January 15, 1957

CIVIL SERVICE ACT

AMENDMENT TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO BILINGUAL CANDIDATES

IND

Fernand Girard

Independent

Mr. Fernand Girard (Lapointe) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 10, to amend the Civil Service Act.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO BILINGUAL CANDIDATES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO BILINGUAL CANDIDATES
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IND

Fernand Girard

Independent

Mr. Girard:

The purpose of this bill is to grant a certain preference to bilingual competitors for appointment as the result of civil service examinations.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO BILINGUAL CANDIDATES
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REPRESENTATION ACT

AMENDMENT TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY

IND

Fernand Girard

Independent

Mr. Fernand Girard (Lapointe) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 11, to amend the Representation Act.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

(Translation):

Topic:   REPRESENTATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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IND

Fernand Girard

Independent

Mr. Girard:

The purpose of this bill, Mr. Speaker, is to change the electoral designation of Lapointe to that of Jonquiere-Kenogami-Arvida.

(Text):

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

GORDON COMMISSION REPORT


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. Does he agree with the suggestion of the Gordon commission respecting the need for the establishment of a national energy authority as set out on page 57 of the report? Will he also say whether in his view there is any probability at this time, in view of the strong recommendation made by the commission in that regard, of the implementation of that section of the report?

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   GORDON COMMISSION REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   AUTHORITY
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Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have never 82715-15i

considered the matter. The decision would be a matter for the government rather than for one minister, and I do not care to express an opinion at this time.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   GORDON COMMISSION REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   AUTHORITY
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IMMIGRATION

HUNGARIAN REFUGEES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, of which I have given him notice. Will the minister comment on the statement in the Financial Post issue of January 12 that the Canadian visa office in Vienna is now handling only "sponsored" or "special" cases of the Hungarian refugees?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   HUNGARIAN REFUGEES
Sub-subtopic:   CASES BY VIENNA OFFICE
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, that statement is substantially correct. Late in December I gave instructions that only sponsored cases should be handled in the office in Vienna and that the selection of other people to come to Canada should be made by teams going into the camps. If you will permit me to give an explanation, sir, I think perhaps hon. members would be interested to know why I gave that instruction. About that time it was beginning to be apparent that some of the latest arrivals in Austria from Hungary, by coming direct to the office in Vienna, were getting ahead of others in the queue. It seemed to me that those who had been waiting longest in the camps should have at least an equal opportunity to come. I thought it was much better to have the general selection done in the camps, and that is what is being done now for the movement in February.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   HUNGARIAN REFUGEES
Sub-subtopic:   CASES BY VIENNA OFFICE
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January 15, 1957