September 23, 1968

PATENT ACT-TRADE MARKS ACT EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT LICENCES

LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-102, to amend the Patent Act, the Trade Marks Act and the Food and Drugs Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PATENT ACT-TRADE MARKS ACT EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT LICENCES
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SPECIAL COMMITTEE-PROCEDURES RESPECTING INSTRUMENTS IN VIRTUE OF STATUTES


On the order: Government notices of motions: That a special committee of 12 members, to be named at a later date, be appointed to consider and, from time to time, to report on procedures for the review by this house of instruments made in virtue of any statute of the Parliament of Canada.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER PROCEDURAL CHANGES


On the order: Government notices of motions: That a special Committee of twelve members, to be named at a later date, be appointed to consider and, from time to time, to report upon the advisability of making changes in the orders concerning the business of supply, the business of ways and means, the stages of the legislative process, and the operation of the standing committees of this House; upon the advisability of making permanent, with or without amendment, any or all the several changes in the procedures of this house that were in effect prior to the dissolution of Parliament on April 23, 1968; and upon the advisability of such other changes as the committee may deem suitable to promote the more expeditious dispatch of the business of the House; and That this special committee is hereby instructed to make its reports to the house prior to December 1, 1968, and to include in its reports drafts of proposed standing orders drawn to give effect, if adopted by the house, to any change or changes that may be proposed by the committee.


IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to section 2 of standing order 21, these notices of motions are transferred to and ordered for consideration under government orders at the next sitting of the house.

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RESEARCH

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS-SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the announcement made outside the house on Friday regarding the cancellation of the ING project, and the climate of uncertainty surrounding Canada's scientific policy and the widespread concern that Canada is losing any scientific initiative, does the government intend to make a positive announcement shortly on alternative science projects and on the future role of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited?

Topic:   RESEARCH
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Right Hon. P.-E. Trudeau@Prime Minister

Mr. Speaker, the science policy of the government is being studied in a continuing way by the government. These cuts came in areas where they were needed for economic reasons, and they do not detract from our intention to have in Canada a science policy that is forward looking.

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS-SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A further supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. In view of the fact that this is the third Canadian scientific project from which government support has been suddenly abandoned-the others being the HARP project and the Queen Elizabeth observatory-will the Prime Minister undertake to table the scientific reports upon which these decisions were based? Also, will the Prime Minister, with a view to reassuring the country that scientific projects will not be the scapegoat of spending in other fields, make a clear statement at an early date as to what is Canada's science policy?

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS-SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, the decisions to stop these projects were of course partly scientific in origin but also largely economic. Earlier on, the minister stated in the house that we will consider whether the report on the telescope will be tabled, and I hope it will be tabled as soon as all the other matters dealt with in this report have been made the objects of government policy.

September 23, 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   RESEARCH
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS-SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
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SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. H. Aiken (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Can the house expect shortly a statement on the satellite communications project, which was generally considered the alternative expenditure of funds?

Topic:   SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, this satellite project has been the subject of a report by a task force and it is being considered by the Postmaster General. It will be a matter of policy taken up in the new department under his authority.

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NDP

Edward Richard Schreyer

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ed. Schreyer (Selkirk):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Postmaster General. Could the minister indicate whether it is the intention of the government to introduce at this session of parliament legislation to establish a Canadian space communications satellite corporation?

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LIB

Eric William Kierans (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Eric W. Kierans (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, we have every intention of introducing legislation during this session establishing a satellite corporation.

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September 23, 1968