November 27, 1964

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Well, Mr. Speaker, I do not know whether I am in order in commenting on newspaper reports at this time, but if the report referred to by my hon. friend is the same as the one I read it has no foundation in fact.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
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RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Caouette:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

Even if, as he says, this report has no foundation, could the Prime Minister tell the house whether the government intends to approach the American states or Brazil to this end?

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, I am sure my hon. friend knows that this is a matter which has been under consideration for a considerable time and is under consideration at present.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
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On the orders of the day:


NDP

Colin Cameron

New Democratic Party

Mr. Colin Cameron (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs based on a report in this morning's Le Devoir to the effect that the special envoy of the Canadian government, Mr. Robert Thompson, has now left Addis Ababa for Paris without apparently being able to effect the release of the Canadian hostages held in the Congo. It is further reported that Emperor Haile Selassie has expressed his uneasiness with regard to the condition of the hostages, and I ask the minister whether he has any report to make to the house.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN RELEASE OF CANADIAN HOSTAGES
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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):

This, of course, is a matter I could deal with later today, Mr. Speaker, but I should say that the United States government has expressed gratitude for the efforts of the hon. gentleman in question.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN RELEASE OF CANADIAN HOSTAGES
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NDP

Colin Cameron

New Democratic Party

Mr. Cameron (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

As a supplementary question, could the Secretary of State for External Affairs tell us whether the Canadian government has received any information with regard to the safety of these hostages, so that the Canadian government may be equally grateful?

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN RELEASE OF CANADIAN HOSTAGES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, the Canadian government is equally grateful; and I must say that the situation in Stanleyville, as my hon. friend knows, is of the

greatest seriousness involving many hundreds of people, including 38 Canadians.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN RELEASE OF CANADIAN HOSTAGES
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On the orders of the day:


RA

Gilbert F. Rondeau

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilbert Rondeau (Shefford):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs?

We have noticed for quite a while the absence in the house of the Minister without Portfolio, the hon. member for St. Jean-Iberville-Napierville (Mr. Dupuis). Could the minister tell us what success his second representative in Africa, the Minister without Portfolio, has achieved?

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO
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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, we shall have the opportunity to answer questions of that kind later on in the day.

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.-INQUIRY AS TO PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO
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AGRICULTURE

REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS


On the orders of the day:


RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gerard Laprise (Chapleau):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Forestry, who is responsible for agriculture in eastern Canada.

Can he tell us if he has received requests for assistance from farmers or municipal councils so as to compensate for losses incurred through bad weather this year?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for having given me notice of his question. As it concerns the Minister of Agriculture I shall ask the latter to reply to it.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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LIB

Harry William Hays (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, in reply to the hon. member's question I may say that requests for assistance were received from municipal councils on behalf of farmers who suffered crop losses as a result of weather conditions. They were advised that they should make their representations to the provincial authorities, since the responsibility for providing emergency assistance of this nature rests with the provincial governments. They were also advised that the federal government was prepared to reimburse the provincial government for part of the cost of any

Inquiries of the Ministry approved assistance programs established by the province to assist these producers.

Early this fall my department entered into an agreement with the government of the province of Quebec to pay half the cost of the freight assistance program established by the province to assist farmers in securing necessary fodder supplies.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Laprise:

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Minister of Forestry a supplementary question.

Can he tell us whether the experiments made this summer by the Weather Engineering Corporation in Abitibi were carried out under the ARDA program?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Sauve:

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question following the answer of the Minister of Agriculture. The minister stated that he had communicated with the government of the province of Quebec. Could he also state whether he has communicated with the provincial government of Ontario regarding special assistance needed by farmers in the Ottawa valley?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR ONTARIO AND QUEBEC FARMERS
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November 27, 1964