February 24, 1959


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Richard Garland

Liberal

Mr. J. R. Garland (Nipissing):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works with respect to the situation at Avro. Has the government given consideration to the attitude to be taken by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation with regard to employees who, because of the government's decision to cancel the Arrow contract, are unable to maintain payments on houses mortgaged to the corporation?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE TOWARD AVRO EMPLOYEES HOLDING MORTGAGES
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PC

Howard Charles Green (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 practice of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been to deal with each individual case on its merits. That course will be followed in this present instance. I think the hon. member will agree with me that the attitude of the corporation throughout has been extremely fair.

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Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE TOWARD AVRO EMPLOYEES HOLDING MORTGAGES
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THE CENSUS

INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN


On the orders of the day:


PC

Louis-Joseph Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. J. Pigeon (Jolielle-L'Assomplion-Montcalm):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Churchill). Will the question pertaining to the racial origin of Canadians be included in the census forms for the 1961 decennial census?

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Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
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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 should like to thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his question respecting ethnic origin of Canadians for the census of 1961. There will be a question asked in that census return, just as in 1951, expressed in the words, "what is your origin", which means what is your ethnic descent? To that question people may reply, and these replies will be acceptable, Canadian, English, French, etc. There will also be another question asked as to country of citizenship, to which for over 90 per cent of those queried the reply will likely be "Canada".

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
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On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Hector McMillan

Liberal

Mr. W. H. McMillan (Welland):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. I did not give him notice, so he can take this as notice if he wishes. Will the government give consideration to a discussion of seaway tolls in the house before they are imposed?

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
Sub-subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE DEBATE ON TOLLS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member and all hon. members are quite at liberty to express their opinions in the house on seaway tolls at any time during the appropriate debates. The hon. member could have expressed his opinion in any way he wished during the debate on the speech from the throne. If he also wishes to express his opinion and that of those whom he represents in parliament to me, as he has done on numerous occasions

Inquiries of the Ministry when he has accompanied various delegations to Ottawa which I have met, I will be very glad to listen to those representations.

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
Sub-subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE DEBATE ON TOLLS
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LIB

William Hector McMillan

Liberal

Mr. McMillan:

May I ask a supplementary question. If the Welland canal were made toll free, has the minister any reason to think the United States would object?

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
Sub-subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE DEBATE ON TOLLS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
Sub-subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE DEBATE ON TOLLS
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I think the condition precedent makes this a hypothetical question.

Topic:   THE CENSUS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO QUESTIONS RESPECTING ETHNIC ORIGIN
Sub-subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE DEBATE ON TOLLS
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NATIONAL PARKS

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

Heath Nelson Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heath Macquarrie (Queens):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Will the minister advise if his department contemplates the early establishment of a national historic park in Prince Edward Island at the site of Fort Amherst, in the area of the ancient island capital, Port La Joie?

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF HISTORIC SITE AT FORT AMHERST
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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):

I wish to thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. The establishment of a national historic park on the site of Fort Amherst in Prince Edward Island has been considered by the historic sites and monuments board of Canada, which advises me on matters of this nature.

It is the policy of the government with respect to the establishment of a national historic park to require that lands comprising the proposed historic park be made available by the province for transfer to the federal government free of charge and without condition or encumbrance. There have been informal consultations between the province and the federal government, but as yet no official offer has been made to the federal government by the province of Prince Edward Island with regard to the lands at Fort Amherst. Consequently I am not able to give any further word at this time.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF HISTORIC SITE AT FORT AMHERST
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

February 24, 1959