December 15, 1981

OFFICIAL REPORT


FIRST SESSION-THIRTY-SECOND PARLIAMENT 30-31 Elizabeth II


VOLUME XIII, 1981 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1981 TO THE NINETEENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1982 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME


Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons by the Queen's Printer for Canada Available from Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0S9.



Tuesday, December 15, 1981


ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

HUMAN RIGHTS

PC

Walter Franklin McLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walter McLean (Waterloo):

Madam Speaker, yesterday the Canadian Human Rights Commission ruled that the federal penitentiary system discriminates against women prisoners by offering them fewer training and rehabilitation programs and no chance of transferring to better facilities or prisons closer to their families and friends. The Commission also revealed that this country's female prison population is provided with only the most basic academic upgrading courses and a vocational training program which consists solely of instruction in hairdressing. Since this House placed the highest value on the equality of rights clause in the constitutional package, I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That this House reaffirm its commitment to equality of sexes in Canada and direct the Solicitor General to initiate immediately an investigation of the retraining needs and receptivity of female prison inmates in order that appropriate programs can be put in place which will ensure them equal opportunity in the work force upon their release.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   RETRAINING NEEDS OF FEMALE PRISON INMATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   RETRAINING NEEDS OF FEMALE PRISON INMATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   RETRAINING NEEDS OF FEMALE PRISON INMATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   RETRAINING NEEDS OF FEMALE PRISON INMATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Benno Friesen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock-North Delta):

Madam Speaker, the United Nations Human Rights Commission yesterday ruled that Canada violated an international agreement which limited Larry Pinkney's right to appeal his extortion conviction. Since Mr. Pinkney is due to be released from prison on January 11, 1982, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor):

That the Minister of Employment and Immigration permit him to stay in Canada long enough to take advantage of the full appeal process.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NDP

Mark Willson Rose

New Democratic Party

Mr. Mark Rose (Mission-Port Moody):

Madam Speaker, 1 too have a motion under Standing Order 43. Whereas Canada is expected to sign a new nuclear sales agreement with the European Economic Community and Sweden in the near future which will not include provisions for case by case studies of the end use of Canadian uranium by foreign countries, and whereas provisions for case by case studies of the after sale end use of Canadian uranium has been a cornerstone of our nuclear safeguards policy for years, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Saskatoon East (Mr. Ogle):

That this House condemns this desperate and irresponsible attempt to prop up our failing nuclear industry at the expense of our own moral obligation to ensure personally that Canadian uranium is not used to make nuclear weapons and, further, that this House instructs the government to return to case by case scrutiny in all future nuclear sales contracts.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR ENERGY
Sub-subtopic:   SALES OF URANIUM TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR ENERGY
Sub-subtopic:   SALES OF URANIUM TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR ENERGY
Sub-subtopic:   SALES OF URANIUM TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 15, 1981