November 2, 1967

ROYAL ASSENT TO MARK ONE HUNDREDTH

ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PARLIAMENT

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

As hon. members know, on Monday, November 6 we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the first sitting in the first session of the first parliament of Canada, and it has been decided to take note of this occasion by holding a ceremonial royal assent.

The house will meet as usual at 2.30 in the afternoon, and I am given to understand that the various party leaders will make suitable remarks following which we will go ahead with our ordinary proceedings, which will be interrupted at about four o'clock for the purpose of proceeding to the Senate and the giving of royal assent.

The hon. members have no doubt already received an invitation which the Speakers of the Senate and of the House of Commons have sent to a reception which will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Confederation Hall.

I am also advised that a film on the parliament buildings will be shown in the railroad committee room at 1.30 p.m. for the English version and at two o'clock for the French version.

Topic:   ROYAL ASSENT TO MARK ONE HUNDREDTH
Subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PARLIAMENT
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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

PROVISION FOR NAME OF SITTING CANDIDATE TO HEAD BALLOT

LIB

Fernand-E. Leblanc

Liberal

Mr. Fernand E. Leblanc (Laurier):

I beg

leave to introduce Bill No. C-178 entitled: "An Act to Amend Canada Elections Act (Form of Ballot)".

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR NAME OF SITTING CANDIDATE TO HEAD BALLOT
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR NAME OF SITTING CANDIDATE TO HEAD BALLOT
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LIB

Fernand-E. Leblanc

Liberal

Mr. Leblanc (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, in order to identify clearly to the voters the candidate representing the population of a constituency, this bill asks that the outgoing member be listed at the top of the ballot.

This position on the ballot would help to curtail the tricks of some petty politicians who might try to run in the same riding, an opponent having the same name as the former member.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

[DOT] (2:40 p.m.)

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR NAME OF SITTING CANDIDATE TO HEAD BALLOT
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BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT

PROVISION FOR LIMITATION OF POWERS OF SENATE

RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouetie (Villeneuve) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-179 entitled "An Act to amend the British North America Act, 1867 (Grants of Aids and Supplies)".

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR LIMITATION OF POWERS OF SENATE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR LIMITATION OF POWERS OF SENATE
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RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Caouetie:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to include, under section 53 of the British North America Act, standing order 63 of the house which stipulates that it would be advisable to insert in the constitution rather than in the standing orders the restrictions laid upon the Senate.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR LIMITATION OF POWERS OF SENATE
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

REPORTED STATEMENTS BY STATE SECRETARY RESPECTING MANAGEMENT


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. R. Gordon L. Fairweather@Royal

Mr

Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister believe that the sweeping indictment of the C.B.C. management and board of directors by the Secretary of State on a television appearance, when she accused management of rottenness and the board of having been "buffaloed" will help his efforts to recruit qualified people for the presidency and vice presidency of the corporation?

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS BY STATE SECRETARY RESPECTING MANAGEMENT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I do not think there was anything sweeping about this statement.

November 2, 1967

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS BY STATE SECRETARY RESPECTING MANAGEMENT
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Robert Gordon Lee Fairweather

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fairwealher:

Mr. Speaker, may I

direct a supplementary question to the Secretary of State. Does the minister wish to leave unrepentant her blanket accusation that C.B.C. management is rotten-

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS BY STATE SECRETARY RESPECTING MANAGEMENT
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I had some doubt about the original question. The hon. member knows he can ask questions relating to statements outside the house only of the Prime Minister, and can ask only if such is government policy. I am not sure whether this is what the hon. member wanted in asking his first question, but his supplementary is purely argumentative.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED STATEMENTS BY STATE SECRETARY RESPECTING MANAGEMENT
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November 2, 1967