April 21, 1967

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

I am not sure whether I have received any protest from that particular organization, but I have received some representations and these are being considered at the moment.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-SALE OF BAIE COMEAU-RIMOUSKI FERRY
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PC

J.-H.-Théogène Ricard (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ricard:

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question.

Would the minister say whether grants have been asked from the federal government for the Nord-Sud Company in connection with the ferry service?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-SALE OF BAIE COMEAU-RIMOUSKI FERRY
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order please. I suggest the hon. member place his question on the order paper.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-SALE OF BAIE COMEAU-RIMOUSKI FERRY
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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


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):

Some weeks ago I asked the Prime Minister, when the legislation was before the legislature of Quebec, whether his attention had been drawn to what has been called the external affairs law empowering the government of Quebec to deal directly

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with governments of other countries. Has the Prime Minister looked into this question? What is his viewpoint regarding this legislation? Is the legislation along the lines of that suggested by Mr. Lesage when he was premier of the province? What attitude did the government take then, and what does it take now, toward this unusual piece of legislation?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, there is a question on the order paper dealing with this specific point to which a more detailed answer than I can give orally will be given, I believe on Monday. Meanwhile I would only say that the legislation in question to which my right hon. friend has referred does not, in our view, infringe the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal parliament and government over external affairs.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the right hon. Prime Minister. Yesterday the Secretary of State for External Affairs was reported to have stated in effect that Canada must revise her traditional relations with the United Kingdom as the interests of the two countries now often differed. Does this mean that Canada disapproves of the suggested entry of the United Kingdom into the European common market, or does it mean something else? Perhaps the Prime Minister could elucidate.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, it certainly does not mean that we have changed our views in regard to the United Kingdom and its possible entry into the common market, and it certainly does not mean we are weakening in any respect, or desire to weaken, our relations with the United Kingdom.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):

As a supplementary question, may I ask the Prime Minister whether any survey is being made by the Department of Trade and Commerce or any other department of government to ascertain what Canadian commodities will be affected should Britain enter the common market?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. Exhaustive studies have been made as to the possible effect of British entry into the common market. It is very difficult at this moment to come

Inquiries of the Ministry to any specific conclusions as to what that effect would be until we know the terms covering Britain's entry, if in fact that takes place.

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of

ihe Opposition): As a supplementary question, the terms under which entry may be made into the common market have been agreed upon by the member countries. On the basis of the present terms would Canada's agricultural preferences be seriously affected unless provision were made by the member countries of the common market to make an exception or an exemption in part?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, we are doing our very best to protect the interests of Canadian producers, agricultural and otherwise, in respect of any changes that might be brought about by Britain's entry into the common market.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Korchinski:

As a further supplementary question, may I ask the Prime Minister whether the industries that might be affected will be forewarned in the event that they will no longer have a preferred market in Britain?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-PROPOSED CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT ON CANADA OF POSSIBLE U.K. ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET
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WATER RESOURCES

PARTICIPATION BY CANADA IN "WATER FOR PEACE" CONFERENCE


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 Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Can the minister inform the house the number of federal and provincial government representatives who will be attending the water for peace conference in Washington from May 23 to May 31 this year, and can the minister inform the house whether these delegates will have an agreed Canadian position on water policy, water pollution and water waste?

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   PARTICIPATION BY CANADA IN "WATER FOR PEACE" CONFERENCE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. This question should be placed on the order paper.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   PARTICIPATION BY CANADA IN "WATER FOR PEACE" CONFERENCE
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April 21, 1967