April 26, 1966

JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. A. J. P. Cameron (High Park) presented the first report of the standing committee on justice and legal affairs, and asked for unanimous consent to move that the report be concurred in. [Note: Text of the foregoing report appears in today's Votes and Proceedings.]


RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gilles Gregoire (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, on the matter of-

Topic:   JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

If the hon. member will wait a moment, I shall first read the motion of the hon. member for High Park (Mr. Cameron). Is the hon. member rising to comment on the motion of the hon. member for High Park?

Topic:   JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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RA

Gilles Grégoire

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gregoire:

Mr. Speaker, it is about the unanimous consent required for the hon. member to move his motion today. I think 48 hours notice should be given in such a case. In view of the fact that a reduction of the quorum of the committee is requested, we do not believe this should be granted.

Topic:   JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for High Park must have the unanimous consent of the house in order to move this motion. I understand that the hon. member for Lapointe objects to giving this consent, and therefore the motion cannot be presented at this time.

Topic:   JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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HOUSING

REPORTED SHORTAGE OF MORTGAGE MONEY


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I redirect to the Prime Minister, with slight changes, a question I have asked him on several occasions recently; namely, what is going to be done to meet the serious situation of prospective house builders who require money under C.M.H.C.? I suggest that the Prime Minister

has been receiving a great number of messages on this matter. People are being hurt by high interest rates and are unable to get the necessary money. The government should now be in a position to offer some hope, not only to the builders but particularly to those who desire houses.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   REPORTED SHORTAGE OF MORTGAGE MONEY
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, the government has been considering this matter at a cabinet meeting this morning. That consideration will be continued, and I hope to have a statement to make to the house as soon as we have completed consideration of this matter, which I agree is very important. I hope to be able to make such a statement at the end of the week at the latest.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   REPORTED SHORTAGE OF MORTGAGE MONEY
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Burnaby-Coquitlam):

Mr. Speaker, last week the right hon. Prime Minister indicated that the Solicitor General would be making a statement on Monday or Tuesday of this week with regard to Canadian citizens who have been called for military service in the United States due to the fact that at various times they have spent some period of time there. I wonder whether the Solicitor General is prepared to make that statement at this time.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.
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LIB

Lawrence T. Pennell (Minister Without Portfolio; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. L. T. Pennell (Solicitor General):

I am

sorry, Mr. Speaker, and I apologize to the hon. member, but I did not hear all his question. I believe, however, I answered the question yesterday in replying to starred question 1151 on the order paper.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

The question I asked and in respect of which the Prime Minister said the Solicitor General would be making a statement had to do with whether the Canadian government intends to clarify the status of persons who believe they are Canadian citizens but who may have spent one or two years in the United States and now are being subject to call for military service. What is the status of such persons; what action should

April 26. 1966

Inquiries of the Ministry they take in the event they are called tor military service, and what protection have they in the event they visit the United States, where some of them already have been told they will be placed under arrest?

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, this question is wider than the one which I agreed my hon. friend would take up. This matter has been under consideration, and of course involves an interpretation of United States legislation and the position of Canadians in the United States in respect of this legislation. We had a good deal of experience concerning this during the war when the draft law applied to Canadians. 1 am not in a position to go further than I have gone at the moment, but we are examining it and I hope to be able to make a statement as soon as that examination is completed.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question. With reference to the answer the Solicitor General gave yesterday to the member for Vancouver-Burrard (Mr. Basford), this answer would seem to indicate that the press reports with regard to the visit of the F.B.I. agent, Mr. Alfle Gunn, to the Briscoe family are incorrect when they state that the F.B.I. agent was given clearance by the R.C.M.P. before he called on this family.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONING OF DRAFT DODGERS IN CANADA BY F.B.I.
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April 26, 1966