October 30, 1967

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING LABELLING OF CERTAIN COMMODITIES

PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Prince) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-176, to amend the Food and Drugs Act (labelling of dates on perishable commodities).

Topic:   FOOD AND DRUGS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING LABELLING OF CERTAIN COMMODITIES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   FOOD AND DRUGS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING LABELLING OF CERTAIN COMMODITIES
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Prince):

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to enable the consumer when shopping for food, drugs, cosmetics or other perishables to determine accurately that the product he or she buys will be as fresh as depicted by the advertising, labelling and packaging. It is becoming increasingly difficult, due to modern packaging methods, for the shopper to determine whether his or her selection has been on the retailer's shelf, in storage or transit for some time, thus causing the product to be at best stale and on some occasions injurious to health.

This bill would require all perishable products to be clearly marked as to the date the product was manufactured or produced and the ultimate date to which the product in question may be used without any danger to health.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   FOOD AND DRUGS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING LABELLING OF CERTAIN COMMODITIES
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PUBLIC SERVANTS, ETC., RECEIVING HIGHER SALARIES

PC

Mr. Lambert

Progressive Conservative

As of June 15, 1967, how many persons in the employ of (a) the public service of Canada (b) the armed services (c) crown corporations or agencies, were being paid salary or pay and allowances, or emoluments in the following categories (i) $18,000-120,000 per annum (ii) $20,000-$25,000

per annum (iii) $25,000-$35,000 per annum (iv) $35,000 and up per annum?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVANTS, ETC., RECEIVING HIGHER SALARIES
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secretary of State):

(a) (i) 922, (ii) 576, (iii) 33, (iv) nil. (b) (i) 157,

(ii) 53, (iii) 10, (iv) nil. (c) (i) 274, (ii) 162,

(iii) 32, (iv) 9.

Air Canada, the Canadian National Railways, the Canadian Overseas Telecommunication Corporation and Polymer Corporation advise that it has not been considered in the best interests of their respective corporations to disclose data on employees' earnings other than what is available through the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVANTS, ETC., RECEIVING HIGHER SALARIES
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CHANGE IN COST OF LIVING INDEX

PC

Mr. Crouse

Progressive Conservative

Is the government planning to make any changes in the cost of living index from its present 1949 base equalling 100 to a more recent year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN COST OF LIVING INDEX
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LIB

Jean-Charles Cantin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Charles Caniin (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The Dominion Bureau of Statistics is planning to update the consumer price index for Canada and the ten regional city consumer price indexes to a time reference base of 1961 equals 100. The change to the 1961 time base is expected to be completed before mid-1968. It will involve simply the arithmetic conversion of the present 1949-based series to the new base year and will not alter the movements of consumer prices as measured in the existing consumer price indexes. No changes in the content and relative importance of items in the indexes are contemplated at this time. The change to the new reference year conforms with the Dominion Bureau of Statistics policy of periodically updating indexes to more current periods.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN COST OF LIVING INDEX
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WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT.

PC

Mr. Irvine

Progressive Conservative

1. In connection with Westminster hospital, London, Ontario, what is the total land acreage of this property?

2. What is the total floor area of (a) patients rooms, etc. (b) operating areas (c) recreation areas (d) dining and lounge areas (e) staff and employee living quarters in main buildings (f) staff quarters in separate dwellings?

3. What was the total cost during 1966 of (a) heating (b) snow removal (c) major repairs (d) general upkeep?

October 30, 1967

Questions

4. What was the total over-all cost of operating this facility during 1966 exclusive of depreciation factor?

5. What is the estimated value of the hospital including all buildings and equipment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT.
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Roger Teillef (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

1. 313.94 acres.

2. (a) 183,500 net sq. ft., (b) 2,900 net sq. ft., (c) 30,670 net sq. ft., (d) 28,100 net sq. ft., (e) 66,000 net sq. ft., (f) 29 housing units for family accommodation.

3. (a) $328,081. (b) $16,000 estimated, (c) $79,675. (d) $410,691 (not including housekeeping expenses of approximately $681,000).

4. $8,212,237.

5. Estimated value of: buildings, $18,543,000; land, $446,175; equipment and furnishings, $1,200,000. Total $20,189,175.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONT.
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ELDORADO MINING CO. IN QUEBEC

RA

Mr. Caoueiie

Ralliement Créditiste

1. Has the government or any crown corporation received from Sidbec or the government of Quebec a request for assistance in financing the Quebec steel complex and, if so, what was the answer?

2. Has Eldorado Mining and Refining Ltd. done any prospecting in Quebec to determine if the subsoil contains uranium?

3. If it is not prospecting and has never done so, what is the reason?

4. Have the crown corporations, Eldorado Mining and Refining Ltd., Eldorado Aviation Ltd., and Northern Transportation Ltd., official names in French?

5. If so, what is the official name in French of each?

6. If not, is there some reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELDORADO MINING CO. IN QUEBEC
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LIB

Julia Verlyn (Judy) LaMarsh (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Judy V. LaMarsh (Secretary of State):

I am informed by several departments as follows: 1. No.

2. No.

3. Eldorado's prospecting activities have been limited by direction of the government to the areas immediately adjacent to its Saskatchewan property.

4. No.

5. Not applicable.

6. Eldorado Mining and Refining Ltd., and Eldorado Aviation Ltd., do not operate in areas where there is any significant French speaking population. However, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources is exploring with the head of these companies the possibility of adopting equivalent French names. Northern Transportation Company Limited

does not have an official name in French because the company does not operate in an area where there is any significant French speaking population.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELDORADO MINING CO. IN QUEBEC
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AGREEMENTS RESPECTING ELIMINATION OF RIVER POLLUTION

October 30, 1967