summer unless it were to start not later than June 26.

I know he is in correspondence with the other prime ministers, and I have informed him that although that would not be the most convenient time for a conference so far as a Canadian delegation is concerned, no Canadian delegation would wish to be the cause of there not being a conference if it could not be otherwise arranged.

Now, with respect to this matter of whether there will soon be a prime ministers' conference in Canada, I cannot add anything to what I have already said. I understood that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was very anxious to have the forthcoming conference in London, but wished at that time to have the matter of alternating them among the United Kingdom and the capitals of other commonwealth countries discussed.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS
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William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Dufferin-Simcoe):

In

view of the uncertainty of the answer the Prime Minister has given the L.ader of the Opposition regarding the proposed prime

Inquiries of the Ministry ministers' conference, would the Prime Minister express at that conference, when it is held, the desire of Canada-

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE MEETING OF PRIME MINISTERS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Mr, Rowe:

Mr. Speaker, I observe the applause, but I would not like to be too sure who is going to be prime minister; I think it depends upon many things. But I hope the Prime Minister will suggest an early commonwealth trade conference, as is so desired by the people of Canada.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker,

I have already expressed to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom the desire of Canada to have a meeting here as soon as that would be convenient to the governments of all the other members of the commonwealth; and if and when this forthcoming conference takes place, and I am in attendance, I will certainly express the same desire to all the prime ministers present.

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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

REQUEST THAT MINISTER DISCONTINUE REPRESENTATIONS ON PROGRAMMING


On the orders of the day:


April 8, 1957