August 19, 1958

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Fourth report of standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Cathers.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN BILLS LATER THIS DAY

PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, by unanimous consent I move:

That Bill No. S-10, an act to amend the Loan Companies Act, and Bill No. S-ll, an act to amend the Trust Companies Act, be considered in committee of the whole later this day and that standing order 20(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

These are the bills which have just been reported back from the committee.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN BILLS LATER THIS DAY
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Motion agreed to.


FINANCE

TABLING OF SUPPLY REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1958

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to table, in English and in French, copies of a report on supply for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1958.

May I say, Mr. Speaker, that in relation to the resolution which stands on the order paper as No. 9, this report on supply will furnish the house with the complete information it requires as to the supply for the fiscal year that ended March 31 last, indicating the estimates and the way in which the amount appropriated was provided, whether by appropriation acts or governor general's warrants. It will be seen on examination that this report, I think, supplies the house with all the information that is required in its approach to resolution No. 9.

Copies of this report on supply will be available to hon. members forthwith at the distribution office, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   TABLING OF SUPPLY REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1958
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

COLLINS BAY PENITENTIARY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Justice if he has any

comment to make on a statement reported to have been made by the warden of Collins Bay penitentiary in connection with the riot last Sunday to the effect that he, Mr. Richmond, the warden, denied that any prisoners had been segregated and said he had no idea where justice minister Fulton got the idea that 113 prisoners had been isolated as reported to the house yesterday morning by the Minister of Justice, when he said that 113 inmates were actually segregated as those being involved in the riot.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   COLLINS BAY PENITENTIARY
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING SEGREGATION OF RIOTERS
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fulton (Minister of Justice):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The explanation is, I think, that when my remarks of yesterday were quoted to the warden it was implied to him that I had used the word "segregated" in the sense of prisoners who were segregated as punishment. In my statement yesterday I did say that 113 inmates were actually segregated as being involved in the riot. This however referred to the physical separation of those participating in the riot from the rest of the prison population, at the time of the riot. The figure of 113 is the number of inmates who were separated when the shock force entered the grounds of the institution and contained the rioting inmates in one corner of the walled area.

The article in this morning's Globe and Mail, however, implies that segregation was used in the sense of continuing segregation. This is not the case. The degree of participation of those involved, and who were segregated in the sense I have just mentioned, will be determined in the investigation that is expected to start tomorrow. Segregation as punishment will be carried out only after the investigation is completed and the guilt of those participating has been determined.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   COLLINS BAY PENITENTIARY
Sub-subtopic:   RESPECTING SEGREGATION OF RIOTERS
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FREIGHT RATES

PROGRESS OF FREIGHT EQUALIZATION INQUIRY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Can the

Minister of Transport say what progress is being made by the board of transport commissioners in its program toward equalization of freight rates in general, and in particular the progress toward equalization of commodity rates? I ask this question because the royal commission made its report as long ago as 1951, and we are anxiously awaiting some further progress.

3756 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PROGRESS OF FREIGHT EQUALIZATION INQUIRY
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

I wish to thank the hon. member for Assiniboia for giving me notice of his intention to ask this question. Since the beginning of 1958 the transport board has held hearings on certain commodity rate scales and further hearings are scheduled for this fall. The railways have been required by the board to file certain additional information, and the board is hopeful that substantial progress will be made in the equalization of commodity rates before the end of this year.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PROGRESS OF FREIGHT EQUALIZATION INQUIRY
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

May I ask

a supplementary question. When that report is made, will there be other classifications of freight rates to be equalized under the authority of the order in council?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   PROGRESS OF FREIGHT EQUALIZATION INQUIRY
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August 19, 1958