May 7, 1965

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

USE OF SATELLITE TO LOCATE LUCIEN RIVARD


On the orders of the day:


PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Bow River):

had planned to ask the Minister of Justice this question. In his absence I will direct it to the Prime Minister. If I may preface it with two lines, perhaps I could say that the Early Bird satellite was successfully used to locate Mr. Lemay, one of the most wanted criminals in Canada, and responsible sources have advised me that Early Bird was also to be used to locate another of Canada's most wanted criminals. Did the Government or the Minister of Justice stop this procedure and, if so, why?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

No, Mr. Speaker, to my knowledge there was no intervention or interference in that procedure. As far as I am concerned I did not have any knowledge of it before it was shown on the television screen, but I will consult the Minister of Justice to see whether he can throw any light on it.

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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

A supplementary question. Is it a fact that Mr. Rivard's picture was to have been flashed over Early Bird but that a minister, or people in high places in the Government, prevented this procedure from taking place?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I have just stated that it is not a fact as far as I am concerned, and I have no reason to think it is a fact as far as anybody else is concerned.

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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

A further supplementary question. Is the Prime Minister or other Members of the Government prepared to answer the questions asked by the hon. Member for Battle River-Camrose in connection with the application for a passport by Mrs. Rivard, and give the House a full report on Rivard's escape? Why are the facts being withheld?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

The facts are very simple and were stated by the Acting Minister the other

day. The application was made by Mrs. Rivard for a passport on April 6 and the matter is being considered now.

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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

Another supplementary

question-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

Surely in circumstances of this kind there is no question of consideration being given to granting a passport to Mrs. Rivard?

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. Member is beginning to argue the question.

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SEFKIND BANKRUPTCY-INQUIRY AS TO LAYING OF CHARGES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eric Nielsen (Yukon):

In the absence of the Minister of Justice again today may I ask his Parliamentary Secretary whether he has a reply to the question I put yesterday to the Solicitor General.

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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. D. S. Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice):

No, I am sorry; I do not have a reply today, but I will check to see whether we can have one ready for the hon. Member on Monday.

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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PROVISION FOR REVIEW OF COST OF LIVING INCREASES


On the orders of the day:


May 7, 1965