June 22, 1965

PROPOSED CONFERENCE ON DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN OTTAWA VALLEY


On the orders of the day:


PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Martineau (Pontiac-Temiscam-ingue):

Mr. Speaker, in reply to a question that was put yesterday concerning the assistance the government intends to give farmers in trouble, the Minister said he would answer today.

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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minister of Forestry):

Responsibility for applications made to the federal government concerning assistance rests with the provincial authorities. There have been some discussions between the pro-22620-175

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Inquiries of the Ministry vincial authorities of Ontario and the Minister of Agriculture, as reported in Hansard of June 10. The government is prepared to enter discussions with any other provincial government under the same circumstances.

Besides, the hon. member has probably read the following in today's Journal: "The federal government will share the cost of rain making... ". There have been no official requests on the part of the provincial authorities of Ontario.

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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martineau:

Could the minister tell us whether there were any consultations with the representatives of the Quebec Government?

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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Sauve:

Not recently, as far as I know.

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PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Martineau:

Does the federal Government intend to take action on its own initiative with the provincial Governments in this case?

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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Sauve:

The Government cannot do that. The request must come from the provincial authorities.

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

May I point out to the hon. members that there have been already five or six supplementary questions? They will probably have the opportunity to raise the question once more in a few minutes. [English]

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TOBACCO-REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE TO ONTARIO MARKETING BOARD


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question I would like to direct to the Minister of Agriculture, but in his absence perhaps I may direct it to the Minister of Finance. Has the Government as yet reached any decision with respect to the recent request of the Ontario flue-cured tobacco growers marketing board for certain urgent financial assistance?

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LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Walter L. Gordon (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I am very flattered to be called upon to answer a question which otherwise might have been directed to my hon. friend the Minister of Agriculture, and I will be very pleased to look into this matter and do my best to reply in a day or two.

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EGGS-PROPOSED IMPORTATION FROM UNITED KINGDOM


On the orders of the day:


PC

Louis-Joseph Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. J. Pigeon (Jolielte-L'Assompfion-Montcalm):

Mr. Speaker, may I put a question to the Acting Prime Minister?

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Inquiries of the Ministry

In a statement made in London by the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Hays), he indicated that he wished to allow the export of eggs from Great Britain to Canada. Would the Acting Prime Minister give assurance to the house that there shall not be any import into Canada of eggs from Great Britain since egg producers in Canada are now faced with over-production?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Acting Prime Minister):

I think the best thing would be for me to examine the statement first. Then I would be in a better position to give a precise answer.

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Eric Alfred Winkler (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eric A. Winkler (Grey-Bruce):

A supplementary question to the Acting Prime Minister with regard to the question asked by my colleague. I think this matter of the Minister of Agriculture anticipating the import of eggs from Britain is extremely important, because of the black outlook for egg producers in Canada-

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Order, please; order.

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BICULTURALISM AND BILINGUALISM

June 22, 1965