March 16, 1961

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Does the Acting Prime Minister not feel that as Canada has signed the treaty, and the United States has now taken the first step toward implementation, it would be appropriate to have the treaty before the House of Commons at the earliest possible date?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition knows very well that all that has happened in the United States has been that the Senate foreign relations committee has recommended to the Senate that the treaty should be approved.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

And money is being voted.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

No money voted at all.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question supplementary to that asked of the Acting Prime Minister by the leader of the official opposition. Is the Acting Prime Minister confident that an agreement will be reached between

the government of Canada and the government of British Columbia with respect to the development of the Columbia prior to the conclusion of this session?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Kootenay West has just as good an idea as I as to whether it is possible to reach an agreement with the premier of British Columbia on anything.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION BY PARLIA- MENT REGARDLESS OF B.C. AGREEMENT
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AIRPORTS

MEDICINE HAT, ALTA.-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE REPAIR PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edwin William Brunsden

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. W. Brunsden (Medicine Hat):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Has the minister's attention been directed to the dangerous condition of the federally owned airport in Medicine Hat, and has he under active review a program of immediate repair which will make the airport safe for landings and takeoffs not only by Trans-Canada Air Lines planes but also by those planes privately owned?

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MEDICINE HAT, ALTA.-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE REPAIR PROGRAM
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, knowing the very keen interest of the hon. member in this airport I am pleased to tell him that my department has the situation under very active review at the present time.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MEDICINE HAT, ALTA.-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE REPAIR PROGRAM
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TRANSPORT

METROPOLITAN TORONTO


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Trinity):

I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. Could the minister say when the government will be in a position to make an announcement in respect to the application of the corporation of metropolitan Toronto regarding a loan for the construction of an east-west subway?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   METROPOLITAN TORONTO
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REQUEST FOR SUBWAY LOAN
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PC

David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I know the interest the hon. member for Trinity takes in this matter, and I can inform him that it has been under consideration by the cabinet for some time. This will be a question for cabinet decision, as well as the application received from Montreal, and we hope that very shortly after the return of the Prime Minister a decision will be arrived at covering both applications.

Inquiries of the Ministry FREIGHT RATES

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   METROPOLITAN TORONTO
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REQUEST FOR SUBWAY LOAN
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REQUEST FOR DISALLOWANCE OF IN- CREASED RATES TO EASTERN PORTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, on February 27 I asked the Minister of Transport whether the government would consider under section 53 of the Railway Act, disallowing the freight increase on grain moved from Georgian bay ports to the St. Lawrence. The minister answered at that time by saying that the matter would be taken under advisement. My question now is, since eastern and western provinces have indicated that they will ask the government to disallow this increase in freight rates, has the government now had an opportunity to consider the question?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR DISALLOWANCE OF IN- CREASED RATES TO EASTERN PORTS
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minisier of Transport):

The matter is still under consideration, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR DISALLOWANCE OF IN- CREASED RATES TO EASTERN PORTS
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March 16, 1961