April 30, 1970

LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Bryce Mackasey (Minister of Labour):

I am uncertain whether this comes under federal jurisdiction. I doubt that it does. If it does not, then it is up to the Department of Labour of the province of Nova Scotia, which I understand can deal with it more than adequately.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   ACADIA FISHING COMPANY AND BOOTH FISHERIES-ASSISTANCE IN MEDIATING STRIKE
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard (Skeena):

Inasmuch as there is some doubt about the jurisdiction and as it seems to be a grey area, would the minister look into the matter? Would he also indicate whether or not he has received any representations or requests from the government of Nova Scotia regarding this matter?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   ACADIA FISHING COMPANY AND BOOTH FISHERIES-ASSISTANCE IN MEDIATING STRIKE
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LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Mackasey:

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I will do that. Because of the fact that my next duty day is Monday, I will take the liberty of communicating privately with the hon. member in the meantime.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   ACADIA FISHING COMPANY AND BOOTH FISHERIES-ASSISTANCE IN MEDIATING STRIKE
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MANPOWER

FILLING OF SUMMER JOBS AT RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK BY WIVES OF PERMANENT EMPLOYEES

LIB

Edmund Boyd Osler

Liberal

Mr. E. B. Osier (Winnipeg Souih Centre):

My question is for the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. In view of persistent rumours that advertised positions for summer jobs at Riding Mountain National Park are being filled by wives of permanent employees, which undermines the government's "Hire a Student" campaign, does the minister intend to take action to stop such practices?

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   FILLING OF SUMMER JOBS AT RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK BY WIVES OF PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

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

I will be happy to discuss the matter with the minister responsible for the administration of national parks.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   FILLING OF SUMMER JOBS AT RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK BY WIVES OF PERMANENT EMPLOYEES
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FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH NEW PRIME MINISTER RESPECTING GOLD MINING AND DAIRYING

PC

Roch La Salle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Roch La Salle (Joliette):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Prime Minister.

During the two past weeks, I had the opportunity to ask questions concerning the correspondence exchanged with the then

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Quebec Premier in connection with gold mines and the dairy industry. I was twice told that after the election of a new Quebec government, it might be possible to try to solve both problems. Now, since April 29 has come and gone and the Prime Minister's dream has come true, can I ask him whether he will soon discuss the conditions of the gold mines and the dairy industry in Quebec with the new Premier of that province?

Topic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH NEW PRIME MINISTER RESPECTING GOLD MINING AND DAIRYING
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if the new Quebec Premier wishes to discuss those matters with the federal government, we will be extremely pleased to do so.

Topic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS QUEBEC-POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH NEW PRIME MINISTER RESPECTING GOLD MINING AND DAIRYING
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PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION

JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs whether the Prices and Incomes Commission considers it to be within its jurisdiction or responsibility to engage in short-term economic forecasting as to trends in this country?

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I believe it has on its staff some officials and has been trying to obtain others to do some short-term forecasting.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A supplementary question. Is it the role of this commission to give the government or the country as a whole any advice as to economic expectations in the short term?

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Basford:

In so far as it may have some bearing on price stability and the achievement of price stability which the government is anxious to obtain

yes.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Sianfield:

One further supplementary question which I direct to the Prime Minister. In view of the persistent recommendation of the Economic Council of Canada as to the importance of an independent agency being established to perform this task of providing better short-term economic forecasts, will the Prime Minister reconsider this recommendation? I ask this question particularly in view of the confusion that seems to exist at the present time as to just what is the short-term economic trend not only in this country but in the world at large.

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Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the government has at its means certain officials and tools with which to consider this question of the short-term economic future. The Economic Council of Canada does not have such a term of reference under the statute which set it up, although sometimes it does indulge in short-term economic forecasts.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   JURISDICTION RESPECTING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS
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April 30, 1970