Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)
Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to say a word or two in answer to the question asked yesterday by the hon. member for Burnaby-Coquitlam requesting the federal government to reopen negotiations with the government of British Columbia to make a national park out of Garibaldi park. Garibaldi park is provincial land, and it would hardly be proper for the federal government to make any suggestion to the government of British Columbia that the land be turned over to the federal government for use as a national park. If at any time the government of British Columbia wished to suggest such a step, the government of Canada would of course be prepared to give the proposal careful consideration.
Subtopic: GARIBALDI, B.C.-STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT