May 7, 1952

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Before any vote is taken I should like to cover one of the points raised by my hon. friend. He rather left the implication that if these documents were not produced an injustice would be done to the gentleman named in his motion. I might say for the information of the house that in this particular case there was a charge preferred against the member of the force under the act and he was convicted.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Before a member of the force.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Yes. The act provides that, where a member of the force has been guilty of misconduct as a member of the force, a superior officer has the authority to try any charge of that kind. In this case the charge was tried and the member involved was convicted. He appealed to the commissioner of the force, and his appeal was disallowed, but the penalty was reduced. Exercising his discretion the commissioner then dismissed the member from the force, following which representations were made to the minister for reinstatement. The record was examined by the minister-myself-in the exercise of his general supervisory powers with respect to the management of the force. The minister supported the commissioner's decision, and communicated that fact to counsel for the member who had been dismissed.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Dyde of Edmonton.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

That is right, Mr. Dyde of the Milner, Steer firm of Edmonton.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Since a vote is to be taken on this motion, may I say a word? You have allowed a discussion, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I hope the hon. member's remarks will be brief, because the motion is not debatable.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

I shall only be a minute. I believe we are getting to the point in the House of Commons where the liberty of the subject is endangered because of these secret reports and documents. I am going to support the hon. member for Lake Centre because of my feeling that information the house should have to protect the liberty of the subject is being denied in this particular instance and has been at other times.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF F. D. MILLER
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HALIFAX, N.S., CUSTOMS BUILDING REFACING

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

For a copy of all letters and correspondence since the first day of July, 1951, together with any reports or contractors' recommendations, in connection with the refacing of the customs building at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Topic:   HALIFAX, N.S., CUSTOMS BUILDING REFACING
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

So there will be no misunderstanding between the hon, member and myself I wish to state that I have no objection to producing the documents on this file, with the following reservation: if there are any privileged or confidential letters, reports or recommendations, they will not be produced. That may avoid further discussion.

Topic:   HALIFAX, N.S., CUSTOMS BUILDING REFACING
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LIB

GENOCIDE

APPROVAL OF CONVENTION SIGNED BY CANADA ON NOVEMBER 28, 1949 REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of Slate for External Affairs) moved:

That it is expedient that the houses of parliament approve the ratification by Canada of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide as signed by Canada on November 28, 1949, and that this house do approve the same.

Inquiries of the Ministry He said: Mr. Speaker, I would move, with the consent of the house, that this resolution be referred to the standing committee on external affairs.

Topic:   GENOCIDE
Subtopic:   APPROVAL OF CONVENTION SIGNED BY CANADA ON NOVEMBER 28, 1949 REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Does the house unanimously approve of this resolution being referred to the standing committee on external affairs?

Topic:   GENOCIDE
Subtopic:   APPROVAL OF CONVENTION SIGNED BY CANADA ON NOVEMBER 28, 1949 REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   GENOCIDE
Subtopic:   APPROVAL OF CONVENTION SIGNED BY CANADA ON NOVEMBER 28, 1949 REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


EXTRADITION

SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

May 7, 1952