February 2, 1967

LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Marchand:

Mr. Speaker, I said this mobility program could be improved. The officials of the department are studying how we should improve it When a policy has been outlined and approved by the cabinet, I will be happy to inform the house.

Topic:   GERALDTON, ONT.-LAY-OFFS RESULTING FROM CLOSING OF GOLD MINE
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CANADIAN CONFEDERATION

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gerald William Baldwin

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister which I am putting to him in an attempt to clarify the confusion which appears to exist at the present time as a result of correspondence between himself and the prime minister of Ontario on the question of confederation. Does the Prime Minister not agree that the people of Canada have a vested interest in any changes in confederation and in the constitution, and that these matters should be canvassed, debated and discussed with the greatest possible extent of public participation, and not left to be produced in secrecy by experts like an immaculate conception.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
Subtopic:   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The question is not in order, as it is argumentative.

Topic:   CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
Subtopic:   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
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RESEARCH

REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH


On the orders of the day:


NDP

William Dean Howe

New Democratic Party

Mr. William Dean Howe (Hamilton South):

I have a question for the Minister of Finance. In view of the report that three medical

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schools in Canada are about to lose their accreditation through lack of research facilities, will the minister take immediate steps to correct this situation and provide more funds for medical research for all medical schools in Canada, and particularly those three?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

There are very large sums appropriated byparliament for this purpose, and there will be other large sums in the estimates. I think this is a matter that should be discussed when the government's estimates are being considered.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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NDP

William Dean Howe

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howe (Hamilton South):

Will this be in sufficient time to save the accreditation of these universities?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance and is supplementary to the question of the hon. member for Hamilton South. Considering the serious situation obtaining in three medical schools likely to lose their accreditation, will not the minister undertake to get in touch with the schools in question to see if emergency action may be taken to save their accreditation? As the minister knows, once accreditation is lost it is hard to recover.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

I do not know whether this falls within my purview, but I understand that these medical schools are constantly in touch with the federal government through the Medical Research Council. We understand fully their position. My colleagues or I will follow the matter up to make sure it is not the fault of this parliament that the things the hon. member speaks about may happen.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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NDP

William Dean Howe

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howe (Hamilton South):

In a sense, Mr. Speaker, this is a correction to the question just asked. Four medical schools, not named, are involved. Perhaps this matter could be looked into by the minister.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED GRANTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day: Mr. R. Gordon L. Fair weather (Royal): My question is for the Prime Minister. Now that it has been announced the Vatican and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are exchanging ambassadors, will the government take whatever action is necessary to overcome whatever has prohibited such an exchange with this country?


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

I have really nothing to add on this matter since my answer to that question on May 19, 1964, as recorded at page 3341 of Hansard.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   THE VATICAN-ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
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NDP

Francis Andrew Brewin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Brewin:

Could the Prime Minister just tell us in a sentence what the answer was on that date?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   THE VATICAN-ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
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FINANCE

February 2, 1967