May 14, 1965

PC

Howard Russell MacEwan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. Russell MacEwan (Pictou):

A further supplementary question. I have not given the Minister notice of this question so perhaps he will have to look into it, but I want to ask whether this is the reason that advertising for recruits for the three forces has now been transferred from this agency to Vickers & Benson Limited?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN BANKRUPTCY OF ADVERTISING COMPANY
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Surely we are getting into the realm of arguing the question rather than stating it. In any event where is that pressing urgency, the immediate necessity for answering the question at this time? Perhaps the hon. Member could put it on the order paper.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN BANKRUPTCY OF ADVERTISING COMPANY
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PC

Howard Russell MacEwan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacEwan:

Mr. Speaker, the urgency is this. A question was answered in this House regarding Vickers & Benson Limited about a month ago in connection with this matter. A different answer was given, and I want to see whether this answer ties in, and whether this is the reason for the previous answer. That is the urgency.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN BANKRUPTCY OF ADVERTISING COMPANY
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INDUSTRY

MEETING WITH AUTOMOBILE DEALERS RESPECTING GOVERNMENT PURCHASES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Richard Elmer Forbes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. E. Forbes (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Industry. My question is prompted by the number of inquiries I have had from automobile dealers in my constituency. Did the Minister meet representatives of the Automobile Dealers Association yesterday, and what was the position of the Government regarding new and used cars? Would he advise the House on Government policy in this regard?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   MEETING WITH AUTOMOBILE DEALERS RESPECTING GOVERNMENT PURCHASES
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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, yesterday I did have a meeting with representatives of the Automobile Dealers Association. I outlined to them the intentions of the Government in the purchasing of cars for civil government departments, and the intention of the Government to make this analogous with the system hitherto used for the Department of National Defence. When explained to the representatives of the Automobile Dealers Association, and having sought their advice, they went away, in my view, quite satisfied.

May 14, 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   MEETING WITH AUTOMOBILE DEALERS RESPECTING GOVERNMENT PURCHASES
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INCOME TAX

DELAY IN REFUNDS TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. R. N. Thompson (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of National Revenue. Could the Minister tell the House when the running trades employees of the railroads will be receiving their income tax refunds, which I believe are being withheld pending some decision by his Department?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   DELAY IN REFUNDS TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of the particular returns to which my hon. friend has referred, but I will be pleased to look into the matter and give a reply later.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   DELAY IN REFUNDS TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
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PRIVILEGE

MR. GREGOIRE-FAILURE OF SPEAKER TO RECOGNIZE CREDITISTE MEMBERS


On the orders of the day:


RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege.

I should like to point out that the question period has now been going on for more than 50 minutes and that not one member of our group has been able to get recognition by the Chair to ask a question. Yet you have given the floor to several members of all other parties. In fact, I am the only member of our group who has been able to put in a question, and it was a supplementary one at that.

No member of our group has been recognized since the beginning of the question period whereas the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Thompson) has asked two questions, one of which was fairly long, and a good number of Conservative and N.D.P. members have also been able to ask some.

I submit that the house-

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. GREGOIRE-FAILURE OF SPEAKER TO RECOGNIZE CREDITISTE MEMBERS
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I do not believe the criticism is really justified in fact, but in any event the Chair has to use its best discretion. The hon. Member who has just spoken made a long statement on motions, and if the Chair did not see anyone rising in that group it may be because he is blind in one eye; but he does his best.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. GREGOIRE-FAILURE OF SPEAKER TO RECOGNIZE CREDITISTE MEMBERS
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GEORGES LEMAY-REPORTED VISIT TO MONTREAL


On the orders of the day:


May 14, 1965