June 19, 1951

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for the Minister of Justice) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 391, to amend the Criminal Code.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

This bill contains the annual crop of amendments to the Criminal Code which are the result of suggestions which come to us from various sources, such as the attorneys general's departments which are charged with the enforcement of the criminal law in the various provinces; provincial and municipal police forces; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; national organizations; various departments of the federal government, and, last but not least, officials of the federal Department of Justice itself. These suggestions, in the nature of things, result in a rather mixed grill, and it is therefore difficult to give a short description of the subject matter which will be comprehensive. The following, however, will indicate some of the proposed changes:

1. Amendments consequential upon the enactment of the National Defence Act;

2. A revision of the sections of the Criminal Code which relate to offensive weapons;

3. A clause increasing the penalty for offences of a seditious nature;

4. Clauses relating to the improper use of mails and to theft from the mails, and the penalty therefor, and the delivery of the mail by walking letter carriers;

5. A prohibition of the loitering about school grounds of those who have been guilty of certain offenses arising out of sexual aberration;

6. Creation of a new offence in relation to driving while one's ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or any drug, and provision for the taking of chemical tests of a sample of bodily substance for use as evidence in cases involving drunken driving, or driving while the ability to drive is impaired by alcohol;

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7. Definition of a prohibited act for a purpose prejudicial to national security, and the penalty therefor;

8. Provision for a device requested by the attorney general of Ontario to assist in the apprehension of bookmakers;

9. A clause to remove any doubt that women are qualified to serve on juries in criminal cases when they are qualified under provincial law to serve on juries in civil cases.

There are also other provisions of a minor nature, such, for example, as that removing doubt that notice of appeal must be given by the appellant to the Supreme Court of Canada within fifteen days after the judgment appealed from is pronounced, or within such further time as may be allowed.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I have no thought of making any extended remarks with regard to the announcement that these amendments will be introduced. I do not know whether the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Fournier), speaking today on behalf of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson), attached any particular significance to the words "mixed grill".

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I did not prepare this statement.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

In view of the minister's

extremely exact mind, and his taste for some of the good things of life, I thought he might have had the idea that this measure was going to be as hot as a mixed grill should be. Perhaps that significance is not to be attached to the words he used.

In addition to those mentioned, there are some amendments which, if they are effective, will be welcomed. I should like to ask him if one of the recommendations that has been made a number of times is covered, namely, that there be some effective provision to deal with subversive activities such as those carried on. by agents of the Kremlin in this country during this period of crisis.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I mentioned a clause increasing the penalty for offences of a seditious nature.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

But no new provisions.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   VARIOUS AMENDMENTS RELATING TO OFFENSIVE WEAPONS, PENALTY FOR OFFENCES OF A SEDITIOUS NATURE, IMPROPER USE OF MAILS, ETC.
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 382, for the relief of Flora Muriel Crane Keane.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 383, for the relief of Opal Jean Ellis Pike.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 384, for the relief of Elphege Fournier.-Mr. Winkler. 4282 HOUSE OF Inquiries of the Ministry


MING SUNG INDUSTRIAL COMPANY

QUESTION AS TO OPERATION OP SHIPS UNDER CANADIAN FLAG IN CHINESE WATERS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Nanaimo):

I wish to

direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce, arising out of a cable I received this morning from Hong Kong confirming the statement already made that strategic cargoes are loaded at Macao for Canton in Canadian-flag vessels. Can the minister say whether he has any further information as to the nature of the cargoes carried in the Ming Sung vessels?

Topic:   MING SUNG INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO OPERATION OP SHIPS UNDER CANADIAN FLAG IN CHINESE WATERS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Perhaps my hon. friend

would tell me from whom he received his cable.

Topic:   MING SUNG INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO OPERATION OP SHIPS UNDER CANADIAN FLAG IN CHINESE WATERS
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pearkes:

My cable is from the China

coast guild.

Topic:   MING SUNG INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO OPERATION OP SHIPS UNDER CANADIAN FLAG IN CHINESE WATERS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe:

I have no information at the

moment. We hope to have some shortly.

Topic:   MING SUNG INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO OPERATION OP SHIPS UNDER CANADIAN FLAG IN CHINESE WATERS
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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

C. D. HOWE COMPANY LIMITED

June 19, 1951