January 23, 1958

PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member gave me notice of his question, and in reply I should like to say that the government of New Brunswick has accepted in principle the dominion government's proposal to share in a co-operative program with us respecting forest access roads, on the basis that they will be built by the province and that we will pay half the sum and 50 per cent of the money provided will go into labour. But I should like to point out once again to the hon. member and to the house that the program is to be planned and carried out by the province; and even though we have been informed of the total amount of $100,000 we have no way of knowing any particular place where they intend to build access roads. We only examined their proposal to see that it meets the criteria that we have laid down.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES
Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK
Sub-subtopic:   FOREST ACCESS ROADS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

CF-105-DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William James Henderson

Liberal

Mr. W. J. Henderson (Kingston):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Because of the fact that doubt is cast as to the future development and production of the CF-105 in an article in this morning's Gazette, would the minister

[Mr. Benidickson.l

acquaint the house with the government's present attitude to the development and production of the CF-105?

Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National

Defence): Mr. Speaker, some years ago research work was started to develop a supersonic interceptor capable of intercepting manned bombers which might be expected in about five years' time from now. Development work has proceeded on a year to year basis. Last fall the government authorized a further year's development of that aircraft which has now become known as the CF-105.

The future of that aircraft will depend entirely on the nature of the threat. The matter is constantly under examination, and as long as the threat exists development and production of the CF-105 will proceed.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CF-105-DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM
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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisfa-Twillingafe):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister if he has been able to ascertain yet whether there was any further correspondence with the provincial governments on any subject discussed at the federal-provincial conference and particularly a letter from the premier of Nova Scotia?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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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 (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member raised this question yesterday, and we hope to be able to deal with it in a day or two.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Is the Prime Minister in a position yet to tell the house whether fiscal grants to the Atlantic provinces will be available for the current fiscal year? The Prime Minister will recall that on January 10 he said this would be abundantly evident within two days.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg Norih Centre):

Just like "soon".

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, when the government is ready to make an announcement on that subject, it will be made in the house.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Two days are pretty nearly eternity.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

My hon. friend ought to know something about eternity in the light of the word "soon" used by his leader last Thursday night.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

"Soon" is not immediately.

Inquiries of the Ministry

NORTHERN AFFAIRS Mr. Churchill: Mr. Speaker, I will have to

examine the wording of that question very extension OF northern alberta railways to closely. Perhaps I had better take it as

GREAT SLAVE LAKE nntir>A

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Mervyn Arthur Hardie

Liberal

Mr. M. A. Hardie (Mackenzie River):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources if he has anything to add to the answer given me yesterday by the Minister of Transport with regard to the building of a railroad to the south shore of Great Slave lake?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

Mr. Speaker, at this stage of the proceedings the question of a railway to Pine Point comes more properly under the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources than under the Department of Transport, in that we are keeping in closer touch with the two railways concerned as to the possibilities of this operation being started. We still have no firm information from the railways either as to the route or whether they will be undertaking it. I can assure the hon. member that as far as this department and the government are concerned we will do everything we can to look at the project very carefully and do the proper thing.

ALLOCATION of box cars

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. In view of the tie-up of railway rolling stock which existed under the former government due to box cars loaded with grain not being unloaded at terminal points within a reasonable time, can the minister state if the present government has done anything to achieve co-operation between the Canadian wheat board and the terminal authorities so that railway box cars will not be held up unduly because of slowness in unloading grain at terminal points?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure the fullest co-operation exists between the Canadian wheat board and the terminal elevators, and that any delay in unloading is not caused through any lack of co-operation between those bodies.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. McCullough:

Can the minister say if shipping orders to elevator companies are given in such a way as to assure that space is available for unloading operations at terminal elevators within a reasonable time?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE REQUEST FOR TABLING OF LETTER FROM PREMIER OF NOVA SCOTIA
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January 23, 1958