May 22, 1956

MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS


Seventh and eighth reports of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills. -Mr. Henderson.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PIPE LINES-MOTION THAT DEBATE BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

I move:

That the debate on the motion for the second reading of Bill No. 298, an act to establish the Northern Ontario Pipe Line Crown Corporation, and on any amendments thereto, shall not be further adjourned.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PIPE LINES-MOTION THAT DEBATE BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Shame.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PIPE LINES-MOTION THAT DEBATE BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I see three hon. members on their feet but not saying anything. The hon. member for Perth did not say, "Mr. Speaker".

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. W. Monleilh (Perth):

Yes.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am sorry; I did not hear him. Perhaps it may be because my attention was concentrated on the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) and the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles).

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Monteith:

I would like to ask the

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration a question on the basis of information appearing in the London Free Press, concerning which I have sent him the clipping. Has the minister any comment or explanation to offer with regard to the alleged actions of an officer of his department at Stratford, Ontario, in fleecing recent immigrants of money on the ground that he would use his influence with the department on their behalf?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Before the minister answers, may I state to the house what I understand to be the position? Just before the orders of the day for resuming the adjourned debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, the minister was in order in moving his motion that has just been carried by the house. I do not think that it was the intention to cut off the period of oral questions, but if it is to take place I want it to be understood that there cannot be any intervening motions during that period. As long as this position is protected, I think hon. members can have their questions, if that is the wish of hon. members.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

The person

referred to in the item in the London Free Press to which the hon. gentleman drew attention is an employee of my department against whom certain allegations of irregularities were received some little time ago. A preliminary investigation was launched immediately, and some two weeks ago the employee was suspended, and the investigation is continuing. In view of those circumstances, I do not think there is anything else it would be proper for me to say.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Monteith:

A supplementary question.

[Mr. Drew.l

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I take it the hon. gentleman wishes to ask a supplementary question.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Monteith:

Yes, I do. I wonder whether the minister would inquire into how many of these unfortunate people have been victimized, how much money is involved, and what action has been contemplated by the department.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I said that an investigation had been launched some considerable time ago, and I do not think I should be a party to any trial of any person in the newspapers.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   STRATFORD, ONT.-REPORTED ACTIONS OF OFFICER OF DEPARTMENT
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PIPE LINES

May 22, 1956