June 29, 1965

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend is in as good a position as I to compare the leak with reality. I have not been able to do that.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF DORION COMMISSION IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

I recognize the hon. Member for Ontario.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF DORION COMMISSION IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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PC

Michael Starr (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Sfarr:

No, pass me by.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF DORION COMMISSION IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF DORION COMMISSION IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Justice a question with reference to the Dorion report. As my reading of that report indicates that the bribe of $20,000 offered by Raymond Denis to Mr. June 29, 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry Lamontagne for the purpose of obstructing justice has been established, is the Government going to proceed with a prosecution in this connection?

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RAYMOND DENIS-INQUIRY AS TO PROSECUTION
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I shall take that question as notice.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RAYMOND DENIS-INQUIRY AS TO PROSECUTION
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Speaker, surely this question should not be taken as notice, on a matter affecting the administration of justice in Canada that has been played around with for so long by the Minister.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS RESPECTING FALL ELECTION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RAYMOND DENIS-INQUIRY AS TO PROSECUTION
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AGRICULTURE

OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Paul Raymond Martineau

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Mariineau (Poniiac-Temisca-mingue):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of Forestry in his capacity as Acting Minister of Agriculture. He promised yesterday that the Minister of Agriculture would report on the discussions held between the federal Minister of Agriculture and the provincial Ministers of Agriculture of Ontario and Quebec, with regard to the special assistance for Ottawa valley farmers.

Can the minister make this report right now?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Agriculture will now make this report to the house on behalf of the minister.

I think the Parliamentary Secretary is going to answer.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

Bruce Silas Beer (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forestry; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. B. S. Beer (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. Member for bringing this important matter to the attention of the House. The Minister of Agriculture for Canada met with the Ministers of Agriculture for Ontario and Quebec for two and one half hours yesterday, and I understand that those discussions were very fruitful.

Preliminary estimates indicate that some 14 countries are affected in Ontario and about 10 in Quebec. Agreement was reached as to the seriousness of the situation, and as to the

need for assistance to farmers who have suffered losses as a result of the dry weather.

In view of the fact that there are several possible approaches that can be taken to meet this problem, it was not possible to work out all the details of an assistance program at this first meeting. As a result it was agreed that a committee headed by the Deputy Ministers of Agriculture of the three Governments should meet within the next few days to iron out a detailed approach.

Among the possibilities they will be considering is a suggestion that the program when it has been fully developed should be administered by a special drought agency with membership from the three governments concerned. Once the proposals have been presented by the committee of Deputy Ministers they must then be submitted to the respective governments for approval.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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SC

Marcel Lessard

Social Credit

Mr. Marcel Lessard (Lac-Saint-Jean):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Forestry, in his capacity as Acting Minister of Agriculture, a supplementary question following the report made just now by the Parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Agriculture.

Is the minister in a position to tell us whether or not, during the discussions that took place yesterday on this subject, here in Ottawa, there was any discussion with Mr. Courcy about the assistance to be given to the farmers of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area who submitted a brief on March 19, which seems to have remained unanswered?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

Maurice Sauvé (Minister of Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Sauve (Minister of Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, I must say that I attended only the first part of the meeting before coming into the house.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

John James Greene

Liberal

Mr. J. J. Greene (Renfrew South):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. In view of the critical situation at the present time, can the Parliamentary Secretary give us any indication when some final decision will be made by the Federal Cabinet in this regard? Can he also give us some indication of the extent of the program, the amount of money involved in the program of aid?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

Bruce Silas Beer (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forestry; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Beer:

I am unable, of course, to provide the detailed information requested by the hon. Member. I know the study is proceeding with all due haste, and an adequate program will be presented to the House in the very near future.

June 29, 1965

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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PC

Almonte Douglas Alkenbrack

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Prince Edward-Len-nox):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question to that asked by the hon. Member for Pontiac-Temiscamingue. I have received information by mail this morning that hay for shipment to the United States is being purchased in certain areas of Ontario where there is at least some crop, will the Minister consider taking steps to restrict and prevent the export of hay from Canada to other countries during this period of emergency and scarcity?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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LIB

Bruce Silas Beer (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forestry; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Beer:

Mr. Speaker, I will be happy to bring this matter to the attention of the Minister.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   OTTAWA VALLEY-DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS RESPECTING DROUGHT
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June 29, 1965