December 19, 1983

PC

John Horton McDermid

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McDermid:

Come on with a straight face.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   IMPAIRED DRIVING PROVISIONS
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

You are going to be taken up for impaired back-benching.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   IMPAIRED DRIVING PROVISIONS
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Minister of Justice):

Madam Speaker, I thank the Hon. Member for his question. Because of the number and severity of accidents on our highways involving impaired driving, 1 am able to tell the House at this time that the Government will be introducing new legislation which will create four new offences. There will be two offences concerning impaired driving-impaired driving causing death, and impaired driving causing injury; and two offences concerning dangerous driving-causing death, and causing injury. We

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will be adding certain new sanctions, such as mandatory prohibitions from driving for any offence of impaired driving. We will be making it possible to immobilize vehicles, and to provide for compulsory treatment. We will also be providing for the compulsory taking of blood samples under judicial order.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   IMPAIRED DRIVING PROVISIONS
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TIMING OF INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION

PC

Allan Frederick Lawrence

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan Lawrence (Durham-Northumberland):

Madam Speaker, the Minister of Justice has been preaching and promising on this and on many other subjects for some time, but no draft legislation has been forthcoming. 1 understand the media manipulation and hype are being continued by the Minister today, but still no draft legislation has been presented to the House. In view of the details the Minister has just given to the House, would he confirm that first reading will be given to the Bill today?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TIMING OF INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Minister of Justice):

Madam Speaker, this legislation will be part of the larger series of amendments to the Criminal Code which will be introduced in January. 1 believe that it may help us in depressing the accident rate through this festive season if Canadians are aware at this point of the serious view the Government takes of impaired driving.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TIMING OF INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION
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GOVERNMENT'S POSITION

PC

Allan Frederick Lawrence

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan Lawrence (Durham-Northumberland):

Madam Speaker, my supplementary question to the Minister is this: why have we not got a Bill before us today? Why do we not have a Bill?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S POSITION
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Minister of Justice):

Madam Speaker, I had hoped that my hon. friend might be interested in the details that we propose to bring forward. I know that he is generally supportive of such legislation, as I believe Canadians are generally, and the Government is prepared to give a strong lead at this time with respect to this very serious social problem.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S POSITION
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PC

Arthur Jacob (Jake) Epp

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Epp:

You have a great future behind you.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S POSITION
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NATIONAL REVENUE

PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):

Madam Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Revenue. It has come to my attention that many employees who buy Canada Savings Bonds through the payroll deduction system are not provided with a T-4 slip showing this deduction, as is done with deductions for the Canada Pension Plan, unemployment insurance, union dues, et cetera. Would it be possible for the Minister to include a box on the T-4 slip which would include

December 19, 1983

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the amount of interest paid, since this is a deductible item, and not have the amount paid provided only on demand. People who purchase bonds in that fashion should be able to include this interest on their income tax returns and not have it overlooked.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA SAVINGS BOND PURCHASES-REQUEST FOR INDICATION ON INCOME TAX FORMS
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LIB

Pierre Bussières (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Pierre Bussieres (Minister of National Revenue):

Madam Speaker, I shall give the Hon. Member's suggestion careful consideration.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA SAVINGS BOND PURCHASES-REQUEST FOR INDICATION ON INCOME TAX FORMS
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REQUEST THAT EMPLOYEES BE PROVIDED WITH DATA

PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):

Madam Speaker, if the Minister cannot include that item this year, would he provide a directive to all employers who have made the deduction for the purchase of Canada Saving Bonds, to add a slip in addition to the T-4 form, so that people may take advantage of the deduction? Not everyone employs an accountant to complete his income tax return. May I also ask the Minister if this item has been overlooked, for what period of time could people have their files re-opened? Would it be four years, or, as in the case of farmers, six years after they have been reclassified as hobby farmers?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT EMPLOYEES BE PROVIDED WITH DATA
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LIB

Pierre Bussières (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Pierre Bussieres (Minister of National Revenue):

Madam Speaker, as I pointed out with respect to the first part of the Hon. Member's question, I shall look into his proposal. However, I would like to point out that this should not add an even heavier paper burden to the already existing form.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT EMPLOYEES BE PROVIDED WITH DATA
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

PC

Robert Lloyd Wenman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Wenman (Fraser Valley West):

Madam Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Justice. The Government has now had over two fully months to digest the

6,000 pages of testimony regarding Sidney Jaffe which were filed in the Florida court records. These records contain, in particular, a letter dated December 22, 1981, from Mr. Jaffe's lawyer to the Assistant Attorney General of Florida, stating that "Jaffe (would) use his influence to stop the Canadian criminal prosecution of Putnam County public officials resulting from the kidnapping." Mr. Jaffe claimed that his influence at this time, 1981, was with the Canadian Ministry of External Affairs.

Given the fact that the Canadian Government has filed a writ of habeas corpus to drop all State of Florida charges, and has now also filed a stay of proceedings on the charge of organized fraud, could the Minister tell us the nature and

extent of Mr. Jaffe's influence, with whom does he exercise this influence, and why and to what extent have officials of the Canadian Government been protecting Mr. Jaffe from due process of United States laws?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   CLAIM OF INFLUENCE EXERCISED BY SIDNEY JAFFE
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Minister of Justice):

Madam Speaker, my hon. friend puts his question, I believe, quite unfairly. He is quite right in saying that the Canadian Government has been taking certain steps in the U.S. courts on behalf of Mr. Jaffe. We would be taking those steps whether Mr. Jaffe had Canadian citizenship or not. We would take those steps on behalf of anyone who was peacefully in this country and who was seized and carried away to another country. It seems to me, Madam Speaker, that the ordinary process of law in the United States to which my hon. friend would wish us to be subjected, should certainly not, by international law, include the right to seize people from other countries and to try them on that basis.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   CLAIM OF INFLUENCE EXERCISED BY SIDNEY JAFFE
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   CLAIM OF INFLUENCE EXERCISED BY SIDNEY JAFFE
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December 19, 1983