March 26, 1968


On the orders of the day:


PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton North and Victoria):

My question is to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources. Is the minister in a position to bring the house up to date regarding the negotiations going on with the British American Oil Company concerning the company's request for a loan to build a refinery in the strait of Canso?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ASSISTANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF OIL REFINERY IN ATLANTIC AREA
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, discussions in this regard have been going on for several months. The British American Oil Company had made requests to the federal government which concern several departments, the Department of Industry and the Department of Public Works, as well as the Atlantic Development Board, for instance. The company has also addressed requests to the Nova Scotia government. It has also made a request concerning Devco. Therefore, we could not put all that together before knowing what requests had been made to Nova Scotia.

As we expected, the requests addressed to Nova Scotia were, in part, transferred to the federal government, and they are now being studied.

I met the president of British American Oil yesterday.

I shall report to my colleagues of the cabinet on the results of that meeting, and I trust we should soon be in a position to announce the federal government participation in this project.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ASSISTANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF OIL REFINERY IN ATLANTIC AREA
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190


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 right hon. Prime Minister. Since it is apparent that the government is determined not to proceed with the drug bill, No. C-190, before the recess, could the Prime Minister give the house an assurance that it is the government's intention to proceed with this legislation when parliament reassembles on April 23?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I rather hesitate to indicate our attitude on this matter because my hon. friend from Winnipeg North Centre said the other day that any such assurance would not be worth, I think he said, the paper it was written on.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr:

He will take anything now.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

I think I said "would not be worth the time it would take to give it".

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

But I have already indicated, Mr. Speaker, that we consider this as priority legislation, and it certainly is not that we are determined not to proceed with it. We are determined to proceed with it, but we have indicated that we feel this should be after the recess. We will not be proroguing; we will be adjourning. On our return-and I have discussed this matter with my colleagues in the cabinet, all of them, some more individually perhaps than others-there will be two items of legislation which really have top priority. One is this bill; the other is the Kennedy round negotiations which are matters of very great urgency in the trade field. I think we should proceed with those two items immediately on our return, and my colleagues in the cabinet agree with me on that score.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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LIB

James Edgar Walker (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. J. E. Walker (York Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a supplementary question to the Prime Minister. Did he also discuss this with Rev. Lloyd Henderson?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

QUEBEC-REPORTED TAPPING OF TELEPHONES


On the orders of the day:


IND

Gilles Grégoire

Independent

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Solicitor General, as minister responsible for the R.C.M.P.

Since members, ministers and even the premier in the Quebec legislature are seriously considering the possibility of their telephones being tapped, could the minister tell us whether he is aware of this problem and whether the R.C.M.P. is in any way responsible in this matter?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-REPORTED TAPPING OF TELEPHONES
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the R.C.M.P. have no knowledge of the allegations in the newspaper report. In any event it would be a matter for the appropriate authorities in the province of Quebec.

March 26, 1968 COMMONS

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-REPORTED TAPPING OF TELEPHONES
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

HAL BANKS-REFUSAL OF EXTRADITION BY U.S. GOVERNMENT

March 26, 1968