June 26, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Elmer MacIntosh MacKay

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Elmer M. MacKay (Central Nova):

Madam Speaker, most hon. members no doubt recall the announcement by the Hon. Don Jamieson a couple of years ago of the biggest expulsion of Soviet spies in the most significant espionage case revealed since the Igor Gouzenko affair after the war.
What most hon. members do not know is that the key figure involved, an RCMP agent, has been refused the right to have his own independent counsel, with no expense to himself, when testifying about matters which he considers important before the McDonald commission. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Halton (Mr. Jelinek):
That the Solicitor General arrange immediately to provide Corporal James Wood with counsel of his choice in the same way as ministers of the Crown or, for example, the RCMP agent Warren Hart, were provided with counsel paid for by the government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
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