May 5, 1964


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 Secretary of State for External Affairs. Yesterday the Secretary of State for External Affairs informed the house that Australia and New Zealand were sending troops to the United Nations force in Cyprus. This morning there was a report over the air indicating that Denmark was likewise sending troops to Cyprus. Could the Secretary 20220-186

Inquiries of the Ministry of State for External Affairs tell us whether it is a fact that Denmark is sending troops to the United Nations force in Cyprus. Could he also tell us the number of troops being sent by New Zealand and Australia, what is the total number of troops in the U.N. force in Cyprus, and finally-

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Some hon. Members:

Order paper.

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PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nesbili:

-are any of these troops being used to replace troops from the United Kingdom?

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I did not say that Australia was sending troops. I said that Australia had agreed to supply a police group numbering about 28. I said that New Zealand was sending a police group of about the same number, and that Denmark had agreed to send a contingent. The total number now in the United Nations peace keeping force is 6,369, and the present force level of the United Kingdom is 2,719. There are 6,341 United Nations troops now in the United Nations peace keeping force.

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PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nesbiit:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Are any of these troops which are coming from Denmark or any of the members of police forces which are being sent by Australia and New Zealand intended to replace United Kingdom troops presently in the force?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

Some of them, Mr. Speaker, will replace some of the permissible level of 3,500 United Kingdom troops.

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FINANCE

REPORTED INCREASE IN DEBT TO LENDING INSTITUTIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. H. Aiken (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Prime Minister in the absence of the Minister of Finance. It arises from a dominion bureau of statistics release yesterday which indicates that in the past year Canadians have gone $500 million further into debt to finance companies and lending institutions, representing a 12 per cent increase. My question is, now that we have nearly reached the credit limits, where is the Canadian taxpayer going to get the money with which to pay the increased taxes forecast last night by the Minister of Finance?

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. This question is far too broad in scope to entertain a quick answer.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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REPORTED SALE OF CANADIAN INSURANCE COMPANY TO U.S. INTERESTS


On the orders of the day: rTranslation]


SC

Maurice Côté

Social Credit

Mr. Maurice Cote (Chicoutimi):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance being absent, I should like to direct a question to his parliamentary secretary. Could he tell the house whether the government has intervened or intends to intervene in order to prevent l'lndustrielle, Compagnie d'Assurance-vie, a Quebec French Canadian firm, from being sold to United States interests?

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I am sure this question requires a careful answer, and I suggest that it should be put on the order paper.

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Guy Marcoux

Social Credit

Mr. Guy Marcoux (Quebec-Monlmorency):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. In his absence, I should like to ask his parliamentary secretary to assure the house that he will give his immediate attention to the sale of the life insurance company "L'lndustrielle."

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Edgar John Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. E. J. Benson (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Finance):

I believe this is the type of question that should be put on the order paper.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS

LANCASTER HOSPITAL, NEW BRUNSWICK NEGOTIATIONS WITH PROVINCE

May 5, 1964