May 19, 1965

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):

The Canadian Penitentiary Service employs 11 psychologists

and 1 physician on a full time basis.

The Service employs five psychiatrists, nine physicians and four dentists on a contract basis. These professionals are not required to work a certain number of hours, but to provide services as required.

Three psychiatrists and five dentists are employed on a part time basis and are required to work in penitentiaries on the basis of three hours per day for five days per week.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF PSYCHOLOGISTS, DOCTORS ETC. IN PENITENTIARIES
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RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT

LIB

Mr. Gelber

Liberal

1. Is the Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817 concerning naval forces on the Great Lakes still in effect?

2. Do the principles outlined in the exchange of notes of November 18 and December 5, 1946, still prevail?

3. Do the problems of North American defence, almost 150 years 'later, require a reformulation of the Agreement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secreiary of Siaie for External Affairs):

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. No. In the language of the exchange of notes of November 18 and December 5, 1946, " ... it has been recognized by both our Governments that the detailed provisions of the Rush-Bagot Agreement are not applicable to present day conditions, but that as a symbol of friendly relations extending over a period of nearly 130 years the Agreement possesses great historic importance. It is thus the spirit of the Agreement rather than its detailed provisions which serves to guide our Governments in matters relating to naval forces on the Great Lakes."

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT
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'OMMONS DEBATES


May 19, 1965 Questions


PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROLOGICAL TESTS OF PRISONERS

?

Mr. Malheson

1. Are thorough psychiatric and neurological tests given to inmates upon admission to each federal institution?

2. Has consideration been given to the advisability of testing all inmates with electroencephalography in order to detect organic as distinct from functional disorders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROLOGICAL TESTS OF PRISONERS
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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 ot Justice):

1. Psychiatric examinations are performed when observations or recommendations are made for such and that may not necessarily be at the time of admission.

Neurological examination will be performed by the neurological consultant upon recommendation of the penitentiary physician.

2. Electroencephalography is done whenever the penitentiary physician feels that there is or may be organic involvement which may be responsible for the symptoms exhibited.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROLOGICAL TESTS OF PRISONERS
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COAL EXPORTS TO JAPAN

PC

Mr. Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

X. How many tons of coal were exported from Alberta to Japan in the year 1964?

2. Are there continuing coal contracts between Japan and Canada for the year 1965, and for what tonnage?

3. With regard to the imbalance of trade payments (a) what was the 1964 trade deficit between Canada and the United States in dollars (b) what was the trade deficit between Canada and all the trading nations in dollars in 1964?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL EXPORTS TO JAPAN
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LIB

John B. Stewart (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. J. B. Stewart (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State):

The answer to this question is as follows:

1. Statistics of this type are not available as yet. It is hoped that figures on this basis will be available for the year 1965.

2. Yes. Alberta and British Columbia mines have contracts on a fiscal year basis for

800.000 tons annually until March 31, 1967. Another contract is under negotiation for

150.000 tons annually for a possible two year term.

3. There are two quite different measurements of the net results of trade between Canada and other countries. One is the trade balance calculated from the monthly Trade of Canada record of merchandise movements across Canada's borders. The other is the payments balance calculated from the quarterly balance of payments estimates of the transactions underlying movements of goods and services between Canada and other countries. The two records differ widely in coverage, and where coverage is the same often

differ in timing; (a) The import balance on commodity trade with the United States in 1964 was $727 million. The over-all payments deficit on goods and services is estimated at $1,659 million; (b) The export balance on commodity trade with all countries, including the United States, in 1964, was $814 million. There was nevertheless a payments deficit on goods and services which is estimated at $453 million.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL EXPORTS TO JAPAN
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PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY INMATES

NDP

Mr. Scoff

New Democratic Party

In each of the last 50 years, how many guards or other officials in the prisons of Canada have been killed by inmates serving sentences?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY INMATES
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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):

During the last 50 years, six guards or other officials of the Canadian Penitentiary Service have been killed by inmates serving sentences. There are no statistics available to this department on the subject of this question in reference to provincial institutions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY INMATES
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PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY LIFE PRISONERS

NDP

Mr. Scott

New Democratic Party

In each of the last 50 years, how many cases are there in which an accused convicted of murder, whose sentence of hanging was commuted to life imprisonment, did while in prison, kill a guard or other prison official?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY LIFE PRISONERS
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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 such cases were reported in the records of the service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISON GUARDS KILLED BY LIFE PRISONERS
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COMPLETION OF BRIDGE, P.E.I. NATIONAL PARK

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

1. When is it expected that the Covehead Bridge on the Gulf Shore Highway in the P.E.I. National Park will be open for traffic?

2. What date did construction commence?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMPLETION OF BRIDGE, P.E.I. NATIONAL PARK
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May 19, 1965