Alexander Bell PATTERSON

PATTERSON, Alexander Bell

Parliamentary Career

August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
SC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
SC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
SC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
SC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
SC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 236)


December 19, 1983

Mr. Alex Patterson (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, the Minister has stated, and has reiterated today, that he intends to bring in legislation. Has he gone into this matter in depth to the point that he is convinced that the amendments which he is proposing are not only going to have the effect of solving this problem, but will also have the effect of dealing with these individuals in such a way that they will not be able to perpetrate their acts again?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR SUFFER PROVISIONS IN LEGISLATION
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December 19, 1983

Mr. Alex Patterson (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, I address my question to the Minister of Justice. In view of the CTV W-5 Program on Sunday night, December 11, and its documentation of the tragic events surrounding the death of 15-year-old Corina Carlson, and in view of the information which revealed that her murderer had been convicted several times previously of sexual crimes, could the Minister tell the House what deficiency he sees in our criminal justice system which would permit an habitual sex offender to be turned loose in an unsuspecting community to continue his long career of sexual attacks?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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December 15, 1983

Mr. Alex Patterson (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, last Sunday night on the CTV program, W-5, we saw a prime

example of why Canadians have no trust in the criminal justice system as run by the Government. Canadians witnessed the tragic events surrounding the abduction and murder of 15 year old Corina Carlson of Thunder Bay, by a man who was convicted of sexual offences on five previous occasions and who admitted to seven others. He was turned loose into an unsuspecting community by a justice system which apparently is incapable of protecting, or unwilling to protect innocent members of society.

The murderer's lawyer made a very startling indictment of our system when he alleged that there is no way this could have been prevented. Canadians need to know from the Minister of Justice (Mr. MacGuigan) and the Solicitor General (Mr. Kaplan) whether this allegation is correct and what they intend to do to remedy the situation. Canadians are fed up with the bleeding heart Liberal approach to the administration of justice. They want some action on the protection of society. Mrs. Carlson put it very forcefully and eloquently when she said that the offender has all kinds of rights under this system, but the victims have no rights. I happen to agree with her.

Topic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Subtopic:   MURDER COMMITTED BY RELEASED SEXUAL OFFENDER
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December 15, 1983

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Patterson):

Questions or comments? Debate. The Hon. Member for Broadview-Greenwood (Ms. McDonald).

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX ACT
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November 15, 1983

Mr. Alex Patterson (Fraser Valley East):

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege and duty to present the following petition to the honourable the House of Commons in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned residents of the constituency of Fraser Valley East in the Province of British Columbia, who now avail themselves of their ancient and undoubted right thus to present a grievance common to your petitioners in the certain assurance that your honourable House will therefore provide a remedy, humbly sheweth that there is a crisis of confidence in the Government of Canada because of high unemployment throughout the country, business bankruptcies and personal hardship.

Wherefore the undersigned, your petitioners, humbly pray and call upon Parliament to take necessary action to restore confidence in the Government of Canada, that Parliament be dissolved and a general election be called immediately.

November 15, 1983

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
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