April 13, 1962

NDP

Murdo William Martin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

In view of the importance of this matter, does the minister think that he could advise the house as to the nature of the representations Canada made?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REPRESENTATIONS BY CANADA TO U.S.
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I think the hon. member will realize that where there are exchanges such as I described yesterday it would not be wise for me to try to put a title on those exchanges.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR TESTS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REPRESENTATIONS BY CANADA TO U.S.
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COLUMBIA RIVER


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs a question based on a press dispatch in the Gazette this morning headed, "Fulton Backs McNaughton Treaty Plan", and reading in part as follows:

Hanna, Alta.-Canada would have been better off with a Columbia river treaty drawn according to General A. G. L. McNaughton's wishes, justice minister Davie Fulton said here.

If this press report is correct, does this represent the general opinion of the Canadian government?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY JUSTICE MINISTER
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secrelary of Stale for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member should not place such reliance on a heading of a newspaper article. The heading in fact does not fully fit the report and the report itself is only a partial one. I think the hon. member would be quite unwise to count too much on this article.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY JUSTICE MINISTER
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MANITOBA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisla-Twillin-gale):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Public Works whether the federal government has made an offer to the government of Manitoba to pay two thirds of the cost of moving the town of Churchill to a new site and, if so, whether that offer has been accepted or is being considered?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   NEW SITE FOR TOWN OF CHURCHILL
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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 (Minisler of Public Works):

I will accept that question as notice, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   NEW SITE FOR TOWN OF CHURCHILL
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Doesn't the minister know?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   NEW SITE FOR TOWN OF CHURCHILL
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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT


On the orders of the day:


PC

James Russell Keays

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. R. Keays (Iles-de-la-Madeleine):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Finance. Will he comment on the statement of the premier of Quebec that encroachment by the central government on the provincial taxing authority has caused Quebec's large deficit?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I think it would be improper to invite the Minister of Finance to comment on a statement made in a provincial legislature which relates to the financial affairs of that province. If hon. members do not accept that view, I will be glad to hear the minister.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

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

With respect, Mr. Speaker, the report in question is one in which the premier of Quebec is reported to have laid on the shoulders of the federal government responsibility for his own deficit, and therefore I think it is a matter of concern to this house and to the federal authority.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The premier of Quebec was expressing an opinion, and if the question is allowed it will involve asking the Minister of Finance to express an opinion. In essence it will introduce a controversial debate rather than a search for information, and I would consider that sort of question improper at this time in the house. It should be taken up in a debate in the house or in committee, where the pros and cons can be dealt with.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinion):

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Speaker has decided.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinion):

-to meet the point you have made and on which you have expressed some concern about expression of opinions, perhaps it would meet the needs of the situation if, instead of my offering any comment, the house were to give me leave to put on the record the figures of payments out of the federal treasury to the province of Quebec-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC REPORTED STATEMENT BY PREMIER RESPECTING DEFICIT
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April 13, 1962