June 29, 1951

PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):

May I ask the

Minister of Justice what the situation is regarding the return that I asked for some time ago? I mentioned it yesterday, and the Minister of Public Works said that probably it would be forthcoming.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

During the day I will try to have that return. I know I initialed the copy yesterday, and I shall do my utmost to have it tabled today.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

It has been a long time coming.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

May I correct the statement I made a moment ago in answer to the hon. member for Royal? I did sign a letter to the premier of New Brunswick asking his consent to table documents in this matter.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

May I ask when the minister signed the letter, and whether he has heard anything from the premier of the province?

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I sign a good many letters, and I cannot recall whether it was yesterday afternoon or this morning that I signed that special letter.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

It was on June 6 that this order for return was made. It seems to me that the request to the premier of New Brunswick yesterday has been very much delayed.

IMr. Pearkes.]

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I will admit delay, but I have been quite busy during the last few days, as the hon. member knows-and I know, too, that he was busy outside the house for some time.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON, N.B.,-CROSS POINT, QXJE., BRIDGE
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INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Graydon (Peel):

I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that we hope this may be the last day of the session, I am wondering whether the Prime Minister feels that it would be in the public interest to bring the house up to date with respect to the proposed negotiations in connection with peace in Korea and the part that Canada is playing in it. I make that suggestion because of the keen interest all hon. members have in this very important matter. I am quite sure that if the Prime Minister has a statement he feels he could make at the moment, the house would be pleased to hear it.

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime

Minister): I am sorry; I have no information that has not already been published in the Canadian and United Stales press. The hon. member and the people of Canada can be assured that Canada will do everything within its power to bring about a cease-fire, for which the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) has been working incessantly for many months.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

May I ask the Prime Minister one other question relating to the same subject? Who is representing Canada in the negotiations which are in progress at the present time among the other United Nations who are interested in the Korean campaign?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE
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Jean-Paul Stephen St-Laurent

Mr. St. Laureni:

It is difficult to give a

categorical answer, because there are talks going on in many different places. The Secretary of State for External Affairs himself has been in close touch with the foreign secretary in London, our ambassador in in close touch with the state department at Washington. The Secretary of State for External Affairs, either today or tomorrow, will be proceeding to Oslo, and intends to visit other foreign ministers in western Europe. He had an interview with Mr. Trygve Lie at one of the airports; and the matter is of course being discussed at the headquarters of the United Nations by our acting permanent delegate there at the present time Mr. John Holmes. Herbert Norman also arrived there yesterday, or is arriving there today

The matter is one which is of such interest to all those who have participated in the

United Nations actions in Korea that it is being discussed where any of them can make contacts.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Is there any suggestion that there will be a special meeting of the general assembly of the United Nations to deal with this matter?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent:

I have not heard of one being proposed, but I know that the secretary general and the president of the general assembly are quite as hopefully concerned as any of the rest of us can be about the outcome.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR CEASE-FIRE AND ARMISTICE
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IRRIGATION

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER PROJECT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roseiown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he has any announcement to make with regard to the experts who will be chosen by the government, or provided by the government, to advise on the South Saskatchewan river scheme.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER PROJECT
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime Minister):

No; I am not in a position to make an announcement. There is active correspondence now with gentlemen whom the government would consider eminently qualified to make a report on that matter. It was felt that no names should be mentioned until acceptance had been obtained, because, if it became impossible for any of these gentlemen to act, we would not like anyone else t,o feel that he was just second choice and that he was regarded as not as desirable as those with whom we are in correspondence at the present time.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER PROJECT
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS
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June 29, 1951