April 18, 1962

LIB

Azellus Denis

Liberal

Mr. Azellus Denis (St. Denis):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Postmaster General.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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Some hon. Members:

The last question.

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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LIB

Azellus Denis

Liberal

Mr. Denis:

I should like to know from him if he will recommend to the next Liberal government the issuance of a stamp bearing the minister's picture in commemoration of the most photogenic, expensive and ineffective postmaster general in Canada's history?

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William McLean Hamilton (Postmaster General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, I should very much like to accommodate this last request of the hon. member, but there are two obstacles which stand in the way. When I said "last request" I meant "death-bed request". As for the two obstacles, I would point out that the hon. member referred to the wrong party as forming the next government; and second, to be commemorated on a postage stamp one must not be alive. I hope to be both alive and here in this position if the Prime Minister so wishes when this house next convenes.

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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LIB

Azellus Denis

Liberal

Mr. Denis:

A supplementary question. Out of the millions of dollars given away in the last few days of this parliament and to be paid out of government deficits, would the minister spare a dime for the installation of one of his magic plastic mail boxes for the people of St. Denis, who have not seen one yet?

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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PC

J.-H.-Théogène Ricard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ricard:

Who wrote that for you?

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMEMORATIVE STAMP OF PRESENT MINISTER
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LIB

TRANSPORT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Margaret Mary Macdonald

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Margaret Macdonald (Kings):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Minister of Transport. Is he in a position to advise the house when a new ferry will be built for the Wood Island-Caribou service?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

I am very pleased to tell the hon. lady and the house that an agreement has been worked out between Northumberland Ferries Limited and the government for the building of

Inquiries of the Ministry a new ferry by Northumberland Ferries Limited for the Wood Island-Caribou service. I understand that for this contract, which will be eligible for a subsidy of 40 per cent, tenders will be called very soon so that the building of the ship will be undertaken in the very near future.

While I am on my feet and while I am mentioning this 40 per cent subsidy and talking about shipbuilding, I should like to remind the hon. member for Levis that the Bonaventure or the aircraft carrier that is the largest ship of our fleet and that was bought by the previous government was built in Belfast.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisfa-Twillingaie):

I should like to put a supplementary question to the Minister of Transport and ask him whether this ferry to which he referred in his answer to the hon. lady today is the same ferry which during consideration of the supplementary estimates he told us was going to be built?

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

During consideration of the estimates I said that treasury board had approved the decision. Now agreement has been reached between the two parties.

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Who is wasting the time of the house?

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
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PC

Heath Nelson Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heath Macquarrie (Queens):

Can the

minister tell the house about the size of that ship? Is it of the nature of the Lord Selkirk now in service?

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Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

This vessel will be of the most modern roll-on/roll-off type and will be able to load and unload the full complement of automobiles in a matter of minutes. The overall length will be approximately 250 feet, with a maximum speed of 14 knots. Capacity will be 60 automobiles and 350 passengers with up to date accommodation for the crew. The ship will also be able to handle the largest size trailer trucks.

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Levis has a supplementary question?

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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LIB

Maurice Bourget

Liberal

Mr. Maurice Bourgel (Levis):

May I ask

the minister what will be the name of the captain, and also his age?

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

Mr. Speaker-

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisla-Twil-lingate):

I should also like to ask the minister a supplementary question.

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Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WOOD ISLAND-CARIBOU INQUIRY AS TO NEW FERRY
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April 18, 1962