December 20, 1963

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An hon. Member:

Who wrote that letter?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dienfenbaker:

Was that telegram received after the discussions yesterday in the House of Commons?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Howard Russell MacEwan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacEwan:

Of course it was.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I think perhaps I should tell the right hon. gentleman that I received a letter from the-

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nielsen:

Special delivery.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

-leader of the Liberal party in British Columbia on December 5, 1963, concerning this matter. I replied on December 12, but unfortunately the letter went to the legislative buildings in Victoria and was not received by the leader of the British Columbia Liberal party until after the 16th-

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Look, if you want to listen to the facts, all right. If you want to listen to the hon. members from the other side of the chamber, it is all right with me. If you do not want to listen to the truth, that is fine. I am trying to say, in answering the right hon. Leader of the Opposition, that when Mr. Perrault made the statement which has been referred to, he had not received my letter; and when he received my letter he sent me this telegram. Now, that is all there is to it.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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PC

Howard Russell MacEwan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacEwan:

Table the document.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

I would simply point out that the Canadian Press dispatch is dated yesterday-

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

I point out that the Canadian Press dispatch is dated yesterday, which-

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I think all hon. members will agree that by now we have had quite a complete discussion on this matter-

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

-and it is developing into a debate. In view of the seriousness of the principles involved I have tried to be as generous as possible, but we have been discussing that matter, even though it is a very serious one, for many, many minutes, and I do hope it does not develop into a debate.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Mr. Speaker, in so far as the time taken is concerned, when there is injustice to any individual, regardless of

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Inquiries of the Ministry whether he has a good reputation or an evil one, the time of parliament is well taken up.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. I ask the Minister of Justice whether he was aware, when he signed the surrender order, that Wasylenchuk was on parole.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   JOHN WASYLENCHUK
Sub-subtopic:   DEPORTATION PROM B.C.
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December 20, 1963