July 4, 1969

QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


UPPER GREAT LAKES COAST GUARD BASE

LIB

Mr. Foster

Liberal

1. What plans are there for the construction of a Coast Guard base for the Upper Great Lakes Region of Lake Huron and Lake Superior?

2. What is the location of the planned base?

3. In what year will construction be started and when will it be completed?

4. What is the anticipated cost of the base?

5. How many ships and how many men will be located at the base?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   UPPER GREAT LAKES COAST GUARD BASE
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

1, 2, 3 and 4. Consideration has been given to the replacement of the badly deteriorated Coast Guard base at Port Arthur, Ontario.

Plans have been prepared for the construction of the base this year, provision having been made in the estimates amounting to $600,000.

Consideration has also been given to the provision of a small facility at Sault Ste. Marie on presently owned federal property. Plans have not been prepared, and neither time phasing nor magnitude have yet been established.

5. Not finally decided but unlikely to change appreciably from present, i.e., one ship and approximately seven men.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   UPPER GREAT LAKES COAST GUARD BASE
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INDUSTRIAL-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TASK FORCE

NDP

Mr. Broadbenl

New Democratic Party

1. Who are the members of the Task Force reviewing government programs for Industrial-Scientific research and development?

2. What are the terms of reference for the above Task Force and when is their report expected to be completed?

3. Will the above report be tabled in the House?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TASK FORCE
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (President of the Treasury Board):

1 and 2. The task force referred to is an interdepartmental study group. It is not the practice to name public servants doing such work or to make available information concerning such projects.

3. The report of the study group was not drafted with a view to publication.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TASK FORCE
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YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES

LIB

Mr. Corbin

Liberal

1. Has the Minister of Transport or the Minister of Public Works received a request from the Government of Nova Scotia for the provision of terminal facilities at Yarmouth for an end-loading ferry to operate between that port and a port in the U.S.A. and, if so, when was this request received?

2. What are the specifications of the ship for which the facilities would be provided?

3. Has the ship been acquired and, if not, on what basis have specifications been sought?

4. If the Government of Canada builds new terminal facilities at Yarmouth, will the Bluenose be withdrawn from the Yarmouth-Bar Harbour run?

5. Has the C.N.R. been making payments to the Government of Canada for the use of the terminal at Yarmouth?

6. When will the new terminals for the new

C.P.R. service between Digby and Saint John be completed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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LIB

Yves Forest (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Yves Forest (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council):

I am

informed by the Department of Transport and the Department of Public Works as follows: 1. Yes. An informal approach was' made by the Government of Nova Scotia in October 1967 and since then correspondence has been exchanged on the terminal arrangements.

2 and 3. Specifications for the ship and the service are the concern of the Province and the operator. The Canadian Transport Commission is advised that the operator has under construction a ship of 350' length, 55' beam and 14' draft.

4. No.

5. C.N.R. in its role as operating agent for the Government of Canada makes no payment for use of the terminal.

6. Anticipated completion date December 31, 1970.

July 4. 1969

Private Bills

involve a huge amount of money. I shall not read what the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Cote) said, because I have only a few minutes and I wish to deal with other points. In my constituency about 41,000 people speak English-these figures are based on the old constituency-and only 100 speak French. Can anyone imagine me supporting this measure and thereby making it impossible for 97J per cent of my people to get a job in the civil service or obtain promotion? I ask, should I take that position? I do not think that is fair.

Other ethnic groups have been mentioned in the debate. I want to cover a lot of territory in a short time. The ethnic composition of the people in my area is as follows: Those from the British Isles, which include English, Welsh, Scots and Irish, 12,000; French, 2,100; German, 3,500; Italian, 94; Jewish, 25; Netherlands, 765; Polish, 3,000; Russian, 1,306; Scandinavian, 4,100; Ukrainian, 10,248; other European, 2,500; Asiatic, 82; native Indian and Eskimo, 4,100. We are overlooking that aspect of the matter. Now, with the proposed changes to the rules-

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. It being four o'clock, the house will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's order paper, namely, private bills, public bills, notices of motions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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LIB

Yves Forest (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Yves Forest (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I believe there would be general agreement in the house that we proceed with items Nos. 1 and 2 on the list of private bills, that is, Bill S-32 and Bill S-39, and once those two bills have been disposed of the house would entertain a motion to adjourn.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

That is agreed, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is this agreed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH, N.S.-PROVISION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES
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PRIVATE BILLS

LIB

Ian Grant Wahn

Liberal

Mr. Ian Wahn (St. Paul's) moved

that on Bill S-32, respecting The Canada North-west Land Company (Limited), as reported (without amendment) from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders be concurred in.

Motion (for concurrence) agreed to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Sub-subtopic:   THE CANADA NORTH-WEST LAND COMPANY (LIMITED)
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

When shall the said bill be read the third time?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Sub-subtopic:   THE CANADA NORTH-WEST LAND COMPANY (LIMITED)
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Some hon. Members:

Now.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Sub-subtopic:   THE CANADA NORTH-WEST LAND COMPANY (LIMITED)
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July 4, 1969