March 11, 1968

VACANCY

PC

Georges-J. Valade

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Georges Valade (Sainte-Marie):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to section 10 of the House of Commons Act, I wish to give notice that a vacancy occurred in the representation in the House of Commons of the electoral district of Saint-Jacques, Montreal, in the province of Quebec, as a result of the death of Mr. Maurice Rinfret, former member for the said district.

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PRIVILEGE

MR. CHRETIEN-CORRECTION OF FIGURES STATED IN TELEVISION INTERVIEW

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege.

Last night, interviewed by journalists on television, I gave an approximate figure in answer to a question about the amount of reserves held by Canada. Trusting my memory, I made a mistake. The only figure I know is the one given by the Minister of Finance on February 29 last, namely that our reserves approximate to $2.49 billion.

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Subtopic:   MR. CHRETIEN-CORRECTION OF FIGURES STATED IN TELEVISION INTERVIEW
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THE MINISTRY

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESIGNATION OF PRIVY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to announce the resignation from the cabinet of the President of the Privy Council, Hon. W. L. Gordon, in accordance with the request he made to me some weeks ago and which I accepted, with both personal and official regret, as of March 11, 1968.

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Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESIGNATION OF PRIVY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

PC

Mr. Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

1. (a) For each of the years 1964 to 1967 Inclusive, how many persons were employed from time-to-time in the information and/or public relations 27053-4694

services of the Department of Justice (b) what position has been and is now held by each such employee, for what period and at what salary or remuneration?

2. (a) For each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, what persons, firms or corporations, if any, other than the departmental information services or public relations division, have been employed and/or retained for the purpose of preparing, disseminating or in any manner dealing with the information services and/or public relations of the Department of Justice (b) what are the names of such persons, firms and corporations, if any; for what purpose and period was the employment and what was the cost in each instance (c) were public tenders called for the services described in (a) and (b) and, if not, upon what basis and by whom was the selection made?

3. (a) For each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, how many press releases have been prepared for or on behalf of the department and/or the Minister of Justice; by whom were the same prepared and at what cost (b) for each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, what radio and television time has been purchased by the Department of Justice; for what purpose and for what cost (c) for each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, what advertising or other space was purchased in domestic and foreign newspapers, magazines and other publications; for what purpose and for what cost?

4. For each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, what was the cost of travel of the Minister of Justice and his staff and of any of the personnel described in parts 1 and 2 above; what trips were undertaken and for what purpose?

5. For each of the years 1964 to 1967 inclusive, what advertising or any other related contracts have been awarded by the Department of Justice; to whom were the same awarded, for what purpose and for what cost; were public tenders called in each instance and, if not, upon what basis and by whom was the contract awarded?

6. Does the Department of Justice maintain and/or operate any office located elsewhere than in Ottawa for the purpose, in whole or in part, of promoting the public relations of the department and/or the Minister of Justice, and if so, where are such offices located; what is the cost of the maintenance and operation of such offices; how many are employed in each such office and at what salary or remuneration in each case?

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Hon. P.-E. Trudeau@Minister of Justice

1. (a) None, (b) Not applicable.

2. (a) None, (b) Not applicable, (c) Not applicable.

3. (a) None. All press releases were prepared by departmental and ministerial personnel. (b) None, (c) None.

March 11. 1968

Questions

4. For the Ministers of Justice and staff, the following amounts were paid with respect to travelling expenses for the fiscal years shown below: 1964-65, $8,729.33; 196566, $6,724.07; 1966-67, $2,316.86; 1967 to Oct. 31, $1,530.17.

All travelling was on government business. No record is maintained of the purpose of the individual trips.

5. None.

6. No.

Note: Since the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Penitentiary Service, National Parole Board, investigation and research (Combines Investigation Act) and bankruptcy branch no longer fall within the administrative responsibility of the Minister of Justice, the information supplied above does not include information respecting these services.

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C.B.C. COVERAGE OF EXPO AND PAN-AMERICAN GAMES

PC

Mr. McIntosh

Progressive Conservative

1. What were the total direct and indirect costs of the C.B.C. preparations and coverage of the Pan American games in Winnipeg, Manitoba?

2. What personnel, facilities and equipment from C.B.C. maritime region were made available to assist in the C.B.C.'s network and local coverage of the Pan American games in Winnipeg?

3. How many days in advance of the opening of the Pan American games in Winnipeg were personnel from the C.B.C. maritime region authorized to proceed to Winnipeg?

4. Has the C.B.C. purchased any equipment since January 1, 1966 from funds specifically designated for centennial productions or centennial coverage?

5. (a) What was the estimated capital cost by the C.B.C. for its structure and facilities at the Expo site (b) what are the actual expenditures to date (c) what are the actual direct and indirect expenditures to date by the C.B.C. for the operation, administration, maintenance and production costs of its broadcasting centre at the Expo site?

6. Is the C.B.C. or any agency of the government undertaking any studies or investigations related directly to expenditures made by the C.B.C. leading to the construction of new buildings in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver?

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Subtopic:   C.B.C. COVERAGE OF EXPO AND PAN-AMERICAN GAMES
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LIB

Albert Béchard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Albert Bechard (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, since the answer to this question covers a page and a half, I would ask that it be considered as read and printed in Hansard.

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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Agreed?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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LIB

Albert Béchard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Bechard:

I am informed by the C.B.C. as follows: 1. The C.B.C. was host broadcaster

and exclusive production agent for the Pan American Games. As such, it was required to assume responsibility for not only television and radio of all athletic events, many of which occurred simultaneously and at widely scattered venues, during the period of the games. The C.B.C. was also required to provide production facilities and staff assistance to foreign broadcasters. This work resulted in the production of 62 hours of television programming to Canada, United States and Mexico in English, French and Spanish; and of 233 hours of radio in many languages to all of the Americas, the Caribbean and parts of Europe and Africa. The financial requirements of so doing were as follows: direct costs of production-

$587,000; the use of staff and other regular overhead items when applied to the games on a standard rate basis-$362,000; and the provision of temporary technical and production installations to meet special demands- $307,000.

2. No facilities or equipment from C.B.C. maritime region were made available to assist in coverage of the Pan-American Games. Eleven TV technicians from Halifax, one radio technician from Moncton and one program clearance officer from Halifax were assigned to Winnipeg for various periods.

3. The 11-man technical crew from Halifax was part of the corporation's pool of personnel organized to cover major centennial events across Canada. Their involvement in the PanAmerican Games was planned before the beginning of the year and they were in Winnipeg from July 26 to August 8. The radio technician was in Winnipeg from July 16 to August 8 and the program clearance officer was in Winnipeg from July 1 to August 10. Actual travel dates would have been finalized approximately three weeks in advance.

4. No.

5. (a) $9,858,000 exclusive of provincial sales tax. (b) $10,191,000 inclusive of provincial sales tax. (c) The cost of operating the International Broadcasting Centre was approximately $6,000,000. Under the corporation's terms of reference, these facilities were available to all users without charge.

6. Yes.

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Subtopic:   C.B.C. COVERAGE OF EXPO AND PAN-AMERICAN GAMES
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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN PENITENTIARIES

March 11, 1968