January 18, 1973

PRIVILEGE

MR. HOWARD-FAILURE OF INFORMATION CANADA TO SUPPLY MEMBERS WITH CANADA GAZETTE CONTAINING PROPOSED CHANGES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA RIDING BOUNDARIES

NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege about which I have given Your Honour notice. My question of privilege relates to the advertisement by the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the province of British Columbia in the January 3 special edition of the Canada Gazette, wherein was published the proposed boundaries for the electoral districts in the province of British Columbia as a result of the 1971 census.

The deadline for making known to the commission the desire of anyone to appear before it to make representations is January 26. The Canada Gazette for January 3, within which these proposals were contained and which I understand Information Canada distributes has not been sent to any Member of Parliament as far as I have been able to determine, nor has it been sent, at least as of yesterday, to the Parliamentary Library. Indeed, it has not been sent to anyone.

My question of privilege is that the failure to distribute the information contained in the January 3 edition of the Canada Gazette interferes with the duties and responsibilities of the members of this House in their attempts to represent their constituents should they wish to make submissions or presentations to the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the province of British Columbia. Accordingly, if Your Honour finds that there is a prima facie case of privilege involved, and so that the matter will not founder because of lack of a motion, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands (Mr. Douglas):

That this House expresses the view that Information Canada should forthwith make available to members the proposals of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the province of British Columbia, as advertised in the Canada Gazette for January 3, 1973.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HOWARD-FAILURE OF INFORMATION CANADA TO SUPPLY MEMBERS WITH CANADA GAZETTE CONTAINING PROPOSED CHANGES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA RIDING BOUNDARIES
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Skeena has given the Chair the written notice required by the Standing Orders. I have given some thought to the matter he is now proposing for the consideration of the House. I would think that the hon. member may have a grievance. Certainly he has justification, I am sure, for bringing this matter to the attention of the House. He knows-and this was confirmed, I believe, in conversations we had before the opening of proceedings this afternoon-that the commission reports to the House through the Speaker, not through Information Canada or any other government agency. It may very well be that the Chair could be of

assistance to the hon. member and others interested in getting an early copy of this report and in ensuring that the report is circulated immediately to all interested members from British Columbia. I will undertake at this time to see that action is taken immediately.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HOWARD-FAILURE OF INFORMATION CANADA TO SUPPLY MEMBERS WITH CANADA GAZETTE CONTAINING PROPOSED CHANGES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA RIDING BOUNDARIES
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ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

STANDING COMMITTEES

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the second report of the committee appointed to prepare and report lists of members to compose the standing committees of the House. I shall seek the concurrence of the House in this report on motions later today.

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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

I understand that the lists which are the substance of the motion to be proposed to the House later this afternoon by the President of the Privy Council are rather lengthy. Normally they should be read by the Clerk at the table. Perhaps this could be dispensed with. Is that agreed?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[Editor's note: The report referred to above is as follows:]

Your committee recommends that the standing committees of this House be composed of the following Members:

Agriculture

Beaudoin

Caron

Corriveau

Cote

Danforth

Ethier

Fox

Gleave

Hamilton (Swift Current-Maple Creek)

Hargraves Horner (Crowfoot)

Messrs.

Horner (Battleford-Kindersley) Hurlburt Knight Korchinski Lambert

(Bellechasse)

La Salle Lessard Marchand (Kamloops-Cariboo)

McCain

McKinley Murta Nesdoly Peters Roy (Laval)

Smith (Saint-Jean)

Stewart (Okanagan-Kootenay) Whicher Whittaker Wise-(30).

January 18, 1973

Standing Committees

Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts Justice and Legal Affairs

Alkenbrack Arrol Begin (Miss) Blaker Fleming Grafftey Guilbault Messrs. Jarvis Marceau Matte Mitges Nowlan Paproski Rose Roy (Timmins) Stewart (Cochrane) Stollery Symes Yewchuck- (19). Atkey Bechard Blaker Boisvert Fairweather Gilbert Messrs. Guay (L6vis) Jerome Lawrence Leggatt Morgan Morin O'Connor O'Sullivan Poulin Prud'homme Wagner Woolliams Yanakis-(19).External Affairs and National Defence Messrs. Labour, Manpower and Immigration Balfour Brewin Corbin Cullen Cyr Danson De Ban6 Douglas Dupnas Fairweather Forrestall Harney Hees Hopkins Hymmen Lachance Langlois Laprise Matte McKinnon Munro (Esquimalt-Saanich) Nesbitt Patterson Pelletier (Sherbrooke) Reilly Rowland Stackhouse Stewart (Marquette) Wagner Walker-(30). Alexander Andre Beattie (Hamilton Mountain) Caccia Dionne Fleming Messrs. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) Loiselle MacGuigan McGrath Muir Neale (Vancouver East) Olivier Portelance Reilly Skoreyko Stollery Turner (London East) Y ewchuk- (19).Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs Miscellaneous Private Bills and Standing Orders Baker Breau Buchanan Clermont Comtois Danforth [DOT] Messrs. Danson Dick Gillies Hellyer Herbert Lambert (Edmonton West) Orlikow Ritchie Rondeau Saltsman Stevens Trudel Whicher-(19). Baker Campbell Clermont Coates Messrs. Duquet Fortin Lambert (Edmonton West) McKenzie Nelson Scott Stollery Yaniakis-(12).Fisheries and Forestry National Resources and Public Works Messrs. Messrs. Allard Barnett Bechard Blenkarn Campbell Crouse Cyr Fraser Guay (Levis) Haliburton Leblanc (Westmorland- Kent) Lundrigan MacLean McCain Olaussen Romp key Rooney Smith (Northumber-land-Miramichi) Wise-(19). Andre Bawden Blackburn Blais Dinsdale luthier Gendron Haliburton Hamilton (Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain) Harding Higson Hymmen Lajoie McRae Paproski Rompkey Rooney Stevens Tetrault-(19).Health, Welfare and Social Affairs Privileges and Elections Messrs. Messrs. Howard Jerome Lachance Laflamme MacDonald (Miss) Macquarrie Matte Begin (Miss) Gafik Corbin Gauthier (Ottawa East) Grafftey Holmes Hueglin Isabelle Jelinek Lambert (Belle-chasse) Maclnnis (Mrs.) Macquarrie Nystrom Railton Reynolds Roche Rynard Thomas (Maison-neuve-Rosemjont) Walker-(19). Baker Benjamin Blais Caccia Clark (Rocky Mountain) Forrestall McKinley McKinnon O'Connor Poulin [DOT] Reid Stewart (Okanagan-Kootenay) - (19).Indian Affairs and Northern Development Procedure and Organization Messrs. Buchanan Clark (Rocky Mountain) Cote Cyr Firth Gauthier (Roberval) Hollands Howard Lajoie L'Heureux MacDonald (Miss) Marchand (Kamloops-Cariboo) McRae Neil (Moose Jaw) Nielsen Oberle Schellenberger Taylor Watson-(19). Fortin Foster Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) Lambert (Edmonton West) Messrs. Leblanc (Westmorland- Kent) Morgan Nielsen Nowlan Penner Reid Walker Woolliams-(12).

January 18, 1973

Public Accounts

Caouette

(Charlevoix) Clarke (Vancouver Quadra)

Cossitt

Crouse

Cullen

Darling

Messrs.

Demers

Dupont

Dupras

Frank

Gauthier

(Ottawa East) Hales Knight

Leblanc

(Laurier)

Mather

Olivier

Schumacher

Thomas

(Maisonneuve-Rosemont) Towers-(19).

Regional Development

Blais

Broadbent

Cossitt

Dick

Dupont

Epp

Gauthier

(Roberval)

Howie

Messrs.

Leblanc

(Westmorland-

Kent)

Lessard Lundrigan Maclnnis (Cape Breton-East Richmond) MacKay

Pelletier

(Sherbrooke) Penner Prud'homme Rodriguez Smith (Saint-Jean)

Stewart,

(Marquette)-(19).

Transport and Communications

Beatty

(Wellington-

Grey-Dufferin-

Waterloo)

Benjamin

Blouin

Campbell

Carter

Messrs.

Duquet

Ellis

Godin

Grier

Guay (St. Boniface) Homer (Crowfoot) Kuntz Loiselle

Mazankowski McKenzie Railton Stewart (Cochrane) Thomas (Moncton) Trudel-(19).

Veterans Affairs

Allard

Beattie

(Hamilton

Mountain)

Cullen

Dupras

Foster

Guay

(St. Boniface)

Messrs.

Hamilton

(Swift Current-Maple Creek) Herbert Kempling

Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) Knowles (Norfolk -Haldimand) Loiselle

Madill

Masniuk

Marshall

Peters

Scott (Victoria-Haliburton) Thomas (Maison-neuve-Rosemont) Turner (London East) -(19).

Your committee also recommends that the standing joint committees be composed of the following Members:

Library of Parliament

Bell

Blackburn

Boisvert

Cafik

Caron

Gauthier

(Ottawa East) Jelinek

Messrs.

L'Heureux

MacDonald

(Egmont)

MacGudgan

MacKay

Mitges

O'Sullivan

Pelletier

(Sherbrooke) Prud'homme Reid Ritchie Roche Rose-(19).

Standing Committees

Printing of Parliament

Barnett

Caouette

(Charlevoix)

Corbin

Dupont

Ellis

Ethier

Messrs.

Forrestall

Fox

Grafftey

Hopkins

Howie

Hymmen

Marshall

Masniuk

McRae

Morin (Mrs.) Patterson Rowland Stackhouse-(19)

Regulations and other Statutory Instruments

Atkey

Balfour

Bechard

Brewin

Messrs.

Clark Fox

(Rocky Mountain) Marceau Fairweather Morin (Mrs.)

Fortin Poulin

Ritchie-(12).

And that the provisions of Standing Order 65(3) in relation to the number of members on the Joint Committees on the Library of Parliament and on Printing be suspended.

Your committee recommends that the members to serve on the Joint Committee on the direction of the Parliamentary Restaurant be as follows:

Allard

Begin (Miss)

Bell

Crouse

Danson

Foster

Gleave

Restaurant of Parliament Messrs.

Guay

(St. Boniface) Hales Harding Langlois

Leblanc (Laurier) Muinro (Esquimalt-Saanich)

Neil (Moose Jaw)

Nesbitt

Paproski

Portelance

Roy (Laval)

Schumacher

Thomas

(Moncton) -(20)

And that a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House in the formation of the Joint Committees on Printing, the Library of Parliament, Regulations and other Statutory Instruments, and the direction of the Parliamentary Restaurant.

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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen moved

that the report be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to. * * *


AIRPORTS

LIB

Jean-Eudes Dubé (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. lean-Eudes Dube (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 41(2) I would like to

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January 18, 1973

Wardair Safety Standards

lay on the table the report of J. W. Swackhamer, the hearing officer under the Expropriation Act with reference to the proposed Pickering airport.

Mr. Speaker, this report is being translated and will be available in French at the beginning of next week.

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Subtopic:   AIRPORTS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT OF HEARING OFFICER UNDER EXPROPRIATION ACT CONCERNING PROPOSED PICKERING AIRPORT
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AIR TRANSPORT

NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

Is the hon. member rising on motions?

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WARDAIR CHARTER FLIGHT SAFETY STANDARDS- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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NDP

Charles Patrick (Paddy) Neale

New Democratic Party

Mr. Paddy Neale (Vancouver East):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. In view of the need to satisfy the public that working conditions for flight crews on Wardair charter flights are not so severe as to endanger the lives of passengers, and in view of the need to satisfy the public that the capacity to carry out emergency procedures properly is being maintained, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House under Standing Order 43 to move the following motion:

That this House calls upon the Minister of Labour to establish an inquiry under the Labour Code into the working conditions of Wardair flight crews in order to ascertain whether safety standards are being maintained.

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the motion proposed by the hon. member. Is there unanimous consent?

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WARDAIR CHARTER FLIGHT SAFETY STANDARDS- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimity and the motion therefore cannot be put.

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Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WARDAIR CHARTER FLIGHT SAFETY STANDARDS- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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January 18, 1973