April 26, 1967

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Transferred for debate.

April 26, 1967

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   FEDERAL WITHDRAWAL FROM VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
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NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING


Motion No. 229-Mr. MacDonald (Prince): That an humble address be presented to His Excellency praying that he will cause to be laid before this house copies of all charts, maps, plans, specifications, diagrams and surveys produced by Northumberland consultants for the Department of Public Works in connection with the construction of the Northumberland strait crossing and an analysis of same by the department as well as regulations, tenders and contracts issued by the department and all communications exchanged between the government of Canada and its departments and the government of Prince Edward Island and its departments relative to the proposed construction of the Northumberland strait crossing.


LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllrailh (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, it will be seen that this motion asks for the production of all charts, maps, plans, specifications, diagrams and surveys produced by Northumberland consultants for the Department of Public Works in connection with the construction of the Northumberland strait crossing, and for analyses of the same by the department. Then it asks for regulations, tenders and contracts issued by the department. Third, it asks for communications exchanged between the government of Canada and the government of Prince Edward Island.

The materials produced by Northumberland consultants for the department and the studies and analyses of the same by the department are departmental papers which it has not been the custom to produce, and they are privileged. However, the pre-tender information and the tender documents issued by the department can be produced. Similarly the communications exchanged between the government of Canada and its departments and the government of Prince Edward Island and its departments relative to the proposed crossing can be produced subject, of course, to having the consent of the province-

Topic:   NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. In the absence of the hon. member this motion will be allowed to stand.

Motion stands.

Topic:   NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS TO FILL VACANCIES


On the orders of the day:


PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Slarr (Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the right hon. Prime Minister. In view of the many months

that have elapsed and the uncertainty and uneasiness which have been caused, will the Prime Minister soon name a president of the C.B.C. to replace Mr. Ouimet, who has announced his desire to retire?

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS TO FILL VACANCIES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, one reason for the delay has been the delay in getting the legislation before parliament and through parliament. There is a relationship between these two things but I do hope to be in a position to make an appointment before long. If the legislation has not been passed then the appointment will be to the existing Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but naturally in the eyes of those being approached for an appointment of this kind there is a relationship between that appointment and what happens if and when the legislation gets through parliament.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS TO FILL VACANCIES
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr:

As a supplementary question I want to ask the Prime Minister whether he will take action to fill the other top administrative posts that are now unoccupied in the administration of the corporation and which are causing serious dislocation.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS TO FILL VACANCIES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, if my hon. friend will bring to my attention some specific details of administrative posts which are vacant I shall be glad to look into the matter. Perhaps he himself might qualify for one of them.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS TO FILL VACANCIES
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR


On the orders of the day:


NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the right hon. Prime Minister. The other day I asked the Prime Minister whether the government had protested or expressed regret concerning the dangerous escalation of the war in Viet Nam by United States bombing inside the territory of Haiphong. The right hon. gentleman at that time said the government had not made any protest and that he would not think of doing so without more information.

I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether he is now prepared to protest to the government of the United States against the extremely dangerous escalation of the war in Viet Nam which continues on an increasing scale.

April 26. 1967

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

No, Mr. Speaker, not at this moment, and certainly not before I have had an opportunity to consult with the Secretary of State for External Affairs who is in New York today and who, as my hon. friend knows, has been on a mission to London, Paris and Bonn where all these questions were discussed with representatives of the foreign governments.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. I know how anxious the right hon. the Prime Minister and everyone else are about this matter. May I be permitted to ask whether he can assure the house that the moment the Secretary of State for External Affairs returns the government will express itself on this very dangerous situation?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Of course we have already expressed our very definite concern about anything in the nature of escalation of the war in Viet Nam, whether there is escalation on one side or the other.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   VIET NAM-SUGGESTED PROTEST AGAINST ESCALATION OF WAR
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April 26, 1967