April 19, 1967

CRIMINAL CODE

AMENDMENT RESPECTING DISTURBANCES IN PARLIAMENTARY GALLERIES


Mr. Real Caoueiie (Villeneuve) asked for leave to introduce Bill No. C-291, to amend the Criminal Code (Disturbance in Parliament) .


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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Caoueiie:

Mr. Speaker, some time ago a visitor in the Commons galleries threw a number of tracts on the floor of the house, close to Your Honour's chair, thus disturbing the peace and order in the house.

Therefore, this bill provides that any person who, from any gallery, either in the Senate or in the Commons, breaks the peace

of senators and members of parliament, is guilty of a punishable offence upon summary conviction.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. [English]

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


OPERATING COST OF CUSTOMS PORTS

LIB

Mr. Gray

Liberal

What is (a) the total revenue (b) the cost of operation, for the period April 1, 1965, to March 31, 1966, for each of the following customs ports: Acton, Ontario; Bowmanville, Ontario; Galt, Ontario; Hull, Quebec; Ingersoll, Ontario; Levis, Quebec; Newcastle, New Brunswick; Paris, Ontario; Port Credit, Ontario; St. Mary's, Ontario; Saek-ville, New Brunswick; Thorold, Ontario; Walker-ville, Ontario; Wolfville, Nova Scotia?

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LIB

Edgar John Benson (President of the Treasury Board; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of National Revenue and President of the Treasury Board):

Statement of costs and revenue Period April 1, 1965 to March 31, 1966

Customs Customs Excise duty Total Cost of customs portports revenue revenue revenue operationActon, Ont. $ 167,900 - $ 167,900 $ 12,100Bowmanville, Ont. 121,600 - 121,600 18,300Galt, Ont. 4,527,400 - 4,527,400 94,300Hull, Que. 106,000 161,100 267,100 50,200Ingersoll, Ont. 335,900 - 335,900 16,900Levis, Que. 573,800 - 573,800 39,200Newcastle, N.B. 272,800 - 272,800 10,400Paris, Ont. 774,300 - 774,300 19,800Port Credit, Ont. 3,546,600 - 3,546,600 73,800St. Mary's, Ont. 14,500 - 14,500 13,400Sackville, N.B. 87,800 - 87,800 10,100Thorold, Ont. 785,900 - 785,900 44,000Walkerville, Ont. 3,275,800 15,810,000 19,085,800 114,600Wolfville, N.S. 12,800 - 12,800 10,000$14,603,100 $15,971,100 $30,574,200 $527,100

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Note:

All amounts have been rounded to the nearest hundred dollars.

Cost of operation in each case includes standard object expenditures such as salaries, travel expenses, telephone, supplies and equipment; cost of employee benefits; also cost of accommodation and financial services provided by other government departments.

Excise duty revenue at Hull and Walkerville is collected and controlled by excise duty surveys which are separate from the customs ports.

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* GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT

NDP

Mr. Herridge

New Democratic Party

1. What was the total of the gross national product for Canada in 1966?

2. What increase would be required in the personal, corporation and sales taxes to provide 1 per cent of the gross national product?

3. What increase would be required in the personal, corporation and sales taxes to provide 2 per cent of the gross national product?

4. What increase would be required in the personal, corporation and sales taxes to provide 3 per cent of the gross national product?

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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Member of the Admin-isiration):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to part 1 is $57.8 billion.

The answer to parts 2, 3 and 4 is that it is difficult to relate increases in personal, corporation and sales taxes to percentages of the gross national product by reason of the fact that tax increases themselves have an influence upon the levels of the G.N.P. and thus upon revenues. However, $578 million is 8.5 per cent of the aggregate of the federal revenues, including old age security tax revenues, from personal income tax, corporation income tax and sales tax, twice $578 million would be 17 per cent and three times would be 25.5 per cent.

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PAYMENTS TO BILINGUALISM AND BICULTURALISM COMMISSIONERS

PC

Mr. Coates

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total amount received to date by the commissioners of the royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism, and in each case what is the breakdown of the moneys received as between honoraria and expenses?

2. How much has each commissioner received that has been classified as tax exempt?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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

I am informed by Prime Minister's and Privy

Council offices and by the Department of National Revenue as follows:

1. Since their appointment three years and

nine months ago, in July 1963, the commissioners have received the following amounts: Travel and living Honoraria expenses Rev. C. Cormier $26,600.00 $10,922.01A. D. Dunton 44,800.00 4,150.70R. Frith 40,300.00 11,011.51J.-L. Gagnon 65,650.00 14,175.10G. Laing 33,350.00 21,117.92P. Lacoste 14,450.00 575.30A. Laurendeau 74,100.00 13,903.40J. Marchand 14,450.00 5,215.03J. Rudnyckyj 31,800.00 15,099.87F. R. Scott 32,850.00 7,206.99P. Wyczynski 32,700.00 3,884.212. The amounts designated as travel and

living expenses in part 1 are considered to be exempt from tax under the Income Tax Act.

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RANDOM HOUSE (CANADA)

CCF

Mr. Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. To the knowledge of the government, is Random House (Canada) a subsidiary of Random House (U.S.A.)?

2. Is Random House (Canada) able to import for distribution in Canada books published in the U.S.A. without payment of tariffs or other taxes?

3. If so, what classes or kinds of books are importable without payment of tariffs or other taxes?

4. If not, what rates of tariffs or other taxes are collected on imported books?

5. Is there a price differential on books published in the U.S.A. when sold at the retail level between Random House (Canada) and Random House (U.S.A.)?

6. If so, are prices higher or lower in Canada than in the U.S.A.?

7. What, in absolute or in percentage terms, is the average difference in price levels?

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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 Department of National Revenue as follows: 1. Information not available.

2. The Customs Tariff Act provides for the duty free entry of certain books. Any importer, including Random House of Canada Limited, is entitled to the duty free provisions.

3. The following books are entitled to entry at customs free of duty and sales tax exempt: Books in the curriculum of a Canadian university, college or school for use as text books

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or as works of reference, not including dictionaries; books for use in intelligence testing; books for bona fide libraries, and being the property of the organized authorities of such libraries and not in any case the property of individuals or of business concerns; books for the promotion of religion, medicine and surgery, the fine arts, law, science, technical training, and the study of languages, not including dictionaries. These books are sales tax exempt provided they are not to be written or drawn upon and bear no advertising; books not including those to be written or drawn upon, printed in any other than the English language.

4. Other books, not to be written or drawn upon, such as novels, dictionaries and general encyclopedias are dutiable, when produced in and imported from the United States, at 10 per cent ad valorem. These books are exempt from sales tax.

5, 6, and 7. Information not available.

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REVISED CUSTOMS ENTRY FORM

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