May 27, 1961

RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING PERSONNEL OF SESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT


Mr. John Pallet! (Peel) moved: Thart the sessional committee on railways, air lines and shipping appointed May 15, 1961, be composed of Messrs. Badanai, Brassard (Lapointe), Broome, Browne (Vancouver-Kingsway), Campeau, Carter, Chevrier, Chown, Creaghan, Granger. Grills, Howe, Horner (Jasper-Edson), Kennedy, McDonald (Hamilton South), McFarlane, McPhillips, McWilliams, Mitchell, Monteith (Verdun), Pascoe, Robinson, Rowe, Smallwood, Smith (Simcoe North) and Winch. Motion agreed to.


ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

TOMASZ BIERNACKI


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Trinity):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. In view of the unusual situation involved, will the minister give the house a report in respect to the rearraignment of Mr. Tomasz Biernacki after his release by a Montreal judge?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   TOMASZ BIERNACKI
Sub-subtopic:   REARRAIGNMENT ON PREFERRED INDICTMENT
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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):

This matter is before the courts and I do not think there is anything I can properly say with regard to it. A preferred indictment was authorized by the attorney general of Quebec, and the matter is now before the courts. Perhaps I should and could properly say, in supplement of my answer that the issues involved in the case referred to are in our view far too important and, in some respects, new, not to take every proper step to have them determined by at least a superior court.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   TOMASZ BIERNACKI
Sub-subtopic:   REARRAIGNMENT ON PREFERRED INDICTMENT
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

Notwithstanding the grave implications in the answer the minister has just given us, can he assure the house that the procedure being followed is in accordance with the law of the land?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   TOMASZ BIERNACKI
Sub-subtopic:   REARRAIGNMENT ON PREFERRED INDICTMENT
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

Yes sir; absolutely. While I do not think there is any precedent for this actual case, there is a clear precedent for the same situation in the United Kingdom.

The law of Canada provides for the bringing in of a preferred indictment as has been done here.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   TOMASZ BIERNACKI
Sub-subtopic:   REARRAIGNMENT ON PREFERRED INDICTMENT
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BRITISH COLUMBIA

DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Will the minister inform the house whether during his recent visit to Trail he had discussions with senior officials of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company, or with senior officials of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company, or with Mr. Douglas McMynn, president of the association of chambers of commerce of eastern British Columbia, who is also a senior official of the West Kootenay Light and Power Company, with respect to the export of power?

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING
Sub-subtopic:   EXPORT OF POWER
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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):

I had no such discussions, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS RESPECTING
Sub-subtopic:   EXPORT OF POWER
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

I wonder if I could address a question to the Minister of Labour and ask him whether he has any information with respect to the number of Canadians who will be out of work as a result of the impending action on June 5, when the Ottawa Citizen, belonging to the Southam newspaper chain, begins a contract for all its photography with a foreign press service, namely United Press International.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC
Sub-subtopic:   POLICY OF "CITIZEN"
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I do not know whether the hon. member has given notice of the question, but it relates to some event in private business which is not the responsibility of the administration, although the hon. member appeared to relate it to ministerial responsibility by asking the minister if he knew how many men would be out of work. I think if this does come within the responsibility of the administration in any way the question ought to go on the order paper.

Inquiries of the Ministry

INDUSTRY HEALTH AND WELFARE

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHIC
Sub-subtopic:   POLICY OF "CITIZEN"
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AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

May 27, 1961