January 1, 1962

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Bernard Dumont

Mr. Dumont:

I hope it will not take ten years.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF FEED GRAIN STORAGE
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Louis-Joseph Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pigeon:

No. You now have a progressive government.

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Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROVISION OF FEED GRAIN STORAGE
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REPORTED INTENTION TO CURTAIL RECORD OF PRODUCTION PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


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Lucien Lamoureux

Mr. Lucien Lamoureux (Stormont):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture or to his parliamentary secretary. In view of current reports that the government plans to curtail the record of production testing program for dairy cattle, can the minister tell the house whether he is planning to limit or abolish this very essential service?

Topic:   REPORTED INTENTION TO CURTAIL RECORD OF PRODUCTION PROGRAM
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Warner Herbert Jorgenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. H. Jorgenson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I think the minister would wish to reply to that question. He will be back in the house tomorrow.

Topic:   REPORTED INTENTION TO CURTAIL RECORD OF PRODUCTION PROGRAM
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COLUMBIA RIVER

INQUIRY AS TO MEETINGS WITH B.C. PREMIER


On the orders of the day:


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Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, in order to satisfy our insatiable

Inquiries of the Ministry curiosity and to bring us up to date, I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Justice. Has he any further information to give the house with respect to meetings with Premier Bennett of British Columbia in connection with the Columbia development, or are any meetings proposed?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETINGS WITH B.C. PREMIER
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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, there have been no meetings with Premier Bennett since this question was last asked in the house, and none has been arranged.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEETINGS WITH B.C. PREMIER
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CIVIL DEFENCE

REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS


On the orders of the day:


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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. E. Walker (York Centre):

Thank you, Mr. Speaker; this is the most exercise I have had since before we adjourned. I have a question for the Minister of National Defence. I asked this question in December of the Prime Minister, and the suggestion was that we wait till the minister returned. Is the government pushing ahead with an estimated $1 billion program of converting over 4,000 public buildings into community fall-out shelters, as has been reported by the minister to the press?

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, the minister never at any time reported any such thing to the press. I saw a press report mentioning some figure of $1 billion and so forth which I was very surprised to see. When the dominion-provincial conference on emergency measures was held here some few weeks before Christmas we had considerable discussion about the matter of providing fall-out shelters. We had particularly a discussion on the amount of work which had been done in surveying the capability of existing buildings as to their capability of providing fall-out protection. I refer particularly to government buildings including, dominion, provincial and in some cases municipal buildings. At that time I stated that as far as we were concerned this survey was fairly well completed, that I hoped the provinces and municipalities would complete their buildings, and that we were having estimates made as to what the cost would be of improving the fall-out capabilities of these buildings. That is as far as I went.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walker:

May I take it that the emphasis put in this news report is not in keeping with what the minister had in mind?

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

No. This mention of the billion dollars was a great surprise to me. I had never heard any estimate of that amount in connection with this program if it is carried out.

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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Thomas Rodney Berger

Mr. Thomas R. Berger (Vancouver-Burrard):

I wish to ask the minister a supplementary question. Can the minister tell the house whether any funds available to the government of Canada are being expended on new construction for fall-out shelter purposes?

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, I am not quite sure that I know what the hon. member means. Some of the buildings being constructed at the present time are being constructed in a way which gives a very good degree of fall-out protection in their basements and so on. The only buildings which are being built, however, and which are designed particularly for protection against fall-out are ones for emergency measures and military headquarters of various kinds.

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Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED CONVERSION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS INTO FALL-OUT SHELTERS
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January 1, 1962