February 2, 1967

REPORTED BANK CHARGE FOR RENEWAL OF PERPETUAL BONDS


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Howell Arthur Thomas

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. H. A. Thomas (Middlesex West):

have a question for the Minister of Finance. Is the minister aware that the banks are making a charge for renewing the 3 per cent perpetual bonds, and if so has such a charge been authorized by his department?

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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman had the courtesy to send me a copy of this question in advance. I made a few inquiries just before coming into the house and ascertained that neither the government nor its fiscal agent, the Bank of Canada, has heard of a charge being made for issuing new coupons on the 3 per cent bonds. I will inquire to to see if that is true.

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PC

William Howell Arthur Thomas

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas (Middlesex West):

Will the minister inquire into such charges being made by one bank in the town of Strathroy?

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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

I certainly will.

Topic:   FINANCE
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PC

William Howell Arthur Thomas

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas (Middlesex West):

Mr. Speaker, I have a further question for the Minister of Finance arising out of my previous question. Will he consider arranging to have the chartered banks compensated by the government for expenses incurred in renewing the 3 per cent perpetual bonds, so the banks may not take a dislike to me.

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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, 1 said in reply to the original question that neither my officials nor the Bank of Canada are aware of any charge being made. I promised I would investigate, and I will take the suggestion under consideration.

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NATURAL RESOURCES

OFFSHORE MINERAL RESOURCES-REFERENCE TO SUPREME COURT OF CANADA


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the

Inquiries of the Ministry Minister of Justice. I apologize for not sending him notice, but I spent a long time on a long distance phone call to Vancouver. Can the minister inform the house what progress is being made by the supreme court with respect to consideration of the constitutional issue related to the continental shelf?

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I wonder if this question should be asked at this time. It is a matter of very general import. I think the question should not be asked in this form, and it would be more appropriate for the minister to make a statement on motions.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. J.-A. Mongrain@Trois-Rivieres

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct my question to the Minister of Transport.

On February 2, 1966, the house, at my request, passed a notice of motion for the tabling of correspondence between the federal government, the Quebec government and the corporation of the Trois-Rivieres bridge.

Since that time I put three or four questions to the minister and he gave me interesting and encouraging answers.

So as to celebrate the first anniversary of this request, could the minister present me with a definite answer this afternoon?

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I hope that on this occasion the bear will be able to see his shadow and that something can be done about it.

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TRANSPORT

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CAUSEWAY-POSSIBLE DELAY THROUGH DESIGN CHANGES


On the orders of the day:


February 2, 1967