April 1, 1965

REPORTED STATEMENT RESPECTING REFORM OF INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM


On the orders of the day:


RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Prime Minister.

Is he aware that a former American secretary of the treasury, Mr. Dillon, has asked for a reform of the international monetary system? Does Canada intend to support this request?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT RESPECTING REFORM OF INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

I should like to examine what Mr. Dillon said on this matter before I make any statement.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT RESPECTING REFORM OF INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
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CANADIAN CONSTITUTION

REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heward Grafftey (Brome-Missisquoi):

should like to ask a question of the Prime Minister. In view of recent developments is the government now considering the establishment of an all party parliamentary committee in order to undertake a complete study of the Canadian constitution and obtain agreement on a modern constitution suited to modern times?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Well, Mr. Speaker, I do not think I can usefully add anything at this time to what I have said on this matter in recent days.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a supplementary question to the Minister of Justice.

In the spirit of co-operative federalism, has the minister or other members of the government informed Premier Jean Lesage or the government of the province of Quebec that it is important for the Quebec legislature to proceed as soon as possible with consideration of the resolution dealing with the repatriation of Canada's constitution?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I do not think the question is in order since it concerns dealings between representatives of one government and those of another. It would be a lack of courtesy on our part.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

I should like to tell the minister that it does not concern just Quebec, because the Prime Minister has said we cannot proceed in the matter until all the provinces have dealt with it. I ask him, therefore, has he not asked Quebec whether they are going to proceed with this matter as quickly as possible?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I did not say we could not proceed with it; I said it was not our intention to proceed with it.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

I then ask the Prime Minister, has the government changed its intention in this regard and might we proceed with

this matter in the house before all the provinces have dealt with it?

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STUDY BY ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

INQUIRY AS TO DISMANTLING OF BOMARC BASES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence or the appropriate minister. In view of this morning's announcement that the government of the United States is now commencing to dismantle its strategic air command bases in the United Kingdom, can the minister tell us how soon it may be expected that this government, in collaboration with the government of the United States, will be dismantling the Bomarc bases in Canada?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISMANTLING OF BOMARC BASES
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National Defence):

It is the present intention to maintain the Bomarc missiles in service for some period of time, Mr. Speaker. These remain one of the most effective anti-bomber defensive weapons available in the North American system. They are scheduled to remain in service for some time.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISMANTLING OF BOMARC BASES
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April 1, 1965