May 6, 1965


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Industry who, I understand, is Acting Secretary of State for Exernal Affairs, which is a novel experience. In view of reports that an employee of the Department of External Affairs did communicate with the press in Washington and New York with respect to the number of communists who were supposed to be behind the people's government in the Dominican Republic, has the Minister had any opportunity to assess the evidence which has come to his Department to date,

and is he in a position to make a report to the House on this aspect of the question?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-INVOLVEMENT OF COMMUNISTS IN UPRISING
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (Acting Secretary of Staie for External Affairs):

Not yet, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-INVOLVEMENT OF COMMUNISTS IN UPRISING
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On the orders of the day:


PC

George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Digby-Annapolis-Kings):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the right hon. Prime Minister in the absence of the Secretary of State for External Affairs. If the latter hon. gentleman were here I would like to ask him if he was as firm in his opinion now as he has been in the past, that we cannot join the

O.A.S. Since he is not here, has the Prime Minister any information to give us with respect to the conference of the O.A.S. powers yesterday, and is the newspaper story correct that although the force to be sent to the Dominican Republic will be nominally under the control of the O.A.S. it will actually be a force of marines and U.S. troops?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-DECISION OF O.A.S. TO SEND FORCE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I understand the O.A.S. meeting in Washington has approved of a force to go to the Dominican Republic under O.A.S. auspices, to help maintain peace. This force has been conceived, we understand, for the maintenance of order in a troubled situation in a Latin American country and would consist of contingents from Latin American countries, along with the United States. The operation will take place under the authority of the Organization of American States of which Canada, of course, is not a member.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-DECISION OF O.A.S. TO SEND FORCE
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

And I don't think it will be a member for quite a while.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-DECISION OF O.A.S. TO SEND FORCE
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FISHERIES

FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Heath Nelson Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heath Macquarrie (Queens):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Fisheries based upon a newspaper report concerning some angry Newfoundlanders. I should like to ask the Minister whether he has received representations from Newfoundland fishermen regarding European boats fishing inside Canada's territorial waters-and I refer to the three mile limit-and sometimes destroying the gear of Canadian fishermen. If he has received such representations, will he

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tell us what steps have been taken to protect Canadians from such damage and encroachment?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. H. J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, in reply I wish to indicate that complaints have been received from Newfoundland fishermen to the effect that certain damage has been caused by foreign trawlers operating in Canada's territorial waters. A full investigation was carried out, and I am now in a position to confirm the fact that such damage did occur, but not inside the three mile limit.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. A. MacLean (Queens):

Mr. Speaker,

I should like to ask the Minister of Fisheries a somewhat similar and related question. Is the Minister in a position to give a report regarding the progress which has been made toward the establishment of geographical coordinates from which Canadian territorial waters will be measured?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Robichaud:

Mr. Speaker, I replied to a similar question last week. I wish to assure the hon. Member that every possible action is being taken to proceed with the establishment of co-ordinates. However, I should add that the status of negotiations with certain countries makes it advisable to further delay such action as was contemplated in this regard.

[DOT] (3:00 p.m.)

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, in addressing a question to the Minister of Fisheries perhaps I might be permitted to welcome him back to the House from Washington, and to congratulate him upon the speech he made there, that is in so far as I have seen it reported. I should like him to permit me to do a little fishing by asking what I intended to be a twopronged question, one aspect of which related to the straight line co-ordinates about which the hon. Member for Queens asked a question.

While the Minister was in Washington did he find any opportunity of requesting our United States friends to have their nationals withdraw from Canada's fishing waters?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Robichaud:

I want to assure the hon. Member, Mr. Speaker, that I did not take such action while in Washington, although I had very good conversations with people interested in these problems. I am sure the conversations will have good results.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Barnett:

May I ask the Minister why not?

DEBATES 979

Inquiries of the Ministry REQUEST FOR FURTHER POSTPONEMENT OF LOBSTER SEASON OPENING

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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LIB

John Cooney Mullally

Liberal

Mr. John Mullally (Kings):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries. Has the Minister received representations for a further delay in the opening of the lobster fishing season in district 7B and, if so, what decision has he taken?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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LIB

Hédard-J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. H. J. Robichaud (Minister of Fisheries):

I did receive representations this morning from the hon. Member, and later in the morning I received a telegram from the President of the Prince Edward Island Fisheries Federation requesting a further delay in the opening of the lobster fishing season. In my reply I stated that as part of the area designated as district 7B was now clear of ice and fishing was possible as from tomorrow morning, it was too late to consider such a request. Furthermore, the latest ice reports which I received a few minutes ago suggested the possibility of the ice moving out very quickly providing the wind is favourable. Therefore I had to turn down this request for a further postponement.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FOREIGN SHIPS OPERATING IN CANADIAN WATERS
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