May 29, 1958

WELCOME TO SECRETARY GENERAL OF NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, while ordinarily one does not refer to any occupants of the galleries, this is an exceptional day in that we have present Paul Henri Spaak, secretary general of NATO, to whom I am sure all of us would wish to pay our respects.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I thank the Prime Minister for drawing our attention to our distinguished visitor. May I express on behalf of the House of Commons our appreciation of the visit to our diplomatic gallery today of His Excellency Mr. Paul Henri Spaak, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. We welcome him not only as secretary general of NATO, but as a distinguished parliamentarian, former minister of foreign affairs and prime minister of Belgium, as well as president of the first assembly of the United Nations Organization.

(Translation):

May I express, on behalf of the House of Commons, our great appreciation of the visit to our diplomatic gallery today of His Excellency Mr. Paul Henri Spaak, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, distinguished parliamentarian and former prime minister of Belgium. We are happy to be honoured by the presence of this distinguished visitor and to wish him a pleasant trip in Canada.

(Text):

May I remind hon. members that Mr. Spaak has consented to address members of parliament in the railway committee room at 1.45 o'clock today.

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Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, may I associate myself with your remarks, and those of the Prime Minister, of welcome to the secretary general of NATO. I do so with greater pleasure because I have had the privilege of being an old friend and colleague of Mr. Spaak in international activities.

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Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the C.C.F. group I would like also to welcome this distinguished visitor,

Mr. Paul Henri Spaak, to the diplomatic gallery of the House of Commons. We admire him and we respect him as an international statesman who over the years has been in the forefront of the work for peace in the world.

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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS STANDARDS ACT

AMENDMENT EXTENDING PROVISIONS TO LEAF TOBACCO

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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

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

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-17, to amend the Canada Agricultural Products Standards Act.

Topic:   AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS STANDARDS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT EXTENDING PROVISIONS TO LEAF TOBACCO
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT EXTENDING PROVISIONS TO LEAF TOBACCO
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to extend the act to leaf tobacco so that standards may be established for interprovincial and export transactions.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT

AMENDMENT INCREASING AUTHORIZED CAPITAL TO $6 MILLION

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

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

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Canadian Farm Loan Act to increase the authorized capital of the Canadian farm loan board from $4 million to $6 million.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING AUTHORIZED CAPITAL TO $6 MILLION
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Motion agreed to.


THE BUDGET

INQUIRY AS TO PROBABLE DATE OF PRESENTATION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Finance, now that we are approaching the month of June, whether he is in a position to give us any indication of th'e date when he will bring down the budget.

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of

Finance): Mr. Speaker, I am not yet in a position to give that information to my hon. friend. We are endeavouring to conclude, I hope by the end of this month, the hearings of deputations who have matters to submit in that regard. We are pressing on with our labours as hard as possible.

610 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry

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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllraiih (Ottawa West):

I should

like to ask a supplementary question. Does all this mean that it is the intention of the Minister of Finance to delay the delivery of the budget until after the Manitoba election on June 12?

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, I think hon. members will know better from experience than to draw the kind of inference that my hon. friend invites them to draw.

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May 29, 1958