April 22, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PROCEDURE AND ORGANIZATION


First report of Standing Committee on Procedure and Organization-Mr. Blair.


TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT

AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL WATERS ABOVE CONTINENTAL SHELF AS EXCLUSIVE FISHING ZONE

LIB

David Anderson

Liberal

Mr. David Anderson (Esquimali-Saanich) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-189, to amend the Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act.

Topic:   TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL WATERS ABOVE CONTINENTAL SHELF AS EXCLUSIVE FISHING ZONE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL WATERS ABOVE CONTINENTAL SHELF AS EXCLUSIVE FISHING ZONE
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LIB

David Anderson

Liberal

Mr. Anderson:

Mr. Speaker, the present Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act which was passed in 1964 has been unsatisfactory 'in that it requires1 us to do certain things. It ties fishing zones to base lines drawn along the shore. The purpose of this amendment is to allow all waters above the continental shelf to be declared fishing zones exclusive for Canadian fishermen, without going into the question of territorial seas, headland to headland base lines or other similar problems which are at present confusing the problem of exclusive fishing zones.

Topic:   TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCLUDE ALL WATERS ABOVE CONTINENTAL SHELF AS EXCLUSIVE FISHING ZONE
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed. [Translation\


PRIVILEGE

MR. CAOUETTE-ALLEGED UNFAIR PROHIBITION BY C.B.C. IN TAPING PROGRAM

RA

David Réal Caouette

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Real Caouetle (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, as a member of Parliament and as the leader of a recognized federal political party, I wish to protest strongly against the treatment I was given by a Crown corporation, namely the C.B.C., last week in Western Canada.

In fact, Mr. Speaker, I was to be interviewed last week on the national telecast called "Les Affaires de l'Etat", on the French network, and "Nation's Business", on the English network. I wanted to have the program pre-taped in a Vancouver studio of the C.B.C. and the producers asked me to fork out $300 when they had contacted the C.B.C. authorities in Ottawa. The same thing happened in Edmonton at the C.B.C. studios.

Mr. Speaker, as it is only in the house that a member may object to the actions of a corporation whose operations will cost $166 million this year to the Canadian people, and which is unable or unwilling to use the facilities of the Corporation outside Ottawa and Montreal, I want to bring this fact to the attention of the minister responsible and of the house, so that everyone will know that last week we did not appear on the program "Les Affaires de l'Eltat." I suggested to the C.B.C. to invite instead Charlie Chaplin or the president of this Crown corporation.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. CAOUETTE-ALLEGED UNFAIR PROHIBITION BY C.B.C. IN TAPING PROGRAM
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member may have a grievance, but I doubt that his question of privilege is justified.

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

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. CAOUETTE-ALLEGED UNFAIR PROHIBITION BY C.B.C. IN TAPING PROGRAM
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

I would like to ask the Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, whether he has requested the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities to present to the secretariat of the constitutional conference specific proposals for participation in future conferences by official representatives of the municipal governments of Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

To be more precise, Mr. Speaker, it was Mr. Lawless, who I believe is the research director or permanent secretary of the Council of Mayors and Municipalities, who suggested they would submit to the conference

April 22, 1969

Inquiries of the Ministry secretariat the type of recommendation the Leader of the Opposition suggests. He mentioned something to the effect that they would be represented in some way at the federal-provincial conference. I said I approved of the method in which they wanted to proceed. If they had any such submissions to make, they should not be made to the federal government directly, but to the secretariat, which is at the disposition of the provincial governments as well as the federal government.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Does this mean that the Prime Minister contemplates requesting that the terms of reference of the constitutional review be enlarged, as requested by the mayors yesterday? Is the Prime Minister going to consider and eventually define the most appropriate means for the inclusion of municipal representation on intergovernmental bodies which deal with policy of major municipal concern?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

No, Mr. Speaker. It means that in so far as the constitution now exists and in so far as arrangements for federal-provincial meetings now exist, it is up to the provinces to decide how their representation should be composed.

I suggest that if the provinces decide to bring as part of the provincial delegation representatives of the municipalities it would, of course, be their right to do so. As things now stand under the constitution and arrangements, Mr. Speaker, the federal government cannot by itself invite the municipalities.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A further supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. I understand, of course, the provinces can bring along municipal representatives to the constitutional conferences as observers or indeed active participants in their delegations. Is it not correct that the Council of Mayors and Municipalities proposes to submit to the secretariat of the constitutional conference specific proposals which would enable municipal governments in the future to participate actively in the deliberations of intergovernmental bodies which involve matters of municipal concern? Is this not what the Prime Minister has agreed to the association submitting to the secretariat?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PARTICIPATION OF MUNICIPAL UNITS IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS
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April 22, 1969