April 12, 1967

NATIONAL ANTHEM

CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE

LIB

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Liberal

Mr. S. Perry Ryan (Spadina) moved

that the second report of the special joint committee on the national and royal anthems, presented to the house on Wednesday, March 15, be concurred in.

Topic:   NATIONAL ANTHEM
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CROWN CORPORATIONS

LEGISLATION RESPECTING STATUS AS TO MUNICIPAL TAXATION, LIABILITY, ETC.


Mr. Raymond Langlois (Meganiic) asked leave to introduce Bill No. C-288, an act to amend the Crown Corporations Act.


?

Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING STATUS AS TO MUNICIPAL TAXATION, LIABILITY, ETC.
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RA

Raymond Langlois

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Langlois (Meganiic):

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to place crown corporations on the same footing as private businesses. More particularly, this bill provides that: (a) public corporations shall be subject to municipal taxes, just like private businesses; (b) in case of bankruptcy, public corporations shall receive payment on the same basis as other businesses, with no special privileges; (c) that public corporations should not enjoy privileges with regard to patents; (d) that a writ of mandamus should be served upon a crown corporation as to any private company; (e) that the penal laws should apply to public corporations as they apply to private companies.

In other words, the object of this bill is to bring public corporations under private law and take away from them the prerogatives of public law. When the state runs a business, it must be subject to the same statutes as tradesmen.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING STATUS AS TO MUNICIPAL TAXATION, LIABILITY, ETC.
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


COST OF MOVING CENTENNIAL TRAIN

PC

Mr. Horner (Acadia)

Progressive Conservative

Who pays for the hauling of the centennial train across Canada and how much is paid per mile to what railways?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF MOVING CENTENNIAL TRAIN
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secretary of State):

I am informed by the centennial commission as follows: (a) The centennial commission. (b) Payment is not made on a per mile basis. The centennial commission has entered into a contract through the Department of Defence Production with Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Railway in the amount of $846,155, for the hauling, leasing and operation of a 15 unit train of which six exhibition units belong to the centennial commission. The contract includes all services from January 1 to December 5, 1967, allowing 83 stops for 315J exhibit days throughout its journey across Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF MOVING CENTENNIAL TRAIN
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RESEARCH INTO TELEVISION SERVICE THROUGH SATELLITES

PC

Mr. Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the C.B.C. conducting any research, either alone or jointly, Into the feasibility of providing remote areas with television service by use of satellites?

2. Has either the McGill University's space research institute (HARP) or the National Research Council been approached to work with the C.B.C. or any other public or private communications media to launch a Canadian satellite which would relay messages for rebroadcasting?

3. Are there any plans to use these research facilities for such purposes?

4. Is the government aware of any plans by any Canadian or United States agencies to orbit satellites for telecommunicative purposes or other purposes in such positions over Canada that they may interfere with any present or future Canadian plans for relaying signals?

5. Does the C.B.C. have any plans to request any United States agency to orbit a satellite to be used for communicative purposes, either alone or jointly with other Canadian or United States telecommunication systems?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RESEARCH INTO TELEVISION SERVICE THROUGH SATELLITES
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secreiary of State):

1. The feasibility of providing network distribution of C.B.C. programming to remote areas for radio and television services using space satellite facilities is being explored by C.B.C. in co-operation with the Department of Transport and others. The C.B.C.'s part of this work is to establish all

April 12, 1967

Questions

its requirements, including those for remote areas, so that the feasibility of meeting them can be studied.

2. No formal responsible request has been received by the National Research Council or the Department of Transport.

3. No.

4. No.

5. No final decision will be reached by the government until the C.B.C. and other requirements have been established.

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Subtopic:   RESEARCH INTO TELEVISION SERVICE THROUGH SATELLITES
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C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION IN NEW BRUNSWICK

PC

Mr. Bell (Saint John-

Progressive Conservative

Albert):

1. Has a decision been taken to locate a new C.B.C. t.v. outlet in New Brunswick and, if not, what criteria will be used?

2. Has the C.B.C. t.v. outlets in the largest cities in other provinces?

3. Will the important coverage area in Nova Scotia be considered?

4. When will the application be made to the

B. B.G.?

5. Can representations be made to the C.B.C. before the board hearings?

6. Have any independent surveys been conducted and, if so, with what result?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secretary of State):

I am informed by C.B.C. as follows: 1. Yes.

C. B.C. has plans to provide television service through C.B.C.-owned facilities to the Fred-ericton-Saint John area of New Brunswick. Criteria used in such decisions are those developed by the corporation over the years and involving assessment of relevant engineering, statistical, cultural and socio-economic data.

2. The corporation has its own television outlets in the largest cities of all other provinces except Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island.

3. Yes. The C.B.C. expects to duplicate the coverage now provided to part of Nova Scotia by the present C.B.C. affiliate in Saint John.

4. No specific date has been set for the C.B.C. application to the Department of Transport or for subsequent hearing by the Board of Broadcast Governors, although it is planned to apply during the 1967-68 fiscal year.

5. Yes. Representations can be made to the C.B.C. at any time and to the B.B.G. when the C.B.C. application is before it.

6. Not to the C.B.C.'s knowledge.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.B.C. TELEVISION STATION IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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April 12, 1967