April 9, 1957

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Pori Arthur):

I will be very glad to find that out.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinlon):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister what is the policy of the government in reference to full-time executive officers of crown corporations accepting appointments to the boards of corporations?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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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):

Well, Mr. Speaker, I do not know that there is any other express policy provided by legislation than that with respect to the president and chairman of the Canadian National Railways, who by statute is prevented from accepting other appointments to directorships. When someone is a fulltime employee of a department of government, if the whole of his time is devoted to his duties there seems to be no other time that could be attributed to any other responsibility. I do not think the question has ever arisen in connection with any other of the executive officers of crown corporations except in the case of the C.N.R., where the matter was determined by an enactment of parliament.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Are there any other cases where a full-time executive officer of a crown corporation is serving on the board of directors of a corporation?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

Not to my

knowledge, Mr. Speaker. I have never made any specific inquiry, but it had never come to my knowledge that there was any other full-time executive of a crown corporation who was a director of any other concern.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the Prime Minister what is his view as to the propriety of the matter in the case of a full-time employee of a crown corporation?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

If the question arises I will give it very careful consideration and I will form an opinion, as I had to form an opinion with respect to the presidency of the C.N.R.; but I do not think I should give hypothetical opinions in this house on matters which have not yet, to my knowledge, arisen.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the Prime Minister if the question has not now arisen, in view of the situation referred to?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

I do not

know that it has, and I do not know whether this gentleman is a full-time employee of a crown corporation. I do not know what the facts are, and I am not going to express an opinion on a hypothetical set of facts.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

I should like to understand clearly what answer the Minister of Trade

and Commerce gave to my last question. Did he say he would ascertain from Mr. Tory, the chairman of the board of McIntyre Porcupine, what he has said concerning this matter?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

I will take such action as I consider appropriate in the circumstances.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

May I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce if he will inform the Prime Minister whether or not Mr. Barrington is a full-time salaried official of the corporation?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

I will be very glad to do that at the appropriate time.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   ACTIVITIES OF PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

STATEMENT ON ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL TO ACCOMPANY MINISTERS ON TOURS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, on Thursday, April 4, the hon. member for Oxford (Mr. Nesbitt) asked the following question:

Did the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation assign special television personnel and equipment to accompany the Minister of National Health and Welfare and the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys on their recent trips abroad?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation advises that no C.B.C. personnel accompanied the Minister of National Health and Welfare on his recent trip. A television reporter and film cameraman went to cover the establishment of Ghana as a country of the commonwealth, and travelled there in a plane with the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys, who was representing Canada at the ceremonies.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL TO ACCOMPANY MINISTERS ON TOURS
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NATIONAL PARKS

SUGGESTED LOAN FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL


On the orders of the day:


April 9, 1957