January 27, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PROCEDURE

IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

As hon. members know, last Thursday the government house leader announced the anticipated order of business for this week and, in accordance with his forecast, Wednesday and Thursday were set aside for the purpose of considering an opposition motion.

A question of procedure has arisen in that under a special order of the house the sitting is suspended tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28, in order to enable hon. members to participate in the work of the various standing committees.

Subsection 4(a) of Standing Order 58 provides as follows:

Twenty-four hours' written notice shall be given of an opposition motion on an allotted day or of a notice to oppose any item in the estimates.

The question that has arisen is whether or not the notice referred to in the Standing Order can be filed on a day when the sitting of the house is suspended. In my opinion it is open to hon. members to file their notices tomorrow or, indeed, on any day when the sitting of the house is suspended as distinct from being adjourned. I would advance the following reasons for adopting this attitude.

In the first place, the Standing Order itself states that 24 hours written notice shall be given. A similar provision is also to be found in subsection 5 of standing order 75 for the filing of notice of amendments to be considered at the report stage of bills. It seems to me it should be open to hon. members to file notices of their questions for the order paper and notices of motions or bills they may have in mind; and, generally, it should also be open to the government to file their notices without losing the day. There is also the desirability of placing hon. members'

questions on the order paper, so that it may be circulated to the various government departments concerned without unnecessary loss of time.

In reaching this conclusion I would make the general observation that the house is not in adjournment; its sitting is merely suspended so that hon. members may attend to their committee responsibilities.

In order to conform with the proposed changes Votes and Proceedings will be printed tomorrow in a revised format. There will be no order paper on Tuesday, but Wednesday's order paper and Hansard will be renumbered to reflect the new procedure.

[DOT] (2:10 p.m.)

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE
Sub-subtopic:   FILING OF NOTICE ON DAY SITTING IS SUSPENDED-RULING BY MR. SPEAKER
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HUMAN RIGHTS

COMMISSION TO ENSURE COMPLETE EQUALITY OF TREATMENT

NDP

Winona Grace MacInnis

New Democratic Party

Mrs. Grace Maclnnis (Vancouver-Kingsway) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-161, respecting Human Rights.

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   COMMISSION TO ENSURE COMPLETE EQUALITY OF TREATMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   COMMISSION TO ENSURE COMPLETE EQUALITY OF TREATMENT
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NDP

Winona Grace MacInnis

New Democratic Party

Mrs. Maclnnis (Vancouver-Kingsway):

This act applies to every person engaged in any work, undertaking or business that is within the legislative authority of the parliament of Canada. Its purpose is to ensure him complete equality of treatment as a person regardless of race, creed, colour, sex, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, whether in employment, in residential or business accommodation or in access to other facilities or services customarily available to the public.

This act is designed to further, in Canada, the Declaration of Human Rights determined by the United Nations and marked by Human Rights Year in 1968.

A human rights commission should be set up to administer this act. It should consist of two divisions, one to consider complaints and studies on the basis of sex, the second on the basis of the other listed headings. However, as it is not within the rights of a private member to propose measures involving government expenditures, such a proposal cannot be included in this act.

Topic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Subtopic:   COMMISSION TO ENSURE COMPLETE EQUALITY OF TREATMENT
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time, and ordered to be printed.



January 27, 1969 Questions


QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASES

NDP

Mr. Howard (Skeena)

New Democratic Party

1. Does the Department of Industry issue documents which are of the nature of press releases, press communiques, news releases or the like and, if so, how many such documents have been issued since July 1, 1968?

2. What has been the cost of (a) printing headings or cover sheets (b) typing the stencils (c) mimeographing or other form of duplicating (d) collating and stapling (e) addressing and mailing the said documents?

3. With respect to the paper used for the said documents, what is (a) its quality (b) the quantity used and the cost thereof?

4. What is the estimate of the number of manhours consumed in the preparation, production and distribution of such documents?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASES
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

1. Yes; 18.

2. (a) $30; (b) Nil; (c) $153; (d) $189; (e) $89.10.

3. (a) White Bond, Substance 32M, 16 pound; (b) 102,000 sheets; (c) cost $255.

4. 106 estimated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASES
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TRADE AND COMMERCE PRESS RELEASES

NDP

Mr. Howard (Skeena)

New Democratic Party

1. Does the Department of Trade and Commerce issue documents which are of the nature of press releases, press communiques, news releases or the like and, if so, how many such documents have been issued since July 1, 1968?

2. What has been the cost of (a) printing headings or cover sheets (b) typing the stencils (c) mimeographing or other form of duplicating (d) collating and stapling (e) addressing and mailing the said documents?

3. With respect to the paper used for the said documents, what is (a) its quality (b) the quantity used and the cost thereof?

4. What is the estimate of the number of manhours consumed in the preparation, production and distribution of such documents?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE PRESS RELEASES
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

1. Yes. 59.

2. (a) $666; (b) Nil; (c) and (d) $2,052.32; (e) $1,168.20.

(3) (a) No. 7 bond; (b) 307,355 sheets 8i x 11 cost included in 2 (c and d).

4. 840.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE PRESS RELEASES
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LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS

NDP

Mr. Schreyer

New Democratic Party

1. Were any premises leased since January 1, 1966, in the City of Ottawa for use by departments of the Government of Canada, left unused for a period greater than one month during the term of the lease?

2. If so (a) what was the term of the lease and for what length of time were such premises left unused (b) in what buildings were such leased premises left unused, what area was involved and what was the lease price per square foot?

3. Has the Government of Canada, either through the Department of Public Works or otherwise, entered into lease agreements with private developers for the leasing of buildings in the Ottawa area yet to be constructed?

4. If so (a) what number of buildings are thus involved, what is the area in square feet thus contracted for, and what is the price per square foot agreed upon (b) what are the names of the buildings involved either under construction or planned for construction, and who are the owners in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS
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January 27, 1969