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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):

This is not my responsibility, Mr. Speaker. I believe that one of my colleagues is ready to answer the question.

Hon. James Richardson (Minister of Supply

and Services): The three reports, which are inter-related, of the chief adjudicator of the Public Service Staff Relations Board, and which pertain to the grievances of the Council of Postal Unions were received by the

Public Service Staff Relations Board on June 16, 1969. These reports were distributed on July 4, 1969. The thirteen working days between the date of receipt of the reports and the date of distribution were spent in printing, proof reading, final printing and distribution. That period of time is normal and there was no evidence of delay in these procedures.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY IN SUPPRESSION OF ADJUDICATION REPORTS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. The time may be normal, but if so it requires further explanation.

However, I should like to ask the Minister of Supply and Services whether he has any explanation to give of the fact that Mr. Martin's decisions were dated in one case April 30 and in the other case May 15. Are the mail services in this country that slow?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY IN SUPPRESSION OF ADJUDICATION REPORTS
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

LIB

James (Jim) Gordon Lind

Liberal

Mr. J. G. Lind (Middlesex):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address my question to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. I wonder if the minister can assure the Canadian people that he will investigate the difference in the cost of U.S. fir plywood, which is approximately $40 per thousand cheaper than Canadian fir plywood, and would he also investigate the possibility that the B.C. Plywood Association is not maintaining prices for the manufacturers, thus milking the Canadian public?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FIR PLYWOOD-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANADIAN AND U.S. PRICES
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I would be happy to look into this matter, although I understand that Canadian, and particularly B.C. plywood, is far superior to U.S. plywood.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FIR PLYWOOD-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANADIAN AND U.S. PRICES
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LIB

James (Jim) Gordon Lind

Liberal

Mr. Lind:

I realize that some grades of U.S. fir plywood are inferior to our Canadian plywood, but their waterproof plywood, I should like to point out to the minister, is of far better quality.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FIR PLYWOOD-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANADIAN AND U.S. PRICES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FIR PLYWOOD-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANADIAN AND U.S. PRICES
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NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

My

question is directed to the Secretary of State. Has Miss Mary Jolliffe resigned as public relations director of the Performing Arts Centre because of the provision of inadequate

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funds from his department, and if so, what action does the government contemplate to deal with this problem?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of Slate):

Mr. Speaker, I have not yet been able to confirm the news published in some newspapers this morning. I myself learned about it through the newspapers and the radio, but I have asked the authorities of the National Arts Centre for a report on the incident, and I will gladly communicate to the house any information I receive.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Has the Secretary of State been advised of the intention of the Performing Arts Centre to request a supplementary grant of $300,000 to cover its financial problems?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pelletier:

I have received no official no ice, Mr. Speaker. It was mentioned casually in a conversation with the director and the president of the Centre.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

I have a further supplementary question. Is it the opinion of the government that the present administrative structure of the Performing Arts Centre is adequate, or does the minister contemplate a reorganization?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member is asking for a statement of opinion. We have reached the point at which, according to practice, I should remind hon. members that we are running short of time. I still see a large number of members who are anxious to ask questions and who have risen from the first moment. May I say that the time I took to make this announcement to the house will not be charged to the question period.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR-SUPPLEMENTARY GRANT
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FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO MEET PANAMERICAN GAMES DEFICIT

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Finance. On June 10 I asked him the following question:

In view of the government's action in writing off the Expo deficit of $125 million, will it consider making similar arrangements in respect of the Pan-Am games, also a 1967 national event?

Inquiries of the Ministry

There was a supplementary question and then the minister said he would look into the matter. I wonder if he has anything further to report at this time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO MEET PANAMERICAN GAMES DEFICIT
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of Finance):

Not at this moment, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO MEET PANAMERICAN GAMES DEFICIT
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Ten

o'clock, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO MEET PANAMERICAN GAMES DEFICIT
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AGRICULTURE

RA

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Agriculture was in his seat earlier, but in his absence, the President of the Privy Council could perhaps answer my question.

Could the minister tell us whether the report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, which must normally be submitted to the house and which has been prepared following a trip in eastern Canada, could be considered by the house before the recess?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   STUDY OF REPORT OF COMMITTEE BEFORE ADJOURNMENT
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