March 5, 1968

LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Nicholson:

I would refer that question to the Minister of Transport. Arrangements for the meeting were made with him, and the meeting took place in his office.

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James Russell Keays

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Keays:

I repeat the question to the Minister of Transport. Can he give us the information?

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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

We did have a meeting with the port council. They came to meet with the minister, as is customary when a new minister of transport is appointed. They raised a number of questions which are current in respect of the port of Montreal and the longer range question of possible participation of some kind in management. I assured them that this was one of the questions being studied by the department at the present time, as well as various other alternatives now evident and any others which might emerge for the best possible management of our port facilities in the years to come. We discussed the current labour situation.

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I wonder if the minister wants to return to motions?

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr:

He does not have anything to say; that is why he is taking so long.

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IND

Gilles Grégoire

Independent

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a supplementary question to the Minister of Transport.

Is he contemplating handing over to the Montreal authorities the jurisdiction over the port of Montreal?

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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

Not at this moment, Mr. Speaker; it would be premature to consider this. We had a good discussion and agreed to keep communication active as we work out some of the problems of mutual interest.

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James Russell Keays

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Keays:

May I ask the minister whether any action has been taken toward encouraging those companies that had decided not to visit Montreal to come back to Montreal?

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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

I think every effort is being made to improve the situation at the port so it will attract the kind of commercial support it has been used to in the past, and really deserves because of its central location.

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PRIVY COUNCIL

INQUIRY AS TO DISPOSITION OF SPECIAL PLANNING SECRETARIAT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Siegfried John Enns

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Enns (Poriage-Neepawa):

Mr. Speaker, my question is addressed to the President of the Privy Council. In view of the rather salutary work being done by the special planning secretariat of the Privy Council, I wonder whether it is true, as stated in a recent press report, that this special planning secretariat is to be discontinued or disbanded.

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LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon (President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Hon. Waller L. Gordon (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I would refer this question to the Prime Minister.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think that question was answered some time ago in the house. The special planning secretariat is being disbanded to cut down expenses, and its force is being distributed among the departments immediately concerned.

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Siegfried John Enns

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Enns:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker; I did not quite hear the last part of the Prime Minister's answer. Is the coordinating function respecting the overlapping of departments being continued? This is so important.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Yes, the functions will be carried on. When we get to the estimates I hope to make a statement on that point.

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WHEAT-MAINTENANCE OF PRICE RANGE UNDER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lawrence E. Watson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lawrence Watson (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address my question

March 5. 1968

to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Does the statement by the Minister of Trade and Commerce about the United States and Canada stabilizing wheat prices, to be found in Hansard for March 1, mean that the government is restoring the quarterly meetings between the two nations set up by the Conservative party when they were in power; and what steps are the government taking to make sure that the I.G.A. will be implemented and that wheat will sell within the agreed price range?

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March 5, 1968