November 26, 1970

NEW MEMBERS

IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the House that the Clerk of the House has received from the Chief Electoral Officer certificates of the election and return of the following members:

Of Leopold Corriveau, Esquire, for the electoral district of Frontenac.

Of Maurice Dupras, Esquire, for the electoral district of Labelle.

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NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCED


Leopold Corriveau, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Frontenac, introduced by Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau and Hon. Jean Marchand. Maurice Dupras, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Labelle, introduced by Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau and Hon. Jean Marchand. [DOT] (2:10 p.m.)


PRIVILEGE

MR. DOUGLAS (NANAIMO-COWICHAN-THE-ISLANDS)- STATEMENT IN CANADIAN PRESS ARTICLE

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege arising out of an article which appeared in last night's Ottawa Citizen, November 25, under a Canadian Press byline. The second last paragraph in the article states:

New Democrat leader Douglas shouted that the Ontario Liberal was "a damn poor defender of the Canadian nation."

I want to make it abundantly clear that I did not make any such remark either when the hon. member for Hamilton-Wentworth was speaking or at any other time during the debate.

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Subtopic:   MR. DOUGLAS (NANAIMO-COWICHAN-THE-ISLANDS)- STATEMENT IN CANADIAN PRESS ARTICLE
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE


First report of Standing Committee on Public Accounts-Mr. Hales. First report of Standing Committee on Agriculture- Mr. Beer. First report of Special Committee on Election Expenses-Mr. Chappell. [Editor's Note: For text of above reports, see today's Votes and Proceedings.]


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

André Ouellet (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Andre Ouellel (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table a supplementary report on emergency relief sent by the Canadian government to victims of the cyclone and tidal wave that struck East Pakistan.

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CANADIAN FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT

AMENDMENT TO ENSURE CANADIAN OWNERSHIP

NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-199, to amend the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO ENSURE CANADIAN OWNERSHIP
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Before I inquire of the House whether the hon. member has leave to introduce his motion, perhaps I might say this: the hon. gentleman has just filed at the table a copy of the bill-I have not looked at it and I think there is a presumption in the case of the hon. member that the bill will be procedurally correct-but with this caution, that it should be looked at, in any event, by the Speaker, I will put the motion. Does the hon. member have leave to introduce this bill?

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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard (Skeena):

In light of what the Liberal party did over the weekend, maybe the subtitle of this bill should be "Put your money where your mouth is."

The Canadian Film Development Corporation was established "to foster and promote the development of a feature film industry in Canada." However, no provision whatever exists in the Act to contain the industry within Canada. In other words, there is no protective feature with respect to foreign ownership, and I understand that at the moment foreign interests are attempting to move into the feature film industry which has been subsidized and assisted by the Canadian taxpayer through the fund established under the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act.

This bill simply seeks to amend the relevant section of the Act to ensure that the film industry will remain Canadian in ownership with its purpose being to promote Canadianism.

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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed. 1492


November 26, 1970