January 18, 1957

PILOT BOAT ACCIDENT, SAINT JOHN REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Andrew Wesley Stuart

Liberal

Mr. A. W. Stuart (Charlotte):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Will the minister assure the house that a full scale public inquiry will be conducted in connection with the most serious loss of life as a result of the sinking of the pilot boat outside Saint John harbour?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   PILOT BOAT ACCIDENT, SAINT JOHN REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY
Permalink
LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, a preliminary investigation has been made by one of the senior officials of my department. I have not yet received his report but unless his report discloses reasons which would seem to make such an inquiry unnecessary it would be my intention to order an inquiry as soon as I have had an opportunity of seeing the report to which I have just referred.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   PILOT BOAT ACCIDENT, SAINT JOHN REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY
Permalink

COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

ONTARIO


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, 1 should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Is the government planning any action as the result of the report of the restrictive trade practices commission concerning the production, purchase and sale of flue-cured tobacco in Ontario?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   FLUE-CURED TOBACCO
Permalink
LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, the government has that report under active consideration at the present time, but we have not yet reached an opinion which would require to be communicated to the house.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   ONTARIO
Sub-subtopic:   FLUE-CURED TOBACCO
Permalink

NATIONAL REVENUE

ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Michael Starr

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Michael Slarr (Ontario):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue. Can the minister advise what action is being taken and what orders, if any, have been given to customs officers at the border between the United States and Canada to stop the entry of salacious and indecent literature into Canada?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, that is a matter which comes under section 1201 of the Customs Act which will be continuously applied as it has been for years. As you know, the procedure is that when salacious literature of any kind seeks entry at a port it is sent on here to Ottawa where it is reviewed and a decision is made concerning whether or not it comes within the prohibition in seotion 1201.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
PC

Michael Starr

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Starr:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Is that rule strictly adhered to and carried out?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

Yes, Mr. Speaker, it is.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

May I ask who

reviews it here?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

There is a committee of the department which makes the first review, and it is then passed on to the deputy minister, and the final decision is made by the minister.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
PC

Daniel Roland Michener

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Roland Michener (St. Paul's):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question. This question of salacious literature is a question of continuing interest in the country. When a particular publication is sent to Ottawa for review, is its import prevented while that review takes place? I would also like to invite the minister to present to the house at a later date information as to how many prosecutions have taken place and what results have been obtained.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink
LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

With reference to the first question, the invoiced goods would be retained if there were any quantity at the port of entry, and a sample would be sent on to Ottawa. In the meantime entry is prohibited entirely. With reference to the second question, I shall take it as notice.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   ACTION TO PROHIBIT ENTRY OF SALACIOUS LITERATURE
Permalink

January 18, 1957