February 20, 1961


Motion No. 53-Mr. Peters: For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams, and other documents exchanged between the federal government and the municipal council of the township of Teck, concerning the building of a new federal building in Kirkland Lake.


PC

David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, this motion is also accepted, and perhaps no explanation is necessary.

Topic:   FEDERAL BUILDING, KIRKLAND LAKE, ONT.
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Motion agreed to.


CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT BRIDGE


Motion No. 55-Mr. Robichaud: For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams, and other documents exchanged since June 21, 1957, Inquiries of the Ministry between the Department of Public Works and any individual, engineering consultant firms or others in connection with plans and specifications for the Campbellton-Cross Point bridge, including correspondence exchanged with any groups or syndicate prior to the approval of the project and up to this date.


PC

David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, this motion is accepted on the understanding that correspondence, between the engineering consultants employed by the government and any group or syndicate should be considered privileged, as it is departmental correspondence and is privileged.

Topic:   CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT BRIDGE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Subject to the limitation expressed by the minister, is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT BRIDGE
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Peter Francis Martin

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

No; on division.

Topic:   CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT BRIDGE
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Motion agreed to.


REMOVAL OF GENERAL MOTORS PLANT FROM WINDSOR


Motion No. 56-Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl): For a copy of any written communication or a record of any exchange between the government and General Motors on the subject of an unfounded report of a removal of General Motors plant from Windsor.


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Ellen L. Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigraiion):

Mr. Speaker, there is no objection to this question, except that my instructions are that it should be accepted with the usual reservations. If the hon. member objects to that I shall have to ask him to let it stand.

Topic:   REMOVAL OF GENERAL MOTORS PLANT FROM WINDSOR
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Peter Francis Martin

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

In view of that, will the hon. lady kindly let it stand?

Motion stands.

Topic:   REMOVAL OF GENERAL MOTORS PLANT FROM WINDSOR
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INCOME TAX

REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL REVENUE


On the orders of the day;


L L

William Moore Benidickson

Liberal Labour

Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Kenora-Rainy River):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the acting prime minister, who I assume is the Minister of Finance (Mr. Fleming). I wonder whether the minister has seen a reported statement by his colleague the Minister of National Revenue, who sits with him traditionally on budget preparation committees, and whether he concurs in the statement reported to have been made by the Minister of National Revenue in London the other day, that in the next budget income tax increases are more likely than reductions, and that the next budget would undoubtedly have a deficit.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL REVENUE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. member could scarcely find out what the next budget will contain by asking a question on orders of the day, and it seems to me that is the purport of his question.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL REVENUE
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, surely the hon. member's question is in order, in view of the statement reported to have been made on this particular matter by the Minister of National Revenue.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL REVENUE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, it is a well established custom that there shall be no budget leaks before the budget is made public. Here was a very definite statement by the Minister of National Revenue as to the contents of the next budget.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL REVENUE
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February 20, 1961