June 30, 1965

PRESENTATION OF OIL PAINTING DEPICTING FATHERS OF CONFEDERATION

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Order. On the eve of the 98th anniversary of Canada's Confederation I ask leave to make an announcement of interest and importance to all hon. Members, which should be of significance to all Canadians.

In the tragic fire of 1916 that destroyed the old Centre Block we lost one of the finest historical treasures, the monumental oil painting by Robert Harris of the Fathers of Confederation. That famous painting, which only exists now in copy, depicts the Quebec Conference of 1864. I know all hon. Members will be delighted to learn that an exact restoration of the Robert Harris painting is to be presented to the nation by Confederation Life Association. It will be hung in the Parliament Buildings, hopefully well before July 1, 1967. The artist commissioned for this challenging task is Mr. Rex Woods, of Toronto, who is noted for his portrayal of persons and events from Canada's past.

The success of our forthcoming centennial hinges on the imagination and leadership of government at all levels, voluntary and other organizations, business and individuals. I am sure this gift to the nation from Confederation Life will help to make Canadian history come alive, both for our own people and for those of other lands.

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AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

James Edgar Walker (Chief Government Whip)

Liberal

Mr. J. E. Walker (York Centre) moved:

That the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development under Standing Order 65 be composed of the following Members:

Armstrong Danforth

Asselin (Richmond- Doucett

Wolfe Ethier

Bechard Forbes

Beer Gauthier

Berger Gendron

Choquette Greene

Crossman Gundlock

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Habel

Hamilton

Herridge

Honey

Homer (Acadia)

Jewett

Jorgenson

Kennedy

Langlois

Laverdidre

Leduc

Lessard (Lac-Saint-Jean)

Loney

Matte

Moore

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Motion agreed to. Muir (Lisgar) Mullally Olson Ouellet Peters Pugh Rapp Roxburgh Saltsman Tucker Vincent Watson (Chateauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie) Watson (Assiniboia) Webb Whelan


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CONVICTIONS AND EXECUTIONS FOR MURDER

LIB

Mr. Matheson

Liberal

1. In the period from 1920 to 1964 inclusive, how many persons convicted of murder and sentenced to death (a) were executed (b) had their sentences commuted?

2. Of those persons whose sentences were commuted, categorized by years served, how many convicts (a) died in custody (b) are still in custody (c) were released?

3. Of those persons who were released by parole or ticket-of-ieave how many had to be returned to prison?

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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. (a) 387

executed; (b) 257 sentences commuted.

Note: With respect to part (a), it should be noted, if comparing this figure with statistics previously given by years, that the total yields one more than the addition of the individual years because of the omission of one case in 1954 which has now been corrected.

2. (a) 33 inmates: 4, 1 year; 1, 4 years;

2, 5 years; 3, 6 years; 1, 7 years; 3, 9 years;

3, 10 years; 1, 11 years; 1, 12 years; 1, 14 years; 1, 15 years; 1, 16 years; 5, 18 years; 1, 19 years; 1, 28 years; 1, 30 years; 1, 40 years; 1, 41 years; 1, 46 years; total 33.

(b) 94 inmates: 9, 1 year; 6, 2 years; 7, 3 years; 8, 4 years; 9, 5 years; 9, 6 years; 6, 7 years; 7, 8 years; 3, 9 years; 3, 10 years; 4, 11 years; 3, 12 years; 2, 14 years;

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Questions

2, 15 years; 2, 18 years; 1, 19 years; 1, 24 years; 1, 26 years; 1, 29 years; 1, 30 years; 1, 33 years; 2, 34 years; 1, 37 years; 2, 40 years; 1, 41 years; 2, 43 years.

(c) 108 released: 1 between 2 and 3 years;

I between 3 and 4 years; 3 between 5 and 6 years; 3 between 6 and 7 years; 4 between 7 and 8 years; 6 between 8 and 9 years; 5 between 9 and 10 years; 6 between 10 and

II years; 9 between 11 and 12 years; 11 between 12 and 13 years; 2 between 13 and 14 years; 15 between 14 and 15 years; 20 between 15 and 16 years; 6 between 16 and 17 years; 6 between 17 and 18 years; 4 between 18 and 19 years; 2 between 19 and 20 years; 4 over 20 years.

3. Nine of those persons who were released by parole or ticket of leave had to be returned to prison.

Note: In comparing the number of commuted sentences with the total of those who died in custody, are still in custody and those released, it should be noted that the latter figures do not include those who were commuted and were committed to mental institutions. In addition, records were destroyed in the fire of June 1962, at St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary, so that the documentation is not complete. The National Parole Board also reports that no assurance can be given that its records are complete for the earlier years.

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FEDERAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROVINCIAL DISASTERS

LIB

Mr. Basford

Liberal

In what year. In what amount, and how designated, has the federal government contributed to alleviating national disasters beyond the financial ability of the provinces?

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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllraiih (President of the Privy Council):

The information requested is given, for the years 1949-59 to 1961-62 on pages 4075 and 4076 of Hansard for October 28, 1963. The information for subsequent years is as follows: 1962-63, Nil; 1963-64, Nil; 1964-65, British Columbia, Port Alberni Flood, $250,000.

In addition to the foregoing, sums of $1.5 million in 1963-64 and $400,000 in 196465 were provided with respect to flood relief in the Mackenzie district of the Northwest Territories.

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FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION TO MAINTENANCE OF MEMORIAL BUILDING, CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Is it the intention of the Government of Canada to contribute to the maintenance of the Fathers

of Confederation Memorial Building in Charlottetown and, if so, what amount is to contributed annually?

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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamoniagne (Secretary of State):

Yes; $100,000.

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FEDERAL IMPLEMENTATION OF PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES

PC

Mr. Fairweaiher

Progressive Conservative

1. On what occasions since July 1, 1867 has the Government of Canada been requested by any of the provincial governments for an intergovernmental exchange to implement an entente, or an accord or an agreement entered into by a province and a foreign power respecting matters within provincial jurisdiction?

2. Briefly, what was the subject-matter in each case?

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LIB

Stanley Haidasz (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Stanley Haidasz (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first part is as follows: Until approximately 40 years ago the occasion for a request of the nature specified in the question would not have arisen under the Canadian constitution. Any interest which a province might have had in participating in arrangements with other governmental entities was a matter falling within the sphere of responsibility of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. All arrangements concerning matters falling within provincial legislative jurisdiction and purporting to have effect beyond the boundaries of the province were either embodied in Empire treaties or were in the nature of internal arrangements between the various parts of the Empire. The constitutional position prevailing until then, coupled with the fact that in the meantime the provinces have only infrequently seen the need in practice for formal arrangements to be entered into with foreign countries on matters within their legislative jurisdiction, has meant that there have been few occasions in practice when the provinces have found it necessary to seek the assistance of the federal Government in this respect.

The answer to the second part is as follows. In 1958 the federal Government was asked by the Government of New Brunswick to facilitate the conclusion of an agreement by that province and the state of Maine for the construction of the Campobello-Lubec bridge. A similar request was received from the province of Ontario in 1959 in connection with an agreement to be entered into between that province and the state of Minnesota for the construction of a bridge over the Pigeon River. Details of the two occasions since

June 30, 1965

April 1963 on which the Government of Canada facilitated the arrangements between the province of Quebec and France have already been given to the House in answer to question No. 2,768 asked by the hon. Member for Edmonton West on February 23, 1965. The text of this answer can be found on page 11818 of Hansard for March 1, 1965. Since then the federal Government has been requested by the province of New Brunswick to facilitate the conclusion of an agreement between that province and the state of Maine for the construction of a bridge across the St. Croix River at Milltown.

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June 30, 1965