May 29, 1963

AGRICULTURE

MAINTENANCE OF RECORD OF PERFORMANCE PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Is it the intention of the government either to discontinue or in any way limit or restrict the present r.o.p., program, or to reduce the number of r.o.p. inspectors?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MAINTENANCE OF RECORD OF PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
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LIB

Harry William Hays (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Harry W. Hays (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, the government's attitude in so far as record of performance is concerned will be to service record of performance as it should be serviced. We feel that any cutting back or austerity so far as the testing of cows is concerned is not proper austerity. These are good and efficient programs so far as livestock are concerned, and deserve to be serviced. We will be bringing them up to scratch as soon as possible.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MAINTENANCE OF RECORD OF PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
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HEALTH AND WELFARE

LUNG CANCER-SUGGESTED OBSERVANCE OF NON-SMOKING DAY


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Barry Mather

New Democratic Party

Mr. Barry Mather (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. In view of the ever-increasing evidence linking excessive cigarette smoking with lung cancer, and having in mind the educational efforts being conducted against smoking by some of the provincial health departments, would the minister consider asking hon. members of this house to set the country an example on Friday, May 31, by suggesting that we observe the annual non-smoking day established by the government of British Columbia?

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   LUNG CANCER-SUGGESTED OBSERVANCE OF NON-SMOKING DAY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Secretary of Stale):

Mr. Speaker, in as inoffensive a way as possible I wonder whether I might direct Your Honour's attention to the question which has just been asked. It would not appear to me to be dealing with an urgent matter that has arisen since orders of the day yesterday,

Inquiries of the Ministry but rather concerns something of long standing which therefore does not come under the classification of urgent questions. This is the last day we have for the debate on the address, and to have things done today that are against the rules will deprive hon. members of an opportunity to speak to which they are entitled.

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   LUNG CANCER-SUGGESTED OBSERVANCE OF NON-SMOKING DAY
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

I listened with a great deal of interest to the hon. member for New Westminster, and I feel there is no urgency in the question. It could be put on the order paper.

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   LUNG CANCER-SUGGESTED OBSERVANCE OF NON-SMOKING DAY
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AIR POLLUTION

REQUEST FOR NEW CONTROL


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. I have been requested to ask this question because of concern in several parts of Canada. In view of that concern, and with air pollution increasing as a result of increased industrial activity, is the government giving consideration to the development of a new air pollution control code?

Topic:   AIR POLLUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR NEW CONTROL
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

I thank the hon. gentleman for giving me notice of this question, although I received it only as I was entering the chamber. In answer I should like to say briefly that if it is not, as a result of my hon. friend's interest it will be now.

Topic:   AIR POLLUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR NEW CONTROL
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EXPORTS OF GAS AND OIL TO UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gerald William Baldwin

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

I have a question for the Prime Minister. In view of the Canadian Press dispatch datelined Washington which appears in today's Montreal Gazette to the effect that the United States government is exerting pressure on Canada to reduce the rate of expansion of gas and oil exports to the United States, is the government prepared to give support to the Alberta-Montreal oil line project?

Topic:   EXPORTS OF GAS AND OIL TO UNITED STATES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, the premise of the hon. gentleman's question is incorrect; therefore the question itself cannot be answered.

Topic:   EXPORTS OF GAS AND OIL TO UNITED STATES
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May 29, 1963