April 17, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS


Third report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, in English and in French- Mr. Hales. [Editors Note: The text of the foregoing report appears in today's Votes and Proceedings]


POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

TABLING OF REPORT ON PHILATELIC PRODUCTS

LIB

Eric William Kierans (Minister of Communications; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Eric W. Kierans (Minister of Communications):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to section 2 of Standing Order 41 I wish to table two copies in French and two in English of the report of the special task force appointed last January with respect to the philatelic products of the Post Office.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT ON PHILATELIC PRODUCTS
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NATIONAL CAPITAL

AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA

LIB

Joseph Gaston Isabelle

Liberal

Mr. Gaston Isabelle (Hull) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-188, to amend the British North America Act, 1867 (National Capital of Canada).

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA
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LIB

Joseph Gaston Isabelle

Liberal

Mr. Isabelle:

The purpose of this bill, Mr. Speaker, is to extend the limits of the capital of Canada so as to include therein the city of Hull, and additional areas as defined from time to time by the parliament of Canada.

In other words, this amendment to the constitution would give statutory authority to parliament to include in the national capital all the districts already included in the national capital area.

Through this bill we wish to ensure that equal rights are granted for all and special

privileges for no one, not even the city of Ottawa which has been privileged for so many years as a member of the national capital region.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

When shall the said bill be read a second time? -at the next sitting of the house?

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[DOT] (2:10 p.m.)

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT TO INCLUDE CITY OF HULL IN AREA
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

AGRICULTURE

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Minister without Portfolio from Saskatchewan in his capacity as Acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. In view of the urgent representations made to the Agriculture Committee now in Saskatchewan, to the effect that western farmers face a crisis situation and need immediate assistance until programs for long term adjustment can be of benefit, will the minister say whether the government is now giving consideration to specific interim measures as suggested to the committee out west?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON SPECIFIC INTERIM ASSISTANCE MEASURES
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister without Portfolio):

The position of the government's consideration of this matter has been talked about by a number of my colleagues, and I am sure my colleague the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Olson) will be very interested in this connection to receive an early report from the Agriculture Committee on the representations which have been made.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON SPECIFIC INTERIM ASSISTANCE MEASURES
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON SPECIFIC INTERIM ASSISTANCE MEASURES
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

I was trying to give the minister an opportunity to be constructive. I should now like to ask him this: In view of the figures published today by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics showing that Canadian wheat stocks now stand at a record of over

April 17, 1969

Inquiries of the Ministry

1,024,000,000 bushels, will the minister tell us whether the house can expect an early statement from him or from someone else-preferably from him-indicating concern and outlining immediate specific measures to be taken? Or does the minister agree with the Prime Minister that the sale of wheat is not really the responsibility of the government?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON SPECIFIC INTERIM ASSISTANCE MEASURES
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April 17, 1969