April 14, 1967

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER

LIB

John Maxwell Roxburgh

Liberal

Mr. Jack Roxburgh (Norfolk) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-289, to amend the Canada Elections Act (students' franchise).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER
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LIB

John Maxwell Roxburgh

Liberal

Mr. Roxburgh:

During the general election of November, 1965, many university students found themselves disfranchised under the provisions of subsection 9 of section 16 of the Canada Elections Act. I should like to draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that pursuant to subsections 6 and 7 of section 16 of that act, ministers and teachers may move into a new constituency at any time in the interval between the date of the issue of the writ and polling day, and register as voters. All this bill is asking is that registered university students be given the same privilege.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER
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AIR POLLUTION

PROVISION FOR ABATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO OTHER AGENCIES

LIB

Stanley Haidasz (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Mr. Stanley Haidasz (Parkdale) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-290, to control air pollution.

Topic:   AIR POLLUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ABATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO OTHER AGENCIES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

[DOT] (11:10 a.m.)

Topic:   AIR POLLUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ABATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO OTHER AGENCIES
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LIB

Stanley Haidasz (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Mr. Haidasz:

Air pollution is today one of

the most vital and urgent problems confronting Canada. Pollutants in the air are causing injury to people, animals, vegetation and property. The progressive increase and complexity of air pollution brought about today by urbanization, industrialization, automobiles and the nuclear age, call for increased national leadership to protect all our national resources, including clean air. Within the limits of federal jurisdiction, this bill provides for action to assist provincial, regional, municipal and private agencies to abate air pollution.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   AIR POLLUTION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ABATEMENT ASSISTANCE TO OTHER AGENCIES
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MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM


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, the departure on Monday, I am informed, of quite a large number of Canadian ministers for the United Kingdom will leave a large void in the treasury benches for the time being. I presume that one of the subjects to be considered will be Britain's application for entry to the common market. I would ask the Prime Minister whether he would assure the house that the cabinet delegation, while admitting Britain's right to make her own decisions as to the course she will follow, will press strongly for the protection of Canadian agriculture in the maintenance of those preferences that are now in existence?

Topic:   MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the delegation undoubtedly will listen with interest to a report by the United Kingdom government on its recent policies and approaches with regard to entry into the common market. I can assure my hon. friend that in any discussions that take place we will make Canadian interests quite clear in this matter.

Topic:   MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

And does that include agriculture, to which I specifically made reference?

Topic:   MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Yes, indeed it does, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, over a week ago the Prime Minister promised to look at the text of the appeal by Secretary General U Thant with respect to a unilateral cease fire in Viet Nam, and particularly to look at that part of the text which was quoted in the press as follows:

It becomes ever more clear to me that this impasse can be broken and a halt put to the increasingly horrible slaughter and destruction of the Viet Nam war only if one side or the other shows the wisdom and the courage and the compassion for humanity to take the initiative of a

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Inquiries of the ministry first step, that is to say, by undertaking unilaterally to put the standstill truce into effect and thereafter to fire only if fired upon.

The Prime Minister was going to look at this text and, I believe, seek some clarification from the Secretary General's office. Is he now in a position to say what is Canada's position with respect to this request by U Thant?

Topic:   MAINTENANCE OF PROTECTION FOR CANADIAN AGRICULTURE IN UNITED KINGDOM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-REQUEST BY UN SECRETARY GENERAL FOR CEASE FIRE
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April 14, 1967