November 28, 1962

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I am sorry, but the hon. member has posed his question in the form of an argument or inviting an argumentative answer, and that is not quite in keeping with our practice.

Topic:   FLUORIDATION-INQUIRY AS TO POSITION OF DEPARTMENT
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Alan Aylesworth Macnaughton

Liberal

Mr. Alan Macnaughton (Mount Royal):

should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister, of which notice has already been given to him. In view of the fact that the public accounts and the Auditor General's report thereon for the year ended March 31,

Inquiries of the Ministry

1961, were tabled in this house on January that flows from the settlement yesterday of 31, 1962, may I ask the Prime Minister if the crisis relating to the C.B.C.-B.B.G. I it is the intention of the government to refer should like to ask the Secretary of State to the public accounts committee the public whether the government has any intention of accounts and the Auditor General's report taking steps to clear up the general jurisdic-thereon for the year 1961 in order that they tional problem inherent in the dispute by may be examined by the committee and thus an amendment to the Broadcasting Act during maintain continuity of the committee's work? this session of parliament.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman was chairman of that committee, and I know of his interest in the subject. The committee will be organized at the beginning of next week, we hope, and those particular matters he has mentioned will be a subject of reference to that committee.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT
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COLUMBIA RIVER

CONSIDERATION OF TREATY BY COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. However, before doing so I should like to say that we welcome the visit of one of his most distinguished emissaries to Ottawa today. Can the minister tell the house what actual developments the government are awaiting before they will be in a position to put the Columbia river draft treaty before the house or a committee of the house?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF TREATY BY COMMITTEE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, discussions have been going on recently between the governments of Canada and the United States and the government of British Columbia on an informal basis. Until agreement is reached between the government of Canada and the province of British Columbia, it would be premature to put the treaty before a committee.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF TREATY BY COMMITTEE
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LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne

Liberal

Mr. Byrne:

I have a supplementary question. Am I to understand that this is a question of an agreement between the province of British Columbia and the government of Canada, or is it a tripartite agreement to which the minister is referring?

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF TREATY BY COMMITTEE
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

No. There is already an agreement between the government of the United States and the government of Canada subject, of course, to ratification, but it has always been necessary to have an agreement as well between the government of Canada and the province of British Columbia.

Topic:   COLUMBIA RIVER
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF TREATY BY COMMITTEE
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INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO BROADCASTING ACT THIS SESSION


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Port Arthur):

I should like to ask the Secretary of State a question

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO BROADCASTING ACT THIS SESSION
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PC

George Ernest Halpenny (Secretary of State of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. E. Halpenny (Secretary of State):

When it has been decided, Mr. Speaker, it will be announced in this house.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO BROADCASTING ACT THIS SESSION
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SHIPPING

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER-ICEBREAKING SERVICES DURING WINTER SEASON


On the orders of the day:


November 28, 1962