Stanley Ronald BASFORD

BASFORD, The Hon. Stanley Ronald, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
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  Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
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  Vancouver--Burrard (British Columbia)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
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  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (July 6, 1968 - January 27, 1972)
  • Minister of State for Urban Affairs (January 28, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
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  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of State for Urban Affairs (January 28, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
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  Vancouver Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of State for Urban Affairs (January 28, 1972 - August 7, 1974)
  • Minister of National Revenue (August 8, 1974 - September 25, 1975)
  • Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (September 26, 1975 - August 2, 1978)
  • Solicitor General of Canada (January 28, 1978 - February 1, 1978)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 714)


June 8, 1978

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, it is provided in section 19 that the governor in council will make regulations under that act before it can be applied. When the Human Rights Commission was first established, it was envisaged that they would examine the use of section 19 and

propose recommendations to me or the governor in council as to the type of regulations that should be passed. The Human Rights Commission, as I understand it, is doing that with regard to the general situation. It is aware of the particular case the hon. member raises, and has it under advisement.

However, there are some difficulties in using this as a test case. First, it would require retrospective application of the legislation, which does not commend itself to me, initially, as a good test case. Second, the arbitrator, as 1 read the arbitration award, clearly found that there was no discrimination in this particular contract. In any event, before section 19 can be applied, we need recommendations or reports from the Human Rights Commission which has the matter under advisement.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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June 8, 1978

Mr. Basford:

Mr. Speaker, as I read the arbitrator's award, that is not the case.

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June 7, 1978

Mr. Basford:

A great performance!

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HNATYSHYN-REMARKS OF MINISTER OF TRANSPORT IN DEBATE
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June 6, 1978

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Justice):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I have referred it to my officials. I regret I do not have a report

June 6, 1978

from them today, but I will have it for the hon. member forthwith.

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Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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June 5, 1978

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, there are two points involved. The first concerns tabling the documents. I indicated in the House the other day that I was endeavouring to table those documents which I could. Some of them are impressed with the order of the court that they be secret, and I am considering what application I might make in order to free myself to table them.

In answer to the second part of the question, I have examined the bail conditions involved in public documents, which I will table very quickly. As I read them, Dr. Treu is free, through counsel, to communicate with anyone he wishes. Therefore, if Dr. Treu, through his counsel, wants to raise any matter with the hon. member for Peace River or any other member, he is perfectly free to do so.

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