Alistair McLeod STEWART

STEWART, Alistair McLeod, C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 2, 1905
Deceased Date
April 3, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Stewart
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c10e3486-b954-4a50-b28f-1e4e6b0b944d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 228)


January 7, 1958

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

May

I direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of the Prime Minister's desire to give encouragement to those behind the iron curtain, can the minister tell the house what is being done, in a substantial way, by this government to help the tens of thousands of victims of communist persecution who are now in displaced persons' camps in Europe?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR AID FOR DISPLACED PERSONS IN EUROPEAN CAMPS
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January 7, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

May I ask

a supplementary question. If it is a fact that I do not think very highly of the Prime Minister's statement, can the minister be really surprised in view of his answer?

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January 4, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

There are one or two questions in my mind emanating from the communique of the NATO powers in Paris. Perhaps the minister would care to explain this statement:

As regards defence production, we have decided, in view of the progress already made, to take further measures within NATO to promote the co-ordination of research, development and manufacture of modern weapons including intermediate range ballistic missiles.

Will the minister please tell us what is being done to promote this co-ordination in these fields of research and development and in the manufacture of weapons? What is actually being done?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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January 4, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Chairman, the answer the minister gave to my last question was completely unsatisfactory and thoroughly disheartening. The only reason I excuse him is that, as he said and probably legitimately so, he was not dealing with his own department and this was really a matter for defence production. Nevertheless, when the Minister of National Defence tells me that the degree of co-ordination we have achieved after all these years is limited to the exchange of visits, the setting up of a group of advisers and frequent consultations, I should like to know what is the meaning of the word "co-ordination". However, I will ask him another question which I think he possibly can answer in view of the fact that we have in Europe a brigade and an air division. This arises again out of this awful communique from Paris.

Recognizing the rapidly growing interdependence of the nations of the free world-

These cliches are not mine, Mr. Chairman.

-we have, in organizing our forces, decided to bring about closer co-ordination with a view to ensuring that each NATO member country makes its most effective contribution . . .

Will the minister please translate those words into something tangible? Will he tell us what is actually happening in the way of co-ordination of the armed forces of NATO?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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January 4, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

In that case why is this particular paragraph included in the communique? Second, when I asked for some information about co-ordination why did the minister tell me that this would be decided at the next meeting of defence ministers? On that basis one can assume legitimately that nothing much had been done about it before. What I want to know is not about the next meeting of ministers and the hopes that may be raised as a result of that meeting, but what has actually happened in the field of co-ordination up to the present. How efficiently co-ordinated are the forces or, indeed, is there co-ordination in any sense of the word?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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