August 3, 1960

STARRED QUESTIONS

SAUGEEN INDIAN RESERVE

ROAD ALLOWANCE

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

1. Since January 1, 1956 have the members of the Saugeen Indian band voted upon a resolution to surrender a certain portion of their reserve land to the corporation of the county of Bruce, such land to be a road allowance of approximately seven miles in length?

2. If so, and with respect to each such vote (a) upon what dates were they conducted? (b) how many members of the band were in attendance? (c) how many voted in the affirmative? (d) how many voted in the negative?

3. What action, if any, has been taken to effect the surrender of the land?

Topic:   SAUGEEN INDIAN RESERVE
Subtopic:   ROAD ALLOWANCE
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PC

John Alpheus Charlton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Charlton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, in answer to question No. 208, there was no surrender of the roadway referred to in the hon. member's question. What we are concerned with here is not a formal surrender but a transfer of the land in question, which is technically quite a different matter under the Indian Act. The matter was considered at a band meeting on June 23, 1958 at which 65 electors were present. Forty agreed to make the land available, 16 voted against the proposal and the remainder declined to vote. On the same day the council of the band passed a resolution agreeing to a transfer of a 100-foot road allowance through Saugeen Indian reserve No. 29 without payment of compensation. This was all that was required under section 35 of the Indian Act, and the right of way for the road was conveyed to the province of Ontario by order in council.

Topic:   SAUGEEN INDIAN RESERVE
Subtopic:   ROAD ALLOWANCE
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

WHARF RECONSTRUCTION, MALARTIC RIVER, QUE.


Motion No. 137-Mr. Dumas: For a copy of all payrolls showing the names of those employed, the period of employment and the amount paid to each person, in connection with the reconstruction, during 1959, of a wharf located on the west bank of the Malartic river, range 4, in the township of Malartic, Quebec.


PC

David James Walker (Minister of Public Works; Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Minister responsible for National Capital Commission)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. J. Walker (Minister of Public Works):

At the time the hon. member for Villeneuve was good enough to withdraw this motion previously, the matter was being

investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Had the investigation not led to anything I would have been happy to give the hon. member the information he desired, but in the circumstances, Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that criminal prosecutions are about to be instituted, you can appreciate that it would prejudice the case of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to disclose any information at this time. I would ask the hon. member to be good enough to withdraw this motion.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   WHARF RECONSTRUCTION, MALARTIC RIVER, QUE.
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LIB

Armand Dumas

Liberal

Mr. Dumas:

Mr. Speaker, in view of what the minister has said, I should like this motion to stand for the time being.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   WHARF RECONSTRUCTION, MALARTIC RIVER, QUE.
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Motion stands.

Motion stands.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   WHARF RECONSTRUCTION, MALARTIC RIVER, QUE.
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

REPORTED DISCUSSIONS ON REFORM OF ORGANIZATION


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 direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I regret that I was not able to give him notice because the report was brought to my attention just as I was coming into the chamber. Has the minister any comment to make on the report which has appeared in the press this morning to the effect that Chancellor Adenauer and President de Gaulle have had conversations during which they agreed on the desirability of the reforming of NATO?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED DISCUSSIONS ON REFORM OF ORGANIZATION
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of Slate for External Affairs):

No, Mr. Speaker, I have no reports to that effect.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED DISCUSSIONS ON REFORM OF ORGANIZATION
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TIBET-REPORT CHARGING PRACTICE OF GENOCIDE BY COMMUNIST CHINA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Maurice Allard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Maurice Allard (Sherbrooke):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Further to the report of the international commission of jurists, under which communist China was found guilty of genocide toward Tibet, what is the Canadian government's attitude as a party to the convention on genocide of December 9, 1948?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TIBET-REPORT CHARGING PRACTICE OF GENOCIDE BY COMMUNIST CHINA
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

The report referred to by the hon. member was issued by a legal inquiry committee of the international commission of jurists, a non-governmental and independent body. Although the report is, therefore, unofficial, its conclusions appeared to be based on as full information as can be gathered on Tibet in present circumstances.

The Canadian government's attitude is quite clear. Hon. members will recall that at the last session of the general assembly of the United Nations, Canada voted in favour of a resolution which called for respect for the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   TIBET-REPORT CHARGING PRACTICE OF GENOCIDE BY COMMUNIST CHINA
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August 3, 1960