October 28, 1971

PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker, related to the announcement yesterday concerning the nuclear test at Amchitka. It is unfortunate the Prime Minister is not present today. I wonder whether the Secretary of State for External Affairs would like to correct the record with regard to what was said concerning the impracticability of making any further protest against these tests in light of the announcement by the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission in the United States indicating that the device could be made harmless at any time before the actual detonation some time next week. Further, is the minister in receipt of a telegram from the General Council of the United Church asking that a final appeal be made to the United States government by the Canadian government?

October 28, 1971

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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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, I think the record should be altered. The information as to what had been said by the chairman of the AEC was incomplete at the time the Prime Minister spoke. The information that the hon. member referred to came in subsequently, so that to that extent I think the Prime Minister would want his answer altered. I do understand that there is an appeal from the United Church of Canada.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether the minister could indicate what response will be made to this appeal and to the other appeals from the Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Churches. In addition, in view of the proximity of this explosion to the borders of both Japan and the Soviet Union, as well as our own, is any consideration being given to some form of joint initiative that might be taken in order to avert this explosion?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, the response that would be given to the appeals now being made would be the same as the answer given yesterday in the House, namely, that the government feels that the action of the House of Commons in expressing its opposition to these tests is the best and strongest representation that could be made of the views of this parliament and that the Prime Minister would simply be reiterating what the House has already expressed to the United States administration.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

A further supplementary, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member may ask a last supplementary and then we will move on.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, since the minister has expressed an unwillingness on the part of the government to take any further action, is the government considering providing any form of escort for the Greenpeace, the civilian gesture being launched again from Vancouver, which will guarantee reasonable safety in its exercise of the right of innocent passage when it attempts to take its own action in regard to this test?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I ought to say that I do not agree with the first part of the answer that the hon. member gave to his own question. He asked me whether the Prime Minister was intending to make further representations and the answer to that question is no. However, in the United Nations today the hon. member for Coast Chilcotin, who is my parliamentary secretary, will be making a speech in the first committee-

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Woolliams:

He has already made it.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

Perhaps he has already made it-and will be bringing before the United Nations the views of the members of this House.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

A question of privilege, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. member for Egmont is seeking the floor on a question of privilege.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

Is it the idea of this government to send a boy to do a man's job?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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Some hon. Members:

Shame!

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member for Oshawa-Whitby.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH TWO-PRICE SYSTEM
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST-SUGGESTED CORRECTION OF RECORD RESPECTING CANCELLATION-RESPONSE TO CHURCH APPEAL FOR FURTHER PROTEST
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MANPOWER

RELATING OF GRANTS FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING TO OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH WORKERS ARE REQUIRED

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. In his announcement yesterday he said nothing about relating the on the job training program to actual availability of jobs for men after they have taken such courses. Are steps being taken to ensure that the grants made to cover the cost of on the job training will be related to occupations for which there is clearly an anticipated market demand?

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   RELATING OF GRANTS FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING TO OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH WORKERS ARE REQUIRED
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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 oi Manpower and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, that is the constant objective of manpower training programs of all sorts, and it will also be the objective of the on the job training program as far as that is possible.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   RELATING OF GRANTS FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING TO OCCUPATIONS IN WHICH WORKERS ARE REQUIRED
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October 28, 1971