January 15, 1970

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

LABOUR CONDITIONS

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Has-tings):

Mr. Speaker, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion under Standing Order 43, and I base my reason for obtaining unanimous consent on the following facts:

During December the number of unemployed persons in Canada rose from 354,000 to 383,000, an increase of 9 per cent over the previous month, and showing a further steady increase in unemployment from month to month.

What is particularly alarming is the government's refusal to take positive action to increase employment, specifically:

1. A greatly expanded drive to increase exports, rather than the steady contraction of our efforts in this field during the past year which has caused our exports to increase at only one-third to one-half of the rate of increase of all of our principal competitors.

2. The introduction of tax incentives to increase productivity, thereby making possible lower costs and lower selling prices and enabling our products to sell more easily against foreign competition, with the result that more jobs would be available.

3. The introduction of tax incentives to induce more industrial research to improve the quality and style of our products, thereby making them more saleable and capable of providing more jobs.

In short, the attitude of the government toward expanding production and jobs has been a completely negative one, and must be changed immediately to a positive, constructive approach if further serious unemployment is not to develop.

I therefore move the following motion under Standing Order 43:

That this House, comprising the elected representatives of all of the people of Canada, consider and recommend a more effective method of increasing exports, productivity and sales, and thereby increase employment in this country.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Hon. members have heard the motion proposed to the House under Standing Order 43. I shall not comment at this time on the form of the motion as proposed by the hon. member. The matter he has raised is an important one, but before the motion can be put to the House we must obtain unanimous consent and I must inquire whether there is such unanimous consent on the part of hon. members.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

We have already heard the speech, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

I heard at least one objection.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

The facts are wrong in the speech, too.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

You will not be happy until it hits 6 per cent.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT

MEASURE TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY

LIB

J. Antonio Thomas

Liberal

Mr. Antonio Thomas (Maisonneuve) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-177 intitled "An Act respecting the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act".

Topic:   ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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LIB

J. Antonio Thomas

Liberal

Mr. Thomas:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to give back to the riding of Maisonneuve its former name, to wit, "Mai-sonneuve-Rosemont" to avoid its being mistaken for the provincial constituency of Maisonneuve, a great area of which is located within the limits of the federal constituency of Maisonneuve.

Topic:   ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO CHANGE NAME OF CONSTITUENCY
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.



January 15, 1970 Inquiries of the Ministry


ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

AGREEMENT WITH UNITED STATES- ASSURANCE AGAINST LESSENING OF CONTROL OF WATER RESOURCES

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Has-lings):

I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. Would the right hon. gentleman assure the House that any agreement which the government works out with the United States government regarding greater sales of Canadian oil to the United States market will not include the handing over of any degree of control of any of Canada's water resources to the United States or the lessening in any way of this country's sovereignty over our Arctic waters?

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

I think I can give that assurance, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT WITH UNITED STATES- ASSURANCE AGAINST LESSENING OF CONTROL OF WATER RESOURCES
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CRUDE PETROLEUM-POSITION RESPECTING EXPORTS TO U.S.

January 15, 1970