August 6, 1960

CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport and ask him if he could tell the house what is the position of the Canadian government with respect to the action that has been taken in the admiralty court in Halifax against the government of Cuba relative to the seven ships of the Canadian National West Indies fleet, in which the minister through his department was at one time interested?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST CUBAN GOVERNMENT
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, my understanding of the situation is that the Canadian government does not come into the matter at all. The Canadian National disposed of the ships to the company mentioned in the article which appeared in this morning's paper, and the dispute now, as I understand it, is solely between that company and the government of Cuba.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST CUBAN GOVERNMENT
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SHIPPING


On the orders of day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

May I put

a supplementary question to the minister, and ask what consideration the government is giving to trade communications between the maritime ports and the new West Indies federation?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, as this is a matter of trade I suggest that this question could more properly be directed to the Minister of Trade and Commerce.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

But the minister has already answered a question of mine dealing with ships between the maritime ports and the West Indies federation, and that is why I directed my question to him.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

If it is a question of ships car- separate papers, would the minister considerrying trade between Canada and the West an immediate investigation by the combinesIndies I can tell the hon. member that there branch officials to see whether provisions ofare a great many ships that can undertake the Combines Investigation Act are invokablethe carrying of such trade. to prevent such a monopoly?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

That was not my question, Mr. Speaker. My question was related to the substitution for the seven or eight ships of the Canadian National Steamship Company formerly operating between the maritime ports in Canada and the West Indies federation. My question was what substitute service between these ports is being provided by the Canadian government?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Mr. Speaker, the Canadian government has no responsibility to provide ships for that particular purpose. The trade between Canada and the West Indies federation is being adequately carried by ships of which there are a very substantial number available.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-WEST INDIES INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF SHIPS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Harold E. Winch (Vancouver East):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the statement just made by the Prime Minister to the effect that we may be here for a short time next week, may I direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Is it the minister's intention to report on the results of the investigations carried on over several months into alleged irregularities in the interservice equivalents board and also with respect to the theft of aviation gasoline at Vancouver?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORTS ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

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

Both those investigations have been proceedings, Mr. Speaker, and the final reports have not yet been submitted.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORTS ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES
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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

FORT WILLIAM


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Port Arthur):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. It stems from disturbing reports that have come to the hon. member for Fort William and myself that the independently and locally owned daily newspaper, the Fort William Times-Journal, is in the process of sale to the Roy Thomson chain. In view of the fact that the merger of the Fort William paper with the Port Arthur Thomson-owned daily would deprive our region of competing press media in a market apparently able to support two distinct and

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO SALE OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER
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August 6, 1960