May 4, 1972

PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. A. MacLean (Malpeque):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. What progress has he made or is he able to announce that he has succeeded in obtaining a suitable additional vessel for the Newfoundland route in replacement for the Patrick Morris so that the possibility of having to transfer the John Hamilton Grey to that service will be eliminated?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND FERRY SERVICE-INQUIRY AS TO REPLACEMENT VESSEL FOR THE "PATRICK MORRIS"
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think the second part of the question is not correct in the sense that this would not be the way in which we would proceed except in an absolute emergency. In other words, I have assured Prince Edward Island that the John Hamilton Grey will continue in that service on the same basis as last year. With respect to the first part of the question, there are people from my department and others now searching the market, and there is a reasonable prospect that we will get a rail car ferry as opposed to a roll-on, roll-off for the Newfoundland gulf service.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND FERRY SERVICE-INQUIRY AS TO REPLACEMENT VESSEL FOR THE "PATRICK MORRIS"
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NORTHERN AFFAIRS

MACKENZIE VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT-INQUIRY AS TO LETTING CONTRACTS AND CONDUCTING SURVEYS-POSSIBLE SURVEY BY ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Calgary Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister. What government department-I presume either Indian Affairs or Public Works-will be letting the contracts for the proposed new highway up the Mackenzie River valley, and what detailed surveys, if any, of the route have been carried out?

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT-INQUIRY AS TO LETTING CONTRACTS AND CONDUCTING SURVEYS-POSSIBLE SURVEY BY ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Subject to verification with my colleague, Mr. Speaker, I believe the surveys are going to be conducted under the direction of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT-INQUIRY AS TO LETTING CONTRACTS AND CONDUCTING SURVEYS-POSSIBLE SURVEY BY ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if any consideration has been given to placing the Royal Canadian Engineers in charge of this project?

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT-INQUIRY AS TO LETTING CONTRACTS AND CONDUCTING SURVEYS-POSSIBLE SURVEY BY ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, I do not believe consideration has been given to that. I will gladly make the suggestion to the Minister of National Defence.

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT-INQUIRY AS TO LETTING CONTRACTS AND CONDUCTING SURVEYS-POSSIBLE SURVEY BY ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS
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NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION

INQUIRY AS TO CONTRACT WITH PINKERTON AGENCY RESPECTING SERVICES NOW PERFORMED BY CORPS OF COMMISSIONAIRES

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of State

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for Urban Affairs in his capacity as the minister responsible for the National Capital Commission. Has the National Capital Commission made a contract, or is it considering the making of a contract, with the Pinkerton Agency, a subsidiary of an American firm, for providing the services in the national capital area now provided by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires?

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONTRACT WITH PINKERTON AGENCY RESPECTING SERVICES NOW PERFORMED BY CORPS OF COMMISSIONAIRES
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of State fair Urban Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I shall have to make inquiries along that line.

Topic:   NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONTRACT WITH PINKERTON AGENCY RESPECTING SERVICES NOW PERFORMED BY CORPS OF COMMISSIONAIRES
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NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

SUGGESTED CHANGE FROM "DOMINION DAY" TO "CANADA DAY"

LIB

Colin David Gibson

Liberal

Mr. Colin D. Gibson (Hamilton-Wentworth):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question of the right hon. Prime Minister.

As we near July 1, would the government consider changing the name of Dominion Day to Canada Day-

-so that Canadians will have a national holiday, multicultural and bilingual, to symbolize national unity?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE FROM "DOMINION DAY" TO "CANADA DAY"
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE FROM "DOMINION DAY" TO "CANADA DAY"
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I believe the hon. member will be pleased to hear that the government intends to introduce shortly a bill concerning civic holidays-in a very few days, I repeat-and I am pleased to see that the applause raised by the question of the hon. member makes us expect that this bill will very quickly be passed by the House.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE FROM "DOMINION DAY" TO "CANADA DAY"
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EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA AT REPULSE BAY-NUMBER OF DEATHS-GOVERNMENT ACTION

PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Erik Nielsen (Yukon):

Mr. Speaker, I have an urgent question that I have been trying to ask for two days of the Minister of National Health and Welfare concerning an influenza-type disease that has already stricken a third of the population at Repulse Bay and caused two deaths in that community. Would the minister inform the House whether there have been any further deaths as a result of this epidemic and what his department is doing to check the spread of the disease and alleviate the suffering that is apparently going on?

Topic:   EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA AT REPULSE BAY-NUMBER OF DEATHS-GOVERNMENT ACTION
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, when we found out about the outbreak-I think it is influenza according to our latest information-we sent three doctors into the area and one nurse. One of them is the director of our epidemiology

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section. We have done a house to house survey in the area. Not knowing specifically what strain it was, we ordered a special vaccine from Washington. I expect to have a complete report later this afternoon when one of the doctors returns to Ottawa. I hope very much, as I know the hon. member does, that we have the situation under control.

Topic:   EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA AT REPULSE BAY-NUMBER OF DEATHS-GOVERNMENT ACTION
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May 4, 1972