October 18, 1957

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SYRIAN-TURKISH BORDER SUGGESTED USE OF UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Algoma East):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Acting Prime Minister (Mr. Green). In view of what appears to be a tense and dangerous situation on the Syrian-Turkish border, would the government consider instructing their delegation at the United Nations assembly to explore with other delegations, as a matter of urgency, the possibility of stationing elements of the United Nations emergency force on that border in the interests of greater security and the avoidance of aggression?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SYRIAN-TURKISH BORDER SUGGESTED USE OF UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his suggestion. I agree that this is a very serious situation, and we will be glad to give consideration to what he has said.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SYRIAN-TURKISH BORDER SUGGESTED USE OF UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
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COLOMBO PLAN

INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

May I

ask a question of the Acting Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker? In view of the fact that one of the ministers without portfolio is now on his way to Saigon in South Viet Nam to attend the meeting of the Colombo plan, and in view of the repeated declarations made in this house by the present Prime Minister as to the inadequacy of Canada's contribution to the Colombo plan, can the Acting Prime Minister say whether or not the minister without portfolio will be announcing that Canada proposes to make substantial increases in its Colombo plan contributions?

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, this is not the type of statement that should be made without some consideration, but we will be making a statement to the house at the earliest opportunity on this question.

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Marlin (Essex East):

But will the

minister without portfolio who has now left the house for Asia be making an announcement on the lines I have indicated?

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

That is the same question

dressed up in a somewhat different form, and my answer is the same as the answer I gave to the first one.

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Marlin (Essex East):

Perhaps I would be correct in saying that the Acting Prime Minister is not aware of the situation.

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

The hon. member for Essex East would be very incorrect to assume any such thing.

Topic:   COLOMBO PLAN
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO INCREASE IN CONTRIBUTION
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SHIPPING

TRANSFER TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF H.M.C.S. LABRADOR


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Leonard T. Stick

Liberal

Mr. L. T. Stick (Trinity-Conception):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Minister of Transport in connection with the transfer to his department of H.M.C.S. Labrador. What physical changes are to be made to this ship, by whom are they to be carried out, and have tenders been called for?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF H.M.C.S. LABRADOR
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the hon. member for having sent me notice of his question. The answer is that discussions with regard to the arrangements for the transfer of the Labrador from the Royal Canadian Navy to the Department of Transport are still going on, and no decision has yet been taken by my department as to what physical changes to the ship, if any, should be undertaken in this connection. At such time as a decision has been made I will be very glad to give the hon. member the information he seeks.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF H.M.C.S. LABRADOR
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (St. Anioine-Westmount):

Before the minister goes on,

may I ask a supplementary question. Did the minister not make an announcement quite recently that the transfer of the Labrador from the Department of National Defence to the Department of Transport had actually taken place?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF H.M.C.S. LABRADOR
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October 18, 1957