October 29, 1968

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

FISHERIES AND FORESTRY


First report of standing committee on fisheries and forestry-Mr. Crossman.


BROADCASTING, FILMS AND ASSISTANCE TO THE ARTS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. John M. Reid (Kenora-Rainy River) presented the first report of the standing committee on broadcasting, films and assistance to the arts, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to. [Note: Text of foregoing reports appears in today's Votes and Proceedings.]


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC

LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Rosedale):

Mr. Speaker, the chairman of the standing committee on public accounts has inquired regarding the reference to that committee of the volumes of the public accounts. With the leave of the house I should like to move the following motion in order that this request may be carried out. I move, seconded by Mr. Sharp:

That the public accounts, volumes I, II and III for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1966, laid before the house on January 9, 1967, and the report of the Auditor General thereon, and the public accounts, volumes I, II and III, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1967, laid before the house on January 22, 1968 and the report of the Auditor General thereon, be referred to the standing committee on public accounts.

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC
Sub-subtopic:   ACCOUNTS AND REPORT OF AUDITOR GENERAL
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Motion agreed to.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave of the house to table, in French and in English, a number of agreements which recently have

been signed by Canada subject to ratification, or which have been entered into force for Canada.

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF AGREEMENTS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Has the minister leave to table these documents?

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF AGREEMENTS
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF AGREEMENTS
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BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF BILL OF RIGHTS

LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Fort William) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-122, to amend the British North America Act, 1867, (Canadian Bill of Rights).

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF BILL OF RIGHTS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the house that the hon. member shall have leave to introduce this bill?

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF BILL OF RIGHTS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF BILL OF RIGHTS
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LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Badanai:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to amend the British North America Act of 1867 by adding thereto as part of the federal constitution with regard to the power of parliament a Canadian Bill of Rights, in substitution for the act of parliament, chapter 44 passed in the year 1960. This latter statute has been, to a certain point, ineffective from the fact that it is not part of the Canadian constitution, and its application has been rather limited because most of the time the decisions of the courts have been to the effect that its provisions apply only to legislation adopted by parliament since its coming into force.

In other words, what this bill seeks to achieve is a practical universal application of the bill of rights.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING UNIVERSAL APPLICATION OF BILL OF RIGHTS
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PUBLIC SERVICE

October 29, 1968