July 7, 1967

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Burnaby-Coquitlam):

May I ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs a question with respect to the situation in Rhodesia? In view of the statements which have recently been made by the prime minister of Great Britain with regard to the situation in Rhodesia and the degree of effectiveness of economic sanctions, may I ask the hon. gentleman (1) whether the Canadian government is reviewing the effectiveness of these sanctions, and (2) whether the Canadian

government intends to advance any proposals, either in the security council or at the United Nations assembly, for tightening up economic sanctions in order that they may prove more effective?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

As my hon. friend knows, Mr. Speaker, Canada has fully subscribed to the requirements of the mandatory sanctions imposed by the security council a few months ago. Canada is not in a position by itself to assess the effectiveness of these sanctions. The Secretary General will be making a report to the security council soon on the sanctions and then, when this report is before the security council the UN member states, including Canada, will be in a position to determine whether or not additional economic sanctions are necessary. However, it is noteworthy, as my hon. friend has just indicated, that the recent statement by Mr. Smith shows that the sanctions are having effect.

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a supplementary question with regard to sanctions in Rhodesia. Is it the purpose of the Canadian government through the imposition of sanctions to create serious economic distress in Rhodesia and vast unemployment?

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Mr. Marlin@Essex East

Mr. Speaker, I am sure my hon. friend knows that the purpose for which Britain and all commonwealth countries, and most other countries in the world, have agreed to the mandatory sanctions program of the United Nations is because they wish to bring down a government that has exercised a form of discrimination which in this day and age simply cannot be tolerated by the international community.

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

May I ask one other supplementary question. Is it the intention of the government to take similar action against various governments in the countries of the world that have been established by revolution and military dictatorship, and are therefore illegal?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

I am sure my hon. friend knows that on the orders of the day such a sweeping question could only bring a sweeping answer in an exchange that would be of little practical meaning.

July 7, 1967

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


SC

Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

Mr. A. B. Patterson (Fraser Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of the explosive situation that exists in the Congo I ask the minister are there any Canadians in the danger areas and, if so, what steps are being taken to protect them?

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Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-INQUIRY AS TO SAFETY OF CANADIANS
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Hon. Paul Marlin@Secretary of Stale for External Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I believe that in the dangerous area, around the community of Kisangani, which is the old Stanleyville, there are in all about 20 Canadians. I believe that these, together with citizens of the United Kingdom and other countries, are not in immediate danger but steps have been taken for their security.

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONGO-INQUIRY AS TO SAFETY OF CANADIANS
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TELEVISION

TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO


On the orders of the day:


PC

Eric Alfred Winkler

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eric A. Winkler (Grey-Bruce):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Will he assure the house that in any action to approve the application of channel 3 for its licence he will have cabinet approval?

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

Perhaps, Mr. Speaker, I would be permitted to say that, if rumours are true, this may be the last day's attendance by the hon. gentleman in this chamber and he, apart from some of his partisan activities, is a very popular member of the house. I will not go so far as to say we wish him well in any new endeavours, but I know that from a personal standpoint, so far as his health, wealth and happiness are concerned, we would all wish him very well.

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I may add that in connection with many of the arrangements that had to be made, when I had the honour to be the leader of the house when this government was first formed, I always found the hon. gentleman, although he pushed the interests of his party just as far as he possibly could, to be really co-operative, as a good whip should be.

Having said that, sir, I can assure the hon. gentleman that I will endeavour, as I always

Inquiries of the Ministry do, to comply with the law made by this parliament.

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PC

Eric Alfred Winkler

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Winkler:

Before directing a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker, I wish to acknowledge the good wishes of my hon. friend, and I can assure him I could never depend on his support for what I have in mind for my future. I might add that I had a sensible, responsible farewell speech prepared, but in the light of what has occurred earlier today I wish to say I agree with some hon. members who said that the Canadian people may have reason to be disgusted, particularly with some of the people on my left.

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF CHANNEL FROM BARRIE TO TORONTO
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July 7, 1967