June 20, 1972

QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUSTEESHIP AS SOLUTION TO DISPUTE-POSITION OF GOVERNMENT

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Georges-J. Valade

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Georges Valade (Sainte-Marie):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary for the right hon. Prime Minister.

In view of the suggestion made by the Montreal Port Authority, in a telegram sent to the Prime Minister this morning, of trusteeship as a solution to the conflict, can the Prime Minister tell us whether he is considering this possibility?

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Once more, Mr. Speaker, I was apprised of the telegram only a few moments ago and I have not yet sent a reply.

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Georges-J. Valade

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Valade:

Mr. Speaker, since the Montreal Port Authority does recommend trusteeship in the telegram and since I am informing the Prime Minister of this position of the Montreal Port Authority, may I ask the Prime Minister whether he considers that the action recommended is likely to settle the conflict?

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, I tell the hon. member again that I have just been apprised of the telegram. Therefore, I have not yet considered the reply to be made nor the other matter mentioned by the hon. member.

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QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-POSSIBLE INTERVENTION OF QUEBEC MINISTER OF LABOUR-POSITION OF PRIME MINISTER

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Georges-J. Valade

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Valade:

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a supplementary question.

Because of the absence of the Minister of Labour, I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether it was the statement of the Quebec Minister of Labour to the effect that he would intervene personally if the conflict was not soon settled, which has incited the federal government to act and take remedial measures immediately.

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, all I can say is that the Quebec Minister of Labour, judging by his past performances, could not be very useful to us in this matter.

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

GROUNDS FOR TEMPORARY RELEASE OF CHARLES DAVID HEAD FROM PENITENTIARY

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Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Solicitor General a very serious question. What grounds and what formula were used in granting a temporary release to Charles David Head who was convicted on May 26, 1967 and sentenced to life for the rape of a six-year old girl and given a five-year concurrent sentence for attempted rape of a nine-year old girl and prior to that time had two charges of rape and indecent assault on a six-year old girl and was given life imprisonment and declared criminally insane and given an indeterminate sentence? On what grounds was this man given a temporary release under the plan the Solicitor General seems to be using and which is contrary to section 684(3) of the Criminal Code?

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Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General):

For the

simple reason, Mr. Speaker, that he is still a man and a citizen of this country.

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Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

He may be a man and a citizen of the country but I would assume that Tanya Bush of Vancouv-

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er who was recently found dead, probably due to foul play, is also a girl and a citizen of this country.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

Mr. Speaker, I see that the Prime Minister wants to get into the act. If he wants to tell the House the formula-

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Are you linking the two? Are you making an accusation?

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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member was given the floor for a supplementary. Perhaps he might ask it now.

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Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

I should like to put the question again. Under what formula and what rule of law-I am not asking a question of law, I am asking a question of fact- was this man given temporary release and was his release signed properly by anyone in the proper office or was it a forged release?

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Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Goyer:

Mr. Speaker, this great lawyer from western Canada should know that one does not make reflections which can cause people to bear judgment on a man's actions before this man appears before the courts. This is the law of this country, and this great lawyer should respect it.

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J.-H.-Théogène Ricard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ricard:

Don't be so smart. Give an answer.

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June 20, 1972