January 23, 1970

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CRIMINAL CODE

NDP

Winona Grace MacInnis

New Democratic Party

Mrs. Grace Maclnnis (Vancouver-Kingsway) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-180, to amend the Criminal Code (phosphate compound in detergents).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT PHOSPHATE COMPOUNDS IN DETERGENTS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT PHOSPHATE COMPOUNDS IN DETERGENTS
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NDP

Winona Grace MacInnis

New Democratic Party

Mrs. Maclnnis:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to prevent further pollution of Canadian lakes, rivers and other waterways by banning the manufacture, distribution and sale of detergents containing phosphate compounds, this legislation to take effect from January 1, 1972.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT PHOSPHATE COMPOUNDS IN DETERGENTS
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


DIVORCE ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING ORDERS FOR CUSTODY AND COROLLARY RELIEF

PC

Robert Jardine McCleave

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert McCleave (Halifax-East Hants) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-181, to amend the Divorce Act.

Topic:   DIVORCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING ORDERS FOR CUSTODY AND COROLLARY RELIEF
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   DIVORCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING ORDERS FOR CUSTODY AND COROLLARY RELIEF
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PC

Robert Jardine McCleave

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McCleave:

Mr. Speaker, the bill sets forth two amendments to the Divorce Act. The first amendment is so technical that I shall not trespass upon the time of the House. It cannot be explained briefly but the explanatory note with the bill puts the argument totally and fairly.

The second amendment would allow courts in provinces to which a successful party has moved to examine orders. If a person has obtained in Newfoundland an order for corollary relief and has moved to British Columbia, instead of putting those concerned to the expense of going back to the court in

Newfoundland the order could be reviewed in the courts of British Columbia.

Topic:   DIVORCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING ORDERS FOR CUSTODY AND COROLLARY RELIEF
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of Finance relating to the policy of restraint and arising from the decision by the Quebec Transportation Board authorizing substantial increases in Quebec-Ontario trucking rates. Is it government policy that the increases in rates made under this order of the Quebec Transportation Board might well violate the government's restraint program or is it the policy that such increases would not violate any such program because they are authorized by a duly constituted authority?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, in these cases, and there was another case yesterday, I believe, with respect to telephone rates, the regulatory body itself generally only authorizes increases in rates that are based on increases in costs. With respect to the instance to which my hon. friend refers, I have asked for additional information about the increases, what they are based on and so on, and officials are trying to obtain this information for me.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Did the Minister of Transport or any representative of the government of Canada make any representations to the Quebec Transportation Board seeking a postponement of any authorized increases in view of the efforts the government of Canada is making with regard to restraint?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

Mr. Speaker, the increases did not come to my attention until they were announced. As I said to my hon. friend, I have asked that further information be requested from the Quebec Transportation

January 23, 1970

Inquiries of the Ministry Board in order that we may know whether the increases are based purely on increases of costs involved.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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PC

Charles Humbert Thomas

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charles H. Thomas (Moncion):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a supplementary question to the Minister of Transport. During the talks that the Minister of Transport and the president of the CTC had with the various provincial transport authorities, did the Quebec Transportation Board indicate that this increase was going to be requested? If so, what did the chairman of the CTC say, and what was the minister's position with respect to that request?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, no reference was made at all to any prospective or likely increase during those meetings.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-INCREASE IN TRUCKING RATES BY QUEBEC TRANSPORTATION BOARD
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January 23, 1970