December 11, 1962

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, in so far as the first part of the question is concerned, namely that my statement was in error, may I say this. What I stated represented the views of the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Green) who is fully cognizant of these matters. It was following discussion with him that I made the statement in question.

As to the latter or effective part of the question may I say this. This government has taken the stand that sanctions have not been effective at any time. It is all very well to argue that we should indulge in sanctions against South Africa. This is one of the countries with which we have dealt on the friendliest terms throughout the years. Sanctions would have the effect of denying to Canadians business to the extent of perhaps $40 million or $50 million a year. As sanctions have been proven to be ineffective in the past, such action will not be taken by this government.

Inquiries of the Ministry

COMBINES INQUIRY AS TO REVISION OF BANKRUPTCY ACT

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICA
Sub-subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF SANCTIONS IN RESPECT OF APARTHEID
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SUGGESTED TRANSFER OF LEGISLATION FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL FIELD


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. John R. Matheson (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Is the government now studying means of transferring anti-combine legislation from the criminal field to the civil field?

Topic:   SUGGESTED TRANSFER OF LEGISLATION FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL FIELD
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the answer to as broad a question as that must be no, but I have indicated on several occasions that any suggestions anyone wishes to put forward for improvement of our combines legislation or administration will be very carefully studied. The hon. member must know that the basis of federal jurisdiction in this field has been construed by the courts to be the authority of parliament in relation to criminal law.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   SUGGESTED TRANSFER OF LEGISLATION FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL FIELD
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. D. S. Macdonald (Rosedale):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Justice a supplementary or related question to the one just addressed by the hon. member for Leeds. Has the government had any communications with the provincial governments with respect to sharing jurisdiction over combines legislation for the purpose of broadening the base?

Topic:   SUGGESTED TRANSFER OF LEGISLATION FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL FIELD
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinlon):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SUGGESTED TRANSFER OF LEGISLATION FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL FIELD
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FINANCE

INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Finance a question. In view of the Minister of Labour's comment before the Canadian Labour Congress delegation today that the C.L.C. criticism of the government's emergency surcharges is a reflection of the views of large United States industries, would the minister tell us if there has been any change in the government's announced plans to abolish these surcharges at the earliest possible moment?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

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

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

The Minister of Labour has been proved wrong again.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL
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LIB

Leon David Crestohl

Liberal

Mr. Leon Crestohl (Cartier):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of Justice. Can the minister inform the house whether his department or his officials are studying a revision of the Bankruptcy Act of Canada, or whether submissions have been sent to them requesting either amendments to or a revision of the Bankruptcy Act?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, there is before the Senate a short bill to amend the Bankruptcy Act. It may come forward to this house soon. Apart from that, a more general revision of the act has been under study for some time but it will not be ready to be introduced at the present session. However, it has been indicated to those who may be interested that the government will be pleased to receive any suggestions with respect to amendments to the act at any time, and these will be carefully studied.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SURCHARGE REMOVAL
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CROWN CORPORATIONS

INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF PAY INCREASES TO EMPLOYEES


On the obders 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, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Defence Production. Will employees of crown corporations that come under the jurisdiction of the minister receive pay increases comparable to those announced for classified civil servants, and will they be retroactive to the same dates?

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF PAY INCREASES TO EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Donat Raymond

Liberal

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

This depends on the arrangements of the crown corporations, and as far as I know the answer is no.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF PAY INCREASES TO EMPLOYEES
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December 11, 1962