April 3, 1967

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING INTERNATIONAL WHEAT AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Trade and Commerce. In view of the self imposed deadline of March 31 having been reached with no announcement from Geneva concerning the future price of wheat under the international wheat agreement, is the minister in a position to indicate whether negotiations have bogged down or is the government still optimistic about a 32 cent increase in the price of wheat?

Hon. Robert Winters (Minister of Trade and

Commerce): Mr. Speaker, I have no comment to make regarding the 32 cents, which is a figure unknown to me. I think the suggestion regarding the March 31 deadline may be somewhat in error. The agreed terminating date for the current cereals negotiations at Geneva is April 30.

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PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Korchinski:

Mr. Speaker, I did not suggest that it was the terminating date. All reports in the press indicated that the negotiators had set this particular, termination date for the negotiations on wheat, and that the future-

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. There is a difference of opinion between the minister and the hon. member which we should not attempt to resolve just now.

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NANCY GREENE-SUGGESTED RECOGNITION FOR WINNING WOMEN SKIERS' WORLD CUP


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise with great national and parochial pride to bring to the attention of this house a matter of national significance. In view of the great achievement of Miss Nancy Greene, of Rossland in Kootenay West, in having won the first world cup for women skiers, to the delight of all Canadians, has consideration been given by the government to proclaiming her the centennial athletes'

Inquiries of the Ministry queen for Canada, or to some other recognition such as Canada's centennial champion athlete?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Paul Marlin (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I am going to ask my colleague the Minister of National Health and Welfare to reply to this question. Before doing so may I say on behalf of all of us in the house that I am glad to see the hon. member for Grey North still in his seat, and I should like to extend to his seatmate, the hon. member for Humboldt-Melville-Tisdale, our warmest congratulations-

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

-on being selected whip of a rapidly reducing group on the other side of the chamber.

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PC

Eric Alfred Winkler

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege to make a brief correction. My constituency is Grey-Bruce, not Grey North.

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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare; Minister of Amateur Sport)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, may I thank the hon. member for bringing to the attention of the house the remarkable achievement of Miss Nancy Greene in winning the world cup and thus establishing herself as the top woman skier in the world. She has generated the admiration of Canadians from coast to coast, and this feat certainly will be regarded as one of the most outstanding performances by an individual in the long history of amateur sport in Canada.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare; Minister of Amateur Sport)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

In paying tribute to Miss Greene I wish also to express my congratulations to all members of our national ski team. Canada's level of performance in world skiing is on the ascent, and this year's team has made a notable contribution.

With respect to the specific and important point raised by the hon. member concerning a suitable award for Miss Greene, I should like to mention that some time ago the national advisory council on fitness and amateur sport undertook to consider the question of suitable awards for outstanding amateur athletes in Canada. That proposal has been approved in principle and within a very short time a special committee of the council will be meeting to determine the final details of such an award. Naturally Miss Greene would rank high on any list of possible candidates for such an award.

April 3, 1967

Inquiries of the Ministry

Mr. Reynold Rapp (Humboldf-Melforl-

Tisdale): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. The Acting Prime Minister said my constituency was Humboldt-Melville-Tisdale, instead of Humboldt-Melfort-Tisdale. Nevertheless I very much appreciate the Acting Prime Minister's congratulations and thank him for the nice remarks he made on my appointment.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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FREIGHT RATES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson

Social Credit

Mr. H. A. Olson (Medicine Hat):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of Transport. Is he aware that the Railway Association of Canada, representing some 15 railroads in this country, have filed notice that they intend to increase some class and commodity rates? If the minister is aware of this, I wonder if he could advise the house whether the new railway commission has been set up with all the regulations and administration powers necessary to administer the new transportation policy in Canada, or is this an attempt by the Railway Association to raise these rates under the old act?

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am aware of the application; like the hon. gentleman, I received it in the mail. Part V of the Transportation Act, which contains the amendments to the Railway Act, was proclaimed on March 23 and is now part of the law of Canada.

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April 3, 1967