May 14, 1965

LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Lamoniagne:

I do not think it would be desirable to have a committee, because the committee might have very little to do. If a group of Members representing all parties could hold special meetings occasionally with the staff of the Commission, I think this would be a much more informal procedure and probably more information could be obtained in this way than otherwise.

Topic:   CANADIAN CENTENNIAL
Subtopic:   REPORTED DIFFERENCES AMONG MEMBERS OF COMMISSION
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SHIPPING

REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to address a question to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour because of the fact that the Minister of Labour left the House a few minutes ago. I apologize for not sending notice, but the question is very urgent and was given to me just prior to my coming into the House. In view of the fact that President McLaughlin of the Seafarers' International Union continuing regime has made representations to the Minister of Transport with respect to the undermanning of ships of companies with which his union has an agreement, does the 22620-84

Inquiries of the Ministry Parliamentary Secretary not consider that these complaints largely arise from the unsatisfactory agreement signed by the union with the companies with the approval of the trustees?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I regret that the Minister of Labour is absent because he had an appointment to attend a joint meeting of the construction industry officials and labour union representatives, but I will be pleased to bring this question to his attention immediately upon the adjournment of the House for lunch.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. I wonder if the Parliamentary Secretary-

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. In view of the answer given by the Parliamentary Secretary I suppose the question now has to be considered in order, but at the time the Chair felt it was more of a statement of opinion than a question.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard:

Perhaps I could ask a related question directed to the Acting Minister of Transport. Does he not consider that the greatest contributing factor to the undermanning of ships is the failure of this and previous Governments to pass regulations under the Canada Shipping Act?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS RESPECTING UNDERMANNING OF SHIPS
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PENITENTIARIES

PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Has the Minister received a telegram from the National Committee of the Canadian Corrections Association protesting his department's plans for the building of special detention institutions? If so, has the Minister replied to that telegram and in what manner?

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I must say I do not recall the exact telegram having been brought to my attention yet, but I shall certainly inquire into the matter. I am pleased to say that in the very near future the House Leader will be calling the resolution providing for the appointment of a joint committee of the Senate and the House of Commons precisely to look into the physical and material conditions of detention in penitentiaries, which I would

May 14. 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry hope would include looking into the actual plans and programs tor the construction of detention institutions.

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. Orlikow:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Would the Minister give consideration to holding up the letting of any more contracts for these special detention units until the Committee has had an opportunity to look into the question and to hear representations?

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

I shall be pleased to consider the matter.

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Is this the same committee the Minister promised us some eight months ago?

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

A few minutes ago the hon. Member for Pontiac-Temiscamingue rose so quickly to put his question that I was, unintentionally on his part, deprived of an opportunity to answer the last question by the hon. Member for Skeena. I must say that the Committee to which I have just referred in answer to the previous question is the one to which reference is made in the Speech from the Throne. If the House would immediately give its consent to Item No. 10 on the order paper, I would be very pleased to agree and we would see that the Committee is set up as early as possible. I would ask the House Leader to attempt this in a few minutes.

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   PROTESTS RESPECTING CONSTRUCTION OF DETENTION INSTITUTIONS
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WATER LEVELS

May 14, 1965