May 7, 1965

SC

Guy Marcoux

Social Credit

Mr. Guy Marcoux (Quebec-Montmorency):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question [Mr. Laing.l

to the Minister of Industry, but first of all, I am pleased to announce that the dean of the faculty of medicine of Quebec's Laval university is sitting in the gallery.

In connection with the reply he gave yesterday to the question asked by the hon. member for Winnipeg North concerning the Medical Research Council, is the minister aware that Dr. Frank Forward, director of scientific research with the privy council, stated recently that research funds are sufficient in Canada? If so, could he tell us whether such attitude reflects the new policy of the government in that respect?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL TO MEET REQUESTS FOR GRANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (Minister of Industry):

Mr. Speaker, I have not read Dr. Forward's statement which the hon. member referred to. I can say that the government feels that the total amount spent on research in Canada is not enough, especially in industry. I think, however, that the amounts allocated for research by the government for the current year are taken into very serious consideration and I feel they are quite sufficient for what we aim to achieve. We are always looking for ways to increase the amounts allocated for industrial research by organizations other than the government.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL TO MEET REQUESTS FOR GRANTS
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NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, as a supplementary question I would like to ask whether the Minister has had an opportunity to look into the question I raised yesterday about the serious shortage of funds for Dr. Selye at the University of Montreal; and has he any comment, since he is the Minister directly concerned, on the suggestion made by Dr. Lehmann, of the Verdun Protestant Hospital in his own city, about the fact that psychiatric research in Canada is being starved to death?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL TO MEET REQUESTS FOR GRANTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Drury:

Mr. Speaker, I have not yet had an opportunity to secure an answer in respect of Dr. Selye and I have not seen the remarks made by the Director of the Verdun Protestant Hospital, but will look into the question.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL TO MEET REQUESTS FOR GRANTS
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PUBLIC WORKS

FRASER RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO TRIFURCATION PROJECT


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Barry Mather

New Democratic Party

Mr. Barry Mather (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question I want to ask the Minister of Public Works. Among the reports from B.C. this morning one has reached me to the effect that the multi-million dollar

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trifurcation project for the Fraser River, which has been long awaited, has now been abandoned by the Department. Could the Minister say whether this is so?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   FRASER RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO TRIFURCATION PROJECT
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LIB

Louis-Joseph-Lucien Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Lucisn Cardin (Minister of Public Works):

No, Mr. Speaker, the report is not correct. The Department of Public Works has not abandoned the trifurcation program for the Fraser River. My hon. friend perhaps knows that although there has been general acceptance by the shipping firms of the principle of the program, there has been some objection taken to some of the details of the plan. These details and other difficulties are now being studied by the Department.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   FRASER RIVER-INQUIRY AS TO TRIFURCATION PROJECT
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

SHAUGHNESSY HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER- SALARIES OF STAFF


On the orders of the day:


SC

Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

Mr. A. B. Patterson (Fraser Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, notice of which I sent him yesterday. Would the Minister advise the House when he expects to be able to announce the decision of his Department regarding the request for adjustments in the wage rates of orderlies at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHAUGHNESSY HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER- SALARIES OF STAFF
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Roger Teillel (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I want to express my thanks to the hon. Member for giving me notice of this question. As I believe was stated earlier, we are awaiting the results of a survey of salaries now being conducted by the Civil Service Commission, following which it is hoped that this matter will be satisfactorily resolved.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHAUGHNESSY HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER- SALARIES OF STAFF
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Burnaby-Coquiilam):

As

a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker, could I ask the Minister when we may expect some action on the matter of the increases in salary for the Shaughnessy Hospital employees? This matter has been before the House for a long time. Can the Minister set any approximate date as to when action is anticipated?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHAUGHNESSY HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER- SALARIES OF STAFF
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Teillel:

This is part of the answer I gave a moment ago. The matter is in the hands of the Civil Service Commission and I cannot give a definite answer. Perhaps I might inquire and report later, but I do not have a date now.

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Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHAUGHNESSY HOSPITAL, VANCOUVER- SALARIES OF STAFF
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HONG KONG VETERANS-INQUIRY AS TO REPORT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Roger Teillel (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

While I am on my feet, Mr. Speaker, perhaps I may reply to a question asked yesterday by the hon. Member for York-Sunbury with reference to the Hong Kong prisoners of war and when we could report in connection with them. I am informed by the Canadian Pension Commission that reports so far have identified a number of problems which require further study. Some of this is being done by the Department of National Defence medical staff. I am also informed that it may be some months before this is completed. However, as a result of the survey an extension of treatment rights for dental diseases is now being implemented.

Topic:   HONG KONG VETERANS-INQUIRY AS TO REPORT
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AGRICULTURE

May 7, 1965