April 12, 1957

LIB

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

Liberal

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

I will have to look at the exact terms of the resolution which was passed by the general assembly and which determined what were to be the functions of the United Nations force; and I shall endeavour to give the answer, in accordance with the terms of the resolution, at some later hour this day.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   FUNC- TIONS IN SUEZ CANAL AREA AND GAZA STRIP
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

I had in mind what the position is today, whether this force now has any function to perform in the canal area.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   FUNC- TIONS IN SUEZ CANAL AREA AND GAZA STRIP
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

As I have just stated, I will have to look at the exact terms of the resolution under which the United Nations emergency force was set up before I can answer the hon. gentleman's question. I shall endeavour to do that as early as possible today, and to find some opportune moment at which I can ask for unanimous consent to give the answer.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   FUNC- TIONS IN SUEZ CANAL AREA AND GAZA STRIP
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Will the Prime Minister also bring the house up to date with regard to the functions of the force in the Gaza strip? It would appear that it is now principally responsible for protecting the Egyptians against the Israelis. Perhaps the Prime Minister could give us up to date information on that situation.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   FUNC- TIONS IN SUEZ CANAL AREA AND GAZA STRIP
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

The most I could do would be to bring the house up to date on the information we have received. The Gaza strip is quite a distance removed from Ottawa, and the information we get is from the reports made to the United Nations, by the officer commanding the force. I will supply the house with the latest information we have received through that channel.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE
Sub-subtopic:   FUNC- TIONS IN SUEZ CANAL AREA AND GAZA STRIP
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NATIONAL PARKS

NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

Mr. Speaker, on Monday last the hon. member for Trinity-Conception asked what progress had been made in connection with the establishment of a national park in Newfoundland. I replied then that the boundaries had been defined and that formal agreement should be reached within the next 10 or 15 days.

I am now pleased to announce that word was received that the government of the province of Newfoundland has passed an order in council transferring the land to Her

Inquiries of the Ministry Majesty the Queen in right of Canada. An order in council was passed here yesterday proclaiming the area a national park. In consultation with Newfoundland it has been decided to call the new park the Terra Nova national park.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF ESTAB- LISHMENT OF TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK
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NATIONAL REVENUE

STATEMENT ON REPORTED BAN ON CIR- CULATION OF U.S. MAGAZINES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the member for Nanaimo asked whether it was true, as reported in the Montreal Gazette of Thursday, April 11, that the customs officers at Dorval airport were enforcing a provincial ban on the circulation of certain United States magazines in the province of Quebec.

The answer is that they were not enforcing any provincial ban. The magazines specifically mentioned have all been prohibited entry under tariff item 1201. If this classification under the prohibitory tariff item agrees with any ban that the provincial government may have placed on these same publications, it is a coincidence.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON REPORTED BAN ON CIR- CULATION OF U.S. MAGAZINES
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INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY

DUNN ESTATE


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 Norih Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Prime Minister arising out of press reports in yesterday's Toronto Telegram and in this morning's Globe and Mail.

Has the Prime Minister discussed with his colleague the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) the propriety of the minister continuing as an executor of the Dunn estate during the period when that estate has been negotiating with respect to the sale of its holdings in Algoma Steel to a group of companies including Avro Canadian, which has been receiving very large contracts from various government departments, including the Department of Defence Production?

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DUNN ESTATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUING AS EXECUTOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the answer is no.

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DUNN ESTATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUING AS EXECUTOR
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister if he will discuss this matter with his colleague.

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DUNN ESTATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUING AS EXECUTOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East):

I will do

whatever I feel is required to be done in order to avoid having anyone subjected to the kind of suspicions that are insinuated in many of the questions asked in this house.

Inquiries of the Ministry LABOUR CONDITIONS

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DUNN ESTATE
Sub-subtopic:   CONTINUING AS EXECUTOR
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April 12, 1957