June 27, 1955

PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Is the minister aware

that the official is reported as saying it will require two years to dredge the channel?

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
Permalink
LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

Well, Mr. Speaker, having

seen how some of these reports are made up I can understand that may be speculation on the part of somebody, but I do not think it has any relation to the facts.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
Permalink
PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

May I ask a supplementary question? Will the Minister of Transport confirm his impressions about the Port aux Basques harbour and advise the house in due course?

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
Permalink
LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

I do not think I can add anything further to what I have already said on the subject. I take it the hon. member will have an opportunity of going into the question more fully when the estimates of the department are before the committee.

Topic:   HARBOURS
Subtopic:   PORT AUX BASQUES
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE
Permalink

FISHERIES

REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU


On the orders of the day:


PC

Thomas Miller Bell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas M. Bell (Saint John-Alberl):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries. Have representations been received and is the department giving consideration to a possible extension of the gaspereau fishing season in the Grand lake area of New Brunswick? I sent the minister notice of my question this morning.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink
LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries):

I did not receive notice but I have received quite a number of letters and wires from fishermen in the area during the past week. There has been quite a small run of gaspereau this year. Because of that it is all the more important that we only have the normal fishing season to allow a good escapement of spawning gaspereau so we will have future catches. Therefore no extension of the fishing will be allowed this year.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink
PC

Thomas Miller Bell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bell:

Is it not true that, with the poor weather conditions, a small extension now would not affect conservation plans this year?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink
LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Our scientists say no. Anothei factor, of course, is that at the end of the season the fish are not the same quality as they are at the beginning of the seasor because they are heavy with spawn. Therefore in the interests of conservation we art keeping the season as it always has been.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink
PC

Thomas Miller Bell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bell:

May I ask a supplementary question? During the debate on the fisheries estimates I asked whether the department would make a full investigation of the poor gaspereau season this year.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink
LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

The fisheries research board is always concerned about the variations in catch, and it is precisely because the catch is low this year that we must ensure that adequate numbers of gaspereau can spawn so we will have better catches in the years ahead.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SEASON FOR GASPEREAU
Permalink

HEALTH INSURANCE

INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare? In view of his statement to the British and Canadian doctors last week that no province stands in the way of health insurance, will he say what steps the government is taking to expedite the establishment of health insurance throughout Canada?

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
Permalink
LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Seemingly unlike my hon. friend, I feel that the way to make progress in this desirable matter is to affirm that all levels of administration are seeking, within the context of what they regard as best, to do their best.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
Permalink
LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

If I had said in answer to the question that was put to me that any province was blocking something, I would have been accused by the hon. gentleman of creating a situation that did not lend itself to co-operation by all provinces. Now, I am not going to put myself in that position. I used the word "blocking" in the sense that no province was deliberately seeking to do something for the sake of being obstructionist.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
Permalink

June 27, 1955