February 1, 1967

USE BY DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS OF PORTION OF GALLERY

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre yesterday questioned the propriety of certain departmental officials using the first row behind the press gallery for the performance of their responsibilities as departmental or ministerial officials. I indicated to the hon. member that I would look into the situation, and I have now had the opportunity of doing so.

[DOT] (2:40 p.m.)

There is a degree of uncertainty, as I indicated yesterday, in respect of the first row behind the press gallery; that is, whether it is an extension of the press gallery, an extension of the official gallery, or part of the general gallery.

In view of the uncertainty of the situation 1 took the opportunity to suggest that when space is available in the recognized official gallery the departmental officials should use it rather than other galleries for the exercise of their official responsibilities.

Topic:   USE BY DEPARTMENTAL OFFICIALS OF PORTION OF GALLERY
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PRIVILEGE

MR. HALES-ANSWER TO QUESTION ON ORDER PAPER

PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington South):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. In view of the fact that all of us in this house expect full, complete and correct answers to our questions, be they oral or written, I should like to bring to the attention of the house, the Prime Minister and his parliamentary secretary that I asked a written question to which I received an answer on Monday. Part of the question was:

Who are the auditors for the Company of Young Canadians and what yearly audit fees have been paid?

The answer to that part of my question was

The Auditor General. No fees are charged.

That is completely wrong because, as I recall, the act did not stipulate that the Auditor General would be the auditor, but that the Governor in Council would appoint an auditor for this organization. To the best of my knowledge no auditor has yet been appointed. I have brought this situation to the attention of the house because I feel we should receive full and correct answers.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HALES-ANSWER TO QUESTION ON ORDER PAPER
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of National Revenue and President of the Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, in order to clarify this matter-and I am very sorry if my hon. friend thinks he has been misled in any way-let me say that during the current year payments on behalf of the Company of Young Canadians have been made through the comptroller of the treasury. As a result all these expenditures come under the scrutiny of the Auditor General. In succeeding years it will be necessary for the cabinet to appoint an auditor as provided in the legislation. In respect of the current year the answer given is quite correct.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HALES-ANSWER TO QUESTION ON ORDER PAPER
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ROYAL VISIT

DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, it will be recalled that on September 13 last it was announced from Government House that Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh had accepted an invitation of the government of Canada to attend ceremonies in our national capital, celebrating the 100th anniversary of confederation.

I am happy to be able to state now that the dates of the visit of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness have been confirmed. They will arrive at Uplands airport in the late afternoon of Thursday, June 29, and will remain in Canada until late in the evening of Wednesday, July 5. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, on this occasion, will visit the national capital and will have one day, July 3, at Expo '67.

Her Majesty will address members of both houses of parliament assembled on the anniversary of confederation, Saturday, July 1

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Impending Royal Visit 1967 at which time the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons will each present a loyal address to Her Majesty.

Following these addresses Her Majesty will deliver a special centennial address. Later on July 1 a reception will be held for members of both houses of parliament and their wives at which Her Majesty will attend.

Other details of the program for the royal visit are now being worked out and will be announced in due course from the office of the commissioner general for visits of state. I felt that I should make an announcement of plans for this meeting in the national capital at this time, so that members of parliament and senators may make their plans accordingly.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, this is indeed a very welcome announcement the Prime Minister has made, that Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will come to Canada for the celebration of our centennial. I am sure all Canadians will be happy with this announcement that the Queen of Canada will be with them on this occasion. I am also sure the Prime Minister has conveyed to Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness that they will be received in Canada with courtesy and a warm welcome.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I am sure all hon. members and the people of Canada will be very happy at the announcement the Prime Minister has just made. It will give great emphasis to our centennial celebrations to have Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in this country. I am also sure that their visit will help to cement further those ties of loyalty which the Canadian people have to the crown, to the commonwealth and to the principles of democracy and justice which they represent.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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RA

Raymond Langlois

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Raymond Langlois (Meganiic):

Mr. Speaker, members of our group were glad to hear the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Pearson) inform hon. members that Her Majesty the Queen is planning a visit to Canada next June 29 and will, on that occasion, visit Expo '67 and address members of both houses.

Mr. Speaker, a visit by Her Majesty during our centennial year means that Canada is worthy of such a visit by Her Majesty, and

we should be proud of this fact. Hon. members and, indeed, all Canadian citizens must endeavour to give the Queen a fitting reception. As far as I know, Mr. Speaker, the Queen was never the cause of any trouble in our province, except for a disturbance by a few on one occasion. As French Canadians and plain Canadians, we bid her welcome.

I hope her stay will be a pleasant one and that her return to England will be filled with happy memories of Canada. I should like her to be sure that Canada will make as much progress over the next one hundred years and that, just as any other head of state, she will always be welcome in Canada.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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SC

Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

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

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Social Credit party I join with the other party representatives in the house in welcoming the announcement the Prime Minister has just made. Certainly we are more than pleased that the Queen of Canada will be able to visit this country during the 100th anniversary of Canada's confederation. It is, I think, a very excellent thing that Her Majesty the Queen will be able to be with us on July 1. I could not help but think, as we listened to the announcement, that it would have been a wonderful birthday present for Canada if the provincial premiers and the federal government could have agreed on an amending formula for our constitution, so the Queen could have carried it back with her after her visit with us on July

1. We join in the expression of loyalty and gratitude to Her Majesty that she will be able to be with us.

Topic:   ROYAL VISIT
Subtopic:   DATES OF VISIT BY HER MAJESTY AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADA BONDS HELD BY CANADIANS

RA

Mr. Godin

Ralliement Créditiste

1. What is the amount of Canada bonds held by Canadian individuals?

2. What amount of interest is received by these individuals?

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Subtopic:   CANADA BONDS HELD BY CANADIANS
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

Government of Canada bond issues other than Canada savings bonds are in both bearer and registered form and it is not possible to establish the amount held by Canadian individuals. Canada savings bonds may only be purchased by Canadian individuals and for the purpose of answering the question it has been interpreted as referring only to Canada

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savings bonds. On such an interpretation the answers are as follows:

1. The approximate amount of Canada savings bonds outstanding as at December 31, 1666, was $6,089 million.

2. The amount of interest payable in 1967 on the Canada savings bonds referred to in part 1 would be $299 million.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADA BONDS HELD BY CANADIANS
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February 1, 1967