March 7, 1968

ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I have the honour to inform the house that a communication has been received as follows:

7th March, 1968

Sir:

I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Gerald Fauteux, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, acting as Deputy to His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, the 7th March, 1968, at 5.45 p.m. for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant, Louis-Fremont Trudeau, Assistant Secretary to the Governor General

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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

FINANCE, TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS- TENTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray

Liberal

Mr. H. E. Gray (Essex Wesl):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the tenth report of the standing committee on finance, trade and economic affairs returning Bill No. S-25 to the house.

[Note: Text of foregoing report appears in today's Votes and Proceedings.]

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   FINANCE, TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS- TENTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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NATIONAL DEFENCE-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

Gérald Laniel

Liberal

Mr. Gerald Laniel (Beauharnois-Salaberry) moved

that the first report of the standing committee on national defence, presented to the house on Tuesday, March 5, be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION

TABLING OF INSTRUMENTS ADOPTED AT FIFTY FIRST CONFERENCE

LIB

John Robert (Jack) Nicholson (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, in accordance with article 19 of the constitution of the International Labour

Organization I wish to table the texts in English and French of the instruments adopted at the fifty first international labour conference held in Geneva, Switzerland in June of last year.

Six instruments were adopted at the conference, two conventions and four recommendations. The opinion of the Minister of Justice is that the subject matter of each of the conventions and recommendations is partially within federal legislative jurisdiction and partially within provincial legislative jurisdiction.

Convention No. 127 and its accompanying recommendation No. 128 are designed to protect workers against the risk to health of being required to carry very heavy loads. Consultations will proceed with the provinces toward the objective of meeting these I.L.O. safety standards, which may permit eventual ratification of the convention with the agreement of all provinces.

Convention No. 128 and its accompanying recommendation No. 131 revise and consolidate six conventions adopted in 1933 on invalidity, old age and survivors' benefits in industry and agriculture. My department and the Department of National Health and Welfare are studying this convention, and conventions Nos. 102 and 118 which also deal with social security, with a view to their possible ratification by Canada.

Two other recommendations were adopted by the 1967 I.L.O. conference dealing with relations between management and workers at the level of the undertaking. Recommendation No. 129 sets forth the essentials of a communications policy at various levels within an undertaking, in respect of information channels and media, working conditions, job descriptions, safety and health, welfare services, social security and other matters. Recommendation No. 130 sets forth the general principles for the examination of grievances and procedures for their adjustment within the undertaking.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   TABLING OF INSTRUMENTS ADOPTED AT FIFTY FIRST CONFERENCE
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   TABLING OF INSTRUMENTS ADOPTED AT FIFTY FIRST CONFERENCE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

March 7, 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. B. Nesbitt (Oxford):

Mr. Speaker, has the government of Canada had any discussions or been in consultation with Britain in respect of the position taken by Rhodesia in ignoring the commutation of the death penalty by Her Majesty?

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RHODESIA-REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH PENALTY
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RHODESIA-REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH PENALTY
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I could supplement that answer. Just before coming into the house, before I had a chance to talk to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, I received a telephone call from the United Kingdom high commissioner to the effect that he had a message from his Prime Minister bearing on this matter which he wished to deliver to me this afternoon.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RHODESIA-REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH PENALTY
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Wallace Bickford (Wally) Nesbitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nesbilt:

Perhaps I should direct this supplementary question to the Prime Minister. What is Canada's position in this regard, and has the Canadian government expressed support for the British government? Are discussions under way at the present time in relation to what the Prime Minister indicated in respect of a review of the sanctions now in effect?

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RHODESIA-REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH PENALTY
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I think the Secretary of State for External Affairs dealt with this matter either yesterday or the day before. I prefer not to add anything until I have had a chance to study the latest communications.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RHODESIA-REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH COMMUTATION OF DEATH PENALTY
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March 7, 1968