September 21, 1971

LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Manpower and Immigration; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

No, Mr. Speaker, it does not. We will always very seriously consider any representations they wish to make. Needless to say, if their recommendations involve policies which we consider acceptable we will proceed

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with whatever appropriate legislative steps may be required.

Topic:   POSSIBLE EFFECT OF PRAIRIE PROVINCES
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS ON GRAIN STABILIZATION BILL
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PC

Donald Frank Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Don Mazankowski (Vegreville):

A supplementary question to the minister in charge of the Wheat Board. In light of the government's position on the Temporary Wheat Reserves Act because of the proposed stabilization bill presently before the House, has the minister consulted with his colleague, the Minister of National Health and Welfare, and recommended to him withholding family allowance cheques until such time as FISC is approved by Parliament?

Topic:   POSSIBLE EFFECT OF PRAIRIE PROVINCES
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS ON GRAIN STABILIZATION BILL
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I remind hon. members that we are running short of time. There are about seven minutes remaining before the end of the question period. I am anxious to recognize some hon. members who have been seeking recognition by the Chair since the beginning of the question period. For the moment, the Chair will recognize the hon. member for Regina-Lake Centre on a supplementary.

Topic:   POSSIBLE EFFECT OF PRAIRIE PROVINCES
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATIONS ON GRAIN STABILIZATION BILL
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STABILIZATION BILL-POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS

NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lea Benjamin (Regina-Lake Centre):

My supplementary is for the minister in charge of the wheat board. In light of representations that have been made to the minister, not only by former provincial governments on the prairies but present governments since the House recessed at the end of June, and in light of further representations by farm organizations, is it the intention of the minister during the current discussion of Bill C-244 to bring in any further changes, additions or deletions to the bill?

Topic:   STABILIZATION BILL-POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Manpower and Immigration; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

A variety of suggestions for improvements in the stabilization plan made by farm organizations were incorporated in the final version of the bill. Some amendments were made in committee and, of course, the bill will be further considered. Generally, the farm organizations still have the very strong feeling that the financial position of farmers is extremely difficult and requires additional help. As far as I can see, they are not making any substantial suggestions for improving the bill except ones that would simply involve a lot more money.

Topic:   STABILIZATION BILL-POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

INCREASE IN PASSENGER FARES-CONSULTATION WITH GOVERNMENT

PC

John (Jack) Henry Horner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. H. Horner (Crowfoot):

My question is for the Minister of Transport. The CNR today announced an increase in passenger fares amounting to between 10 and 15 per cent effective October 1. Did they consult the government about this and does the government feel this large increase is inflationary?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN PASSENGER FARES-CONSULTATION WITH GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

No,

Mr. Speaker, they have not consulted the government with regard to this increase. The normal procedure is that

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advice is conveyed to the Minister of Transport. I, personally, have not seen that advice today. I cannot say at the moment whether it has been sent or not.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN PASSENGER FARES-CONSULTATION WITH GOVERNMENT
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TRANSPORT

FREIGHT RATES-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS WITH WESTERN PROVINCES

PC

Richard Russell Southam

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. R. Southam (Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain):

My

question is for the Minister of Transport. Several times before the House recessed for the summer I asked about the continuing negotiations between the minister and his officials and the premiers and their officials in western Canada regarding the high freight rates now existing in western Canada. Can the minister report to the House what progress, if any, has been made in this regard?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS WITH WESTERN PROVINCES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I have a little problem keeping up with the premiers, but to the extent I have been able to do so we have moved the discussions eastward, having dealt with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Within the past three months I have received submissions from the province of Manitoba. If my officials are not there now, they will be within a few weeks. The negotiating process is continuing with all three governments. Given the political developments in that area in recent months, a certain measure of review is necessary.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS WITH WESTERN PROVINCES
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AIR TRANSPORT

BOMB SCARES-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO MAKE OFFENCE A CRIME RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY

PC

Robert Jardine McCleave

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert McCleave (Halifax-East Hants):

I have a question for the Minister of Transport of which I have given him notice. In light of the bomb scare telephone call yesterday by a crank from a foreign country involving Halifax international airport, will the minister ensure that steps are taken to make this kind of mischief a crime that is recognized across international boundaries? I ask this because I am reliably informed that the identity of the one making the calls is known, but action against him is difficult.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   BOMB SCARES-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO MAKE OFFENCE A CRIME RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

thank the hon. member for notice of this question. I am advised that if the background is correct, the crank in question is in Hawaii. Why he would want to call Halifax from Hawaii, I do not know. I can understand wanting to call Hawaii from Halifax at times. All I can say is that I will look into the matter.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   BOMB SCARES-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO MAKE OFFENCE A CRIME RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY
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PC

Robert Jardine McCleave

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McCleave:

Mr. Speaker, I almost think there is a question of privilege involving the grand atmosphere of Halifax arising out of the minister's response.

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Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
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NATIONAL SECURITY

September 21, 1971