April 24, 1970

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION

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, on behalf of the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion I should like to table copies of the special area agreements between the government of Canada and the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

[DOT] (11:10 a.m.)

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF SPECIAL AREA AGREEMENTS WITH NEW BRUNSWICK AND NEWFOUNDLAND GOVERNMENTS
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LABOUR RELATIONS

PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

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, I ask leave of the House to present a motion under Standing Order 43. The pressing and urgent necessity for such a motion as mentioned in the Standing Order is that there is a serious situation developing because of the announcement by the Canadian Pacific Railway that it intends to reduce by 10 per cent its expenditures on clerical services, which will result in the laying off of several hundred workers. In view of the seriousness of the situation and the dispute that is arising, it seems to me the House will agree that this matter ought to be considered by an appropriate committee. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Moose Jaw (Mr. Skoberg): That the action of the Canadian Pacific Railway in announcing a 10 per cent reduction in its clerical services, and the lay-off of several hundred workers that will result therefrom, be referred to the Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Immigration for consideration and report.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-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:

As hon. members know, a motion under Standing Order 43 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there such unanimous agreement?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-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:

There is not unanimous

agreement. The motion posed by the hon. member cannot be put at this time.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE LAY-OFF OF CPR CLERKS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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RAILWAY ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING NOTICE AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF ACCIDENTS

NDP

John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. John L. Skoberg (Moose Jaw) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-207, to amend the Railway Act (Notice of Accidents).

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING NOTICE AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF ACCIDENTS
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?

Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING NOTICE AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF ACCIDENTS
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NDP

John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. Skoberg:

Mr. Speaker, in introducing this bill, an act to amend the Railway Act, notice of railway accidents, I wish to explain its purpose very briefly. The purpose is to make it mandatory that all accidents to equipment or roadbed where the damage exceeds $1,500 must be made public. All accidents reported to the Canadian Transport Commission and which are investigated by that commission will be made public. Nothing will be confidential. Up to this time the commission has not been obligated by law to make public those accidents it has investigated. I suggest that at this time an amendment of this type to the Railway Act is quite appropriate.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING NOTICE AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF ACCIDENTS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon.

member can only explain the purpose of the bill. He cannot argue his case.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING NOTICE AND FULL DISCLOSURE OF ACCIDENTS
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

TAXATION

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Minister of Finance whether it is still his target to have the government's proposed tax legislation effective for the year 1970. I ask

April 24, 1970'

Inquiries of the Ministry this question particularly in view of the increasing number of difficulties and complications that are being raised in connection with the white paper proposals.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TAXATION
Sub-subtopic:   WHITE PAPER ON REFORM-INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION-FURTHER PROPOSALS RESPECTING SMALL BUSINESSES
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April 24, 1970