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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (Minister of Industry; Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (Minisier of Industry):

Yes.

2. Tenderers and bid prices (excluding federal sales tax) were: Canadian Vickers Shipyards Ltd., $2,881,936; Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., $2,955,809; Saint John Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., $2,999,400; Marine Industries Ltd., $3,039,100; Halifax Shipyards, $3,266,690; Victoria Machinery Depot Company Limited, $3,607,090; Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd., $3,664,491; Yarrows, Ltd., $3,750,709.

3. The contract was awarded to the lowest bidder.

4. H.M.C.S Fraser has been operating out of Esquimalt, B.C. However, on completion of the conversion, it will operate out of Halifax, N.S.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONVERSION AND REFIT OF H.M.C.S. "FRASER"
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BAGOTVILLE-SAGUENAY AIRPORT

SC

Mr. Cote (Chicoutimi)

Social Credit

1. What is the estimated cost of the airport that will shortly be built at Bagotville-Saguenay?

2. What will be the cost of installations at this airport?

3. When is it proposed to begin this work?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BAGOTVILLE-SAGUENAY AIRPORT
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minisier of Transport):

1. The new terminal building to be erected at the Bagotville-Saguenay airport is expected to cost $300,000.

2. Related installations at the new air terminal are expected to cost $175,000.

3. Tender calls are expected to be made next September.

Questions

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BAGOTVILLE-SAGUENAY AIRPORT
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'WITHDRAWAL OF MEDAL FROM R.C.M.P. OFFICER

SC

Mr. Marcoux

Social Credit

Was Mr. Rene J. Belee, former Assistant Superintendent in the R.C.M.P., stripped of the Long Service Medal which he had received in 1953 and, if so, (a) for what reason (b) on whose authority was the action taken?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'WITHDRAWAL OF MEDAL FROM R.C.M.P. OFFICER
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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):

Yes. (a) due to

infractions to, and condemnations under, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, and (b) under the authority devolved upon the commissioner under section 214 of the R.C.M.P. regulations.

RETIREMENT FROM R.C.M.P. OF RENfi J. BELEC

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'WITHDRAWAL OF MEDAL FROM R.C.M.P. OFFICER
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SC

Mr. Marcoux

Social Credit

1. Has Mr. Rene J. Belee, former Chief Superintendent in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, been retired and, if so, as of what date and for what reason?

2. How many years of service in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had Mr. Belee?

3. Is he receiving a pension based on the full number of years of his service and, if not, for what reason?

4. What is the difference in the amount of pension Mr. Belee is presently receiving and that to which he would normally be entitled calculated according to the full number of years of his service?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'WITHDRAWAL OF MEDAL FROM R.C.M.P. OFFICER
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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):

1. Yes as of

December 8, 1964, to promote the efficiency of the force.

2. 31 years and 165 days.

3. No, because section 27(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act prevents a pension based on the full number of years of service being granted in the circumstances of Mr. Belec's case.

4. If he had retired voluntarily with 31 completed years of service, he would have been entitled to an additional $220.80 per annum. If he had been compulsorily retired to promote efficiency under normal circumstances with 31 completed years of service, he would have been entitled to an additional $1,932 per annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   'WITHDRAWAL OF MEDAL FROM R.C.M.P. OFFICER
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RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE MEETING, SMITHS FALLS, ONT.

SC

Mr. Marcoux

Social Credit

Was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Informed that, in 1958, a Soviet agent was to meet Robert Glenn Thompson, an American citizen,

presently accused of spying for the Russians, in front of a cinema in Smiths Falls, Ontario and, if so, what line of action was followed in this regard?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE MEETING, SMITHS FALLS, ONT.
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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):

Robert Glenn Thompson, an American citizen, is currently before the United States courts awaiting sentence in connection with charges of conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.

In this case, there has been the usual exchange of information between the American and Canadian security agencies but it would not be in the public interest to disclose the nature of the information exchanged or the investigative action that was followed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE MEETING, SMITHS FALLS, ONT.
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TENDERS FOR METAL WINDOWS, R.C.A.F. STATION

PC

Mr. Loney

Progressive Conservative

1. Were tenders called for "supply and installation-metal windows bldgs. Nos. 3, 4. 5. 7, 10 and combined mess R.C.A.F. station (File No. 737-C12-3 on November 18, 1964?

2. What were the names and addresses of the tenderers?

3. What was the price quoted by each tenderer?

4. Was the lowest tender accepted and, if not, for what reason?

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Minister of National

Defence): In so far as Defence Construction (1951) Limited is concerned, the answer is as follows:

1. Yes.

2 and 3. Victor Gauthier, 25 Maisonneuve, Sept lies, Quebec, $13,820; Alsco Distributors of Eastern Ontario Limited, 401 Courte-manche, Montreal East, Quebec, $21,980.16; Paul Bilodeau & Fils Inc., 158 Brunele, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, $29,968; Labourse & Sept lies Glass Inc., 360 Perreault Ave., Sept lies, Quebec, $33,755.71.

4. No. The lowest tender received from Victor Gauthier, 25 Maisonneuve, Sept lies, Quebec, was not acceptable since it did not meet the requirements of the specifications. As a result the contractor voluntarily withdrew his bid.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR METAL WINDOWS, R.C.A.F. STATION
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RETENTION OF DEATH PENALTY FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES

NDP

Mr. Maiher

New Democratic Party

Is consideration being given, in regard to legislation for the abolition of capital punishment, to retaining the death penalty for persons convicted of murdering peace officers, i.e. policemen and prison guards?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RETENTION OF DEATH PENALTY FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES
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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):

There has been no announcement of Government policy ex-

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cept the announcement in the Speech from the Throne that arrangements would be made for a free vote on the subject of capital punishment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RETENTION OF DEATH PENALTY FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES
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PERSONS CHARGED IN COURT UNABLE TO AFFORD COUNSEL

NDP

Mr. Mather

New Democratic Party

1. What is the number of persons charged annually in Canadian courts with crimes punishable by one year or more in prison?

2. What is the number of these defendants who cannot afford to hire a lawyer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERSONS CHARGED IN COURT UNABLE TO AFFORD COUNSEL
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of Siate):

1. Statistics are not available on the number of persons charged annually in Canadian courts with crimes punishable by one year or more in prison. However, in 1962 (the latest figures available), the number of persons convicted of indictable offences and particulars of sentence were: Total number of persons convicted of indictable offences, 38,663; sentence suspended with or without probation, or option of fine 19,957; sentenced to gaol, reformatory, training school, penitentiary, 18,693; sentenced to imprisonment for one year and over, 6,288; sentenced to death, 13.

2. The Department of Justice has no records from which an answer to this question may be prepared.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERSONS CHARGED IN COURT UNABLE TO AFFORD COUNSEL
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