January 23, 1958

PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for sending me notice of his question but I wish he had identified the paper from which the clipping comes. There is no truth at all in this rumour. Canadian wheat is generally sold for cash. A few countries are getting wheat from Canada on a short-term credit basis, insured under the Export Credits Insurance Act, and the announcement with regard to our other plan was made to the house a few days ago for the sale of wheat on a longterm credit basis to countries within the Colombo plan. There is no truth at all in the report which the hon. member has sent me.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Permalink
CCF

Hugh Alexander Bryson

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

Mr. Bryson:

I should like to ask a supplementary question. First of all may I apologize for not pointing out that the article I sent to the minister was clipped from the Manitoba Rural Co-operator. Has the government of Czechoslovakia requested extended credits from the government for the purchase of Canadian wheat and barley?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Permalink
PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

No, Mr. Speaker, there has been no direct communication from the government of Czechoslovakia to us with regard to credit arrangements. I have heard of negotiations going on between people who sell grain and a representative from Czechoslovakia, but there is nothing on a governmental level whatsoever.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Permalink

TRANSPORT

INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC PROTECTION AT BELLS CORNERS LEVEL CROSSING


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to refer to the matter of the installation of automatic protection at the Bells Corners crossing, which was raised on Monday by the hon. member for Moose Mountain (Mr. McCullough) and about which the hon. member for Carleton (Mr. Bell) has made representations to me several times.

I am glad to advise that the Canadian National Railways expect to complete by Friday of this week the installation of two flashing lights and one bell at this crossing.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC PROTECTION AT BELLS CORNERS LEVEL CROSSING
Permalink
CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg Norlh Centre):

Who will take his place in the house?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC PROTECTION AT BELLS CORNERS LEVEL CROSSING
Permalink

IMMIGRATION

WEST INDIES


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 Citizenship and Immigration. Perhaps it is rather a pertinent one, in view of the fact that there is a trade delegation here from Jamaica.

In view of the government's high regard for the commonwealth, is the minister prepared to change the regulations of the late Liberal government concerning the immigration of British subjects from the West Indies, regulations which were so outrageously racialist?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   WEST INDIES
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO RELAXATION OF REGULATIONS
Permalink
PC

Edmund Davie Fulton (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fullon (Acting Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the imminence of the completion of the federation of the West Indies, and other matters to which the Prime Minister

referred earlier this morning, we have been giving attention to the question of our relations with that area from the point of view of immigration. This matter is now receiving the attention of my officials, and will probably be the subject of conversations with the federation officials in the quite near future.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   WEST INDIES
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO RELAXATION OF REGULATIONS
Permalink

PUBLIC WORKS

RIVIERE DU LOUP


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Jean-Paul Stephen St-Laurent

Liberal

Mr. J. P. St. Laurent (Temiscouaia):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. Wishing to take advantage of the generous mood of the Minister of Public Works in the Conservative caucus yesterday, may I ask him whether consideration is being given to urgent repairs, not improvements, to the wharf at Riviere du Loup, province of Quebec?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   RIVIERE DU LOUP
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPAIRS TO WHARF
Permalink
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, I suggest to the hon. member that he should not believe everything he reads in the papers about what goes on in our caucus, any more than reports about what goes on in his own. I shall be very glad to look into the situation with regard to this particular wharf. We are hoping to be able to send a number of the officials of our economics branch and of the Department of Transport down to Father Point very shortly to look into the whole question of the need there to facilitate navigation across the St. Lawrence river during the winter months.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   RIVIERE DU LOUP
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPAIRS TO WHARF
Permalink

FINANCE

INQUIRY AS TO TARIFF BOARD STUDY ON FLUORSPAR

January 23, 1958