May 5, 1964


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

May I direct a question to the Prime Minister. Would the government be prepared to give consideration to removing the discriminatory tariff on sugar, behind which the sugar companies in this country have been fleecing the consumers over the past 12 months?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, this and many other matters will come up during the course of this conference. I am sure my hon. friend would not expect me to disclose the details of our policies in respect to important international negotiations at this time. This would be a fine way to conduct international economic diplomacy.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

A supplementary question. I was not asking the Prime Minister this question in relation to the international negotiations which are now going on. I was asking the Prime Minister whether the government would be prepared in the near future to give consideration to removing the discriminatory tariff on sugar, which has allowed the sugar companies of this country to fleece the public so that the Canadian housewife is paying more for sugar than is her United States counterpart or the sugar consumers in the United Kingdom.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

We would, of course, be glad to give consideration to this as one of many matters which will be considered at the conference, and which will be one of many matters related, for instance, to commonwealth preferences and other measures which will come up for discussion at Geneva, all of which we hope will lead to a great increase in international trade generally from which Canada will be able to benefit.

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PC

William Howell Arthur Thomas

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. H. A. Thomas (Middlesex West):

May

I ask a question supplementary to the one asked by the hon. member for Burnaby-Coquitlam. Can the Prime Minister assure the house that in any negotiations concerning sugar tariffs the interests of the Canadian sugar beet producers will be fully protected in order to encourage greater domestic production and to protect Canadian job opportunities?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Yes, I can give that assurance, both in respect of the producer and also in respect of the consumer.

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IMMIGRATION

NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROVINCIAL


On the orders of the day:


RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouelie (Villeneuve):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Since the minister of natural resources of the province of Quebec stated the day before yesterday that the province should take care of its immigration itself, would the minister tell us whether he is having discussions with the provincial minister of national resources in respect to this important question of immigration?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROVINCIAL
Sub-subtopic:   MINISTER
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LIB

René Tremblay (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Rene Tremblay (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROVINCIAL
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PUBLICATIONS

INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION


On the orders ol the day:


PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Martineau (Poniiac-Temisca-mingue):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. Is it the intention of the government to bring down legislation shortly concerning periodicals which would extend protection provisions to all Canadian publications and against all foreign publications, including Time and Reader's Digest?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, it is unfortunate that the hon. gentleman does not know there is a resolution on the order paper in this regard.

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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martineau:

Mr. Speaker, my question dealt principally with whether the government intends to extend these provisions to Time and Reader's Digest.

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PENSIONS

CANADA PLAN

May 5, 1964