Alan Aylesworth MACNAUGHTON

MACNAUGHTON, The Hon. Alan Aylesworth, P.C., O.C., Q.C., B.A., B.C.L., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Mount Royal (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 30, 1903
Deceased Date
July 16, 1999
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Macnaughton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9dabb150-bb52-445b-84d2-25d358e604a2&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (May 16, 1963 - January 17, 1966)
July 8, 1966 - September 8, 1965
LIB
  Mount Royal (Quebec)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (May 16, 1963 - January 17, 1966)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 112)


November 28, 1962

Mr. Alan Macnaughton (Mount Royal):

should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister, of which notice has already been given to him. In view of the fact that the public accounts and the Auditor General's report thereon for the year ended March 31,

Inquiries of the Ministry

1961, were tabled in this house on January that flows from the settlement yesterday of 31, 1962, may I ask the Prime Minister if the crisis relating to the C.B.C.-B.B.G. I it is the intention of the government to refer should like to ask the Secretary of State to the public accounts committee the public whether the government has any intention of accounts and the Auditor General's report taking steps to clear up the general jurisdic-thereon for the year 1961 in order that they tional problem inherent in the dispute by may be examined by the committee and thus an amendment to the Broadcasting Act during maintain continuity of the committee's work? this session of parliament.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT
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November 13, 1962

Mr. Alan Macnaughton (Mount Royal):

May

I ask the Prime Minister, is he in a position to confirm today's press reports that Montreal was officially awarded the world's fair for 1967?

Topic:   WORLD FAIR
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARD TO MONTREAL
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November 12, 1962

Mr. Alan Macnaughion (Mount Royal):

Mr. Speaker, by leave of the house I would like to withdraw motion No. 29 standing in my name, providing for the holding of a world's fair in Montreal, appearing on page 31 of today's order paper. I think it is well known that I have been very active for several years in promoting this matter, and with the co-operation of the municipal, provincial and federal governments I hope we will realize this great potential.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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October 15, 1962

1. What is the annual wage bill for all hospital employees in Canada (a) general hospitals (b) mental hospitals?

2. What is the total number of employees working in hospitals in Canada (a) general hospitals

(b) mental hospitals?

3. What is the number of employees per bed working in hospitals in Canada (a) general hospitals (b) mental hospitals?

4. What was the estimated amount being spent in 1959, 1960, and 1961, on the construction of hospitals (a) general hospitals (b) mental hospitals; and, how much of this was contributed by the federal government?

5. How does the average hourly rate for general

employees in hospitals compare with the average hourly rate in the transportation industry, the primary and secondary industries?

6. What is the comparison of wages paid to (a) nurses (b) social workers (c) psychologists (d) nursing assistants (e) cleaners (f) kitchen staff, in federal hospitals as compared with community hospitals?

Topic:   HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES, WORKING HOURS, ETC.
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October 15, 1962

1. Has the minister, or the Department of National Health and Welfare, taken any steps to implement the proposals contained in the private member's resolution, concerning mental health, which was unanimously supported and adopted by this house on December 5, 1960?

2. Has the minister given consideration to the recent report by the Canadian Mental Health Association, entitled Mental Health Services in Canada, released in January, 1962, and the report of the study commission on psychiatric hospitals in the province of Quebec; and, has any action been taken in regard to the proposals set out in these reports?

3. Has the minister received any representations from medical persons, boards, or associations, concerning the utilization and size of the mental health grant; and, if so, what, in substance, were such representations?

4. Has the government considered increasing the grant sufficiently to meet the existing needs in this field?

5. Since 1958, how many provincial governments have requested the inclusion of mental hospitals in the federal hospital insurance program (Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act) ?

6. Has the royal commission on health services been given any special instruction to study mental health services in any particular?

7. Has the government given any consideration to the introduction of measures necessary to bring about an improvement in mental health and motivation so essential in the development of physical fitness, such as, guidance clinics, school mental health programs, family counselling, and pre-and post-natal health services?

Answer by: Mr. Monteith:

1. The advisory committee of the Department of National Health and Welfare on mental health considered the private member's resolution and resolved in March 1961 and again in March 1962:

That the advisory committee on mental health approves the resolution adopted in the House of Commons on December 5, 1960, which called on the government to "consider the advisability of co-operating with the provincial authorities and such professional and other groups as may be interested, in making a national survey of the extent of mental illness, its causes, problems and methods of treatment", and considers favourably the advisability of a national survey.

That the advisory committee on mental health supports the resolutions by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association; and recommends that these resolutions be brought to the attention of the royal commission on health needs in the most appropriate manner.

That in the event that the general purposes of the Macnaughton resolution are not implemented by the royal commission on health needs the subject be brought again before the advisory committee on mental health.

Questions

It is understood that several briefs to the royal commission on health services brought this matter to the attention of the commission.

2. (a) A formal and final report by the Canadian Mental Health Association on the subject Mental Health Services in Canada has not, to the knowledge of the Department of National Health and Welfare, been issued. (The preliminary draft report bearing the above mentioned title was studied by representatives from various provinces and organizations at an institute supported by the department held in Ottawa in January 1962).

(b) Copies of the report of the study commission on psychiatric hospitals in the province of Quebec were received by the Department of National Health and Welfare in August 1962. Action is not contemplated on the proposals set out in the report since these come within provincial jurisdiction. However officers of the department have had a number of consultations with provincial officials with regard to these proposals.

3. Representations have been received that the mental health grant should be increased and provision be made for annual increases in accordance with the growth of population.

4. All national health grants, including the mental health grant, are under continuous study in order to provide suitable federal assistance on behalf of provincial health programs.

5. Subsequent to discussions concerning the inclusion of mental hospitals under the Hospital Insurance Program at the dominion-provincial conference held in November 1957, the inclusion of these hospitals was raised by Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia at the dominion-provincial conference in July 1960.

6. No special instructions have been given to the royal commission on health services. Its terms of reference remain as initially laid down by the government.

7. No, the government has not considered the specific introduction of particular measures to bring about improvements in mental health. The existing health agreements between the federal and provincial governments afford adequate means of working out in a co-operative way extensions and improvements in such services as guidance clinics, school of mental health programs, family counselling, and prenatal and postnatal health services.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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