August 2, 1958

AUSTRALIA

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELAXATION OF IMPORT CONTROLS

PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to inform the house that we have just been advised of new measures of relaxation on imports into Australia from Canada and other dollar countries and as a result, effective yesterday, imports into Australia from Canada of most capital equipment, electrical machine apparatus and appliances are now given equal access to the Australian market in competition with all other suppliers under the Australian import controls. Canadian exports of these products to Australia have been faced with discriminatory restrictions. With the removal of the discrimination in this field we are hopeful that Canadian exporters will be able to increase their shipments to Australia.

Total Canadian exports of the type of products affected amounted to some $40 million last year, of which about $1 million went to Australia. In addition, a number of items have been completely removed from import controls in Australia, including magnesium.

These new measures by Australia are a welcome move in the direction of improved access for Canadian exports to the Australian market, and should make an important contribution to a further strengthening of the trading relations between our two countries.

Topic:   AUSTRALIA
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF RELAXATION OF IMPORT CONTROLS
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SALT FISH

REPRESENTATIONS FROM CANADIAN


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Leverett Morris

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. L. Morris (Halifax):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether, subsequent to his announcement to the house yesterday concerning NAFEL, he has received any representations from the Canadian Atlantic salt fish exporters association requesting consideration of some provision for mainland Canadian dealers this year to engage in perhaps even limited interprovincial trade. If so, can he make any comment?

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Topic:   SALT FISH
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS FROM CANADIAN
Sub-subtopic:   ATLANTIC EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

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

Yes, I have received a telegram from the Canadian Atlantic salt fish exporters association asking that a certain amount of limited interprovincial trade in dry and semi-dry salt fish might be permitted with the Newfoundland organization. This had been made known to us prior to this date, and the interest and representations of the Nova Scotia fishing industry have been given very careful consideration.

When I announced the termination of the exclusive right of NAFEL yesterday, to take effect a year from July 31, I was not able to accede to the request of the Canadian Atlantic salt fish exporters association for the concession they wanted on this occasion-they received a concession in 1954-with regard to some of the products from Newfoundland, and we are prepared to give further consideration to their suggestion.

Topic:   SALT FISH
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS FROM CANADIAN
Sub-subtopic:   ATLANTIC EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavista-Twillin-gaie):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Since his announcement yesterday has the minister received any representations from NAFEL?

Topic:   SALT FISH
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS FROM CANADIAN
Sub-subtopic:   ATLANTIC EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

No, not to this moment, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SALT FISH
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS FROM CANADIAN
Sub-subtopic:   ATLANTIC EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
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PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION OF NEW

PC

Henri Courtemanche (Secretary of State of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Henri Courtemanche (Secreiary of Slate):

Mr. Speaker, I am glad to announce the publication of a new manual or a guide entitled "Organization of the Government of Canada", or in French "L'Administration federale du Canada". It contains detailed information on the organization of the federal government, including lists of members of the cabinet, the Senate and the House of Commons, judges and officials of the supreme and exchequer courts of Canada and of the territorial courts of the Yukon and Northwest Territories and top officials of the various departments, boards and agencies of the public service.

Numerous inquiries and requests received during the last few years by the queen's printer from the public, particularly businessmen, university professors and students, have indicated the need for a publication of this kind, where can be found information which

The Budget-Economic Forecasts is incomplete or difficult to find in other government publications. I venture to say that it is expected to be quite useful to government officials as well as to the public.

The project was first studied and recommended by an interdepartmental committee established by the previous administration, which comprised representatives of the departments of the Secretary of State and of Public Printing and Stationery and the privy council office, the treasury board office and the public archives. After authority for it was given by the cabinet of the day, editing and revision of the text were entrusted to a committee of representatives of the Department of the Secretary of State, the Department of Justice and the privy council office. Incidentally, considerable revision became necessary twice in the course of the preparation and proof-printing as a result of the last two general elections.

There is a bilingual edition for free distribution to those entitled thereto under the regulations governing distribution of government publications, and separate English and French editions for sale to the public. I might add that the queen's printer already has approximately 1,000 orders for this publication, which he is now starting to fill.

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION OF NEW
Sub-subtopic:   MANUAL ON ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisla-Twillin-gate):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to congratulate the government upon carrying out this excellent project which, I say without modesty, I had the pleasure of getting started when I was secretary of state. I hope, Mr. Speaker, this does not mean that this publication is going to supplant the Parliamentary Guide, which I recognize is a private publication but which I believe was always assisted by the government and that it will not be too long before the Parliamentary Guide, which of course never appeared at all for the last parliament, will appear again.*

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLICATION OF NEW
Sub-subtopic:   MANUAL ON ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT
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FINANCE

BUDGET FORECASTS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kootenay West, the adjournment of the house under standing order 26 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely the discrepancies between the economic forecasts made by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech, and the forecasts made to the government by its economic advisers as outlined in the recently partially disclosed report "The Canadian Economic Outlook for 1958" and the

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need for the immediate full disclosure of the contents of this report.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   BUDGET FORECASTS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

It is moved by Mr. Argue, seconded by Mr. Herridge-the hon. member for Assiniboia.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   BUDGET FORECASTS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

We have moved this motion for the adjournment of the house, Mr. Speaker, because we have seen in the Toronto Star disclosure of the report on Canada's economic outlook which has been provided to the government by its officials.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   BUDGET FORECASTS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinton):

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I took it that you would be reading the terms of the motion to the house, but you called on the hon. member for Assiniboia. Was that only for the purpose of permitting him to indicate to you what his views are relating to the point of urgency of debate?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   BUDGET FORECASTS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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August 2, 1958