October 28, 1971

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas:

Since applications by community organizations will be made directly to the local or regional Manpower offices and applications by municipalities will be made to the provincial governments, may I ask the minister whether the provincial governments will evaluate and pass on these applications or will they merely be postmen and pass them on to the Department of Manpower which will make the final decision whether or not the projects are acceptable?

Topic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-CRITERIA TO BE USED IN ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR PROJECT APPROVAL-FUND DISTRIBUTION-APPLICATION EVALUATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

Mr. Speaker, the final decision on projects to be approved is to be made by the Department of Manpower. Procedures have been set up for that purpose. The provinces, however, will certainly be able to indicate

October 28, 1971

Inquiries of the Ministry

which programs are inconsistent with their own notions of proper development from a municipal point of view, so they will have an important role to play.

Topic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-CRITERIA TO BE USED IN ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR PROJECT APPROVAL-FUND DISTRIBUTION-APPLICATION EVALUATION
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INCOME TAX

POSSIBILITY OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF ACT AFFECTING INVESTMENT BY NORANDA MINES IN QUEBEC

SC

David Réal Caouette

Social Credit

Mr. Real Caouette (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Finance.

When he appeared before the Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs yesterday, the president of the Noranda Mines Company said that owing to an erroneous interpretation of the legislation, his company could have trouble investing $120 million in Quebec.

Is the minister aware of the situation and are the department or high officials in a position to clear it up so that the Noranda Mines Company may invest the $120 million?

Hon. E. }. Benson (Minister of Finance): Mr. Speaker, I do not think there is any question about their continuing with the investment. A matter of interpretation was raised by the company and I am having it looked into.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF ACT AFFECTING INVESTMENT BY NORANDA MINES IN QUEBEC
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SC

David Réal Caouette

Social Credit

Mr. Caouette:

I should like to put a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

Has the minister undertaken negotiations with the president of the company? Is the entire matter settled? Can we rely on the investments of Noranda Mines?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF ACT AFFECTING INVESTMENT BY NORANDA MINES IN QUEBEC
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LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Benson:

I think the investment will go on. I would like to be in contact with them.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF ACT AFFECTING INVESTMENT BY NORANDA MINES IN QUEBEC
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INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM


Right Hon. ]. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert): Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the hon. member for Sas-katoon-Humboldt and minister of several departments. Would he say now, having regard to all the circumstances in western Canada, that the government is close to bringing in legislation to provide-here I shall consult my notes because I want to be sure of the precise wording-for the two-price grain system?


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):

Any decision of the government in that regard, as in any other regard, will, of course, be made known when it is taken.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

That is the reason I asked the question. The hon. member spoke in Assiniboia, an area in which an election is taking place, and he said on that

fMr. Lang.]

occasion that we are very close to the two-price system. Was that fiction?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
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An hon. Member:

No reply.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
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Some hon. Members:

Stand up.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Monteith:

Caught red-handed.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Martial Asselin (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Martial Asselin (Charlevoix):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put to the Secretary of State for External Affairs a question concerning a subject which has been discussed yesterday and on which I have not had time to put a question.

Since the Soviet Union last month carried out a nuclear test similar to that soon to be made by the United States, would the minister say whether, during the visit of the Soviet Premier, he has voiced emphatic protests against nuclear tests in the USSR, as he has done for the nuclear test soon to be carried out by the United States.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PROTEST RESPECTING NUCLEAR TESTS IN SOVIET UNION
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

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

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PROTEST RESPECTING NUCLEAR TESTS IN SOVIET UNION
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PC

Martial Asselin (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Asselin:

Mr. Speaker, a supplementary. Can the minister tell us what the Soviet Premier replied?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PROTEST RESPECTING NUCLEAR TESTS IN SOVIET UNION
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. Premier Kosygin said that the matter of the adoption of a test ban was under discussion with the United States and that the Soviet Union was in favour of a test ban, like the United States. Of course, they differ among themselves, and with us, as to the modalities.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT PROTEST RESPECTING NUCLEAR TESTS IN SOVIET UNION
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October 28, 1971