July 21, 1964

THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENSION OF TERM OF OFFICE

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

I should like to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the continuance in office of General the Right Honourable Georges Philias Vanier as Governor General of Canada for a further and additional period of one year from the autumn of 1964. This extension of the Governor General's term is a recognition of the dedicated and distinguished manner in which General Vanier has carried out the high responsibilities of his vice regal office. I am sure the Canadian people will welcome the extension which the Governor General has indicated his willingness to accept, and the fact that His Excellency's health makes it possible for him to undertake this responsibility for a further period.

One of the happiest aspects of the extension of the term of General Vanier is that it will mean the continued presence in Rideau Hall of Madame Vanier, whose grace and charm and warmth has so endeared her to Canadians.

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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

While the cabinet approves the recommendation of a governor general to the Crown, this is one of the prerogatives, as it were, which rests with the Prime Minister. In 1959, I recommended to the Queen that General Vanier was the most outstanding Canadian with the qualifications for the responsibilities which would be his as Governor General of Canada and, as such, the representative of Her Majesty. The intervening years have shown that in the discharge of his duties and in the exercise of his authority General Vanier has acted with greatness, with wisdom, with distinction and, in association with Madame Vanier, with grace. They have honoured the positions they occupy, and I congratulate the government on extending the term of office.

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Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

The willingness of His Excellency Governor General Vanier to remain in his present position for another year will be hailed with enthusiasm by people in all parts of this country. It has been my privilege to have met all the governors general from Lord Tweedsmuir to the present day, and I know of none more popular or more highly respected than the present Governor General, and what I say with respect to him applies equally to Madame Vanier, who is greatly beloved in this country.

I am sure all members of the house will express the hope that His Excellency will enjoy good health throughout the balance of this addition to his term.

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Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. R. N. Thompson (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure there is no single matter on which we in this house and all Canadians will join so unitedly in expressing our pleasure as the fact that Governor General Vanier has been invited to accept and has accepted the responsibility of an additional term of office as Governor General of Canada. All of us who have had the privilege of knowing the Governor General and Madame Vanier personally understand in a special way, I am sure, just how well they have fitted into their responsibilities and have drawn to this office the united support of the Canadian people. I am sure, also, that the Governor General and Madame Vanier are equally loved by those who have not had this privilege.

I believe that the general acceptance of the conference on the family, which they personally sponsored, is indicative of the tremendous good will they have engendered and the tremendous importance of the position they hold at this time as a unifying force in Canada.

Therefore, on behalf of our party and personally, I join in extending congratulations to the Prime Minister for approving the extension of their term of office, and send our best wishes and love to the Governor General and Madame Vanier.

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David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouelle (Villeneuve):

Mr. Speaker, it gives us great pleasure to join with the Prime Minister (Mr. Pearson) in

Inquiries of the Ministry paying tribute to the Governor General oi Canada, General Vanier, who has accepted to continue in his high position for another year.

Mr. and Mrs. Vanier have been a credit to Canada since they have been filling their important functions, that is, since 1959. Every Canadian, both English speaking and French speaking, is proud of them. They have visited our country from east to west and north to south, and everywhere they have won the affection of all right-thinking Canadians.

Our group wishes them good health and a great deal of happiness.

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PRESENT


On the orders of the day:


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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, is the Secretary of State for External Affairs in a position to add anything material to what he said yesterday with regard to the Cyprus situation; and has any extra authority been requested for the Canadian forces in Cyprus, in view of the fact that the orders under which they operated originally have too often limited the discharge of their responsibility?

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the United Nations force, including Canada, have had their directives changed from time to time. Recently additional powers were given to them in respect of a particular area near Nicosia.

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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

When was that?

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

That was about a week ago. Yesterday I made reference to meetings which we were having with the contributing powers at the United Nations. A meeting with our permanent representative took place yesterday and I myself had a meeting this morning with the ambassadors for Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain and Australia, Austria and New Zealand who are contributing police forces. There will be further meetings, as I have indicated, tomorrow and perhaps the day after in New York with the same countries.

I may say that the ambassador for Ireland reminded me this morning that a few days ago the government of Ireland made a decision to send another 400 men to participate in the Irish contingent in the United Nations force. This is, I think, in keeping with the

conviction of that country, and the other participating members, that the United Nations continues, in face of great difficulties, to have a very important role to play. I hope it will be permitted to play that role.

Yesterday I indicated that the secretary general had received a reply from the prime minister of Greece. I learned just before I came into the house that replies have now come in to him from the head of the government of Cyprus and from the vice president representing the Turkish Cypriot community. I have not yet seen these communications.

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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Has any word been

received from the prime minister of Turkey relative to alleged incursions by Turkish forces, and the issuance by him of a denial of any such further occurrences?

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Mr. Marlin@Essex Easl

I know of none yet, Mr. Speaker.

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CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES


On the orders of the day:


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Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. R. N. Thompson (Red Deer):

My question is directed to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of the forthcoming meeting of the organization of American states and the fact that the Venezuelan suggestion of sanctions against Cuba is likely to receive widespread support at this meeting, has the government of Canada re-evalued its own position in relation to the O.A.S.?

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Hon. Paul Marlin@Secrelary of Stale for External Affairs

The Canadian government is re-evaluating that position, as my hon. friend has put it, but that re-evaluation would have no relation to this particular meeting, which has to do with sanctions against Cuba.

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July 21, 1964