January 10, 1958

INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING CONTINUOUS TRANSIT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

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

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In answer to a question of mine last night about one Per Holting, a Canadian citizen who was forcibly evicted from Canada because he landed in Winnipeg from an S.A.S. plane, the Minister of Justice referred me to the Minister of Transport. Can the minister tell me if negotiations are under way with S.A.S. to obviate any other such incident?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING CONTINUOUS TRANSIT
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for his courtesy in advising me of his intention to ask this question. I might say that no negotiations are under way at the present time, but a general review is to be undertaken of air transport agreements with foreign countries.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING CONTINUOUS TRANSIT
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TELEVISION

MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Leverett Morris

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. L. Morris (Halifax):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of National Revenue, notice of

which I have given him. Can the minister now advise whether a firm date has been determined by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the commencement of regular microwave relay television transmission over CBHT, Halifax?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member gave me notice of his intention to ask this question just as I came into the house. Speaking from memory, but I am reasonably certain that my memory is correct in this particular matter, I can say that arrangements have been made for the commencement of regular telecast programs over the station in question on February 2. The microwave connection will then have been finally tested, and barring some unexpected technical difficulties they will commence regular telecasts on February 2, and possibly even a short time before that.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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PC

Edmund Leverett Morris

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Morris:

May I ask a supplementary question?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Can the minister tell us when they will commence in Newfoundland?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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PC

Edmund Leverett Morris

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Morris:

May I ask a supplementary question? In view of the minister's beneficence this morning, can he tell us whether the C.B.C. will also be requested to provide live television transmission of two early entertainments, the Liberal convention and the Durelle fight?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

That, of course, is not a frivolous question!

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

In view of the sporting nature of both the events and the matter which they have in common, arrangements have been made for the telecasting of those events although the microwave set-up will not have been completely and finally checked. It is obvious to all those who know this-certainly I did not until recently-the microwave installations are already in. They are being tested and checked every day. The Bell Telephone Company will not certify them as completely satisfactory until February 2; but barring the possibility of some technical difficulty the C.B.C. intend to use them for the telecasting of the Liberal convention next week and also for the fight which unfortunately has been postponed.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES-INQUIRY AS TO COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ATLANTIC PROVINCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisfa-Twil-lingate):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether I might direct a question to the Prime Minister.

In view of the fact that the government is now announcing details of legislation for the next session, will the Prime Minister reconsider the answer he gave yesterday and tell the house whether the legislation making grants to the Atlantic provinces will make those grants for the current fiscal year or whether they will be available only for the next fiscal year. As I am sure the Prime Minister will appreciate, this is a matter of great importance to the Atlantic provinces.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF MEASURE PROVIDING GRANTS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I think in the next two days the answer to my hon. friend's question will be not only apparent but complete.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF MEASURE PROVIDING GRANTS
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MARITIME FREIGHT RATES

January 10, 1958