May 26, 1972

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS


Third report of Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, in both official languages-Mr. Lessard (LaSalle). [Editor's Note: For text of above report, see today's Votes and Proceedings.]


CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


On the order: Motions. March 16, 1972-Mr. H.-Pit Lessard (LaSalle): That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, presented to the House on Thursday, March 16, 1972, be concurred in.


LIB

H.-Pit Lessard

Liberal

Mr. Lessard (LaSalle):

Mr. Speaker, with leave, I move that the motion be withdrawn.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member requests unanimous consent to withdraw his motion. Is it agreed?

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?

Some hon. Members:

Yes.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Agreed.

The motion is withdrawn.

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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

FINANCE

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister advise the House whether Mr. William W. Buchanan, chairman of the federal anti-dumping tribunal, has resigned his position?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I received the gentleman's letter of resignation several days ago.

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Has he tendered his resignation because of a conflict of interest in carrying out his duties?

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

There is no mention of that in his letter, Mr. Speaker. It was just a simple letter of resignation. I would be happy to table it in the House if it is so desired.

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Would the Prime Minister check into this matter and advise the House on Monday whether Mr. Buchanan has resigned because of conflict of interest in carrying out his duties? Would the Prime Minister also advise the House, either now or on Monday, whether, in view of the revelation of what took place in respect of the anti-dumping case in 1970 involving the Canadian Pittsburgh Glass Company, the government has decided to review any other anti-dumping cases which have arisen in the intervening period?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

I can certainly look into the latter matter of whether any other case is being reviewed. My present knowledge is that no other case is being reviewed. That is the only one. On the former aspect, I do not see how I can satisfy the hon. member. The gentleman resigned and I accepted his resignation. The reasons for which he resigned are for him to state and they are stated in that letter.

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Justice. Will he advise whether he has instructed the director of prosecutions or any official of his department to place the file concerning the chairman of the anti-dumping tribunal before the federal court? If so, does he intend to make any statement with regard to the whole matter or will this be left to the Prime Minister in a subsequent statement?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of lustice):

Mr. Speaker, the whole question is, of course, the subject of investigation and examination. The only action which has been commenced to this point is action instituted at my direction before the federal court to challenge the decision of the anti-dumping tribunal in the one specific case.

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The Chair will recognize the hon. member for Halifax-East Hants for a final supplementary on this subject and then recognize the hon. member for York South.

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Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REASONS FOR RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-REVIEW OF CASES SINCE 1970
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May 26, 1972