October 25, 1967

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WINTER WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED REDUCTION IN LENGTH OF PROGRAM
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FARM MACHINERY


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. In view of the fact that some months ago the drastic increase in the prices of farm machinery impelled the government to order an investigation, and in view of the fact that the problem is still besetting our farmers, I should like to ask the minister what progress is being made in this connection, how soon he expects a report on the investigation into the prices of farm machinery, and when we may expect the report to be tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON WORK OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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LIB

John James Greene (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. Greene (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, when the royal commission was set up it indicated that to undertake a comprehensive survey which would be meaningful and useful would take some two years. The work of the royal commission is on schedule, but it has not been able to cut down that period of time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON WORK OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. At the time the minister set up the royal commission he asked the farm implement companies to voluntarily accept guide lines regarding price increases. Can the

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Inquiries of the Ministry minister tell the house whether the companies have complied with his request, and whether they have kept within the guide lines outlined by him at that time?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON WORK OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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LIB

John James Greene (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Greene:

At the time, I believe it was about this time last year, the problem was very serious and I called in representatives and executives of the farm machinery companies. The general basis of contemplated price increases was under 5 per cent, which seemed to be justifiable in view of the increased labour and material costs that they were able to present to me. Until very recently I believe they operated within this framework. I have recently received complaints that they have gone beyond this framework, and the matter is being investigated by my office at the present time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT ON WORK OF ROYAL COMMISSION
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AGRICULTURE


On the orders of the day:


RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gerard Laprise (Chapleau):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Can he tell us whether subsidies were paid to Quebec potato producers for surpluses in storage in the spring of 1967 and, if such is the case, what was the amount paid or available for that purpose?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC-PAYMENT OF SUBSIDY TO POTATO GEOWERS
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I think that this question could easily be placed on the order paper.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC-PAYMENT OF SUBSIDY TO POTATO GEOWERS
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RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Laprise:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I think it is a matter of great urgency since the crop for the current year is already available, and if last year's subsidies have not yet been paid, I think it is about time to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC-PAYMENT OF SUBSIDY TO POTATO GEOWERS
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PUBLIC WORKS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Northumberland):

Mr. Speaker, I wanted to direct my question to the Minister of Public Works, but in his absence I will direct it to the minister's parliamentary secretary and ask him to bring it to the minister's attention when he returns. Would the minister give consideration to presenting at the earliest possible moment the

government's plans for the construction of the new complex to house the Department of National Defence here in Ottawa. The architects and consulting engineers working on the program for the government describe it as a $100 million construction project to start in the next fiscal year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING IN OTTAWA
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Louis Ralph (Bud) Sherman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. R. Sherman (Winnipeg South):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Will the government use its good offices to obtain from the United States, either at the United Nations or in the forum of world opinion, an explanation of its decision to resume arms shipments to Israel and five Arab countries in the Middle East?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MIDDLE EAST-DECISION OF U.S. TO RESUME ARMS SHIPMENTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

Yes, sir.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MIDDLE EAST-DECISION OF U.S. TO RESUME ARMS SHIPMENTS
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WATER RESOURCES

October 25, 1967