April 18, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

FINANCE, TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS


Seventeenth report of Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs, in French and in English-Mr. Gaston Clermont (Gatineau). [Editor's Note: The text of the foregoing report appears in today's Votes and Proceedings.]


NATIONAL DEFENCE

NATO-PRESS RELEASE RESPECTING CANADIAN PARTICIPATION

LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 41(2) I should like to table the statement released by the office of the Prime Minister on April 3, 1969 with regard to Canada's participation in NATO.

Perhaps while doing so I could call the attention of hon. members to the fact that the Notice of Motion on the participation by Canada, in NATO, which will be dealt with on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, is on the notice paper, and since that debate will refer at least in part to this particular release I suggest it might be helpful to hon. members if the text of the statement were made available as an appendix to Hansard.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   NATO-PRESS RELEASE RESPECTING CANADIAN PARTICIPATION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is that agreeable to hon. members?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   NATO-PRESS RELEASE RESPECTING CANADIAN PARTICIPATION
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[Editor's Note: For text of press release, see Appendix.]

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   NATO-PRESS RELEASE RESPECTING CANADIAN PARTICIPATION
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AIRPORTS

MONTREAL-TABLING OF HIGGINS REPORT ON SELECTION OF SITE

LIB

Russell Clayton Honey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Mr. Russell C. Honey (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Regional and Economic Expansion):

Pursuant to Standing Order

29180-486J

41(2) I should like to table a copy of the Higgins Report regarding the selection of an international airport site in Quebec. I might mention, Mr. Speaker, that a request for this report was contained in Notice of Motion No. 95 by the hon. member for Oshawa-Whitby. This tabling conforms also, of course, with that request.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL-TABLING OF HIGGINS REPORT ON SELECTION OF SITE
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

AIR CANADA

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Can he tell us about the status of the Air Canada dispute at the moment? What steps, if any, are being taken to persuade the parties to resume negotiations and prevent a strike which would undoubtedly cause serious inconvenience to thousands of Canadians?

I realize that the Minister of Labour may have pressing reasons for being away but I should like to ask whether, in particular, the Minister of Labour has been requested to return and take a hand in the settlement of this dispute before any strike takes place.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Of course, Mr. Speaker, the Department of Labour has been involved at appropriate stages in attempts to settle the dispute and the Acting Minister of Labour has been assisting in every way he can.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Can the Prime Minister say whether the Minister of Labour himself will be returning to take charge of the dispute? I ask that particularly in view of the fact that the Prime Minister's intervention yesterday seemed to make what was a probable strike almost inevitable. I wonder whether the Prime Minister would make certain that he has the advice of the Minister of Labour with regard to this matter, particularly before making further interventions.

7682 COMMONS

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, I wonder

whether the Leader of the Opposition is advising the government that we should have avoided the strike by accepting the demands of the union.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

I should like to feel assured that the Minister of Labour would be at hand to take charge of this difficult situation.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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NDP

David Lewis (Parliamentary Leader of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, on the same subject I should like to ask the Prime Minister the following question. In view of his statement yesterday that Air Canada was an independent crown corporation and that the government should not intervene in the negotiations, would the right hon. gentleman inform the house whether his question today, whether we-namely the government-should accept the union demands, and his statement yesterday coming down straightforwardly on management's side, is intended to assist in the settlement of the dispute, and whether he or some part of his government will try to get the parties together this week end to negotiate freely, as he suggested yesterday they should?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

I suppose, Mr. Speaker, my answer was of the nature of the question by the leader of the New Democratic party. I think neither was intended to assist in solving the dispute. The dispute will be solved, if at all, by the parties negotiating directly.

What was the latter part of the question?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   STEPS TO PREVENT MECHANICS STRIKE-LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PUBLIC INTEREST
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April 18, 1969