October 7, 1964

PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a supplementary question.

With reference to the minister's statement, and more specifically to the press release which followed the conference, could the minister tell us what proposals the government intends to submit with a view to clarifying paragraph 1 of section 91, as mentioned in the press release?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON MEETINGS WITH ATTORNEYS GENERAL
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

Mr. Speaker, all the participants in the conference-as it will readily be understood-have agreed that it would not be in the interest of the discussions to divulge where these stand, seeing we are in the very middle of the conference which will close next Tuesday.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON MEETINGS WITH ATTORNEYS GENERAL
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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martineau:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

Has an agreement been reached on the necessity of clarifying or modifying this clause in the constitution?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON MEETINGS WITH ATTORNEYS GENERAL
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

Mr. Speaker, I think that if my hon. friend reads the press release he will find that it is self-explanatory and, in this connection, I must say that we are in the process of discussing this aspect of the matter.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON MEETINGS WITH ATTORNEYS GENERAL
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NATIONAL CAPITAL

ENGLISH AND FRENCH REPRESENTATION ON MUNICIPAL COUNCIL


On the orders of the day:


RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouelie (Villeneuve):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to

Inquiries of the Ministry the Secretary of State, the minister in charge of the inquiry on bilingualism and bicultur-alism.

Could he indicate whether he will consider the suggestion made in Toronto yesterday by the hon. member for Three Rivers (Mr. Bal-cer), with the approval of his leader, with a view to converting Ottawa and the federal district into a region where both nations would be on an equal footing and administered by a council with equal French and English representation?

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   ENGLISH AND FRENCH REPRESENTATION ON MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamoniagne (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, the political organization or reorganization of the national capital and the federal district does not come under my jurisdiction.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   ENGLISH AND FRENCH REPRESENTATION ON MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
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PUBLIC SERVICE

PRINTING BUREAU, OTTAWA-ENGLISH REPLY TO FRENCH TELEPHONE INQUIRIES


On the orders of the day:


RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State.

Is he in a position to give us some explanation concerning the civil servant of the national printing bureau who, when a telephone call comes from French Canadians, answers in saying: "Another fanatic who wants to speak French"?

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU, OTTAWA-ENGLISH REPLY TO FRENCH TELEPHONE INQUIRIES
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamoniagne (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, following the question asked by the hon. member last week, inquiries were made at the queen's printer's office concerning the civil servant of the national printing bureau, Mr. Deavey, who, answering the telephone, was said to have made the following remark: "Another fanatic wants to speak French."

Mr. Deavey spoke that way in front of his fellow workers in the distribution division-the majority of them are French speaking-with whom he enjoys a most friendly relationship. His remark was made in fun, in all good faith, without any desire to offend anyone, and he had no idea that he was heard by the lady at the other end of the phone.

I would like also to point out that Mr. Deavey is of French and English descent, that he understands French well, although he is not at all fluent in that language, and that he regrets what he said and the results of that incident.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   PRINTING BUREAU, OTTAWA-ENGLISH REPLY TO FRENCH TELEPHONE INQUIRIES
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AGRICULTURE

TURKEYS-SUGGESTED TARIFF INCREASE ON IMPORTS FROM U.S.


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Will the minister explain to the house a statement he made at the turkey growers' convention in Winnipeg about a month ago? The statement was that no importations of turkeys had been made into Canada during the previous two weeks. This was before the convention. Since the convention live turkeys from the United States have been coming into Canada to the extent of about a third of a million pounds. I suggest to the minister that if he wants to protect the Canadian turkey growers he had better step up the tariff on live turkeys by 3 or 4 cents a pound. This would save the Canadian turkey growers from going broke.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   TURKEYS-SUGGESTED TARIFF INCREASE ON IMPORTS FROM U.S.
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LIB

Harry William Hays (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

The hon. member has made a statement, and it is inaccurate at that. I have explained this situation many times. I said that turkey imports into Canada had practically dried up. As a matter of fact, the day I was in Winnipeg there were some large turkeys coming into one plant. This is one of the few plants in Canada into which they are coming. Nevertheless, there is protection of 7J cents to 8 cents a pound and we feel, in the light of other things that are going back and forth between the United States and Canada, this is ample protection. I repeat that we are watching this situation closely and there is no dumping of turkeys on the Canadian market.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   TURKEYS-SUGGESTED TARIFF INCREASE ON IMPORTS FROM U.S.
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PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Cardiff:

May I ask a supplementary question. I should like to suggest to the minister he had better get himself-

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   TURKEYS-SUGGESTED TARIFF INCREASE ON IMPORTS FROM U.S.
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October 7, 1964