February 25, 1966

PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, it is so seldom I have the opportunity to support the hon. member for Hull I want to take advantage of it now. What he has said happens to be very correct indeed, because with the multiplicity of committees now set up, if they are all given permission to sit while the house is sitting we are going to be faced with a very difficult situation here in the chamber. We will hear complaints about members not being in attendance here, and the answer to those complaints will be that they are in attendance at committee meetings but that fact will not be obvious to observers and the general public.

I should also like to support the stand that was taken some years ago by the present Prime Minister (Mr. Pearson) and the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Martin). I did not understand the force of their arguments then but one can always learn, and I recognize now that they were very wise in the opposition they raised at that time. So, along with the member for Hull and the two hon. gentlemen I have mentioned I should like to add my name in support-

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An hon. Member:

And the house leader.

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

Was the house leader there at that time as well? Mr. Speaker, I could not be in better company, and I want to add my support to the objection.

February 25, 1966

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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllraiih (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, the question that arises in this particular case may not be thoroughly appreciated by the house. The committee on finance is asking for leave to sit while the house is sitting, having arranged for a considerable number of witnesses to appear before it on Tuesday of next week to give evidence relating to a private bill now before that committee.

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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

That is the argument I used a few years ago.

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LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

The question arises as to whether they will complete that evidence in the morning. Personally I hope they do, as I think all hon. members would, so the bill can be dealt with in the morning. However, it may be that they cannot complete that evidence until after 2.30 in the afternoon. In any event it would then be obvious whether they need leave, and the hon. member now making the motion could bring his motion forward when the house opens at 2.30. If it is evident that permission ought to be granted, perhaps we could grant it then. Bearing that in mind, I wonder if the hon. member would agree to let his motion stand on the order paper to be brought forward when it is clear that permission is necessary.

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed that the debate on this motion should be adjourned?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Motion stands.

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CANADA FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING DISCRIMINATION IN HIRING OLDER WORKERS

NDP

Max Saltsman

New Democratic Party

Mr. Max Saltsman (Waterloo South) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-131, to amend the Canada Fair Employment Practices Act (age discrimination).

Topic:   CANADA FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ACT
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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NDP

Max Saltsman

New Democratic Party

Mr. Saltsman:

Mr. Speaker, the chief purpose of this bill is to prohibit discrimination that is rampant in the hiring, treatment and separation of many capable and experienced older workers between the ages of 40 and 45, in line with the report of the National Employment Service, which points out that one of the greatest barriers facing older people is the policy of many employers to refuse to hire persons of the older age group regardless of whether they are capable of doing an efficient job. I repeat, the purpose of this bill

Proposed Legislation

is to prohibit the practice of discrimination in the hiring of older workers.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

[DOT] (11:30 a.m.)

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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND APPLICATION TO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford

Liberal

Mr. Ron Basford (Vancouver-Burrard) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-132, to amend the Combines Investigation Act (professional sports).

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND APPLICATION TO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford

Liberal

Mr. Basford:

Mr. Speaker, as was made clear on Wednesday, the Combines Investigation Act does not apply to professional sports or, in particular, to the operation of the National Hockey League. This bill will amend the Combines Investigation Act to provide that those who conspire or combine together to limit or restrict the opportunity in Canada of persons to participate in or observe any professional sport and which operates against the public interest shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for two years.

While this amendment includes all professional sports it is immediately directed at the National Hockey League whose president, Mr. Clarence Campbell, has made it clear that its owners are interested only in their own welfare and not the public interest.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND APPLICATION TO PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I have to interrupt the hon. member to remind him that according to standing order 71(2) he is allowed to make a brief explanation of his bill and not a general explanation of the matter.

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February 25, 1966