May 5, 1965

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, there was no question of interference with interprovincial trade in any talks I had. The practice of the Provincial Governments and the Federal Government in this matter is governed by law and convention, as I am sure is well known to my right hon. friend.

Topic:   TANZANIA-SUPPLY OF ARMS TO AFRICAN STATES
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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Speaker, it does not appear to be known to the two Premiers, and I am wondering whether the Prime Minister will tell us what that long established convention is? Is the Lesage view correct, or is the Smallwood version correct?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of any fundamental distinction between the two views.

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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Malcolm MacInnis

Mr. Donald Maclnnis (Cape Brelon South):

A supplementary question to the Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker. Is the Prime Minister aware of any false statements made by Premier Smallwood in respect of the Churchill Falls development?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Certainly not, Mr. Speaker.

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Malcolm MacInnis

Mr. Maclnnis:

Mr. Speaker, my attention was diverted and I did not catch the transfer of the answer from the Minister of Transport to the Prime Minister. I tried to pick up the transfer but failed. Would the Minister of Transport tell us what the answer he gave to the Prime Minister was?

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

The matter is not within my jurisdiction, Mr. Speaker.

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The answer was "certainly not".

May 5. 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   TANZANIA-SUPPLY OF ARMS TO AFRICAN STATES
Subtopic:   CHURCHILL FALLS-NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING TRANSMISSION
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Malcolm MacInnis

Mr. Maclnnis:

Since reports indicate that Premier Lesage referred to comments by Premier Smallwood in respect of the Churchill Falls development as false, can the Prime Minister indicate whether Premier Lesage and Premier Smallwood have cleared up these charges of false statements?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

No, Mr. Speaker, and I do not think I should be asked to comment on press reports concerning what one Provincial Premier is reported to have said about another.

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PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton North and Victoria):

May I ask the Prime Minister, rather than have any disturbance between the Premiers of these two provinces, if he would not indicate to Premier Smallwood that this line could probably go through the Atlantic Provinces?

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INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENT OF CLERK ASSISTANT


On the orders of the day:


SC

Marcel Lessard

Social Credit

Mr. Marcel Lessard (Lake St. John):

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

Since the retirement of the clerk assistant of the House of Commons, Mr. Montgomery, this position has remained vacant. Could the Prime Minister tell us when he expects to make this appointment so as to enable the person who will fill it to acquire the necessary experience?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I understand that the appointment to this important post will be announced very shortly.

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CANADIAN CONSTITUTION


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heward Grafftey (Brome-Missisquoi):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice concerning the conversation he had with the premier of the province of Quebec night before last.

Did Mr. Lesage inform him when the Quebec government will bring before the

Quebec legislature the Fulton-Favreau formula concerning the repatriation of our constitution?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF REPATRIATION FORMULA BY QUEBEC
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May 5, 1965