February 5, 1963

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisia-Twillin-gate):

May I ask a supplementary question. Can the Prime Minister say whether any appointments have been approved by His Excellency the Governor General which have not been announced to the public?

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Speaker, I cannot say at the moment if they have not been announced. All the appointments that have been made have received the attention of the Governor General either yesterday or today. I know the hon. gentleman has been in touch with the privy council office regularly-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I rise on a question of privilege arising out of the Prime Minister's observation.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS
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James Ross Fulton

Mr. Fullon:

Anything wrong with that?

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Yes, there is, and that is precisely why I am raising a question of privilege. It arises out of the Prime Minister's observation. It is well known to hon. members that two appointments were made to the other place before the last election and kept secret by this government, thus dragging the crown into politics.

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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. That is not a question of privilege which the hon. member is putting forward.

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TRANSPORT

ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SUGGESTED COMPULSORY PILOTAGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Fort William):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Trans-

port. Has he received a request for compulsory pilotage on all ships passing through the St. Lawrence seaway?

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SUGGESTED COMPULSORY PILOTAGE
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

I have not seen such a request. However, I will investigate and I will be pleased to answer my hon. friend.

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SUGGESTED COMPULSORY PILOTAGE
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LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Badanai:

May I ask a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Does the government intend to take any action about this request?

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY SUGGESTED COMPULSORY PILOTAGE
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

The government has appointed a royal commission on pilotage which will investigate the whole matter from coast to coast in Canada.

(Translation):

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SOULANGES CANAL

TRANSFER TO QUEBEC


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. P.-A. Boutin@Dorchesier

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Labour-

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO QUEBEC
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I recognized the hon. member for Vaudreuil-Soulanges. He will ask his question and then the hon. member for Dorchester will state his.

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Marcel Bourbonnais

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Marcel Bourbonnais (Vaudreuil-Soulanges):

Could the Minister of Transport tell the house whether the federal government received an answer from the Quebec provincial government following the order in council passed last year to transfer the Soulanges canal to the Quebec provincial government?

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February 5, 1963