House of Commons Hansard #181 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was budget.

Topics

Patronage Appointments
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Reform

Jim Silye Calgary Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, patronage is patronage.

Patronage Appointments
Oral Questions

11:40 a.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Patronage Appointments
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Reform

Jim Silye Calgary Centre, AB

Patronage is an appointment or a promotion given by a patron to a former patron. Politicians are all part of the same old club. It is plums and rewards like this that Reformers want to put an end to.

I have a supplementary question. With Kim Campbell going off to Moscow when can we expect to hear or when can we get confirmation that Mr. Brian Mulroney will be singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" from the Emerald Isle?

Patronage Appointments
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Windsor West
Ontario

Liberal

Herb Gray Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Solicitor General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, the law passed by Parliament gives the responsibility to the government to appoint the president of the CBC. It is a responsibility that has to be carried out in order to ensure that vital national institution operates.

With respect to his idea that any appointment made by government is improper patronage, I regret very much that he is criticizing so severely the fact that his leader's father has been sitting in the Senate under similar circumstances for many years. He ought to be ashamed of himself for attacking his leader's father.

Patronage Appointments
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Reform

Jim Silye Calgary Centre, AB

He should have been elected.

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

March 31st, 1995 / 11:45 a.m.

Bloc

Gaston Leroux Richmond—Wolfe, QC

Mr. Speaker, the chairman of the National Capital Commission, Mr. Marcel Beaudry, says that he attended a fundraising dinner organized by the Liberal Party of Quebec because this was an activity for the No committee. However, the dinner invitation, printed on party stationery and signed by Mr. Beaudry, clearly refers to a fundraising dinner for the Liberal Party of Quebec, which was confirmed by the Liberal MNA for Chapleau, who said she had collected $30,000.

My question is directed to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Considering these new facts, does the minister agree that Mr. Beaudry knowingly lied before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage last Tuesday?

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Laval West
Québec

Liberal

Michel Dupuy Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mr. Speaker, I was asked a similar question a few days ago. I said quite frankly-

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Liberal

Michel Dupuy Laval West, QC

Will they for once have the courtesy to listen to the answer?

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

The Speaker

Hon. members, the questions are legitimate and so are the answers. I would ask you to listen to the answers as well. The Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Liberal

Michel Dupuy Laval West, QC

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The other day, when similar charges were made, I said that the chairman of the National Capital Commission had the right to exercise his rights as a citizen during his leisure time.

That is what he did. The event took place on a Saturday night. I do not expect the chairman to be at his office on Saturday night.

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Bloc

Gaston Leroux Richmond—Wolfe, QC

Mr. Speaker, obviously, the Minister of Canadian Heritage is not prepared to act responsibly and do his homework.

My supplementary is directed to the Acting Prime Minister. In the light of these new facts, including the letter signed by Marcel Beaudry on Quebec Liberal Party stationery and what was said by Mr. Beaudry and the MNA for Chapleau, does the Acting Prime Minister intend, once again, to submit this case to the ethics counsellor for an opinion and to release that opinion once it is received?

Ncc Chairman
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Laval West
Québec

Liberal

Michel Dupuy Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mr. Speaker, our colleagues are so blinded by their own political passion they are now asking me to prevent a Canadian from exercising his political rights in this country. I certainly have no intention of doing so.

Criminal Code
Oral Questions

11:45 a.m.

Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday an Ontario court justice ruled that the section in the Criminal Code dealing with criminally insane patients was unconstitutional. The judge has given the government six months to change the section.

What actions will the government be taking to meet the September deadline?

Criminal Code
Oral Questions

11:50 a.m.

Etobicoke Centre
Ontario

Liberal

Allan Rock Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, first, I believe the Ontario government will be considering the question of whether to launch an appeal as it is a party to the proceeding. The federal government intervened at the first instance and, if an appeal is launched, may well intervene at the appellate stage as well.

Second, depending on whether an appeal is taken and obviously depending on the timing of an appeal if it is brought, it may be necessary to apply for an extension of the six-month period which is permissible under the rules of the court. If that were to be necessary I have no doubt that such an application would be considered and, if appropriate, it would be brought.