August 10, 1960

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, with leave of the house I should like to refer to a question I was discussing the other day, namely the undertaking to provide another day for the discussion on the bill on capital punishment. Since the discussion took place on the last occasion, and as this is not a government matter but rather one for the hon. members concerned and the house in general, I think the matter might be dealt with by each of the private members particularly concerned as mover and seconder of the bill. I simply point out that the attitude taken by myself on behalf of the government was that in view of the great importance of the subject another day was required, and the government would be prepared to expedite the opportunity.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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PC

Frank Charles McGee

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Frank McGee (York-Scarborough):

With the consent of my seconder, and in view of conversations I have had with members in all corners of the house since this matter was discussed, I should like the unanimous consent of the house to withdraw Bill No. C-6 standing in my name.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Harold E. Winch (Vancouver East):

Everyone knows of my keen interest in this matter and my desire to see the objective of the abolition of capital punishment achieved. If I thought progress could be made toward the achievement of that objective by a further day's discussion at this time in the session, I would ask for leave to proceed with the additional day. However, after due consideration it is my firm conviction that nothing can be gained by continuing the debate at this time, so for the furtherance of the objective I will agree as seconder to ask the unanimous consent of this house for withdrawal of the bill.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is the house prepared to give unanimous consent that the bill be withdrawn?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

It is so ordered.

Order discharged and bill withdrawn.

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Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF BILL NO. C-6, RESPECTING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
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UNITED NATIONS

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I think hon. members would be interested to know that at a special ceremony held yesterday afternoon in Washington, Canada joined with the United States and Honduras in signing the articles of agreement of the international development association. This brings to ten the number of countries which have signed the articles of agreement. The articles were signed for Canada by the charge d'affaires at the Canadian embassy in Washington.

Hon. members will recall that the association will not commence its operations before September 15, 1960, and that the articles of agreement will not come into force until they have been signed on behalf of governments whose subscriptions comprise not less than 65 per cent of the total subscriptions of $1 billion. Ten countries, accounting for 43.1 per cent of the total subscriptions, have now signed the articles. They are Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, United States, China, Ecuador, Honduras, Pakistan and Vietnam. The international bank is aware of legislative action having been taken in seven other countries, including the United Kingdom and Germany. These seven countries together with the ten which have already signed the articles account for 63.7 per cent of the total subscriptions.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Sub-subtopic:   SIGNING OF ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, we have already had considerable discussion in this house on the international development association. I want to congratulate the Secretary of State for External Affairs on the satisfactory conclusion which has been announced by the Minister of Finance. I also want to recognize, as the house will recognize, the penetration by the Minister of Finance into foreign affairs as well as into domestic financial problems.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Sub-subtopic:   SIGNING OF ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

In a friendly way, of course.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Sub-subtopic:   SIGNING OF ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
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STARRED QUESTIONS

C.B.C. PROGRAMS "CAPITAL REPORT" AND "ENCORE"

LIB

Mr. Carter

Liberal

1. What is the name of the person in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who has direct over-all responsibility for the production of the programs "Capital Report" and "Encore"?

Starred Questions

2. What is the name of the person or persons who compile "Capital Report"?

3. How are the commentators on "Capital Report" selected?

4. Are the reports from foreign countries on "Capital Report" live broadcasts or recordings?

5. If recordings, how long are they prepared in advance?

6. Is Felix Green employed as a commentator by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation? If so, since when?

7. How many broadcasts has he made?

8. Were his first and second reports from Peking live broadcasts or recorded?

9. If live broadcasts, when was he notified that he would be on the air? If recorded, how long was it prepared in advance in each case?

10. How many times has the play or T.V. adaptation of a play been broadcast over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation entitled "The New Men" and on what dates?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. PROGRAMS "CAPITAL REPORT" AND "ENCORE"
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. M. J. A. Lambert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, this is a ten-part question. For the sake of brevity I will merely read the replies, which are as follows:

1. "Capital Report" and "Encore" are arranged and produced by the C.B.C. talks and public affairs and drama departments respectively. Responsibility for all C.B.C. programs rests with the management of the corporation.

2. As above.

3. The commentators for "Capital Report" are selected from persons with journalistic or broadcasting experience and a knowledge of the happenings in the capital from which they are commenting.

4. Reports from Ottawa and Washington are normally live broadcasts. Commentaries from capitals outside the North American area are submitted by tape or disc recording or are recordings of commentaries transmitted by short wave or cable.

5. Recordings are made as close as possible to the actual broadcast date to maintain their topicality. Occasionally material of a more general nature is used when distance or other circumstances make difficult the rapid delivery of broadcast material.

6. Felix Green, as a freelance commentator, has contributed to programs broadcast by the C.B.C. but is not an employee of the corporation.

7. Eight in 1959 and three in 1960.

8. Mr. Green's two broadcasts from Peking were tape recordings.

9. The corporation has no exact knowledge of the time of recording. However, the tape recorded commentary of July 10 was received July 8 and the commentary of August 7 was received August 2, 1960.

10. "The New Men", an adaptation of Sir Charles Snow's novel, was first telecast September 27, 1959 and was repeated on August 7, 1960 in the "Encore" series.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. PROGRAMS "CAPITAL REPORT" AND "ENCORE"
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

PC

Mr. Hanbidge

Progressive Conservative

1. What customs duties or taxes, if any, are imposed on automobile parts brought into Canada from the United States of America (a) for the manufacture of new cars; (b) for repairs?

2. What percentage of parts required in assembling or manufacturing automobiles in Canada may be imported from the United States of America (or elsewhere) ?

3. What percentage of parts used in new automobiles manufactured or assembled in Canada are supposed to be made in Canada?

4. What is the value of the automobile parts that have been imported into Canada from the United States of America in each of the calendar years from 1951 to 1959 inclusive?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   IMPORTS OF U.S. AUTOMOBILE PARTS
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UNITED NATIONS

August 10, 1960