November 5, 1970

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT

LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Hubert Badanai (Fort William) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-183, to amend the Canadian Citizenship Act.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PERSONS FORMERLY MEMBERS OF ORGANIZATIONS CONSIDERED SUBVERSIVE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PERSONS FORMERLY MEMBERS OF ORGANIZATIONS CONSIDERED SUBVERSIVE
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LIB

Hubert Badanai

Liberal

Mr. Badanai:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is the granting of citizenship to persons to whom citizenship has been denied because of membership in organizations considered subversive but who have not been involved in any subversive activities and have no criminal record against them, and provided they can qualify for citizenship in every other respect.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PERSONS FORMERLY MEMBERS OF ORGANIZATIONS CONSIDERED SUBVERSIVE
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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 would like to ask the right hon. Prime Minister, now that the President of the Canadian Labour Congress has joined the Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada in painting the most dismal unemployment picture this winter for many years, whether he can tell the House what action the government proposes to take to alleviate unemployment during the coming winter?

Righf Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, first, the government has already adopted a number of measures aimed at stimulating economic expansion and reducing unemployment following progress in slowing price increases, as outlined by the Minister of Finance in the throne speech debate. Second, the March budget acknowledged that higher unemployment was a probable consequence of restraint measures adopted to deal with the inflation problem, which the Economic Council recently acknowledged represented a most serious shortfall from national goals. Both the OECD and the IMF have recently indicated that inflation is the most critical national and international economic problem, as well.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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An hon. Member:

What chapter is that?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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An hon. Member:

Read the new edition.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Third, the CLC also told the government in its March brief that it could expect a slowdown in the rate of wage and salary increases as a result of the restraint program, of which there is still no evidence. Organized labour's unrestrained efforts to obtain higher wages and salaries intensified the need for federal policy restraints-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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An hon. Member:

You are a good reader.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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An hon. Member:

Get a new speech writer.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I hesitate to interrupt the right hon. Prime Minister but I would think the statement he is making now is of a general nature. Of course, I appreciate that the question was also of a general nature but I believe this is the kind of statement that ought normally to be made on motions.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, am I right to assume from the answer given by the Prime Minister that he is resting upon the measures already taken, which it has been estimated will result in extraordinarily severe unemployment this winter? Can the Prime Minister say whether he intends to announce any additional measures? I ask this question with great emphasis at this time, Mr. Speaker, because it will obviously take some time to translate new measures into action that would have any effect. Is the Prime Minister prepared to announce new measures at this time or is he prepared to have the people suffer the degree of unemployment now predicted for this coming winter?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I doubt whether this is a question. I am sure the Leader of the Opposition will appreciate with me that the latter part of the question makes it an argument. The first part, of course, is a legitimate question, and perhaps the right hon. Prime Minister would like to reply.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Any such announcement will be made in due course by the government, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, I ask the Prime Minister in all sincerity whether the fine words, uttered by the Minister of Justice yesterday were simply words that are to be taken as such and to be followed by no action?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   ACTION TO ALLEVIATE PREDICTED WINTER UNEMPLOYMENT
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November 5, 1970