November 13, 1962

CIVIL DEFENCE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the house will recall that conferences of federal and provincial ministers responsible for civil emergency planning have been held from time to time. Arrangements are now being made for a similar conference to be held in Ottawa on December 3. I have asked the Minister of National Defence to act as chairman and chief representative of the federal government. It is expected that ministers from all the provinces will attend. Such conferences in the past have been found most useful in developing measures required in the event of national emergency and ensuring that both federal and provincial efforts in this respect are fully co-ordinated.

Topic:   CIVIL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PRIORITY OF UNCOMPLETED DEBATE ON MOTION FOR PAPERS

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

On Thursday last the hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate (Mr. Pickersgill) raised a point at the conclusion of the private members' hour in connection with the priority of a motion which was then adjourned, a motion in the name of the hon. member for Essex East (Mr. Martin). In view of the fact that there are no other motions of a similar type on the order paper for a subsequent day and that such motions can only be made tomorrow, it stands to reason that it is the only one before the house and it will, therefore, occupy a priority position. If there had been motions subsequent to that of the hon. member for Essex East which had not been reached, it is my interpretation that the same procedure would be followed as applies to other matters on private members' day; it would go to the bottom of the list. On Thursday, then, there will be a continuation of the debate on the motion of the hon. member for Essex East.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PRIORITY OF UNCOMPLETED DEBATE ON MOTION FOR PAPERS
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GATT-REQUEST FOR PROGRESS REPORT ON GENEVA MEETINGS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):

I wonder whether the Minister of Finance could give the house a progress report on the GATT meetings now taking place in Geneva.

Topic:   GATT-REQUEST FOR PROGRESS REPORT ON GENEVA MEETINGS
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of Finance):

It can only be a progress report. As I think the house well knows, discussions have been going on in connection with GATT for some time. These talks are, I believe, now approaching finality. I am not in a position to go further at the moment, but I hope that within a very few days the discussions will have been concluded and I shall be in a position to make a statement to the house with respect to them.

Topic:   GATT-REQUEST FOR PROGRESS REPORT ON GENEVA MEETINGS
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INQUIRY AS TO ARREARS ON SALES TO CHINA


On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. R. N. Thompson (Red Deer):

I should

like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Will the minister say whether any payments under arrangements for the sale of wheat on credit to communist China are at present in arrears?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO ARREARS ON SALES TO CHINA
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PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin M. Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture):

In view of the importance of this matter I can assure the hon. member that all payments have been made on the scheduled due dates.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO ARREARS ON SALES TO CHINA
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WORLD FAIR

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD TO MONTREAL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton

Liberal

Mr. Alan Macnaughton (Mount Royal):

May

I ask the Prime Minister, is he in a position to confirm today's press reports that Montreal was officially awarded the world's fair for 1967?

Topic:   WORLD FAIR
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD TO MONTREAL
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman knows that the government tried very hard two years ago to achieve this result. On this occasion it has been achieved, and I know Canadians as a whole will be very happy that the 1967 international exposition will be held in Canada, in the city of Montreal.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   WORLD FAIR
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD TO MONTREAL
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November 13, 1962