May 7, 1965

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am most grateful to my hon. friend who, with his customary courtesy has given me notice of this important question, but his notice did not refer to a "lamentable statement"; it referred to a "dramatic development". I am prepared to deal with the referred to dramatic development by suggesting that while there may have been a lamentable statement, there has been no dramatic development. The hon. Member's own Premier has very often spoken in warm terms of Confederation and all it means to British Columbia. Perhaps Mr. Loffmark is just preparing for the forthcoming Federal-Provincial Conference, Mr. Speaker.

May 7, 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTER
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NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. Herridge:

Mr. Speaker, I should just Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

like to explain out of courtesy to the Prime I should like to check on this, Mr. Speaker. Minister that I changed my adjective after It is my impression it was proclaimed two I rose in my place. or three days ago, but I will get the exact

date.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTER
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HEALTH AND WELFARE

REQUEST FOR INCREASED EXPENDITURES ON MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH


On the orders of the day:


PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. P. B. Rynard (Simcoe East):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Health and Welfare, but in her absence I will direct it to her Parliamentary Secretary. My question is based on the fact that in 1963 we in Canada spent $1,800,000 on mental health research, whereas in the state of New York, with a smaller population $14,600,000 was spent on mental health research. Our mental health research here has been described as a creeping catastrophe and a major crisis in mental health research. Will the Parliamentary Secretary draw this situation to the attention of the Minister?

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED EXPENDITURES ON MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. J. C. Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I will.

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED EXPENDITURES ON MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
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PENSIONS

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION ON CANADA PLAN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Carr Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. J. C. Munro (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Health and Welfare):

While I am on my feet, Mr. Speaker, I should like to answer the question put by the hon. Member for Port Arthur yesterday. He inquired whether there would be any type of pamphlet prepared in layman's language explaining the Canada Pension Plan. I am advised by the department that such a pamphlet will be ready some time in the early part of June.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION ON CANADA PLAN
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CANADA PLAN-INQUIRY AS TO PROCLAMATION OF ACT


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Prime Minister. As it is now a little more than 30 days since the Canada Pension Plan was given royal assent, can the Prime Minister say whether this Act has been proclaimed and, if so, what was the date of the proclamation?

Topic:   CANADA PLAN-INQUIRY AS TO PROCLAMATION OF ACT
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

May I ask a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Could the Prime Minister say whether any province other than Quebec, in that 30 day period, indicated it would opt out of the Canada Pension Plan?

Topic:   CANADA PLAN-INQUIRY AS TO PROCLAMATION OF ACT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

No, Mr. Speaker; no other province gave that indication.

Topic:   CANADA PLAN-INQUIRY AS TO PROCLAMATION OF ACT
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TRANSPORT

P.E.I. CAUSEWAY-REPORT ON CONSTRUCTION STUDY


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 Public Works. In March he advised the House, in answer to a question from my colleague from Queens, that the second stage of the Prince Edward Island causeway study would be completed in four to six weeks. Could he indicate what is the new expected date?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   P.E.I. CAUSEWAY-REPORT ON CONSTRUCTION STUDY
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May 7, 1965