March 8, 1968

CRIMINAL CODE

AVAILABILITY TO ACCUSED OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION

LIB

Milton L. Klein

Liberal

Mr. M. L. Klein (Cartier) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-205, to amend the Criminal Code (right to inspect).

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY TO ACCUSED OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY TO ACCUSED OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION
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LIB

Milton L. Klein

Liberal

Mr. Klein:

Mr. Speaker, the object of this bill is twofold; first, that all the facts and evidence of a criminal investigation of an accused prior and subsequent to his arrest be made available to him before trial and that such investigation be carried out for the crown and for the defence; second, that any crown attorney or any officer of the crown be deemed guilty of a criminal offence who knowingly withholds evidence which could contribute to the proof of innocence of an accused.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY TO ACCUSED OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION
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AMENDMENT TO ELIMINATE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AS OFFENCE

LIB

Milton L. Klein

Liberal

Mr. M. L. Klein (Cartier) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-206, to amend the Criminal Code (attempted suicide).

Topic:   AMENDMENT TO ELIMINATE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AS OFFENCE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   AMENDMENT TO ELIMINATE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AS OFFENCE
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LIB

Milton L. Klein

Liberal

Mr. Klein:

Mr. Speaker, the object of this bill is to eliminate a criminal offence the commission of which can only be committed by a sick person. The purpose of this bill is to eliminate the prosecution of a person who attempts suicide.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   AMENDMENT TO ELIMINATE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE AS OFFENCE
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PROCEDURE RESPECTING ESTABLISHMENT OF PRICES REVIEW BOARD


On the orders of the day:


PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. In

view of the statement of the Prime Minister in the house yesterday that the government had not yet decided whether legislation would be required to establish the review board the government has in mind in relation to restraining inflation, can the Minister of Finance tell the house when we might expect to learn the decision of the government in this regard, and when we might expect to receive fuller information about the manner in which the proposed board will function and its precise terms of reference?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE RESPECTING ESTABLISHMENT OF PRICES REVIEW BOARD
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I ought to answer that question because I will be making a statement on Monday about the proposed board, its nature and how it is to be set up. It is not yet possible to say whether legislation will be required, but the information I have received up to the present indicates that it could be done without legislation. However, I will be making a full statement on Monday.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE RESPECTING ESTABLISHMENT OF PRICES REVIEW BOARD
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PC

George Louis Chatterton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. L. Chatierion (Esquimalt-Saanich):

have a supplementary question for the Prime Minister. Will his statement be made on television or in the house?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE RESPECTING ESTABLISHMENT OF PRICES REVIEW BOARD
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

David Lewis (Parliamentary Leader of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the right hon. Prime Minister. In view of the statement by the Minister of Finance last night emphasizing what many of us have believed for a long time, that the present international monetary disturbances are due mainly to the war in Viet Nam, what new initiative is the government planning to take or to promote in order that this disastrous war may be brought to an end?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I do not think any government, apart from those directly concerned with this war, has taken more initiatives and attempted to do more to bring this tragic war to an end than the Canadian government. We will continue to do what we can.

March 8, 1968

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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NDP

David Lewis (Parliamentary Leader of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

I have a supplementary question. In view of the fact that the offers of Hanoi have been refused by Washington, and in view of the fact that the chances of ending the bombing of North Viet Nam appear to be smaller than ever, does the government not consider it necessary now to take some initiative at the Security Council to ensure that the first step is taken?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIET NAM-INQUIRY AS TO CANADIAN EFFORTS TO END WAR
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March 8, 1968