March 23, 1964

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

Has the R.C.M. Police, any of its officers or personnel, or anyone on behalf of the R.C.M. Police raised any objections or complaints or made any observations or reports concerning space or the location thereof in the presently being built municipal building at Terrace, B.C.?

Topic:   R.C.M.P. SPACE IN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, TERRACE, B.C.
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

No objections or complaints have been raised, however, a number of observations and reports have been made concerning space or the location thereof.

Topic:   R.C.M.P. SPACE IN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, TERRACE, B.C.
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REFUSAL OF REMISSIONS, B.C. PENITENTIARY

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

1. For the month of September 1963 was any inmate in the B.C. penitentiary notified that, after a review of the conduct, industry and attitude of the said inmate, he had failed to earn the possible three days remission for that month and, if so, how many said inmates were so notified?

2. Without disclosing the names of the said inmates, what were the reasons in each case for the failure to earn the said remission?

Topic:   REFUSAL OF REMISSIONS, B.C. PENITENTIARY
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LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Favreau:

1. Sixty two inmates of the British Columbia penitentiary failed to earn the possible three days remission for the month of September, 1963. All inmates were so notified.

2. (a) Twenty eight inmates failed to earn three days remission because of their lack of industry at work or because of their poor conduct. This decision was taken by the institutional grading board, (b) Thirty two inmates failed to earn three days remission by reason of dissociation or because of disciplinary offences having been committed by them, (c) Two inmates failed to earn three days remission because they escaped from the William Head institution.

Topic:   REFUSAL OF REMISSIONS, B.C. PENITENTIARY
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REDUCTION OF AIR FARES

RA

Mr. Laiulippe

Ralliement Créditiste

1. What stand did Trans-Canada Air Lines adopt during the negotiations of I.A.T.A. for the reduction of air fares?

2. What decisions were reached by Trans-Canada Air Lines in this regard?

3. Did the government make representations to other Canadian air carriers, or did it suggest to those companies a policy with respect to the I.A.T.A. negotiations?

Answer: 1. T.C.A. advocated a substantial lowering of basic fares.

2. Traffic conferences of the International Air Transport Association operate under a procedure whereby fares adopted must have the unanimous approval of all member carriers operating in the area affected. The fare proposals of T.C.A. were not acceptable, and in the final analysis T.C.A. agreed to fares involving a lesser reduction. These fares will become effective April 1.

3. The air transport board, consulted with Canadian Pacific Airlines and Trans-Canada Air Lines prior to and during the course of fare negotiations, and told the carriers the board would not approve new rates unless they represented a downward revision of the existing ones.

Topic:   REDUCTION OF AIR FARES
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NORTHERN AFFAIRS

FRENCH TEACHER IN OTTAWA

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

1. Does the department of northern affairs employ a full time teacher of French in Ottawa and, if so (a) when was this arrangement introduced (b) what is the statute or regulation and the vote to which this expense is charged?

2. What person in northern affairs hired the teacher and what were the arrangements made with the civil service commission?

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FRENCH TEACHER IN OTTAWA
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Laing:

1. Yes; (a) July 1, 1963. (b) Employed under the teaching staff regulations (P.C. 1960-25/1282 of 22/9/60); expenses charged to vote 1, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.

2. Employed by authority of the minister following the approval of treasury board. Teaching positions have been excluded from the Civil Service Act on recommendation of the civil service commission under section 74 of the act.

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FRENCH TEACHER IN OTTAWA
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*C.B.C. PROGRAM "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS

PC

Mr. Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

1. Who is responsible for the choice of commentators on the C.B.C. television program "Viewpoint"?

2. Are commentators chosen by appointment, or do they request the opportunity to speak on a subject?

3. Is the choice of the subject matter used on the program suggested to the commentator?

4. What are the bases which determine a commentator's qualifications to express his or her point of view on a particular subject?

5. Is the script of any commentary edited by anyone prior to its presentation on television?

Topic:   *C.B.C. PROGRAM "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS
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LIB

John B. Stewart (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Stewarl:

I am informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

1. The selection of commentators, as of participants in all other programs, is the responsibility of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a whole. However, the series referred to is in the program area of public affairs, and speakers are invited by members of the public affairs department, under the general direction of the management and program direction of the network.

2. Commentators are chosen and invited to speak by the C.B.C. Commentators sometimes make suggestions to the C.B.C., and the C.B.C. sometimes accepts these suggestions.

3. In general, yes. The choice of subject matter is the responsibility of the corporation. It is usually suggested to the commentator in broad terms, and may be modified through

discussion with him. It is also common for unsolicited commentaries to be received by recording from abroad under circumstances where no prior discussion is possible with the commentator. In such cases the corporation decides whether or not to make use of the commentaries as they stand, having regard both to the subject and to the quality of the material.

4. The commentator's knowledge of the subject and his general reputation and ability as a broadcaster.

5. Yes, all scripts are subject to editing by the C.B.C. for style, timing, and to ensure that the scripts meet the corporation's standard of fair comment and that no breach of the law is involved. No attempt is made to influence the point of view expressed by the commentator.

Topic:   *C.B.C. PROGRAM "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS
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* "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS YVON TURCOT AND RON COLLISTER

PC

Mr. Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

1. For what reason was Yvon Turcot chosen for the telecast "Viewpoint", as carried by the C.B.C. on March 3, 1964?

2. What were his qualifications and where was he employed, or in what capacity did he act in the last 10 years?

3. Was the subject matter of his talk known to any officials of the C.B.C. prior to delivery?

4. Was Ron Collister, who appeared on "Viewpoint" on March 4, requested to appear, and was the subject matter of his talk suggested to him by the C.B.C. or any government official or minister of the crown?

Topic:   * "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS YVON TURCOT AND RON COLLISTER
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LIB

John B. Stewart (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Stewart:

I am informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as follows:

1. Because the C.B.C. judged him able to give expression to a point of view which was relevant to a matter which was being publicly debated at the time.

2. Employed for the last ten years in newspaper, radio and other related fields.

3. Yes.

4. Yes. The subject matter was suggested by the C.B.C.; not by any government official or minister of the crown.

Topic:   * "VIEWPOINT" COMMENTATORS YVON TURCOT AND RON COLLISTER
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OWNER OF MACDONALD BUILDING, OTTAWA

SC

Mr. Marcoux

Social Credit

1. Who is the owner of the Macdonald building located on Slater street between Metcalfe and O'Connor streets?

2. If the said building is owned by a company, what are the names and addresses of its directors?

3. What is the duration of the lease entered into by the federal government?

Answer: 1. Metcalfe Realty Company

Limited.

Questions

2. Thomas G. Fuller, 313 Acadia rd., Rock-cliffe, Ont.; W. O. Varette, 444 Mansfield ave., Ottawa, Ont.; W. S. Burnside, Honeygabies, R.R, No. 5, Ottawa, Ont.

3. Eight years starting January 1, 1964.

Topic:   OWNER OF MACDONALD BUILDING, OTTAWA
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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

March 23, 1964