February 19, 1965

OLD AGE SECURITY ACT

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING AGE AT WHICH PENSION PAYABLE

LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That Bill C-136, now before the house, be amended to authorize, in the place of the age adjusted pension now provided for by part IV of the said bill, that a pension under the Old Age Security Act in the full amount of the pension available to those who have attained 70 years of age be paid commencing 1 January 1966 to those who have attained 69 years of age, commencing I January 1967 to those who have attained 68 years of age, commencing 1 January 1968 to those who have attained 67 years of age, commencing 1 January 1969, to those who have attained 66 years of age, and commencing 1 January 1970 to those who have attained 65 years of age.

Topic:   OLD AGE SECURITY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING AGE AT WHICH PENSION PAYABLE
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Motion agreed to.


UNITED NATIONS

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PRESENT POSITION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Michael Starr

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the minister of external affairs and ask him what is the situation now at the United Nations, and whether he has anything to report on that body.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PRESENT POSITION
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the general assembly, after rather vigorous debate yesterday, decided to adjourn until September to enable the countries concerned to negotiate with regard to the financing situation facing the United Nations arising out of the default of certain countries for peace keeping operations. A proposal had been put forward by Albania which called for a return to routine proceedings, and this required a vote. A number of delegations including that of Canada have made statements indicating that the

vote on yesterday's decision to uphold the position taken by the president is not to be considered as in any way withdrawing from the stand that has been taken with regard to article 19.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON PRESENT POSITION
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, while I am on my feet I might reply to a question put to me by the Leader of the Opposition and state that the representative of Canada on the international commission in Viet Nam visited one of the team sites in North Viet Nam during December, and that the legal adviser from the headquarters staff in Saigon visited the three team sites early in January. A special inspection team from Ottawa also visited these team sites in early November 1964.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH VIET NAM-VISITS TO TEAM SITES OF CONTROL COMMISSION
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On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

I should like to answer the question put to me yesterday by the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. Chapdelaine) with regard to the Canadian policy in the Viet Nam crisis.

I believe that it is important, first of all, to clearly realize that it is North Viet Nam which for more than ten years has been violating the Geneva agreement; which for more than ten years, has been the aggressor; and which since 1954 has been trying to get by military means what it could not obtain by political means, namely control over South Viet Nam territory. In that situation the United States have but answered a call from the South Viet Nam authorities.

The American forces were in their right in answering those attacks against them and South Viet Nam, as provided by section 51 of the United Nations charter.

However, we have expressed our concern to Washington, Moscow and Warsaw, since

Inquiries of the Ministry the most recent events could lead to an expansion of the conflict.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH VIET NAM-CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING U.S. POLICY
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NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, my question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs arises out of his recent statement about circumstances in Viet Nam in which he mentioned that the United States forces were in Viet Nam at the request of the authorities of that country. Does the Canadian government consider that the authorities in Viet Nam represent the people of South Viet Nam?

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH VIET NAM-CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING U.S. POLICY
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NDP

Murdo William Martin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

Mr. Speaker, all I can say is that the authority in Viet Nam that has been recognized by Canada is the authority that, pursuant to article 51 of the charter, invited the presence of U.S. troops to assist that government three years ago.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   NORTH VIET NAM-CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING U.S. POLICY
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HARBOURS

VANCOUVER-RELOCATION OF INDUSTRIES


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether he has received a wire from some of the British Columbia members of parliament asking for financial compensation for certain industries which must dismantle and move their plants because of the termination of their leases by the federal government. Has any decision been made by the government with respect to this request?

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER-RELOCATION OF INDUSTRIES
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February 19, 1965