January 20, 1971

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CANADA-JAMAICA INCOME TAX AGREEMENT ACT, 1971 IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENT FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (for ihe Minister of Finance) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-217, to implement an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to income tax between Canada and Jamaica.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA-JAMAICA INCOME TAX AGREEMENT ACT, 1971 IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENT FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ROCHDALE COLLEGE

PC

Mr. Paproski

Progressive Conservative

1. How many students at Rochdale College list their country of origin as (a) United States (b) Canada (c) other countries?

2. How many professors or instructors at Rochdale College list (a) United States (b) Canada (c) other countries as their country of origin?

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Subtopic:   ROCHDALE COLLEGE
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

The government has no knowledge of the country of origin of the students or staff at Rochdale College.

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Subtopic:   ROCHDALE COLLEGE
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NATIONAL REVENUE-CONTRACT FOR STUDY OF LOCATIONS FOR BRANCH OFFICES

PC

Mr. Asselin (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair)

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government entered into a contract with a firm of management consultants for a study on locations for branch offices of the Department of National Revenue?

2. Was the call for tenders general or by invitation and, if by invitation, what firms were asked to submit tenders?

3. (a) How many firms tendered (b) what firms were they (c) what were their respective bids?

4. Which firms were (a) Canadian (b) American?

5. Which firm was the successful bidder and is it (a) a Canadian firm (b) an American firm (c) a Canadian subsidiary of an American firm?

6 If the successful bidder is a Canadian subsidiary of a U.S. firm, will the project work be carried out by Canadians or Americans?

7. Does the successful bidder have twinned staff to carry out part of the project study in the French language?

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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

I can report to the House, Mr. Speaker, that the reply to this question has been prepared and I have it here. It is rather lengthy. I have had a conversation with the hon. member and he has agreed that the reply should be tabled but recorded in Hansard as if it had been read.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE-CONTRACT FOR STUDY OF LOCATIONS FOR BRANCH OFFICES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is this agreed?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE-CONTRACT FOR STUDY OF LOCATIONS FOR BRANCH OFFICES
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[Editor's note: The text of the answer follows.]

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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Jerome:

1. On August 6, 1970 the Department of National Revenue, Taxation entered into a contract with a firm of management consultants to carry out a study which would assist the Department in making decisions on the best scheme of field officers to serve the needs of the public and the Department to at least 1980.

2. The call for tenders was by invitation. The firms asked to submit tenders were: Booz. Allen & Hamilton Canada Ltd.; Ducharme, Deom & Associes Inc.; Kates, Peat, Marwick & Co.; P. S. Ross & Partners; S. M. A. Inc.; Stevenson & Kellogg, Ltd.

3. (a) Five firms tendered; (b) and (c) Their names and respective bids were: Booz. Allen & Hamilton Canada Ltd., $152,000; Ducharme, Deom & Associes Inc., $99,800; Kates, Peat, Marwick & Co., $96,000; P. S. Ross & Partners, $271,000; Stevenson & Kellogg, Ltd., $55,500.

4. All the firms which submitted tenders are Canadian firms.

5. Booz. Allen & Hamilton Canada Ltd. was the successful bidder. It is a Canadian firm which is a subsidiary of an American firm.

6. Most of the project work is being carried out by Canadians. Some specialist assistance is being drawn from the American parent company.

7. The successful bidder is using bilingual staff where required for necessary interviews and research.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE-CONTRACT FOR STUDY OF LOCATIONS FOR BRANCH OFFICES
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CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS SIGNED WITH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN STATES

RA

Mr. Fortin

Ralliement Créditiste

1. What co-operation agreements have been signed with francophone African states during the past five years?

2. What are the details of each agreement?

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Subtopic:   CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS SIGNED WITH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN STATES
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

1. The Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Federal Republic of the Cameroon, signed at Toronto, September 15, 1970, is the only co-operation agreement having treaty status between Canada and a francophone African state. The agreement has not been ratified.

January 20, 1971

Questions

2. The document will become public on the day of its ratification.

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Subtopic:   CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS SIGNED WITH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN STATES
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DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSIONSAVING OF MAN-HOURS AS A RESULT OF USE OF COMPUTERS

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

How many man-hours have been saved as a result of the utilization of computers by the Department of Regional Economic Expansion during each year since computers have been used?

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Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSIONSAVING OF MAN-HOURS AS A RESULT OF USE OF COMPUTERS
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January 20, 1971