May 30, 1958

PUBLIC SERVICE

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to announce that the governor in council has appointed Mr. John English to be deputy minister of the Department of Trade and Commerce. Mr. English has served in the department for over 30 years since he entered the trade commissioner service in 1926. He has risen through the ranks, having served for many years in various appointments abroad as well as in responsible positions in the headquarters in Ottawa. He became director of the trade commissioner service in 1953, and in 1956 was made assistant deputy minister.

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT REQUIRING RETURNS SHOWING INCOMES OF POLITICAL PARTIES

CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-18, to amend the Canada Elections Act (election expenses).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING RETURNS SHOWING INCOMES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING RETURNS SHOWING INCOMES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
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CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Howard:

Mr. Speaker, there is a provision in the act at the moment requiring individual candidates to file returns showing the source of their income and the expenditures that are made on their behalf. The purpose of the bill is to extend the same principle so it will apply to the central committees or national headquarters of the political parties, with the result that they will be required to file similar returns showing their sources of income designated by amounts. It is also provided that the Secretary of State shall file a detailed report of such returns in parliament.

Motion agreed to and bill read for the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT REQUIRING RETURNS SHOWING INCOMES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

REPORTED APPROVAL OF MASTER DEFENCE PLAN


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 National Defence whether 57071-3-431

he will comment on a report that a NORAD master plan for defence has been or is being approved during the present visit of General Partridge to Ottawa.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED APPROVAL OF MASTER DEFENCE PLAN
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, General Partridge, commander of the North American air defence command, is visiting Ottawa to discuss matters having to do with the note which has been tabled in parliament respecting NORAD operations. There will be an opportunity in the very near future to discuss all aspects of that note, as the Prime Minister has already indicated. No master plan will be approved as a result of the consultations which are taking place now. They are preliminary consultations with General Partridge.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED APPROVAL OF MASTER DEFENCE PLAN
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NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that the Prime Minister has said that the NORAD arrangement is part of NATO, may I ask him if his attention has been drawn to the observation made the day before yesterday by Mr. Spaak, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, that NORAD is not a part of NATO and that NORAD has never been referred to or discussed in NATO? Would the Prime Minister care to comment?

Topic:   NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, in this case my hon. friend has come second, notice of a similar question already having been given by the hon. member for Kootenay West.

Topic:   NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

The important thing is the answer.

Topic:   NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

The hon. member expressed a desire yesterday to ask that question. As far as the report is concerned, I have seen it and, having regard to what actually took place, it is apparent that the interpretation given in the press is not in accordance with the statement made by Mr. Spaak.

As far as I am concerned there is nc change in the viewpoint expressed respecting the position of NORAD. It would take a considerable length of time in order to cover this matter in the necessary detail. I do not intend to deal with it piecemeal because, as

Inquiries of the Ministry the Minister of National Defence has stated, the whole question will be available for debate in a few days. Whenever this matter is debated a full and complete explanation will be given which I am sure will reconcile the interpretation of the statement by Mr. Spaak with the statements that have been made and the interpretations given by members of this government.

Topic:   NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

With all respect and humility 1 should like to ask the Prime Minister a supplementary question. The Prime Minister mentioned "within a few days". Could he tell us within what reasonable length of time we could expect an opportunity to fill in the blanks in this, parliament's greatest crossword puzzle?

Topic:   NORAD-REPORTED STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL OF NATO
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May 30, 1958