March 6, 1968

SC

Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

Mr. A. B. Patterson (Fraser Valley):

Mr. Speaker, this is somewhat in the nature of a supplementary question, but it was supposed to be a main question. I ask the Prime Minister whether an official invitation has been extended to the Canadian government for the proposed educational conference in Paris which follows the one held in Gabon. Has the government been invited to participate in that particular conference?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT BY QUEBEC PREMIER RESPECTING EDUCATIONAL DELEGATION TO GABON
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I do not believe any invitations have been sent in respect of that conference. If such an invitation to attend were sent to Canada by the sponsoring government, which in this case would be the government of France, of course we would be very glad to accept.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT BY QUEBEC PREMIER RESPECTING EDUCATIONAL DELEGATION TO GABON
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IND

Gilles Grégoire

Independent

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapoinie):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to put a supplementary question.

Since Quebec has been invited to a conference on education to be held in France, can the right hon. Prime Minister tell us whether, on that occasion, the Canadian government intends to break off its diplomatic relations with France, as it has done with Gabon?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT BY QUEBEC PREMIER RESPECTING EDUCATIONAL DELEGATION TO GABON
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FINANCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Northumberland):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Finance. In view of the strong indication that the government of the United States intends to impose a surcharge on import tariffs as a means of correcting its balance of payments problem, has the government of Canada been in touch with the government of the United States about this matter? If so, has it received an assurance that any such surcharge if applied will not be imposed on Canadian products?

March 6, 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I cannot confirm that the government of the United States has any intention of imposing such a surcharge. I can say, however, that during my discussions with the Secretary of the Treasury this possibility was discussed between us.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Did the minister receive an assurance from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States that Canada would not be included in any plan to impose a surcharge if one is applied?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, needless to say the Secretary of the Treasury would not deal with hypothetical questions like that. I can only say that Mr. Fowler did not confirm that the United States intended to impose a tax on imports.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

I have a further supplementary question. The minister has referred to the matter as being hypothetical. Does he honestly not believe that it has considerable substance?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE IMPOSITION BY UNITED STATES OF IMPORT SURCHARGES
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PROPOSED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING BILL AND NATIONAL CAPITAL RESOLUTION


On the orders of the day:


PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the government house leader. Would he consider the following proposal, namely that in view of the fact that item No. 64 on the order paper, the second reading of Bill No. C-202, may contribute to improving the housing situation, we would be prepared to pass the bill in all its remaining stages in one day if the government would bring it forward. We would also propose to pass without debate item No. 66 on the order paper, the resolution to set up a joint committee of both houses of parliament to examine the progress and programs of the National Capital Commission, so the joint committee can get to work on this matter.

I wonder whether the house leader could indicate to us whether he is prepared to accept this proposal.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING BILL AND NATIONAL CAPITAL RESOLUTION
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare; Minister of Amateur Sport; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Minisier of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I would be happy to accept the proposal with one amendment, namely that my hon. friend would agree to pass item No. 64 without debate.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING BILL AND NATIONAL CAPITAL RESOLUTION
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CONSIDERATION OF HOUSING BILL AND NATIONAL CAPITAL RESOLUTION
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INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY


On the orders of the day:


March 6, 1968