April 18, 1962

LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud

Liberal

Mr. Robichaud:

On what date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES
Sub-subtopic:   FURTHER UTILIZATION BY LOCAL INDUSTRIES
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PC

Jacques Flynn (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Flynn:

This is statistical information, and if the hon. member wants to put a question on the order paper he will receive an answer.

Inquiries of the Ministry PUBLIC SERVICE

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARITIME PROVINCES
Sub-subtopic:   FURTHER UTILIZATION BY LOCAL INDUSTRIES
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PATRONAGE-STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT POSITION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Noël Dorion (President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Noel Dorion (Secretary of Stale):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Port Arthur, referring to a newspaper article about patronage in appointments which, in part, quoted certain views of the chairman of the Civil Service Commission of Canada, inquired whether the federal government has revised its views along what he called the same line.

It is quite clear that Mr. Hughes was expressing a personal comment respecting an area of employment over which the federal government has no control, that is appointments to provincial positions which are outside the jurisdiction of the provincial civil service commissions.

In reply to the hon. member's question I would say that the government's views with respect to the federal civil service have been expressed from time to time, notably in the Civil Service Act passed by parliament within the past 12 months, in what was said in the debates on that bill, and in the regulations made under that act two or three weeks ago. These views have not been revised along any such line as the hon. member's question implies.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PATRONAGE-STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PUBLIC BUILDINGS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. What steps is he taking to recover the $8,000 which was overpaid to a supporter of the Union Na-tionale in connection with the Beauceville post office as alleged by the member for Beauce?

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public

Works): Mr. Speaker, seeing that this is the swan song of the hon. member for Laurier, the pseudo leader from Quebec, who has never been anything else, may I say to hpn that in the fall we will welcome his enthusiastic co-operation in the public accounts committee to fully investigate this alleged matter, if he is re-elected; and if he is not we might employ him as special counsel to help him out.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I asked the minister a question and he made a speech. I put this question to the minister, since he has refused to answer my first question. Why did the minister not carry out his undertaking to submit the allegations of the hon.

member for Beauce to the public accounts committee promptly? Having suggested this, he then refused to let the matter go to the public accounts committee.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. It seems to me this is reviving a matter we dealt with the other day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Will the minister not answer my question as to what steps he as Minister of Public Works is taking to recover that amount?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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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

Mr. Walker:

Mr. Speaker, for many, many months I have wanted to ask the hon. member-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Answer the question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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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

Mr. Walker:

-why the Welland canal, which he predicted would cost $1.3 million, cost $27 million.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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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

Mr. Walker:

To deal with the question of the Beauceville post office-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

On a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, the minister asked me a question and I think he is entitled to a reply.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Questions are in the reverse direction at this stage of the day. If the hon. member has been misquoted or if there is a matter of explanation that arises out of the comment of the minister I will give him the floor-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

It does.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   BEAUCEVILLE, QUE. RECOVERY OP ALLEGED OVERPAYMENT
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April 18, 1962