October 12, 1962

NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-62, to amend the Canada Elections Act (absentee voting).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   ABSENTEE ELECTOR TO VOTE ANYWHERE IN CANADA
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   ABSENTEE ELECTOR TO VOTE ANYWHERE IN CANADA
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard:

A system of absentee voting would permit an elector to cast his ballot on election day anywhere in Canada effective in his home constituency and home polling station. Such a provision does not now exist under the terms of the Canada Elections Act, and the bill seeks to establish an arrangement under which an estimated 200,000 people who were denied the right to vote during the last election might have the opportunity afforded to them.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   ABSENTEE ELECTOR TO VOTE ANYWHERE IN CANADA
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

INQUIRY AS TO CONSIDERATION OF REVISED ESTIMATES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance, and ask him when he proposes to bring down the revised estimates which reflect the government's austerity program.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSIDERATION OF REVISED ESTIMATES
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of Finance):

I am not sure about reflecting the government's austerity program, but we are reprinting the estimates setting forth the revisions, and I am assured that the reprinting will be concluded on the 16th. I intended discussing with hon. members of the house what would be the appropriate time for them to be brought down. They could be brought down any time after the 16th. I said "After the 16th", but I suppose if the house desires they could be brought down on the 16th as well as after that day.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSIDERATION OF REVISED ESTIMATES
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PUBLIC SERVICE

POSTAL EMPLOYEES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lucien Lamoureux

Liberal

Mr. Lucien Lamoureux (Stormont):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. In view of the imminent massive slowdown in postal deliveries announced by the association of Canadian postal employees, will the minister reassure the house that the cyclical review of postal workers' wages is being expedited?

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   POSTAL EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   CYCLICAL REVIEW OF WAGES
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of Finance):

In reply to the hon. member's question, the cyclical review is being carried out, as are all other reviews which must be undertaken under the statutes.

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   POSTAL EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   CYCLICAL REVIEW OF WAGES
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WINNIPEG, MAN. CIRCULATION OF PERSONAL HISTORY FORMS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question

to the Minister of Justice. Will the minister inquire into the reasons for the recent circulation among federal civil servants in Winnipeg of the personal history form, a copy of which I furnished to the minister this morning, and will he have the form examined in the light of the Canadian Bill of Rights, particularly in view of its many references to racial origin and other aspects?

Topic:   WINNIPEG, MAN. CIRCULATION OF PERSONAL HISTORY FORMS
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I think in the light of that involved question it should be one more for orders of the day.

Topic:   WINNIPEG, MAN. CIRCULATION OF PERSONAL HISTORY FORMS
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

I have asked it on orders of the day.

Topic:   WINNIPEG, MAN. CIRCULATION OF PERSONAL HISTORY FORMS
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I beg the hon. member's pardon; I mean for the order paper.

(Translation):

Topic:   WINNIPEG, MAN. CIRCULATION OF PERSONAL HISTORY FORMS
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AIR TRANSPORT

October 12, 1962