October 21, 1971

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CLEAN AIR ACT


Hon. ]ack Davis (Minister of the Environment): Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 41(2) I wish to table a press release outlining the proposed national air quality objectives for which provision is made in the Clean Air Act.


PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baldwin:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I want to repeat what I said on an earlier occasion. This press release may well contain information which ought first to have been given to the House in a statement on motions. I want to enter a covert that press releases are not the subject of filing under this particular order of business.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CLEAN AIR ACT
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PRESS RELEASE OUTLINING PROPOSED AIR QUALITY OBJECTIVES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member has raised this point before. I must say I cannot remember clearly what the disposition of the matter was. I thought at the time that the point was worth considering very seriously. It is difficult to interpret the exact wording of the Standing Order, which appears to be very wide. One might wonder whether the papers referred to in the Standing Order include a press release. The Chair will look into the matter further in view of the fact the hon. member has raised it by way of a point of order.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CLEAN AIR ACT
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF PRESS RELEASE OUTLINING PROPOSED AIR QUALITY OBJECTIVES
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INDUSTRY

TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ANNOUNCING APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT BOARD MEMBERS

LIB

Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Luc Pepin (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 41(2), I want to file copies in both official languages of a release announcing the designation of Employment Support Board members. Information booklets on Board regulations will be distributed to hon. members this afternoon.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ANNOUNCING APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT BOARD MEMBERS
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

should like to direct my question to the Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker. In view of the statement by Premier Kosygin at the conclusion of his talks here that "between the Soviet Union and Canada there exists a considerable degree of mutual understanding in the assessment of the situation in the parts of the world where peace is violated,", may I ask the Prime Minister to indicate what Canadian government assessment was portrayed to Premier Kosygin in relation to military actions or interventions which have been considered appropriate by the U.S.S.R. under what is commonly referred to as the Brezhnev doctrine?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

The Leader of the Opposition is really asking me to restate in answer to a question the totality of Canada's foreign policy. We have made various statements at various times to the House of Commons and in our white papers on what we thought about the Middle East, Viet Nam, the situation in Pakistan, Berlin and so on, and these are matters that we repeated to Premier Kosygin. I will willingly answer more detailed questions if they are asked, but surely I cannot be expected to recite here the totality of Canadian foreign policy.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

With all respect to the Prime Minister, I asked a specific question in relation to a specific doctrine relating to a specific part of Europe. I should like to ask the Prime Minister another quite specific question. In view of Premier Kosygin's remark, and also in view of his statement on October 19 about "the struggle of the peoples of the Arab countries for the liberation of Arab territories occupied by Israel", can the Prime Minister indicate what assessment the Canadian government portrayed to Premier Kosygin in regard to this matter, and would the Prime Minister briefly indicate what is the area of mutual understanding between the Soviet Union and Canada in the assessment of the Middle East situation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Very briefly, Mr. Speaker, we both agreed that United Nations resolution 242 should have our wholehearted support.

October 21, 1971

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

In view of the general nature of Premier Kosygin's statement about the degree of mutual understanding in parts of the world where peace is violated, I wonder whether this is an indication that the government of Canada has informed Premier Kosygin that Canada shares Russia's view with regard to the border dispute between Russia and the People's Republic of China?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, this subject was not raised, either by ourselves or by the Soviet Union. Therefore I am not in a position to answer that question.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Does the government intend to express its regret to those people and organizations engaged in peaceful protest in Ottawa during the last few days who Premier Kosygin, the guest of the government, at a press conference described as "riff-raff"?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   KOSYGIN REGARDING SOVIET ACTIONS UNDER BREZHNEV DOCTRINE, MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND CHINA- RUSSIA BORDER DISPUTE
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the Prime Minister with reference to the comments of the Soviet premier concerning the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union and the difficulties that he envisioned would be created for the Soviet government in regard to increasing the number of those who would bear arms in Israel. Did the Prime Minister or any member of his government express to the Soviet premier a willingness to increase emigration possibilities for Jewish people in the Soviet Union who might wish to come to Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DISCUSSION WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN OF POSSIBLE EMIGRATION OF SOVIET JEWS TO CANADA
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

This point was not stressed, Mr. Speaker. I believe the Soviet Union knows Canada's immigration policy and there was no particular occasion to raise this matter. Nor have representations on that score been made to me. I think the representations that I received had more to do with emigration from the Soviet Union to Israel and also the question of the reunification of families, which is distinct from emigration.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DISCUSSION WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN OF POSSIBLE EMIGRATION OF SOVIET JEWS TO CANADA
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

In view of the fact that the Soviet premier did express at least on one occasion, if not more, that difficulty did exist in regard to increasing Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union, would the Prime Minister or one of his ministers agree to look into this matter further so as to relieve the concern of many Canadian citizens about the inability of Jewish citizens in the Soviet Union to emigrate from that country?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DISCUSSION WITH PREMIER KOSYGIN OF POSSIBLE EMIGRATION OF SOVIET JEWS TO CANADA
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October 21, 1971