May 26, 1960

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

REPORT OF SECOND AND THIRD MEETINGS, CANADA-U.S. INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to table the report of the second and third meetings of the Canada-United States interparliamentary group.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, having regard to the contribution that this group is making to the good relations between Canada and the United States, and in particular to the contribution made by members of this house who met their counterparts in Washington recently, I would suggest with the leave of the house and in accordance with what was done on an earlier occasion that the report in question be printed as an appendix to Hansard.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think that is a very appropriate suggestion, and it is supported on this side of the house.

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Does the house give its consent to the printing of this report as an appendix to today's Hansard?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[For text of document referred to above, see appendix.]

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ASSISTANCE TO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, following the brief statement I made in the house yesterday concerning assistance to Chile, I am now able to advise that arrangements have been completed with the Canadian Red Cross Society on their recommendation to make a preliminary contribution of $10,000 from the international relief fund for emergency assistance for the unfortunate victims of this terrible disaster. This initial grant is in cash, and the money was sent by cable yesterday afternoon. The Secretary of State for External

Affairs (Mr. Green), who is in Chile today, is expected to present this contribution to the Chilean Red Cross and will at the same time convey to the Chilean government the deep sympathy and concern which the Canadian people feel for those who are suffering so dreadfully in this disaster.

Only a few moments ago I talked with the Secretary of State for External Affairs on the telephone, and he said there was an urgent need for emergency supplies. The government is giving its immediate attention to ways in which Canada might help in meeting this need. The Canadian Red Cross Society has arranged to send to Chile 48 cases of new clothing and much-needed medicine and drugs, and it is expected that these goods and commodities will be shipped by air.

I can assure the house that the government, in co-operation with the Canadian Red Cross, is keeping in the closest possible touch with the situation in Chile and will do everything in its power to provide appropriate assistance. I might also say that I feel the house will give support to the provision of an R.C.A.F. aircraft to convey the necessary medical supplies and the like to the stricken victims, and providing there is agreement in all parts of the house arrangements will be made accordingly.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, we on this side would most warmly support what the Prime Minister has suggested. But perhaps we could go a little further in this house and in this country and, in view of what appears to be the magnitude of this horrible catastrophe, and also the similar catastrophe in Japan, perhaps more can be done if further examination shows that the need is greater than appearerd yesterday. I am sure that if more could be done than this interim contribution through the Red Cross, this house and this country would support the provision of such additional help.

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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

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

This group supports wholeheartedly this tangible though token expression of our concern and sympathy for the suffering of those who have been stricken by this disaster in Chile. We should also like to support the suggestion made by the leader of the official opposition with respect to Japan.

Legislation

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

TABLING OF AMENDMENTS TO RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fullon (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Section 103 of the Supreme Court Act, new rules of court and amendments thereto must be tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate. Accordingly I wish to lay on the table of the house one copy in French and one copy in English of a general order of the Supreme Court of Canada dated April 26, 1960 providing for amendment to the rules of the supreme court which are to come into force on July 2, 1960.

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Subtopic:   TABLING OF AMENDMENTS TO RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
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PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

APPROVAL OF REPORT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

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

That the report of the civil service commission concerning a certain position in the parliamentary restaurant, laid on the table of the house on Monday, May 23, 1960, be approved.

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Motion agreed to.


PERSONNEL OF SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER GREATER DISPATCH OF BUSINESS

PC

John Cameron Pallett (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Palletl (Peel) moved:

That the select committee on procedure, appointed on May 9, 1960, be composed of Miss Aitken and Messrs. Argue, Balcer, Churchill, Crestohl, Fulton, Macquarrie, McCleave, McGee, Mcllraith, Meunier, Pallett, Pickersgill, Rea and Ricard.

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May 26, 1960