March 12, 1951

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW

PC

Mr. Courtemanche:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any engineering firm been retained to prepare plans for a new reactor at Chalk River?

2. If so, what firm?

3. Upon what basis are fees payable to this firm?

4. Will this firm also supervise construction?

5. If so, on what basis?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF NEW
Sub-subtopic:   REACTOR AT CHALK RIVER
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PAYMENT OF $65 MILLION UNDER U.K. WHEAT AGREEMENT COST TO TAXPAYERS

LIB

Mr. Goode:

Liberal

1. What was the total income earned by the farmers of (a) Alberta; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Manitoba, in each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950?

2. How many motor cars and trucks were purchased in each of these provinces during each of the above-mentioned years?

3. What was the dollar value of farm implements sold in (a) Alberta; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Manitoba, in each of the years 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950?

4. What is the estimated number of farmers actually owning or renting farm property in (a) Alberta; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Manitoba, in 1950?

5. What is the estimated share of cost to the individual taxpayer in Canada in the payment of $65 million to the farmers of the three western provinces?

Topic:   PAYMENT OF $65 MILLION UNDER U.K. WHEAT AGREEMENT COST TO TAXPAYERS
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DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS

STAFF AND EXPENDITURES

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many persons were employed directly or indirectly by the dominion bureau of statistics in each of the years 1929, 1939, 1949, and 1951 to date?

2. What was the total cost for (a) wages and salaries; (b) rent and capital cost, if any, for office space; (c) all other expenses during each of these same years?

Topic:   DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS
Subtopic:   STAFF AND EXPENDITURES
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CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS OF WHARVES IN NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. What construction and repair work on wharves, slipways and breakwaters, in the province of New-

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foundland, has been done during the period from

April 1, 1949, to date?

2. At what locations was such work done, and what was the cost of each operation?

3. At what points will such construction and repair work be done during the present year?

Topic:   CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS OF WHARVES IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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AIRPORTS IN MARITIME PROVINCES

LIB

Mr. Kirk (Digby-Yarmouth):

Liberal

1. What airports in (a) Nova Scotia; (b) Prince Edward Island; (c) New Brunswick; (d) Newfoundland, were used by Department of National Defence for training purposes and for operations during world war II?

2. Which of the above airports are now in active use (a) by the Department of National Defence; (b) by the Department of Transport, for commercial purposes?

Topic:   AIRPORTS IN MARITIME PROVINCES
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM


Mr. Cold well: For a copy of all letters, telegrams, memoranda, or other documents between any minister, department, official, or the government of Canada and any minister, department, official or His Majesty's government of the United Kingdom, relating to the final settlement of the four-year agreement, 1946, for the sale and purchase of Canadian wheat, including correspondence, and other documents relating to the price agreed to be paid during the last two years of the agreement.


LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

The hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Caldwell) knows that the government of the United Kingdom has been approached to see whether they have any objection to the publication of documents related to the discussions referred to in this motion. Of course hon. members realize that it is not usual to publish documents connected with negotiations between governments, but only to publish the agreed conclusions. Nevertheless we have asked the views of the United Kingdom government about this motion.

As a controversy has arisen in debate respecting the position taken by the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) at London in May of 1950, and by the government since that time, I feel I should make the position clear at once.

The United Kingdom authorities took the position in May of 1950 "that all obligations under the 'have regard to' clause might be considered to have been taken care of." The Minister of Trade and Commerce said that this was a matter which could only be settled by the Canadian cabinet on his return to Ottawa. After discussion with his colleagues, the Minister of Trade and Commerce advised the chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom that the Canadian government was in accord with the conclusions in the agreed record of the meeting held with the United Kingdom authorities while he was in London. That is one of

Motions for Papers

the documents for which their consent to table has been requested. In other words, the Canadian government accepted as the position of the United Kingdom that they had discharged their obligations under the agreement.

Subsequent representations to the United Kingdom government were as I stated in the House of Commons on March 8 in reply to a question by the hon, member for Assiniboia (Mr. Argue), and that reply is at page 1023 of Hansard of 8th of March. >

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is the motion dropped?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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Jean-Paul Stephen St-Laurent

Mr. Si. Laurent:

No; it stands. We have not yet received the reply from the United Kingdom.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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Mr, Coldwell:

The reply has not been received, so the motion stands?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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Jean-Paul Stephen St-Laurent

Mr. Si. Laurent:

Yes.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Motion stands.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED KINGDOM
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March 12, 1951