April 18, 1962

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

-but not to continue a debate.

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:

No, but the hon. member wants to know why the Welland canal cost $27 million. The government ought to be able to give the answer, because they supported it and the Minister of Finance approved that expenditure.

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. The hon. member will appreciate that this is not the time to debate the construction of the Welland canal, or the cost of construction.

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 agree, Mr. Speaker; your ruling is quite correct.

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

Sit down, then.

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:

But the statement I wanted to make was that the original Welland canal which was estimated to cost $50 million actually cost $132 million when a former Tory government was in 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. If the hon. member accepts my ruling, I would be glad if he would abide by it.

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

MAGDALEN ISLANDS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

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

On Monday, the hon. member for Iles-de-la-Madeleine asked me a question with regard to the prospects for the installation of television service in these islands, and the hon. member for Inverness-Richmond also raised the question with me at the same time. I have an answer here, Mr. Speaker, which is rather long for orders of the day, and rather technical. With the permission of the house I suggest it might be better if it were printed in Hansard..

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF FRENCH NETWORK
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed?

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF FRENCH NETWORK
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[Editor's note: The text of the answer is as follows:]

The corporation has given a great deal of attention to possible methods of extending C.B.C. French language television service to the Magdalen islands. Four possible plans have been studied:

(1) Video tape recordings.

(2) Kine recordings.

(3) A series of rebroadcasting stations in Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton island and the Magdalen islands relaying live network service from our present Moncton station.

(4) Extension of the French network from Moncton to Cape Breton where a network relay station would serve a rebroadcast station in the Magdalens.

The first two plans were abandoned because of the high costs involved particularly for a non-live service. Plans 3 and 4 have the advantage of providing live service to the French language population of P.E.I. and Cape Breton, as well as the Magdalen islands. While both these plans are more expensive in dollar terms than either video tape or kine recordings, the fact that they would serve more than twice as many people makes their estimated cost per capita the same or lower.

Plan 3 (the system of rebroadcasting stations) would involve a relatively high capital cost and would affect limited potential for future extensions of service. While plan 4 (extension of the network) would involve a lower capital cost than plan 3, operating costs would be substantially higher resulting in a somewhat higher per capita cost. However, this plan would lend itself more readily to extension of t.v. service into adjacent areas should the need arise in the future. In addition, plan 4 is considered to be more satisfactory from a technical point of view.

Inquiries of the Ministry

At the moment, the corporation is assembling further data and refining its estimates, particularly with respect to the costs of extending network service. When this process is completed, probably within the next few months, the corporation will be able to decide which of the two plans under study should be acted on.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF FRENCH NETWORK
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DIVORCE

INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION


On the orders of the day:


NDP

William Arnold Peters

New Democratic Party

Mr. Arnold Peters (Timiskaming):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he has given any consideration to the establishment of a royal commission to undertake a study of parliamentary procedure with regard to divorce.

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

That is a matter, of course, for parliament to decide.

Topic:   DIVORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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FINANCE

INCLUSION IN BUDGET OF DEPOSIT LOST BY CANDIDATE

April 18, 1962