July 24, 1969

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PROCEDURE AND ORGANIZATION

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, as both Your Honour and the house know, there have been certain discussions regarding possible avenues of approach to the debate on the rules amendments. In order to enable discussions to continue and perhaps arrive at a solution, I rise to suggest that the house might now make an crder that upon completion of the oral question period today the sitting be suspended until 5 p.m. later this day.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed and so ordered?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS- REPORT BY MINISTER OF MANPOWER AND IMMIGRATION

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, in response to queries from members I am pleased to report on our continuing campaign to help students find summer jobs.

From previous statements I have made, members will be aware of our efforts and special programs in this area. These include the setting up last fall of a special departmental task force, a $259,000 publicity campaign at local, regional and national levels, the hir-ng of some 450 special student counsellors at manpower headquarters and centres across Canada, and a program to increase by 10 per cent the number of students employed this summer by the federal government.

My department has also been very active in enlisting the co-operation of other governments and agencies with interests in the stu-ient employment problem. We have had meetings with representatives of the Associa-;ion of Universities and Colleges of Canada,

University Career Planning Association, various university summer employment committees and other federal departments. We have also maintained a close relationship with various provincial governments in order to achieve maximum results and to prevent duplication of effort and expenditure.

We have reason to believe our efforts are paying off. For example, between May and June of this year some 155,000 persons were added to the Canadian labour force. This net figure resulted from additions of 155,000 in the 14-19 age group and of 38,000 in the 19-25 age group. There were offsetting declines totalling 38,000 in other age groups. Meanwhile, employment growth between May and June in the under 25 age group was 154,000. While no one can claim all of these 154,000 persons are students entering the labour force temporarily during the summer months, it can be safely assumed that the vast majority are students.

In this connection it is interesting to note that last year between March and July some 600,000 persons under 25 joined the labour force; by September almost 500,000 in the same group had left the labour force, presumably to return to school or university.

At our manpower centres some 90,000 postsecondary students had registered by the end of May; this number could be a bit exaggerated as some students may have registered both at on-campus manpower centres and at local centres.

[DOT] (2:10 p.m.)

Precise statistics on confirmed employment are not available at this time-students frequently do not report back to their C.M.C. counsellors when they have obtained jobs- but there are some encouraging trends. For example, a random sample survey carried out by my department in mid-June among students at Ottawa's Canada Manpower Student Employment Centre indicates that 86 per cent of those canvassed had already obtained jobs at that point; another 4 per cent were no longer interested in finding work, leaving a total of 10 per cent still looking for employment. We plan to carry out the same type of survey later this month in three Canada Manpower Centres in each of our five regions,

Wheat Export Prices

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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

I said that Canada's share of the world wheat market went up this year. I do not have the exact figures in front of me. My recollection is that last year the share was 17 per cent and this year it is 19 per cent.

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NDP

John Stratford Burton

New Democratic Party

Mr. Burlon:

Could the minister indicate what income support measures the government has under consideration at the present time.

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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

I think it is well known to hon. members that the government is looking at this question from all angles. There is no proposal that has not been before the government. Before any announcement is made in this regard, a decision by the government will be made in the ordinary way.

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PC

Deane Roscoe Gundlock

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gundlock:

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if I might ask a question which is supplementary to my first question. I should like to ask the minister whether he considers that the 22 million bushels through Churchill is an increase.

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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

It is a dramatic increase over the zero which had been booked during the regular time for booking this year.

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PC

Deane Roscoe Gundlock

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gundlock:

No, no. On a point of order-

July 21, 1969

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Hon. members will realize we are not on the question period and we are not in committee of the whole. I wonder whether hon. members want to pursue the question period at the present time. However, if hon. members have further questions and the minister wishes to reply his time has not yet expired.

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PC

Deane Roscoe Gundlock

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gundlock:

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order and with due deference to you, it certainly is not from zero to 22 million.

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NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nysirom:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the minister whether the government is still considering a two-price system for wheat or whether at this time it has completely rejected the idea. I would ask the minister to be specific in his answer.

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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

My answer will be very specific. My previous answer applies completely.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Having heard the minister and the subsequent questions and answers, I am satisfied that the debate has been concluded. Pursuant to section 13 of Standing Order 26, I declare the motion carried.

The house stands adjourned until 2 p.m. later today.

At 12.25 a.m. the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to special order.

July 21. 1969

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member is rising on a point of order.

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July 24, 1969