Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):
Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 and under the urgent and pressing circumstances which appear in the following motion, I would move, if approval is given, seconded by the hon. member for Grenville-Carleton (Mr. Baker):
That this House, as the elected branch of the ultimate and highest tribunal in the country, concerned that justice should not only be done but be seen to be done, and that judicial and bureaucratic officials shall not make improper or unexpected use of laws enacted in parliament, requests that the Minister of Justice and the Solicitor General inquire into and report to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on certain facts relating to the case of Peter Treu who, after being under charge and trial for approximately four years under the Official Secrets Act, behind a strict curtain of secrecy, was recently convicted and sentenced to imprisonment and, in particular, the allegation that Treu was commanded not to discuss the case even after conviction and was granted bail on appeal only on the same basis, and that the committee be required to consider the provisions of the Official Secrets Act which permit this kind of Star Chamber proceedings, with a view to recommending suitable changes.
Subtopic: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO PETER TREU CASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43