October 20, 1971

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON OPERATION RETRIEVAL

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration about Operation Retrieval, a matter about which there was considerable concern a couple of years ago and about which complaints have been renewed. Would the minister make a statement at an early date indicating what improvements have been made with regard to this operation during the last couple of years since it has been under criticism, and what results are being attained in light of the criticism to which the program is presently being subjected? Could the minister make a statement at an early date?

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON OPERATION RETRIEVAL
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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):

Mr. Speaker, I shall certainly look into the question of making a statement at an early date about the tremendous benefits to Canada of retrieving back to it some of our-

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON OPERATION RETRIEVAL
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. We are obviously getting into debate.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON OPERATION RETRIEVAL
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN ON JOINING OF TWO CONTINENTS BY CAUSEWAY ACROSS BERING STRAIT

LIB

Raymond Rock

Liberal

Mr. Raymond Rock (Lachine):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Were there any talks with Premier Kosygin that would

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eventually lead to the joining of our two continents by a causeway across Bering Strait in order that North America can join its railway and highway systems to those of the Soviet Union?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN ON JOINING OF TWO CONTINENTS BY CAUSEWAY ACROSS BERING STRAIT
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I think this is another of the questions that might be put on the order paper.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN ON JOINING OF TWO CONTINENTS BY CAUSEWAY ACROSS BERING STRAIT
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SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS

PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. P. B. Rynard (Simcoe North):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of National Health and Welfare. On October 6, in reply to a question, the minister told the House that he had been in consultation with the Association of Medical Colleges and the Canadian Medical Association concerning the shortage of Canadian trained medical doctors and medical personnel. Is the minister prepared to make a statement to the House in the very near future outlining his proposals to combat the shortage of doctors and Canadian trained medical personnel?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member is aware of the various measures we have already implemented to deal with this shortage. We have the health resources fund of $500 million which is being gradually used up over the years in conjunction with the provinces for the building of many new medical schools, some of which are now under way and some of which have been completed. We are also meeting with the various health associations in order to develop paramedical personnel who will relieve our medical manpower to a very great extent.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rynard:

Is the minister prepared to act on the suggestion of the Canadian Medical Association and build more Canadian medical schools for Canadian medical students?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Munro:

Mr. Speaker, the health resources fund is there. It is being utilized to a very great extent by the provinces now in getting new medical schools under way. I expect that it will continue to be used by the provinces to expand this type of endeavour.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rynard:

A further supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. We have almost reached the end of the question period. There are only a few minutes left. I wonder if we might recognize two or three other hon. members before the end of the question period and limit supplementaries.

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Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF CANADIAN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS AND PERSONNEL-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

NDP

Randolph Harding

New Democratic Party

Mr. Randolph Harding (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Indian Affairs and

Inquiries of the Ministry

Northern Development. In view of the recent protest by a spokesman for the Eskimo people of Igloolik in the eastern Arctic that a construction company was showing discrimination in its hiring practices against the Eskimo people in the area, has his department investigated this complaint and, if so, with what results?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION BY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN NOT HIRING ESKIMOS
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, we are now investigating. The Northwest Territories commissioner, some officials, and the member for the Northwest Territories are to meet with representatives of the company in Edmonton on Friday to discuss this matter, and we hope that all errors will be rectified by next week.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION BY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN NOT HIRING ESKIMOS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. W. Monteith (Perth-Wilmot):

Mr. Speaker, on September 22 I directed a question to the Minister of Transport concerning the possible deterioration of service and possible lay-off of CNR employees in the Stratford-Sarnia area. He said at that time he would be glad to take notice of the question and get an answer for me at a later date. Four weeks have gone by, and I understand that the timetables are to be changed at the end of October. May I have an answer soon?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE DOWNGRADING OF FREIGHT SERVICE BETWEEN STRATFORD AND SARNIA
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October 20, 1971