April 18, 1962

PC

J.-Eugène Bissonnette

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. E. Bissonnetle (Quebec West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Defence Production.

Would the minister care to comment on a telegram from the Lauzon shipbuilding workers' unions addressed to several members from the Quebec area, to protest against the building of Canadian submarines abroad?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Donat Raymond

Liberal

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

Mr. Speaker, on April 17 I received a telegram from the workers' unions of Lauzon, protesting against the construction of a submarine in England.

First, I must say that no contract of the kind was awarded abroad, and if it should ever happen, I can assure the workers of Lauzon that they will be protected by other contracts more beneficial to them, such as the construction of frigates provided for in the new program, as well as the conversion of frigates of the existing fleet, and their share of repairs to our warships, as in the past.

We want to provide work for our defence industry in compensation for contracts we award abroad, and that, always in order to help certain sectors of that industry which are now undergoing some serious difficulties, like our aircraft industries, for instance.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Maurice Bourgel (Levis):

Mr. Speaker, a supplementary question. Does the Minister of Defence Production not think that the very idea of asking for tenders-

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Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

-in view of buying submarines in England is an insult to our shipyards as well as to our qualified workmen in Lauzon and elsewhere in Canada?

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Raymond Joseph Michael O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. O'Hurley:

Mr. Speaker, before the hon. member for Levis speaks of insults, he should get some information with regard to circumstances connected with this matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

Mr. Speaker, I have another supplementary question. Is it the policy of this government, in view of helping our Canadian industries at a time when we have many hundred thousand unemployed people, to consider the question of dollars and cents?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Raymond Joseph Michael O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. O'Hurley:

Mr. Speaker, if the hon. member for Levis wants to discuss the matter of Canadian defence contracts, I am ready to explain what we have done and to point out the premiums we have paid to keep those defence contracts in Canada, but there is a limit to the amount we can pay in order to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

Mr. Speaker, another supplementary question. Does the minister-

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A supplementary question-

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The last two supplementaries appeared to me to be more of the order of a debate than a search for information. I recognize the hon. member for St. John's West.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

With all due respect, Mr. Speaker, I should like to address myself to the Prime Minister.

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Bourgel:

The matter concerns-

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Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I will come to the hon. member in due course. I recognize the hon. member for Lapointe.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROTEST RESPECTING SUBMARINE CONSTRUCTION ABROAD
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INQUIRIES FOR RETURN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Augustin Brassard

Liberal

Mr. Augustin Brassard (Lapoinie):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Secretary of State.

On February 26 last I asked the Secretary of State, through the Minister of Transport, to provide me with certain documents concerning the Boisjoli affair. I wonder if I will get an answer before the dissolution of parliament is announced.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRIES FOR RETURN
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Noël Dorion (President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Noel Dorion (Secretary of Slate):

I shall take the hon. member's question as notice and try to answer it as soon as possible.

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LIB

William Hector McMillan

Liberal

Mr. W. H. McMillan (Welland):

I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State, and ask him when I might expect an answer to starred questions Nos. 356 and 357, passed as orders for returns on April 2. These are simple questions directed to the Department of Transport, and certainly would not require the amount of investigation that was required for the questions the Minister of Transport answered today.

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dorion:

I shall make every effort to give an answer as soon as possible.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRIES FOR RETURN
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April 18, 1962