March 30, 1962

STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

On Wednesday last the hon. member for Kootenay West inquired as to the efforts that are being made to counter oil pollution from ships in Canadian waters.

As I indicated to him, my department is making every effort to control pollution of waters, and in support of that statement I might point out that the masters of Canadian coastguard vessels are now designated as oil pollution prevention inspectors and may report infractions of the oil pollution prevention regulations and lay an information against any offender. Masters of Department of Fisheries vessels as well as fishery officers are also designated as inspectors.

Steamship inspectors of the Department of Transport are designated as oil pollution prevention officers on the east and west coasts, and on the great lakes and St. Lawrence. R.C.A.F. aircraft report oil slicks on the water, both on the east and west coasts, and also the identity of vessels in the vicinity. During

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Inquiries of the Ministry the coming navigation season on the St. Lawrence it is planned to use one of our helicopters for patrol purposes.

I might add that several successful prosecutions have been made against offenders during the last year.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. W. Murphy (Lamblon West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. This matter also concerns the Minister of National Health and Welfare. As I have not given notice of this question, perhaps they would take this question as notice. Could the ministers bring the house up to date on what has been done in the past few months in co-operation with the United States federal government toward the elimination of oil pollution on the great lakes?

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavista-Twillin-gafe):

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, surely that kind of question has no urgency within the meaning of the rules. The hon. member should put his question on the order paper, as Your Honour has so often directed hon. members on this side who attend the house more frequently.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr:

Liberal closure. Shades of 1956.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Murphy:

May I be permitted to make an observation, Mr. Speaker. May I point out to the hon. member who finds it difficult to contain himself, that the navigation season opens immediately and what the governments are endeavouring to do, I think, is to work jointly with the shipping companies to eliminate this evil.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

Mr. Speaker, as far as my department is concerned, we are considering this matter very seriously. We consider it extremely urgent. I am pleased to take this question as notice, and I shall report back on Monday.

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Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON EFFORTS TO OVERCOME SEA POLLUTION
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TEXTILES-ACCEPTANCE OF SHIPMENT REFUSED BY U.S.


On the orders of the day:


PC

Louis-Joseph Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. J. Pigeon (Jolieite-L'Assompiion-Monicalm):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of National Revenue. Is it true that Hong Kong representatives are to meet the minister shortly to ask that Canada accept a cargo of textile products which was refused by the United States?

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Topic:   TEXTILES-ACCEPTANCE OF SHIPMENT REFUSED BY U.S.
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

The short answer to that question is no; there has been no meeting

with the minister, and certainly no discussion with respect to the admission of any particular shipload of textiles. I might say, however, that in the course of routine proceedings there was a meeting yesterday of officials of the Department of External Affairs, the Department of Finance, the Department of Trade and Commerce and the Department of National Revenue with representatives from Hong Kong to discuss the operation of the quotas which are presently in existence.

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Topic:   TEXTILES-ACCEPTANCE OF SHIPMENT REFUSED BY U.S.
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BRIDGES

MONTREAL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

H.-Pit Lessard

Liberal

Mr. H. Pit Lessard (St. Henry):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Minister of Transport a question. Could he tell the house whether the city of Montreal authorities have been invited to take part in the meeting to be held next Tuesday in Montreal to discuss the removal of tolls on the Jacques Cartier, Victoria and Champlain bridges?

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MONTREAL
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH CIVIC REPRESENTATIVES
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I wrote Mayor Drapeau inviting him to send a delegate to that meeting.

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Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MONTREAL
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH CIVIC REPRESENTATIVES
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PUBLIC BUILDINGS

KITCHENER, ONT. PROVISION OF ARMOURY FACILITIES


On the orders of the day:


March 30, 1962