May 29, 1963

LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Gordon moved:

That the messages of His Excellency together with the estimates presented this day be referred to the committee of supply.

Topic:   MAIN AND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1963-64
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Motion agreed to.


NATIONAL DEFENCE

DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING U.S. AIR FORCE UNITS IN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

should like to address a question to the Minister of National Defence. Has he had, or does he contemplate having, any meetings or discussions with his counterpart in the United States, the secretary of defence; or have his officials, either military or civilian, had any discussions with their counterparts respecting the stationing on Canadian soil of United States air force units?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING U.S. AIR FORCE UNITS IN CANADA
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National Defence):

I understand that some informal intimations have been received of the possible extension to Canada of proposals for the dispersal of United States air defence squadrons. No official communication has been received.

As hon. members are aware, the government intends to make a full review of defence policy. In that review Canadian cooperation with the United States in the defence of North America will have an important place. Various suggestions which may be put forward concerning Canada-United States defence co-operation will be given careful consideration.

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Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING U.S. AIR FORCE UNITS IN CANADA
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NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION

DISCUSSIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

I wish to address a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Are press reports correct, emanating from the United States state department, to the effect that United States, Canadian and Japanese delegates will meet in Washington starting June 6 to discuss the international convention to regulate high seas fishing in the Pacific? If so, will the minister indicate what is to be the nature of these discussions, and whether it is the intention to refer the subject matter of this treaty to the marine and fisheries committee of this house prior to the date I have mentioned?

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

The last portion of the question concerns a matter which I am sure the Minister of Fisheries will consider at the appropriate time. With regard to the other part of the question I may say that as I informed the house in answer to a question by the hon. member for Burnaby-Coquitlam on May 20, the renewal of the international north Pacific fisheries convention will be discussed at this meeting next week at which the Canadian government will be represented. There will be preliminary consideration of the continuation of the abstention principle.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

A supplementary question. May I ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether any arrangements are being made, or whether any consideration is being given, to allowing a delegation of parliamentary observers to attend this meeting in Washington, as was done in 1952 or 1953 when the treaty was originally signed in Tokyo?

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Marlin (Essex East):

No consideration has been given to that matter.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the lapse of some little time I wonder whether I might recall to the Minister of Fisheries the question which I asked earlier of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, and ask him a related question.

My question is this. In view of the very deep dissatisfaction with the recent action of the government in respect to the north Pacific fisheries commission, will the minister assure the house that no further negotiations or action will be taken by the Canadian government in connection with this treaty until there

Inquiries of the Ministry has been an opportunity for the fullest parliamentary review of this whole question by the marine and fisheries committee?

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. H. J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, in reply to the hon. member I wish to state first that the deep dissatisfaction which he has expressed on the decision taken earlier by this government is far from being general. In reply to his second question I wish to state that when the government decides to convene the standing committee on marine and fisheries, the house will be advised accordingly.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC CONVENTION
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING TREATY RENEWAL
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UNITED NATIONS

CANADIAN PARTICIPATION IN PROPOSED


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Burnaby-Coquitlam):

wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of a report in today's Montreal Gazette that United Nations secretary general U Thant proposed yesterday the establishment of a 200 man United Nations observer mission in Yemen, would the minister assure the house that a Canadian contingent will be offered to help staff the proposed mission?

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PARTICIPATION IN PROPOSED
Sub-subtopic:   MISSION
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May 29, 1963