March 8, 1968

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

The hon. gentleman speaks about the offers of Hanoi being refused. Perhaps it would be fair to add that the offers to Hanoi to negotiate this matter have been refused more often than the offers from them.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question arising out of the reply given by the Prime Minister a few moments ago-with which, I may say, I am in agreement-as to Hanoi's rejection of the United States initiatives which would have led to the negotiation table. Would the Prime Minister consider, as the Canadian government has taken its stand in favour of the cessation of bombing by the United States, introducing a resolution in this house supporting the government's stand so it would be crystal clear, so far as Canada is concerned, that Canadians as a whole believe with U Thant that a cessation of bombing would lead to the negotiation table and bring about an end to the tragic danger of a third world war?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, of course I would be very glad to consider the suggestion of the right hon. gentleman. I would only point out, as my first reaction, that any resolution of that kind to be effective and fair might have to deal with more matters than the actual cessation of bombing. But I would be glad to consider the matter.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

If the Prime Minister would draft such a resolution-and it should be a joint resolution of the kind he suggests -I think the house generally would give support to it, and would thereby strengthen the position in this regard of the Canadian government.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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On the orders of the day:


SC

Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

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

Mr. Speaker, I believe this question should be directed to the Solicitor General. I should like

to ask whether his department has had an opportunity to investigate the allegations that pamphlets advocating the fire bombing of United States draft offices, as well as other acts of violence, originated in Canada and were postmarked Toronto.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISTRIBUTION FROM CANADA OF PAMPHLETS ADVOCATING ACTS OF VIOLENCE
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. L. T. Pennell (Solicitor General):

Mr. Speaker, a copy of this pamphlet has been forwarded to the Department of Justice for a legal opinion. In the meantime the investigation is continuing.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISTRIBUTION FROM CANADA OF PAMPHLETS ADVOCATING ACTS OF VIOLENCE
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Some time ago I asked the Solicitor General whether an investigation was under way to establish whether persons in Canada were advocating the breaking of either Canadian or United States laws in connection with advice to draft dodgers. Is the minister in a position now to say whether that investigation is complete and whether any evidence of urging the breaking of Canadian or United States laws has been established?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISTRIBUTION FROM CANADA OF PAMPHLETS ADVOCATING ACTS OF VIOLENCE
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pennell:

A summary examination of the material referred to by the hon. member did not disclose commission of a criminal offence. However, officials of the Department of Justice are studying it further for a more considered opinion.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISTRIBUTION FROM CANADA OF PAMPHLETS ADVOCATING ACTS OF VIOLENCE
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FINANCE

INQUIRY AS TO NEW BOOK OF ESTIMATES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington South):

should like to address my question to the President of the Treasury Board. It arises out of an answer given yesterday when I inquired about the book of estimates. The minister said the printing of new estimates would cost $50,000, whereas the existing estimates might be simply revised. I am wondering if this amount was correct, or whether there was an error.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW BOOK OF ESTIMATES
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (President of the Treasury Board):

I thank the hon. member for asking this question. As I informed him yesterday right after the question period, the correct amount should be $15,000 rather than $50,000. I apologize to the house for giving the wrong figure.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW BOOK OF ESTIMATES
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PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hales:

May I ask a supplementary question. May I ask the minister now when he proposes to table the revised estimates, and will there be a completely new book or will it simply be a revision?

March 8, 1968

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW BOOK OF ESTIMATES
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

We have not decided as yet whether there will be a completely new book or simply adjustments to the estimate figures. As to tabling, I would say it will take several weeks for a reprinting of any kind.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEW BOOK OF ESTIMATES
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POSSIBLE CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO ADDITIONAL CREDITS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

My

question is for the Minister of Finance. Yesterday in making his announcement with regard to the extension of additional dollar credits by Italy, Germany and the Bank of International Settlements, the minister did not indicate whether there were any conditions attached to this particular facility being extended to Canada as there were conditions attached to the assistance from the United States. Were there any particular conditions with regard to this extension of credits yesterday?

Topic:   POSSIBLE CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO ADDITIONAL CREDITS
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March 8, 1968