Alistair McLeod STEWART

STEWART, Alistair McLeod, C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 2, 1905
Deceased Date
April 3, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Stewart
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c10e3486-b954-4a50-b28f-1e4e6b0b944d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 228)


January 11, 1958

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Postmaster General. In view of the needs of the city, and in view of the growing numbers of unemployed, could the minister tell me if a post office is going to be built in the city of East Kildonan?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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January 10, 1958

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In answer to a question of mine last night about one Per Holting, a Canadian citizen who was forcibly evicted from Canada because he landed in Winnipeg from an S.A.S. plane, the Minister of Justice referred me to the Minister of Transport. Can the minister tell me if negotiations are under way with S.A.S. to obviate any other such incident?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING CONTINUOUS TRANSIT
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January 9, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

But is this not a matter which should be the concern of the Minister of Justice. Is it possible that under our system of law in this country a Canadian can be deported from Canada? Is there not a principle here? A Canadian lands here and surely, if he decided to stay, it would be the duty of the S.A.S. to take action against him and to do it properly through the courts. Is there not a violation of law here? What does the Minister of Justice have to say about that?

Topic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING
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January 9, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

should direct a question to the minister in his capacity as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration will I get the same answer, or will I get a fuller answer?

Topic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING
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January 9, 1958

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Chairman, I am afraid it does not suit my convenience just now unless the minister can tell me that I am not dealing with that part of the estimates where the question I have in mind could be asked. I am faced with another difficulty. I wish the minister would occupy some other dual position than that of Minister of Justice and that of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration because I have questions in mind which may deal with both of those positions.

First of all, I want to bring the minister back to a question I asked last November about one Per Holting, a Canadian citizen who boarded a S.A.S. aircraft in Greenland, having purchased a ticket from there through to Los Angeles and when the plane touched down in Winnipeg, got off the plane. I agree that according to the ticket Mr. Holting should have gone right through to Los Angeles and I suppose it was part of the contract between Mr. Holting and S.A.S. that he should do so.

Nevertheless this Canadian citizen, having got off the plane at Winnipeg, decided he would like to break his journey permanently at that point. In an answer the minister gave to me he said that the police of St. James, at the request of the captain of the aircraft, literally had Mr. Holting put back on that plane, and I suppose it would have been done -no matter how gently-nevertheless forcibly.

I would like to know if it is possible for a Canadian citizen to be deported from this country in such a way and, if so, under what law? This man was sent out of his country. Here again there is the question as to whether this should come under the Department of Justice or under the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, but I think there is an element of law in this matter, and I would like to know what the Minister has to say about what I call the deportation of Mr. Holting, a word which I gathered was disagreed with previously. The fact remains that a Canadian citizen was deported, sent out of this country by police officers, acting, I have no doubt, honestly. Nevertheless he was sent out of this country (to another land

Supply-Justice

and had to find his way back. I should like to find out under what law this man was exiled from Canada.

Topic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING
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