March 29, 1972

PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Steven E. Paproski (Edmonton Centre):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister indicate what his plans are for the Prices and Incomes Commission? Will it continue in operation or does the government have an alternative policy to propose?

Sight Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, we have announced in the House that the Prices and Incomes Commission would be wound up by the end of June unless it were prolonged. My information at this time is that the members of the commission plan to have their report on the causes of inflation and other aspects of their mandate by the end of June. It is possible we might have to prolong it for a very short period of time but as of now we expect this report by or around the end of June.

As to the question concerning whether there are any contingency plans for an upsurge of inflation, the answer is yes. The government has been considering contingency plans for a long period now and they may involve the prolonging of the commission's mandate or other methods, but at this time there is no announcement to be made.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   CONTINUED OPERATION AFTER END OF JUNE-POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE POLICY TO CONTROL INFLATION
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NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

INABILITY OF PEOPLE BEYOND 80-MILE RADIUS FROM OTTAWA TO OBTAIN TICKETS

NDP

William Arnold Peters

New Democratic Party

Mr. Arnold Peters (Timiskaming):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Secretary of State. In January this year 35 students from my area asked for reservations to attend a play in the National Arts Centre. I have now been informed that these reservations are given in the main to people within an 80-mile radius of Ottawa. I wonder whether the minister intends to change this policy which seems to prohibit people living at a distance from the national capital from obtaining tickets to these performances?

Topic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF PEOPLE BEYOND 80-MILE RADIUS FROM OTTAWA TO OBTAIN TICKETS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

I was not

aware of such a rule, Mr. Speaker. I hope the information of the hon. member is not correct. Should it be he can rest assured that I will have discussions as soon as possible with the director of the National Arts Centre.

Topic:   NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
Subtopic:   INABILITY OF PEOPLE BEYOND 80-MILE RADIUS FROM OTTAWA TO OBTAIN TICKETS
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

LENNOX ISLAND CAUSEWAY-AWARDING OF CONTRACTS-SAFE TRAVEL FOR RESIDENTS WHILE PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in respect of the proposed construction of the Lennox Island causeway. Can the minister indicate, in view of the lateness of the date, whether contracts have been awarded and when construction might begin, as well as whether steps are being taken to ensure safe travel for the residents of Lennox Island before the causeway is completed?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   LENNOX ISLAND CAUSEWAY-AWARDING OF CONTRACTS-SAFE TRAVEL FOR RESIDENTS WHILE PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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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, the construction of the causeway between Lennox Island and Prince Edward Island comes under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Public Works and I am not in a position to tell the House if the contract has been awarded. As for the security of the people who at the time of the thaw will have to cross over between the two islands we will take as usual the security measures available to us to ensure that no lives are lost.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   LENNOX ISLAND CAUSEWAY-AWARDING OF CONTRACTS-SAFE TRAVEL FOR RESIDENTS WHILE PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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PENSIONS

PUBLIC SERVICE-REQUEST FOR INCREASES REFLECTING REAL RISE IN COST OF LIVING

PC

William C. Scott

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. C. Scott (Victoria-Haliburton):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the President of the Treasury Board. It concerns the pensions of retired public servants. I should like to ask the minister whether or not the government is considering any measures designed to increase the pensions of public servants to reflect the real increase in the cost of living instead of the fixed two per cent per year increase?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-REQUEST FOR INCREASES REFLECTING REAL RISE IN COST OF LIVING
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (President of the Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, this is a problem which is kept continuously under review.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-REQUEST FOR INCREASES REFLECTING REAL RISE IN COST OF LIVING
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PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY POINTS FOR FARMERS FOLLOWING SALE OF FEDERAL GRAIN TO WHEAT POOLS

PC

William Gordon Ritchie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Ritchie (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the minister in charge of the Wheat Board. Can the minister inform the House if those farmers who were customers of the Federal Grain Company will have the option to declare an alternative delivery point immediately?

Topic:   PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY POINTS FOR FARMERS FOLLOWING SALE OF FEDERAL GRAIN TO WHEAT POOLS
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of Justice):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The Canadian Wheat Board has examined the matter

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and found that it will not interfere with its basic collection of grain and have given until April 25 to farmers to name an alternative or first delivery point by application to the permit department of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Topic:   PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY POINTS FOR FARMERS FOLLOWING SALE OF FEDERAL GRAIN TO WHEAT POOLS
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

EXTENSION OF TERM OF SERVICE OF CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS

LIB

Colin David Gibson

Liberal

Mr. Colin D. Gibson (Hamilton-Wentworth):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Has a decision been made concerning whether the term of service of the Canadian peacekeeping force in Cyprus will be renewed at the expiry of the present period?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TERM OF SERVICE OF CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS
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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, we have renewed the force from time to time. The question has not been before cabinet recently. I am not quite sure whether the hon. member wishes it to continue, but I shall consult with him.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TERM OF SERVICE OF CANADIAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN CYPRUS
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March 29, 1972