December 20, 1957

AGRICULTURE

BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS


On the orders of the day:


SC

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson

Social Credit

Mr. H. A. Olson (Medicine Hat):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Acting Prime Minister. Has the Acting Prime Minister considered the petition dated December 11 addressed to the Prime Minister regarding the settlers in the Bow river project, Hays area, Alberta? If so, will the minister assure the house that steps will be taken immediately to allow these farmers to obtain economic farm units? If not, would the minister look into the matter as soon as possible?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS
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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, the Minister of Agriculture will deal with that question.

[Mr. Huffman.)

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I have not the

particular petition referred to. I will be glad to look into the matter when and if I receive it. However, I think the matter referred to is one which was contained in a long letter addressed to the Prime Minister and forwarded to me containing numerous but confused complaints with regard to the difficulty of a certain family group at Hays. I might say that those complaints were investigated by the local of the Alberta farm union at Hays, and the local did not seem to think there was very much in them.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS
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SC

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson

Social Credit

Mr. Olson:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. The petition to which I am referring is not a family affair. It is signed by 104 farmers in that area.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Probably it is a different matter, and I shall be very glad indeed to look into it.

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Subtopic:   BOW RIVER, ALTA. PETITION RESPECTING FARM UNITS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lomer Brisson

Liberal

Mr. Lomer Brisson (Saguenay):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In view of the statement made yesterday by the minister that the Canadian National Railways is studying a proposal for the construction of a railway line between Matane and Ste. Anne des Monts, will the minister give consideration to the construction of a railway line on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, east from Murray Bay, extending through Baie Comeau and Seven Islands, which is required because of the tremendous development of natural resources in that area?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, this government is willing to consider any sensible proposition that is put forward to it, and if the people of that area present a brief, urging study of such a project, the government will be glad to study it when it is received.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

May I ask

a supplementary question. May I remind the minister that this railway to which the hon. member has reference was brought to the attention of the Gordon commission and representations were made on that occasion. Therefore I think the minister can get a detailed statement of the proposal there.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the former minister what was the attitude of the former government toward that proposal?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Yes.

Inquiries of the Ministry TELEVISION

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I will be delighted to answer the question.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I must declare the question out of order. It is no longer the responsibility of the former minister.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE ON NORTH SHORE OF ST. LAWRENCE
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AIR TRANSPORT

December 20, 1957