May 18, 1965

LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Gordon:

Hypothetical.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   POLYMER-INQUIRY AS TO OFFER TO BUY
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

ESCAPE OF PRISONERS FROM PRINCE ALBERT PENITENTIARY


On the orders of the day:


SC

Guy Marcoux

Social Credit

Mr. Guy Marcoux (Quebec-Monlmorency):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice.

Following the escape of four prisoners from the Prince Albert penitentiary can the minister tell the house whether he intends to set up an inquiry to find out if any political influence has been at the root of these spectacular escapes?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   ESCAPE OF PRISONERS FROM PRINCE ALBERT PENITENTIARY
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DORION COMMISSION-INQUIRY AS TO REPORT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lloyd Roseville Crouse

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lloyd R. Crouse (Queens-Lunenburg):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Has the Prime Minister any information concerning the date the report of the Dorion Commission will be available or filed with the Government?

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Topic:   DORION COMMISSION-INQUIRY AS TO REPORT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

No, Mr. Speaker, I have no information on that matter.

Topic:   DORION COMMISSION-INQUIRY AS TO REPORT
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QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gérard Girouard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gerard Girouard (Labelle):

Mr. Speaker,

I should like to put a question to the Minister of Transport.

The hon. member for Lake St. John (Mr. Lessard) and the hon. member for Lapointe (Mr. Gregoire) have already mentioned the rain-making machines which are now causing a commotion in my riding.

Could the minister tell us whether the companies involved have a permit from the Department of Transport to fly their aircraft and cause rain to fall just about everywhere?

If not, does the minister intend to exercise his jurisdiction over air traffic and have an investigation carried out concerning this activity which is highly detrimental to agriculture?

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman has opened up a very large question indeed. I will be pleased to take his question as notice, consider it carefully and make a reply.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a supplementary question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare.

Could the minister tell us whether it is her intention to inquire into the operations of the rain-making machines in the areas of Saguenay, Lake St. John, Abitibi and Labelle to see whether the use of these machines is prejudicial to the health of the people living in these areas?

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Obviously this question,

while interesting, does not contain that element of urgency that would require an answer at the moment.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gregoire:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

I merely ask the minister whether she intends to inquire into that matter. In my opinion there is always an element of urgency when the health of hundreds of

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citizens is concerned. Health is one of the most urgent problems, and this is why I ask the minister whether she intends to inquire into the matter.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, this is the first I have heard of it, and I will be intrigued to see the report.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I understood your ruling to be that the question was not urgent. The hon. Member for Lapointe (Mr. Gregoire) is arguing that it is urgent; he is differing in his opinion from the Speaker. I think the House would uphold the Speaker's ruling in this connection, and that the hon. Member for Lapointe should be called out of order when he interferes, as he does so frequently, with the conduct of business in this House.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear. [Translation]

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Speaker, I think that you have understood my argument. It does not rest with the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. Churchill) to lecture other members and call them to order, when he is out of order more often than not.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LEGALITY OF RAIN MAKING OPERATIONS
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May 18, 1965