November 27, 1964

LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (Minister of Industry; Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (Minister of Industry):

Mr. Speaker, I have not had the telegram to which the hon. member refers drawn to my attention, but I will be glad to check and find out whether it has been received. I can assure him, however, that we in the Department of Defence Production are seeking ways and means of finding additional work for the Pictou shipyards.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PICTOU COUNTY, N.S.-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN


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 should like to ask the Secretary of State whether he will indicate to the house why he advised the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to have the portraits of the Queen removed from the citizenship courts.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamoniagne (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, the assertion made by the hon. member is completely without foundation.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

I have a supplementary question. Does the Secretary of State accept

Inquiries of the Ministry responsibility for the advice given by the and consideration has been given to this mat-under secretary of state to the Minister of ter by the Secretary of State for External Citizenship and Immigration as disclosed in Affairs and myself, the directive tabled yesterday by that

minister? FINANCE

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Lamonlagne:

Mr. Speaker, I was informed by the deputy registrar general that he had given a personal opinion.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

Mr. Speaker, I wish we could get to the root of this matter. May I ask the Secretary of State whether he disclaims all authority for this statement which appears in the document tabled yesterday by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration:

I have now received advice from the undersecretary of state which allows direction for a uniform procedure as follows:

(a) The coat of arms of Canada should be located on the curtain backdrop behind the judge's dais in the court room.

(b) The Queen's picture should be displayed in the judge's chambers in order that applicants may see it when being interviewed at the hearing.

I ask the Secretary of State whether that is not the advice tendered by his under secretary, and does he not accept responsibility for the same?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Lamonlagne:

Mr. Speaker, I have nothing to add to what I have already said.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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SC

Marcel Lessard

Social Credit

Mr. Marcel Lessard (Lake SI. John):

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

In view of the point raised by the right hon. Leader of the Opposition and the leader of the Conservative party in this house, could the Secretary of State provide for additional copies of the Queen's portrait, in order to give them some, since it seems to be their wish?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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Mr. T. S. Barnell@Comox-Alberni

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a supplementary question on this subject, and I direct it to the Prime Minister. Now that the government has adopted the practice of giving special assignments to hon. members on the opposition side of the house, and in view of the particular interest in the matter of protocol displayed by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre, will the Prime Minister consider assigning to that hon. member a special responsibility in the field of protocol?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

As it happens, Mr. Speaker, very close study 20220-649

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADVICE ON REMOVAL FROM CITIZENSHIP COURTS OF PORTRAITS OF QUEEN
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RENEWAL OF U.K.-CANADA TAX AGREEMENT


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 Finance. According to reports the current Anglo-Canadian tax agreement will lapse on December 31, 1964. Will the minister say what efforts he is making to renew this valuable agreement, or inform the house what course the government intends to follow?

Topic:   RENEWAL OF U.K.-CANADA TAX AGREEMENT
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LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Walter L. Gordon (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, meetings of officials of the United Kingdom and Canada were held in Ottawa starting on September 28 to discuss a revised agreement. At these meetings a draft for a revised agreement was prepared, and in accordance with usual practice this draft was then placed before the two governments for their consideration. As I mentioned yesterday, I think it was, there has been an election in the United Kingdom in the interim which has no doubt slowed up this matter to some extent.

I should like to take this opportunity, Mr. Speaker, to say it is incorrect to suggest that double taxation will suddenly exist or that business firms will be hurt if the new agreement is not ready to be put into operation on January 1, 1965. Both Canada and the United Kingdom have measures in their income tax legislation to prevent double taxation by allowing credits for taxes imposed by other countries, and these provisions will continue in operation even if there is no income tax agreement between the two countries in question.

Topic:   RENEWAL OF U.K.-CANADA TAX AGREEMENT
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Winkler:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Will the minister say whether it is his intention to press for the renewal of the agreement?

Topic:   RENEWAL OF U.K.-CANADA TAX AGREEMENT
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LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Gordon:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   RENEWAL OF U.K.-CANADA TAX AGREEMENT
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November 27, 1964