May 3, 1965

PRIVILEGE

MR. LAPRISE-REPORTED INCORRECT STATEMENT BY AGRICULTURE MINISTER

RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gerard Laprise (Chapleau):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege affecting all hon. members in view of the fact that on April 28 last the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Hays) gave a false reply to a question I had directed to him. That question can be found on page 689 of Hansard and it read as follows:

Would the Minister inform the house whether he has replied to the letter sent to him by the Quebec minister of agriculture. Mr. Courcy, requesting assistance for farmers in Abitibi-Temis-camingue? If not, does he intend to do so in the near future?

The minister answered:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Later on the hon. member for Pontiac-Temiscamingue (Mr. Martineau) asked the minister the following supplementary question:

The minister replied that he had assured farmers in northwestern Quebec that they would receive help. Could he tell us what is the nature of the assistance he intends to give them?

The Minister of Agriculture answered:

I said I was going to answer the letter.

Now, Mr. Speaker, I have here a letter from the deputy minister of the federal Department of Agriculture which prompts me to ask some questions. That letter is addressed to Dr. Ernest Mercier, deputy minister of agriculture in the province of Quebec, and is dated from Ottawa, April 22, 1965, that is six days before the answer given to me by the minister on April 28. I quote the letter sent to Dr. Ernest Mercier: [Text]

Before my minister left Ottawa last week, he asked me to tell you that it had been decided that the Government considered it should not participate in payments to farmers for crop losses in Quebec 1964.

Your very truly,

S. C. Barry,

Deputy Minister

The content of this letter shows clearly that a decision had been taken long before April 28, and that in spite of that fact the minister misled the house in deliberately giving a wrong answer.

Here is my question of privilege. Why is the government refusing to help farmers in the province of Quebec although a request has been made to that effect? Is the minister aware that Quebec is still part of Canada and that the government is not so penny pinching when it comes to granting similar assistance to other provinces or other countries?

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. LAPRISE-REPORTED INCORRECT STATEMENT BY AGRICULTURE MINISTER
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MR. CHOQUETTE-FIRE IN CONSTITUENCY OF LOTBINIERE

LIB

Auguste Choquette

Liberal

Mr. Auguste Choqueite (Lotbiniere):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure the house will allow me to raise this brief question of privilege.

A conflagration threatened the whole population of St. Gilles in Lotbiniere county. Fortunately it was brought under control and there was no loss of life; however, this calamity turned several families into the street.

I should like to take the opportunity afforded me in the house to express my deepest sympathies to all the stricken families and ask on their behalf the federal, provincial and municipal authorities to provide them with some assistance.

Topic:   MR. CHOQUETTE-FIRE IN CONSTITUENCY OF LOTBINIERE
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CROWN CORPORATIONS

PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO BILINGUAL NAMES

RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caoueiie (Villeneuve) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-100, respecting the bilingual designation of certain crown corporations.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO BILINGUAL NAMES
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An hon. Member:

Explain.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO BILINGUAL NAMES
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RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Caouetle:

Mr. Speaker, the explanation is quite simple. I list in this bill eleven crown corporations which have only an English name.

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Questions

I suggest in this bill that those names should be translated into French so as to prove that those corporations, coming under federal jurisdiction, must have a French as well as an English designation.

I think all hon. members will understand that it is important those corporations should be somewhat Frenchified.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO BILINGUAL NAMES
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INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION

PROVISION FOR ESTABLISHMENT, DUTIES, ETC.

LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. R. Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) moved

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

That the House do go into Committee of the Whole at its next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution which has been recommended to the House by His Excellency:-

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide for the disposition of Indian claims and in relation thereto,

1. To provide for the establishment of an Indian Claims Commission:

2. To provide for the duties of the Commission, its decisions and awards:

3. To provide for appeals from the decisions and awards of the Commission to an Indian Claims Appeal Court;

4. To provide assistance to Indian bands in preparing and pursuing claims; and

5. To enact such financial provisions as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Act.

Topic:   INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ESTABLISHMENT, DUTIES, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION-PAYMENTS TO MEMBERS

PC

Mr. McCutcheon

Progressive Conservative

What was the total of the per diem or special allowance for each member of the Royal Commission on Health Services from the time of its inception to the present date?

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Subtopic:   HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION-PAYMENTS TO MEMBERS
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Jack Davis (Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister):

The total per diem allowance received by each Commissioner during the period June 20, 1961 to January 1, 1965 is as follows:

Baltzan, D. M., $18,750; Firestone, O. J., $47,250; Girard, Miss Alice, $15,000; Strachan C. L., $15,200; Van Wart, A. F., $14,550; McCutcheon, M. W., Nil; Hall, Justice E. M. (Chairman), Nil.

[Mr. Caouette.)

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION-PAYMENTS TO MEMBERS
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PERSONNEL OF HONG KONG IMMIGRATION OFFICE

May 3, 1965