In the days when trespass is not an uncommon invasion of a citizen's rights, it is utterly unthinkable that such a garbled and incoherent amendment should be permitted to slip into the Criminal Code. The idea behind the bill is in the wrong context altogether and the bill itself is self-defeating.
October 10, 1968
It infringes on the employees' rights to have assistance from their own employer. Perhaps the bill itself is an example of the futility of careless words.
If this house were permitted during the private members' hour to spend one hour a week hearing speeches by six members of parliament lasting a maximum of ten minutes each on controversial subjects, I respectfully submit that a great deal of time would be saved, time which is now wasted, and that a more interesting debate would result. I suggest that rather than discuss bills of this nature in every private members' hour it would be better to allow more latitude for the discussion of current topics such as bilingualism and national unity, the procedural advancement of parliament from the outdated shackles of the past, or the thought behind the legislation which was under consideration earlier. If we were to proceed in this way I suggest that private members' hour would be far more interesting to hon. members and to the public and that the attendance in this house would increase.
Topic: CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR ACCESS TO PEOPLE LIVING ON COMPANY PROPERTY