April 12, 1962

PC

Edwin William Brunsden

Progressive Conservative

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

wish to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture arising out of his very welcome announcement of open grain quotas across the prairies, and with particular reference to the remarks on his statement made by the deputy farm leader of the opposition. Is it not true that there was an election in 1957, at which time the grain elevators across Canada were plugged with wheat?

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN QUOTA FOR ALL DELIVERY POINTS
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I think the facts which the hon. member is seeking to elicit are known to all hon. members in the house.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN QUOTA FOR ALL DELIVERY POINTS
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

NUCLEAR TESTING


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

May I ask the Prime Minister a question arising out of reports to the effect that certain members of the Geneva disarmament conference have made representations to the governments of the United States and the Soviet union to the effect that there should be no resumption of tests while that conference is sitting. May I ask whether the Canadian government has associated itself with those representations?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTING
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, our

representatives have had discussions both in Washington and in London about the whole situation at the Geneva conference, including the question of a possible nuclear test ban. These discussions have taken place within the last few days and are quite apart from any representations made by the eight unaligned countries.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTING
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

May I ask a supplementary question. Is it a fact that Canada is not included in those representations from the eight unaligned countries?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTING
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I have not seen the report with regard to the representations by the eight. I am doubtful whether that report is accurate. Canada made her own representations.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTING
Sub-subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE
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NATIONAL DEFENCE


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Minister of National Defence. My question

2888 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry is based on a telegram addressed to me which I received this morning. "Mundy-"

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I question whether the hon. member is entitled to read a telegram addressed to himself as the basis of a question. It is rather unprecedented. Perhaps he would indicate what his question is.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. Herridge:

I want to ask a question based on a telegram I received this morning from Creston in which certain members of a militia unit who were accused of political activity deny such activity, as does the chaplain. The telegram also urges the Minister of National Defence-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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?

Some hon. Members:

Question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. Herridge:

-to make his statements outside the house. Will he kindly oblige?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the statement I made yesterday was in effect a report for which the hon. member had asked with regard to the circumstances of the allegations he had made, and which were proved to be incorrect as far as the unit at Creston is concerned. I have no objection, of course, to giving this report outside the house or anywhere else.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. Herridge:

A supplementary question. The minister claimed that the chaplain and his associates carried on political activities during hours when the men were on duty. Will he make that statement outside the house?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

I made a statement in the house yesterday which the hon. member can read. I stand by that statement.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

Mr. Fisher:

Make it outside the house.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF MILITIA
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April 12, 1962