November 5, 1964

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

Later in the day

I hope to deal with some aspects of this situation, not unrelated to the reasons for the hon. member for Red Deer now being in Africa.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-INQUIRY AS TO RELEASE OF MISSIONARIES HELD BY REBELS
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On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs, seeking merely information. Have there been developments in Cyprus recently in which, according to certain press reports, a Canadian

soldier has been wounded? Second, did a Canadian soldier fire a certain number of shots at one of the Greek or Turkish Cypriots who failed to halt on command?

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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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 believe that a Canadian soldier was wounded by accident within the last few days. As to the second part of the question, I do not have the facts but I shall ascertain what the situation may be and if the allegation is in fact correct. With regard to the situation in Cyprus generally, I am sure my hon. friend will agree that the relative calm in that troubled island has been made possible in part by the presence of the United Nations peace keeping force, in which Canada continues to have the largest complement.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Defence. I would ask him if he has more information than the Secretary of State for External Affairs with regard to the reported wounding of a Canadian soldier in Cyprus. What were the circumstances under which it happened, and how serious is the casualty?

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National Defence):

I have nothing to add, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

Mr. Speaker, surely the Minister of National Defence can answer a question with regard to the troops who come under his jurisdiction. Under what circumstances was this soldier wounded in Cyprus? The Secretary of State for External Affairs said "accidentally". Was he shot by one of the Turkish or Greek Cypriots, or was he accidentally hit by his own comrades?

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

The Secretary of State for External Affairs has indicated already that a report would be sought respecting the situation.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

You do not know anything about your troops.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF FAMILY OF FORMER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OFFICIAL
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CYPRUS-REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CANADIAN SOLDIERS
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AGRICULTURE

STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Eric Alfred Winkler (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eric A. Winkler (Grey-Bruce):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Agriculture. I have had this question for a number of days, and in the minister's absence would direct it to the acting minister, whoever that may be. Will the minister say whether he has any immediate statement to

make on steps to be taken that may alleviate the depressed position in which the farmers of eastern Canada find themselves?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, if this question is related to a new dairy policy, an announcement will be made in due course.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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Eric Alfred Winkler (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Winkler:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. It is not specifically related to the dairy policy; it is related to the whole question of eastern agriculture.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Sauve:

We are working on a program that will improve considerably the situation of eastern farmers, and the announcement should come in the near future.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Well; improve considerably.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Hon. members will remember that yesterday I ruled one of these questions out of order on the ground that it was far too wide to expect an answer at this time. We seem to be proceeding along the same line this afternoon. I would hope that a vague, general question like that would not be asked at this time.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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PC

Eric Alfred Winkler (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Winkler:

On a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, I will admit that your statement in this regard is absolutely correct. However, over the past few weeks I have been rising in this house to ask questions about turkey producers, beef producers, hog producers and the whole range of operations of eastern agriculture, without receiving one answer. There has always been a dodge and a hedge in reply to my questions, and that is the reason for my wide ranging question today. I will not take advantage of the opportunity to refer the matter for discussion at 10 p.m. until the Minister of Agriculture returns to this house.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Sauve:

Mr. Speaker, I should like the hon. member to bring the question forward for discussion this evening at 10 o'clock, when I will be here to answer it.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   STEPS TO IMPROVE POSITION OF EASTERN FARMERS
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November 5, 1964