April 30, 1970

PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. P. B. Rynard (Simcoe North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. In view of the ban on cyclamates for use in dietetic foods and drinks, would the minister inform the House what substitute sweeteners will replace them and what steps his department has taken to ensure that the new artificial sweeteners are actually safe?

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CYCLAMATE BAN-SAFETY OF SUBSTITUTE SWEETENERS
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I am aware that the industry has developed substi-22218-621

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Inquiries of the Ministry tutes which the Food and Drug Directorate is looking into in order to determine their safety. I shall be glad to inform the hon. member of the precise particulars later.

Topic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CYCLAMATE BAN-SAFETY OF SUBSTITUTE SWEETENERS
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NATIONAL REVENUE

EXTENSION OF TAX RETURN DEADLINE BECAUSE OF WESTERN CANADA FLOODS

LIB

Gerald Richard Cobbe

Liberal

Mr. Gerald Richard Cobbe (Portage):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. Is the government considering extending the period in which people can file their income tax returns in view of the fact that people in many parts of western Canada have been forced to leave their homes owing to serious flooding?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TAX RETURN DEADLINE BECAUSE OF WESTERN CANADA FLOODS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

I know of no such plans, Mr. Speaker. However, I shall take the matter up with the Minister of National Revenue.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TAX RETURN DEADLINE BECAUSE OF WESTERN CANADA FLOODS
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INDUSTRY

TIRES-MEETINGS WITH COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES

NDP

Max Saltsman

New Democratic Party

Mr. Max Saltsman (Waterloo):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct my question to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Has he concluded his meetings with the rubber industry representatives? If so, has the minister reached any conclusions and is he prepared to make a statement respecting these meetings?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TIRES-MEETINGS WITH COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Not today, Mr. Speaker. I shall inquire, however, on the progress of these negotiations going on between the industry and my department and keep the House informed.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TIRES-MEETINGS WITH COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES
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TELEVISION TUBES-MEETINGS WITH MANUFACTURERS

NDP

Max Saltsman

New Democratic Party

Mr. Max Saltsman (Waterloo):

In view of the crisis facing the television tube manufacturers in Canada, is it the minister's intention to call the tube manufacturers together in order to have similar meetings to work out a rationalization program?

Topic:   TELEVISION TUBES-MEETINGS WITH MANUFACTURERS
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, the question implies that my department is not in touch with the tube manufacturers. That is incorrect. Conversations go on all the time and we try to help as much as we can. I should like to emphasize once again that if

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Inquiries of the Ministry the tube industry is in decline at the same time the transistor industry is growing and I can demonstrate quite easily that there are more jobs now being created in the transistor industry than are being lost in the tube industry.

Topic:   TELEVISION TUBES-MEETINGS WITH MANUFACTURERS
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PLANS TO MAINTAIN OPERATION OF DUNLOP PLANT, TORONTO, AND YARMOUTH TEXTILE PLANT

NDP

John Gilbert

New Democratic Party

Mr. John Gilbert (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. What special plans has the minister with regard to saving the Dunlop tire plant in Toronto and also the textile plant in Yarmouth because, as he knows, this is very important?

Topic:   PLANS TO MAINTAIN OPERATION OF DUNLOP PLANT, TORONTO, AND YARMOUTH TEXTILE PLANT
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LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I know it is important. Reasons have been given for the closing of that plant and these reasons have been accepted by my department as facts.

Topic:   PLANS TO MAINTAIN OPERATION OF DUNLOP PLANT, TORONTO, AND YARMOUTH TEXTILE PLANT
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THE MINISTRY

REASON FOR ABSENCE FROM HOUSE OF MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. Could he advise the House whether the Minister of Communications is on leave in view of his absence from the House for nigh on three weeks?

Topic:   THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   REASON FOR ABSENCE FROM HOUSE OF MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   REASON FOR ABSENCE FROM HOUSE OF MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS
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April 30, 1970