William James HENDERSON

HENDERSON, William James, Q.C., LL.D., CD, MBE

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kingston (Ontario)
Birth Date
October 13, 1916
Deceased Date
May 15, 2006
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henderson_(Ontario)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c0ada5b-9c56-44f1-ac05-a0a537a1c0a7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Kingston City (Ontario)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 49)


January 10, 1958

Mr. Henderson:

On the subject of a

women's penitentiary, to which the hon. member for Nanaimo has just been referring, I think we as Canadians should feel rather gratified that of between 8 million to 9 million members of the female sex in Canada, we have an average of only about 82 to 85 women in our federal penitentiary.

On the subject of the women's penitentiary at Kingston, and having regard to the fact that I believe that penitentiary has a very high security rating, it could be used as a reception depot for prisoners becoming inmates of the federal penitentiary at Kingston. I was just wondering whether the minister would give us some idea whether or not the federal women's penitentiary will be built on the site that was formerly sold for the Collins Bay penitentiary, or would his answer of the Fauteux report apply to that matter?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS INQUIRY AS TO SHARING OF TAX REVENUES
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January 10, 1958

Mr. Henderson:

Then do I take it from the minister's answer that nuclear weapons have been carried across Canada by United States aircraft with the permission of the Canadian government?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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January 10, 1958

Mr. Henderson:

On another point in connection with penitentiaries in the Kingston area, I should like to take this opportunity of congratulating the minister and his departmental officials on the progress that is being made in the construction of the Joyceville penitentiary. There are two points about which I should like to ask the minister. One is this. I should like to see the minister's department work, as they have in the past, in co-operation with the township of Pittsburgh for a combined water system to service both this penitentiary area and the village of Joyceville, having in mind that in the development of the village of Joyceville they could develop guards' residences on an individual basis, as they have residences available both at Collins Bay and at Kingston penitentiary close by.

I realize that the Department of Justice at the present time has entered into a temporary arrangement for a private water system, but I wonder if in the future they would bear in mind in their plans that they might be able to co-operate in some way with the township of Pittsburgh in order that water could be taken up to the village of Joyceville close by the penitentiary. The officers could then live within the limit of five miles while working at the penitentiary, and it would be very advantageous not only to the penitentiary branch but to the home life of guards, and would also tend to put the development in that area on a stable basis.

Another question I would like to ask the minister is with respect to the fact that the old penitentiary farm at Kingston penitentiary will eventually be disposed, of being replaced by both the Collins Bay farm and the Joyceville penitentiary farm. In view of the fact that the city of Kingston must plan future services for development in that area I wonder if the minister could give us some idea as to when that farm may be disposed of; that is to say the old Kingston penitentiary farm bordered by highway No. 33, Palace road and Johnston road?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS INQUIRY AS TO SHARING OF TAX REVENUES
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January 9, 1958

Mr. W. J. Henderson (Kingston):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I regret that I have not given him notice of this question, but it is a very simple one. Last night on a television program, in commenting on the recent 15 per cent reduction in imports of crude oil by the United States, the hon. member for Calgary South (Mr. Smith) is understood to have said that the United States had little or no regard for international co-operation. I would like to ask the minister whether the hon. member was expressing the views of the government.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO REMARKS OF HON. MEMBER FOR CALGARY SOUTH ON TELEVISION
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January 4, 1958

Mr. Henderson:

While we were on the army details last night the minister told me that

[Mr. Chevrier.l

he had either cancelled or deferred a building construction program of $20 million for the army; that although the saving had been $9 million, actually there had been a deferment or cancellation of a $20 million building construction program. Can the minister give me now in dollars the amount of the deferment or cancellation of contracts other than the construction program which he effected in the army?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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