July 31, 1964

LABOUR RELATIONS

MARITIME UNION TRUSTEES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to repeat to the Minister of Labour the question I addressed to him yesterday, possibly in a different form. Is he now in a position to say whether the board of maritime trustees have been consulted and whether they will acquiesce-that is possibly the word I should use- in the general feeling expressed in this house that they should be made available for examination regarding their tenure of duty?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   MARITIME UNION TRUSTEES
Sub-subtopic:   APPEARANCE BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I have nothing to add to what I stated yesterday. I expect to receive very soon from the chairman the final word of the board with respect to the request made as to an appearance before a parliamentary committee. As I stated yesterday, I am hopeful that a satisfactory arrangement can be worked out to deal with this particular question.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   MARITIME UNION TRUSTEES
Sub-subtopic:   APPEARANCE BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, the other day the Secretary of State for External Affairs made reference to a letter from Archbishop Makarios to the secretary general of the United Nations. I hope the minister will table that letter. In view of the fact that this letter is a complete denial of section 32 of the agreement on status of the United Nations force in Cyprus, I would like to ask the minister what action the government intends to take with regard to this matter in order that the United Nations force may have restored to it the rights which were guaranteed under this agreement when they agreed to undertake a peace keeping operation in Cyprus.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I will be glad

to table the letter. I have already indicated that the government took strong exception to the position taken, as reported, by the head of the government of Cyprus, and that our attitude was being supported by other participating countries in the force and by the United Nations. The secretary general will be in New York some time this afternoon, and has indicated that he will be making a report to the security council.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. A letter has been received by the secretary general from the government of Greece undertaking not to continue any shipments of men or materials to Cyprus. Could I ask the minister if he knows whether the secretary general has yet received any similar letter from the government of Turkey.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

The president of Turkey wrote to the secretary general about a week ago. With regard to the letter of Archbishop Makarios, he also indicates that the United Nations should undertake to supervise not only ports in Cyprus but ports outside that might be considered a source of such shipments. Our view is that there is some merit in this proposal.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

A further supplementary

question, Mr. Speaker. Could I ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether he can give the house any idea of the nature of the letter from the Turkish government.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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Mr. Marlin@Essex Easl

Mr. Speaker, the government of Turkey denies that there was any clandestine operation on its part, as had been indicated.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

It gave no guarantee not to participate in any such clandestine shipment of troops or material?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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Mr. Marlin@Essex Easl

No guarantee, but I should think the letter itself would indicate an understanding attitude on the part of that government.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF UN FORCE
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HUMAN RIGHTS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. EVICTION OF INDIANS FROM MOTEL


On the orders of the day:


SC

Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

Mr. A. B. Patterson (Fraser Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question

Inquiries of the Ministry to the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. I wonder whether an investigation is being made into a report that Indian delegates to the conference of the national Indian council of Canada at Sault Ste. Marie have been evicted from a hotel under rather distressing circumstances.

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. EVICTION OF INDIANS FROM MOTEL
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LIB

Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to report that an investigation is already under way and that the minister will be able to report on Monday.

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. EVICTION OF INDIANS FROM MOTEL
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July 31, 1964