Louis-Joseph-Lucien CARDIN

CARDIN, The Hon. Louis-Joseph-Lucien, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 1, 1919
Deceased Date
June 13, 1988
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucien_Cardin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=93651988-2631-417c-96e4-174904755eb1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 6, 1952 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (February 9, 1956 - April 12, 1957)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
  • Associate Minister of National Defence (April 22, 1963 - February 14, 1965)
  • Minister of Public Works (February 15, 1965 - July 6, 1965)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (July 7, 1965 - April 3, 1967)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
LIB
  Richelieu--Verchères (Quebec)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (July 7, 1965 - April 3, 1967)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 303)


February 9, 1967

Hon. Lucien Cardin (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, in spite of the quotations the hon. member has just put on the record I cannot give any more specific answer than the one I gave the other day, to the effect that I did not think it would be useful to have this matter referred to a parliamentary committee. The reason is that the whole question of wire-tapping is being studied, not only by the department but by a commission of inquiry in British Columbia, and will no doubt also be part of the study made by a commission on crime.

The hon. member referred to wire-tapping as a "dirty business." I would prefer to refer to it as a very difficult problem. I think no one would contradict the stand taken by the hon. member in connection with the protection of civil rights, the independence of individuals and the right to carry on conversations without being overheard. However, I think the hon. member will also realize that an important aspect of our life is the prevention of crime, and national security.

This is one of the problems that government has to resolve. It is a two-edged sword and the question of wire-tapping is not an easy problem to resolve. Wire-tapping is only incidental to a whole series of electronic devices in this area. I feel it is not something with regard to which a decision can be easily or lightly reached.

[DOT] (10:20 p.m.)

I believe that the study which will be undertaken in British Columbia will be useful to us. The studies which are now going on in the department as a result of the suggestions made during the meeting of attorneys-general a year ago have also been very useful. However I think the hon. member for Winnipeg North will appreciate fully the difficulties involved and the necessity for coming up with a solution which will in fact bring protection to honest citizens and at the same time permit the government to prevent crime and to

DEBATES February 9, 1967

protect our national security. This is what we are trying to do.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE-POSSIBLE AMENDMENT RESPECTING ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES
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February 3, 1967

Hon. Lucien Cardin (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I have been informed that the supreme court will hear argument on that question around March 6.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES
Subtopic:   OFFSHORE MINERAL RESOURCES-REFERENCE TO SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
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January 31, 1967

Mr. Cardin:

I do not think it would be wise to refer the matter to that particular committee at this time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE AMENDMENT RESPECTING ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES
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January 31, 1967

Hon. Lucien Cardin (Minister of Justice):

The question of wire tapping was discussed quite fully at the meeting of attorneys general held about a year ago, and the matter has been under study by the department for some time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE AMENDMENT RESPECTING ELECTRONIC LISTENING DEVICES
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January 27, 1967

Mr. Cardin:

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the subject matter of Bill S-9 be referred to the standing committee on justice and legal affairs.

Topic:   INTERPRETATION ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR REVISION AND CONSOLIDATION
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