March 18, 1968

RHODESIA-INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED GUERRILLA ATTACKS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fulion (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs whether he is in a position to expand on the report on the radio news this morning to the effect that guerrilla attacks were being made on Rhodesia. Could the minister tell us where these attacks came from, and if there is any information as to the source of the logistical support for these guerrilla operations?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   RHODESIA-INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED GUERRILLA ATTACKS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, as yet we have no further information on this matter than that which the hon. gentleman has mentioned himself. There have been incursions into Rhodesia in the past, particularly at the end of last summer, but it is not known on

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   RHODESIA-INQUIRY AS TO REPORTED GUERRILLA ATTACKS
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CANADIAN CENTENNIAL


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

In view of the fact that we are approaching the end of this portion of the session, I should like to ask the Prime Minister about a starred question which I placed on the order paper ten days ago. Will he not table in the house a list of those who received the centennial medal, apart from those in the armed forces?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CENTENNIAL
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I shall be glad to answer this question on Wednesday. My right hon. friend asked for the list of names, and also the addresses of those on the list. Since there are some 15,000 names it will certainly take quite a long time to obtain the information, but I do not see why we should not try to get it.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CENTENNIAL
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

As I understand the

Prime Minister, the list will be made available on Wednesday, but may I point out that it should be accompanied by addresses. We must avoid medals falling down as did manna from heaven. Two or three centennial medals have been given to the same individual, and this should be avoided.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CENTENNIAL
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I will be glad to deal with it as an oral question, but I would like to point out to my right hon. friend that in the past the lists of names of people to whom commemorative medals have been given have never been made public. However, that itself is no reason why it should not be done this time.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CENTENNIAL
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LIST OF RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS
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HOUSING


On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. R. N. Thompson (Red Deer):

I should like to direct a question to the President of the Treasury Board. In view of the imminent closing of the house and the continuing urgency for moneys to finance the construction of homes, 1 wonder whether the minister has any intention of announcing the government's policy regarding interest rates, and whether any extra provision is being made to meet this vital need.

March 18, 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I find this question a little misleading. There are provisions for additional lending powers in the supplementary estimates for Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. However, I should like to assure my friend that this year we will build more houses than have ever been built in a single year in Canadian history.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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SC

Robert Norman Thompson

Social Credit

Mr. Thompson:

May I ask a supplementary question. Is it the intention to increase interest rates on C.M.H.C. loans?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

Mr. Speaker, this is not the case. As I have said publicly, I should like to see C.M.H.C. interest rate ceiling eliminated, so that people who want money for mortgages can compete in the open market. In this way we could get more private money into mortgages in this country. Now, if we want to subsidize interest rates this is an entirely different matter. It is something that would have to be brought up by way of legislation.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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PC

George Louis Chatterton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. L. Chafferion (Esquimalt-Saanich):

As a supplementary question may I ask the minister whether he is satisfied that the estimate of the number of houses that will be built this year will be within 20,000 of the number the Economic Council of Canada recommends?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. This question is

argumentative. One cannot ask whether the minister is satisfied or dissatisfied.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE CHANGE IN INTEREST RATE
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AGRICULTURE


On the orders of the day:


March 18, 1968