February 22, 1965

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ROAD MAINTENANCE, TELEGRAPH CREEK INDIAN RESERVE

NDP

Mr. Howard

New Democratic Party

1. Since July 1, 1962, has any money been spent for the gravelling or maintenance of roads at the Telegraph Creek Indian reserve and, if so, how much money was spent?

2. Upon what date, or dates, did the said work take place and who were the recipients of any such payments?

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Subtopic:   ROAD MAINTENANCE, TELEGRAPH CREEK INDIAN RESERVE
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LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. R. Nicholson (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. It has been established that no money was actually spent on road gravelling or maintenance.

2. See (1). Charges relating to the administration of funds during the period referred to have been laid and the matter is at present sub judice.

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Subtopic:   ROAD MAINTENANCE, TELEGRAPH CREEK INDIAN RESERVE
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TENDERS FOR WELL DRILLING, CAPE RACE, NFLD.

PC

Mr. Pigeon

Progressive Conservative

1. Who are the Newfoundland agents for Pius Sullivan and Company Limited, 27 Springdale street, St. John's, which was awarded a contract for well drilling at Cape Race recently?

2. Were tenders called for this work and, if not, for what reason?

3. If tenders were called for the work, what are the names of the persons or companies who were invited to tender and amount of each tender?

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Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR WELL DRILLING, CAPE RACE, NFLD.
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LIB

Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

1. So far

as the department is aware there is no Newfoundland agent for Pius Sullivan and Sons Limited of St. John's, the firm being owned and operated by Mr. Pius Sullivan and sons.

2. Tenders were requested for this work from eight prospective bidders.

3. Bids were requested from: Pius Sullivan and Sons Ltd., St. John's, Nfld.; Atlantic Coast Well Drillers Limited, Bedford, N.S.; Trask and Sons Limited, Cambridge Station, N.S.; O. V. Kennedy and Sons Ltd., Bridgetown, N.S.; Goodyear Construction Co. Ltd., Grand Falls, Nfld.; Twillingate Engineering

and Construction Co., Twillingate, Nfld.; Michael Power, Portugal Cove, Nfld.; Royal Excavating Co. Ltd., St. John's, Nfld.

Only one bid was submitted in reply to this tender call, that of Pius Sullivan and Sons Limited in the amount of $9,020.

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Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR WELL DRILLING, CAPE RACE, NFLD.
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CRIMINAL CODE PROVISIONS RESPECTING BIRTH CONTROL

NDP

Mr. Priltie

New Democratic Party

1. Up to and including October 31, 1964, how

many letters and petitions have been received by the government from individuals asking that section 150 (2) (c) of the Criminal Code, relating

to the dissemination of information on birth control, be amended or repealed?

2. During the same period, how many letters or petitions have been received from individuals who are opposed to an amendment or repeal of the same section?

3. How many professional, religious and other organizations have written to the government asking for an amendment to, or repeal of. section 150 (2) (c) of the Criminal Code?

4. What are the names of these organizations?

5. How many professional, religious and other organizations have written to the government opposing any amendment to, or repeal of. section 150 (2) (c) of the Criminal Code?

6. What are the names of these organizations?

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Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE PROVISIONS RESPECTING BIRTH CONTROL
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamonlagne (Secretary of Stale):

I am informed by the Prime Minister's office and the Departments of Justice and National Health and Welfare as follows:

1. 122.

2. 3.

3. 57.

4. Society for population planning; First Unitarian congregation of Toronto; Board of evangelism and social service (United Church of Canada); Agricultural institute of Canada- Alberta institute of agrologists, Edmonton branch; Niagara diocese council for social service, Anglican Church of Canada; Saska-chewan conference young people's union (United Church of Canada); United Church women of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario; Unitarian fellowship of Oshawa; 21st general council of the United Church of Canada; Edmonton branch of the planned parenthood association; Council for social service of the diocese of Niagara (Anglican); Rector, combined parishes of Lombardy, Newboyne and Westport (Anglican) on behalf of ten parishioners; North York Branson clinical society;

Questions

Women's college hospital, Toronto; Churches of Christ (Disciples) Toronto, all Canada committee; Westminster presbytery, U.C.C., Burnaby, B.C.; Pathfinders fund (mental health division) Vancouver; Canadian medical association; Children's aid society, metropolitan Toronto; Department of Christian social service, Anglican Church of Canada; Planned parenthood association of Ottawa; Planned parenthood association of Toronto; Canadian federation of societies on population planning; U.C. women's organization, Embro, Ont.; Canada conference, Evangelical United brethren Church, Kitchener; U.C.C. women's organization, Mount Elgin; Society of obstetricians and gynecologists of Canada, Edmonton; Alberta conference of U.C.C., Edmonton; Canadian council of churches, Toronto; Saskatchewan conference U.C.C., Regina; Canadian medical association, C.M.A. house, Toronto; Bennington unit, U.C. women, Embro, Ont.; Mt. Elgin U.C. women's organizations, Mount Elgin; 90th general assembly, Presbyterian Church, Toronto; B.C. civil liberties association, Vancouver, B.C.; Council of municipality of Toronto; Edmonton family service bureau, Edmonton; U.C. women's organization, (six units) Norwich, Ont.; The incorporated synod of the diocese of Ontario, Kingston; Unit 4, St. David's U.C., Woodstock, Ont.; Unit 3, St. David's U.C., Woodstock, Ont.; The incorporated synod of the diocese of Toronto, Toronto; Westminster presbytery, B.C. (U.C.C.) Burnaby; The Saskatoon conference young people's union, Saskatoon; North Toronto medical association, Toronto.

5 and 6. None.

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Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE PROVISIONS RESPECTING BIRTH CONTROL
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INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION

PC

Mr. Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

1. When is it the intention of the government to set up the Indians' claims commission?

2. Is it the government's intention to close all hospitals situated on the reserves and in particular "the reserves situated at Morley and Gleichen, Alberta?

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Subtopic:   INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION
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LIB

Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I am informed by the Departments of Citizenship and Immigration and National Health and Welfare as follows:

1. Proposed Indian claims legislation was submitted to all Indian bands and Indian organizations for study on August 7. The representations have been reviewed and a bill with certain modifications will be available shortly for consideration as the business of the house may permit.

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2. Departmental experience has been that small hospitals situated on Indian reserves do not provide economic or efficient hospital service to the native population. For this reason it has been longstanding policy to close such hospitals whenever adequate community facilities become available.

The departmental facility on the Morley Indian reserve has never been recognized as a hospital by the provincial hospital authority. Its primary function is that of providing a base for the two nurses engaged in the public health program on the reserve and clinic accommodation for visiting medical and dental staff. There are also several beds in reserve for the emergent care of patients who cannot be moved to conventional community hospitals.

The department does not intend to close out the Blackfoot Indian hospital at Gleichen, Alberta, until adequate alternative facilities are available in the community.

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Subtopic:   INDIAN CLAIMS COMMISSION
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NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARM STUDIES

PC

Mr. Coales

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the basic research studies that will be transferred from the Nappan experimental

farm?

2. To which experimental farms in the Atlantic area will these studies be transferred?

3. How many individuals are associated with the research studies that are to be transferred and how long a period of time will it take to effect the transfers?

4. How many research studies will continue at the Nappan experimental farm; what are the types of research; and how many individuals are associated with each of these studies?

5. Are any research studies presently being carried out at other experimental farms in the Atlantic area to be transferred to the Nappan experimental farm, and, if none, for what reason?

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Subtopic:   NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARM STUDIES
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LIB

Harry William Hays (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Harry W. Hays (Minister of Agriculture):

1. (a) Plant breeding and plant nutrition, to Charlottetown, (b) Cattle and swine nutrition research, to Fredericton; (c) Poultry nutrition studies will be discontinued and the research officer will be moved to Ottawa.

2. See 1 above.

3. Seven officers and one vacant position are associated with the research studies that are to be transferred. No decision has been made regarding the timing of these transfers. They are expected to take place over the next three years.

4. The research studies to be continued at Nappan are: (a) Adaptation and testing of forage and cereal crops; (b) Development of practical drainage and fertility practices particularly on marshland soils; (c) Management

of forage crops in a livestock forage economy, including the maintenance of livestock for this purpose.

Three research officers and the superintendent will continue at Nappan. One research officer is associated with each of the above three broad areas of research. They will work as a team under the direction of the superintendent.

5. No. The experimental farm at Nappan will conduct work of immediate practical importance to the farmers in the area. Accordingly, it will not be conducting work of a basic nature or with broad application beyond its area of supervision. For this reason no research studies presently being carried out at other experimental farms in the Atlantic area will be transferred to Nappan.

DEPORTATION OF SEAMEN BEFORE INTERVIEW Question No. 2,381

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Subtopic:   NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARM STUDIES
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NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. Orlikow:

1. Have any of the seamen who entered Canada illegally, who were apprehended, ordered deported by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration after they had served sentences in jail, been deported before they were interviewed as to the circumstances of their apprehension, custody and sentencing, by Mr. Joseph Sedgwick, who is conducting an inquiry?

2. How many were not interviewed by Mr. Sedgwick?

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Subtopic:   NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARM STUDIES
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LIB

Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

1. On the assumption that the hon. member is referring to the 21 seamen, summaries of whose cases were tabled in the house by Mr. Tremblay on June 22, 1964, the answer is, yes.

Three of these persons have been deported from Canada without having been interviewed by Mr. Sedgwick. One was deported before Mr. Sedgwick was appointed to conduct an inquiry and two after the department's consultation with Mr. Sedgwick.

Of the other 18 seamen involved, one has disappeared and his whereabouts is unknown; one was apprehended by the United States immigration authorities and deported from the U.S.A. to his native country; 16 are still in Canada.

2. This information is not available to the department but Mr. Sedgwick's report on his inquiry is expected to be available shortly.

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Subtopic:   NAPPAN EXPERIMENTAL FARM STUDIES
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CRASH POSITION INDICATOR

February 22, 1965