April 18, 1972

LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I will be glad to look into that. I know something about it, but the answer would be much too detailed for now. Perhaps I could give the hon. member a written reply.

Topic:   REPLACEMENT OF CANADIAN BY FOREIGN VESSEL- REPORTED NEGOTIATIONS BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FOR PURCHASE OF VESSELS IN SWEDEN
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ANNOUNCEMENTS OF POLICY FOR ATLANTIC PROVINCES

PC

Robert Carman Coates

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert C. Coates (Cumberland-Colchester North):

Mr. Speaker, my question is associated with the Darling report. The minister indicated to me before the Easter recess that certain announcements would be made regarding transportation policy for the Atlantic provinces by the interdepartmental committee or the federal-provincial committee. Can the minister now be more definite about when these announcements might be made?

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENTS OF POLICY FOR ATLANTIC PROVINCES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

As I

recall, and it is from memory, Mr. Speaker, I suggested I would make them available at the time of my appearance on estimates before the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications. If that is inordinately delayed, I will be glad to table them in the House in the interim.

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Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENTS OF POLICY FOR ATLANTIC PROVINCES
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RENEGOTIATION OF TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING ROUTES

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Calgary Centre):

My question is also for the Minister of Transport, Mr. Speaker. I am sure the minister is aware of the urgent need for more air routes in western Canada, particularly for Calgary and Edmonton. Has the minister had any discussions with United States cabinet ministers on the renegotiation of the bilateral air treaty with the United States, and can he give any information about when these negotiations will be concluded and the new treaty signed?

Topic:   RENEGOTIATION OF TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING ROUTES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, the forum for such negotiations is not between ministers but between two agencies of government in the first instance. We have made strong representations to the United States government with a view to getting better access for western Canada and we have indicated that we are prepared at any time to resume negotiations. I understand the next round will be held some time in June but how soon the matter will culminate in an agreement or whether we will get what we want from the United States is, of course, an open question until the negotiations have been completed.

Topic:   RENEGOTIATION OF TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING ROUTES
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

In view of the fact these negotiations have been dragging on for more than three years at the level of officials, would the minister not consider taking the matter up with his opposite number in the United States government so that an agreement could be expedited?

Topic:   RENEGOTIATION OF TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING ROUTES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member's question is obviously a representation.

Topic:   RENEGOTIATION OF TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING ROUTES
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INDUSTRY

AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Last Thursday the minister indicated that his department had some ongoing studies into the differential between automobile prices in this country and in the United States. Would he clarify whether he meant that this is a new, specific study, or whether this is a study that was begun some time in the past and was a regular part of his department's work?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, in a nutshell I can say that this is a more in-depth analysis than the type which has been continuously made in the department.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

In view of the importance of the answers determined by the study, would the minister undertake to provide his findings, not in all detail since part of that information might be confidential, but general, economic

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information? Would he undertake to provide such information to the House after his studies are completed because of the importance of this question both to the Canadian consumer and to those employed in the industry?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Pepin:

Mr. Speaker, I will be thinking about it.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baldwin:

Careful! That is a damaging admission.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-TYPE OF STUDY INTO DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN CANADIAN AND UNITED STATES PRICES- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FINDINGS
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LABOUR RELATIONS

OBSTRUCTION OF MONTREAL BRIDGES BY QUEBEC

SC

Léonel Beaudoin

Social Credit

Mr. Leonel Beaudoin (Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Solicitor General.

In view of the present very difficult situation in Montreal, particularly the systematic and deliberate blocking of Montreal bridges, and of the great difficulty experienced by the police in reestablishing order, can the hon. minister tell us whether there have been requests from the province of Quebec for assistance to Montreal police forces?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   OBSTRUCTION OF MONTREAL BRIDGES BY QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS-ALLEGED REQUEST FOR FEDERAL HELP TO CITY POLICE
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LIB

Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   OBSTRUCTION OF MONTREAL BRIDGES BY QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS-ALLEGED REQUEST FOR FEDERAL HELP TO CITY POLICE
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April 18, 1972