April 4, 1967

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

In

so far as the announcement concerning this conference of provincial ministers of finance is concerned, of course it was forecast during the debate on the deposit insurance legislation. This debate indicated that at one time there was somehow what would appear to be an unfortunate lack of liaison with regard to this question of deposit insurance, as well as something which has been advocated in many quarters of the house, uniform securities legislation to protect the Canadian public from certain unsavory practices that have cropped up in the handling of securities in this country.

I hope this will be a fruitful conference, and one in which the undoubted authority of the federal government will be established once and for all without bringing into the field of banking any extension of the power of veto which has been unfortunately introduced as a result of certain provisions of the deposit insurance legislation act. We will hope, as soon as possible, to have a meaningful report from the ministers concerned. We hope discussions can be held by the minister and his associates in the cabinet with the house committee on finance, trade and economic affairs, because we are vitally interested in establishing this position thereby putting the regulation of our financial institutions on a proper basis. In so saying I do not believe our financial institutions are to be necessarily better if they are to be surrounded by a multitude of regulations.

April 4, 1967

Labour Relations FINANCE

Topic:   THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITIES LEGISLATION
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I have tabled today copies in English and in French of a report by the Tariff Board on reference 135, relating to cotton yarns and rovings for use in the manufacture of certain products including cotton sewing thread. I have tabled also a transcript of the evidence before the board at its public hearings.

I assure the house that the board's recommendations will be considered carefully by the government. Interested parties who wish to comment on this report should do so as soon as possible.

Topic:   THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF TARIFF BOARD REPORT ON COTTON YARNS AND ROVINGS
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AIR CANADA

REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET TO HOUSE COMMITTEE

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if I could have the leave of the house I should like to move a certain motion.

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Has the minister leave to make this motion?

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill moved:

That the capital budget of Air Canada for the year ending December 31, 1967, tabled March 3, 1967, the annual report of Air Canada for 1966 and the annual report to parliament for 1966 in respect of Air Canada, both tabled on March 7, 1967, be referred to the standing committee on transport and communications.

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


LABOUR RELATIONS

PACIFIC COAST LONGSHOREMEN DISPUTE- TABLING OF REPORT OF COMMISSIONER

LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. J. R. Nicholson (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, members of the house will recall that following the resumption, in December last, of work on the ships and docks in west coast ports and as one of the agreed terms leading to the return to work, I appointed Mr. Justice C. Rhodes Smith of the court of appeal of Manitoba an industrial inquiry commission under the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act to inquire into the work stoppage and make recommendations for the avoidance of similar situations. The commission has now reported.

I should like to ask permission of the house to table the commission's report today in

English. French copies will be available when the translation now under way is completed. The report is very lengthy, running to well over 100 pages, and this accounts for the fact that the French translation is not yet available. The commission conducted an intensive investigation into the causes of the dispute. I do not intend to comment on the findings and recommendations, but I do commend them for earnest consideration by the parties and all those who have the welfare of Vancouver and our other western Canadian ports at heart.

[DOT] (3:10 p.m.)

I should like, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the government to express sincere thanks to Mr. Justice Smith for his work, and to pay tribute to his work in this very difficult situation. I would also thank and express appreciation for the work of the two assessors, who were appointed to assist him, Captain H. J. C. Terry of Vancouver, and Mr. Joseph Morris of Ottawa.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC COAST LONGSHOREMEN DISPUTE- TABLING OF REPORT OF COMMISSIONER
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Has the minister leave to table the report to which he has referred?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC COAST LONGSHOREMEN DISPUTE- TABLING OF REPORT OF COMMISSIONER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PACIFIC COAST LONGSHOREMEN DISPUTE- TABLING OF REPORT OF COMMISSIONER
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SUPREME COURT ACT

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR JUDGMENTS IN BOTH LANGUAGES

RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouette (Villeneuve) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-286, to amend the Supreme Court Act.

Topic:   SUPREME COURT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR JUDGMENTS IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   SUPREME COURT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR JUDGMENTS IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Caouelte:

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that all judgments of the Supreme Court are written in English only, the purpose of the bill is to request the Supreme Court to present its judgments in French, in exactly the same way as it does in English.

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Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   SUPREME COURT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR JUDGMENTS IN BOTH LANGUAGES
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MR. JUSTICE LANDREVILLE INQUIRY AS TO ACTION PROPOSED BY GOVERNMENT

April 4, 1967