January 17, 1961

DEFENCE PRODUCTION

CANADA-U.S.-INQUIRY AS TO PROPOSED AIRPLANE EXCHANGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Trinity):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Is the minister in a position to report on the plane swap deal with the United States government?

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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of National Defence):

No, Mr. Speaker, I have no information to give the house in that regard at the present time.

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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

A supplementary question. Would the minister confirm that the rejection of the deal at this stage is United States economic retaliation-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

-for the procrastination, indecision and lack of co-operation on the part of the government of Canada?

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I do not know how much of the hon. member's assertion in the guise of a supplementary question is on the record, but it was an improper use of the question period.

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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

I think in view of the assertions made by the hon. member I should make it clear that he is apparently proceeding on assumptions which in my opinion have no foundation whatsoever.

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I hear hon. members shouting "order". There was a supplementary question which I considered to be out of order, and in the circumstances I suppose an answer would be equally out of order.

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a supplementary question to the Minister of Labour and ask whether he has given any consideration to the number of jobs that will be lost to Cana-dair by reason of the loss of this order.

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Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of any order such as that to which the hon. member refers.

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JAPAN-INQUIRY AS TO PROGRESS OF CONTROL AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Would the minister care to comment on a press report from Tokyo that Japan might have to apply its own system of control over exports to Canada because of difficulties in negotiating a bilateral control agreement with the Canadian government? In view of the great importance of the Japanese market for many Canadian commodities, could the minister say whether a successful agreement may be arrived at at an early date?

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, negotiations are

proceeding with representatives of the Japanese government in Ottawa with a view to arriving at acceptable quotas on exports of certain commodities from Japan to Canada for the year 1961. So far as this report from Tokyo is concerned, all I can say is that it is quite at variance with the statements that have been made to us by the representatives of the Japanese government here in Canada.

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NATIONAL DEFENCE

January 17, 1961