March 17, 1971

PC

John (Jack) McIntosh

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack McIntosh (Swift Current-Maple Creek):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. Would the minister inform the House when the amendments to the Combines Investigation Act, referred to in the Speech from the Throne, will be available to members for study?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN CHARTERED BANK CHARGES ON CURRENT ACCOUNTS-COMPLAINT UNDER ANTI-COMBINES LAW
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Basford:

Mr. Speaker, we have been working very hard on revising the Combines Investigation Act and I hope the amendments will be introduced at the earliest possible moment, as soon as they are ready for introduction.

March 17, 1971

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN CHARTERED BANK CHARGES ON CURRENT ACCOUNTS-COMPLAINT UNDER ANTI-COMBINES LAW
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MANPOWER

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, perhaps the Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State might be able to answer my question which relates to the participation of local associations and organizations in the opportunities for youth programs. It is contemplated that these should be established community associations or local associations, or is it contemplated that these will be local associations of students which will take part in this program?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM-TYPE OF ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME
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LIB

James Hugh Faulkner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Hugh Faulkner (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, my understanding is that it will probably include both.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM-TYPE OF ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Can the parliamentary secretary indicate what will be required of the local associations by way of financial participation, and will he assure the House that guidelines and full information will be issued in respect of how associations can qualify for participation in this program, immediately and without any further delay, supplementing the very vague references in the publicity so far?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM-TYPE OF ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME
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LIB

James Hugh Faulkner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Faulkner:

Mr. Speaker, without accepting all the comments the Leader of the Opposition makes about the program, I think the point he makes is valid. It is our intention that not only full information but criteria will be provided.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAM-TYPE OF ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME
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PROPOSED FLOODING OF SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY-PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES

NDP

Randolph Harding

New Democratic Party

Mr. Randolph Harding (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Fisheries and Forestry. What progress has the government made with the United States government in its efforts to stop the flooding of Canadian territory in the Skagit River Valley?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED FLOODING OF SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY-PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of Fisheries and Forestry)

Liberal

Hon. Jack Davis (Minister of Fisheries and Forestry):

Mr. Speaker, we are continuing discussions. We were discussing this matter with the United States administration yesterday.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED FLOODING OF SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY-PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES
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NDP

Randolph Harding

New Democratic Party

Mr. Harding:

Is the government officially opposing the application by the Seattle City Light Company at the United States hearings on the Skagit taking place this week in Seattle?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED FLOODING OF SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY-PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of Fisheries and Forestry)

Liberal

Mr. Davis:

No, Mr. Speaker. I do not believe it is normal practice for the government of Canada to appear before semi-judicial bodies of that kind in another country.

Inquiries of the Ministry AGRICULTURE

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED FLOODING OF SKAGIT RIVER VALLEY-PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES
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FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA

PC

John (Jack) Henry Horner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. H. Horner (Crowfooi):

Mr. Speaker, I direct my question to the right hon. Prime Minister. It arises from a reply he gave last Monday when he stated he would be prepared to give detailed consideration to regional requests to take the reference to hogs and cattle out of Bill C-176, provided the request did not come from myself. Is the Prime Minister prepared to meet with a small non-political group representing western Canada so they may put forward western Canada's requests in this regard?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if there is something that cannot be decided or agreed upon between the Minister of Agriculture and this group, I will meet them, but I think it would be normal practice for them to meet with the Minister of Agriculture to see if their problem can be understood and tackled at that level.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA
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PC

John (Jack) Henry Horner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Horner:

I have a supplementary question. It relates to the fact that this bill has been in the mill for exactly a year today.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA
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An hon. Member:

Who has been holding it up?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA
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PC

John (Jack) Henry Horner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Horner:

Mr. Speaker, this is rather good evidence that there has been a stalemate between the Minister of Agriculture and the representatives of this region of western Canada. That is why I personally request the Prime Minister to hear the views of this non-political representative group from that region of Canada.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING BILL-SUGGESTED MEETING WITH GROUP FROM WESTERN CANADA
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FINANCE

LIB

James (Jim) Gordon Lind

Liberal

Mr. J. G. Lind (Middlesex):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct my question to my colleague, the Minister of Finance. It relates to the increased service charges that banks have now adopted. First of all, if a merchant imposes an extra service charge and collaborates with another merchant across the street it is called retail price maintenance. I wonder whether there is any retail price maintenance involved when the banks increase their service charges in this way and affect all citizens of Canada?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN CHARTERED BANK CHARGES ON CURRENT ACCOUNTS
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March 17, 1971