March 16, 1961

PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

This is not the spirit that helps to settle difficult problems. The trade preferences are based on treaties between countries. Canada has a treaty with South Africa, and it is the practice of Canada to live up to the terms of her treaties.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Is it or is it not a fact that preferential treatment automatically ends with withdrawal of any nation from the commonwealth?

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

What about Ireland?

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

It was negotiated separately afterward.

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I am not in a position to give a definite answer to this question.

Topic:   COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   PREFERENCE
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PENSIONS

CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION ON PORTABLE PLAN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Fort William):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. My question is based on a news report of a statement made by the director of the legislative branch of the Department of Labour to the effect that legislation on portable pensions will be introduced in the near future. Will the minister indicate to the house whether such legislation is under active consideration by the government?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION ON PORTABLE PLAN
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. I have had a check made with the person who made the statement, and I am informed that the statement had no reference to federal legislation at this time but dealt only with the possibility of provincial legislation in this field.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION ON PORTABLE PLAN
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LACK OF IDENTIFICATION WORN BY CABINET MEMBERS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether I might direct a question to the Acting Prime Minister primarily for the benefit of his rally supporters. Does he consider there is anything significant in the fact that none of the cabinet ministers appears to be wearing any identifying picture or emblem today?

Topic:   LACK OF IDENTIFICATION WORN BY CABINET MEMBERS
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Those who are here.

Topic:   LACK OF IDENTIFICATION WORN BY CABINET MEMBERS
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I am sure the hon. member has got out of the administrative field.

(Translation):

Topic:   LACK OF IDENTIFICATION WORN BY CABINET MEMBERS
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REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Augustin Brassard

Liberal

Mr. Augustin Brassard (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to

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Inquiries of the Ministry the Minister of Transport, and I would not do so if 1 did not know his sense of humour.

He said yesterday, at a meeting in Montreal, that the House of Commons was the only insane asylum managed by its patients.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
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An hon. Member:

That was in 1957.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
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March 16, 1961