April 19, 1972

LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I believe the question should be directed to the Minister of Labour.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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PC

Robert Gordon Lee Fairweather

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fairweather:

It might save time, Mr. Speaker, if I could redirect my question. If the Minister of Labour would answer it I would be much obliged.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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Abram Ernest Epp

Hon. Martin P. O'Connell (Minister of Labour):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The federal mediators are in constant touch with both parties. They have met with them on a number of occasions jointly and separately. Renewed efforts are being made today in contacting both parties to the dispute.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

I should like to ask the

Minister of Labour whether the mediators have met with both parties at any time in the last ten or 12 days and whether, in fact, the mediators have met with the union

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representatives in the last ten days or so? My information is that there has been no such meeting.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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LIB

Martin Patrick O'Connell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. O'Connell:

If the hon. member means both parties jointly, the answer is no. He is correct. The two parties have not been together with the mediators for approximately two weeks. In the meantime, the mediators have been in touch with both parties separately and both parties have made some proposals. As I pointed out earlier, renewed contacts are being made today.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

May I ask the minister whether the time has not come for him to be ready to ask the mediators to do what is normally done in such serious negotiations after a long strike, that is, to arrange that the two parties be in the same place with the mediators and that discussions take place continuously instead of over the telephone and over the course of some days, so that the parties can be there to discuss matters with the mediators and with each other? Would the minister undertake to get that done?

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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LIB

Martin Patrick O'Connell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. O'Connell:

The federal mediators are highly expert in this field, Mr. Speaker. They are the same persons who brought about a settlement of the stoppage on the St. Lawrence docks. They know perfectly well how to handle the situation, and I am sure their efforts in the immediate future will be helpful and bear fruit. The two parties to the dispute must show a willingness to come together.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MEDIATORS
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

SETTLEMENT OF NATIVE RIGHTS CLAIMS PRIOR TO DECISION ON NORTHERN PIPELINE

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

Mr. Speaker, my question is addressed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Bearing in mind the statement by the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources that he is considering requesting bids for a pipeline running from the Canadian Arctic, can the hon. gentleman give an assurance that no final decision on this matter will be taken until the outstanding native rights claims are settled?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF NATIVE RIGHTS CLAIMS PRIOR TO DECISION ON NORTHERN PIPELINE
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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, we are now in the process of studying what the formalities will be with regard to allotting a corridor and authorizing the construction of a pipeline. Other instructions will be given, through regulations, to control the situation.

With regard to the Indians and the Eskimos, we are now looking into the problem; we are in constant touch with them. They can contact the Indians claims commissioner and no final decision has yet been made in this connection.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF NATIVE RIGHTS CLAIMS PRIOR TO DECISION ON NORTHERN PIPELINE
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

In view of the fact that the Indian brotherhoods have refused to consult with the commissioner dealing with land claims and bearing in mind the long delay in the settlement of treaties 8 and 11, can the minister give an assurance that a definite decision will be

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reached on these important treaties before any final decision on a pipeline is made?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF NATIVE RIGHTS CLAIMS PRIOR TO DECISION ON NORTHERN PIPELINE
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Mr. Chretien:

Certainly, Mr. Speaker. We have offered the Indians to solve the problems with regard to treaties 8 and 11; it is now up to them to make proposals. They must take their responsibilities and not wait for us to do so for them.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF NATIVE RIGHTS CLAIMS PRIOR TO DECISION ON NORTHERN PIPELINE
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NORTHERN QUEBEC-DISPUTE OVER ESKIMO SCHOOLS- INTERVENTION OF MINISTER

SC

René Matte

Social Credit

Mr. Rene Matte (Champlain):

Mr. Speaker, I also have a question for the hon Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Has the minister intervened, or has he been called upon to do so, in the dispute now existing in Eskimo schools of northern Quebec?

Topic:   NORTHERN QUEBEC-DISPUTE OVER ESKIMO SCHOOLS- INTERVENTION OF MINISTER
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Hon. lean Chretien (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, nobody has called on me to intervene in this dispute which, if I have not misunderstood, is taking place within schools under provincial jurisdiction.

Topic:   NORTHERN QUEBEC-DISPUTE OVER ESKIMO SCHOOLS- INTERVENTION OF MINISTER
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TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM-PROVISION OF CANADIAN OIL TO UNITED STATES DURING EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

LIB

David Anderson

Liberal

Mr. David Anderson (Esquimalt-Saanich):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources of which I have given notice to his office. In light of American concern over their supply of oil during the two-year period required to evaluate alternative transportation routes to the trans-Alaska pipeline system, may I ask the minister whether he has made clear to his United States counterpart Canada's willingness to make oil available to the United States during this period so that a proper evaluation of a route can be undertaken free of short-term security considerations?

Topic:   TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM-PROVISION OF CANADIAN OIL TO UNITED STATES DURING EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources):

Both in my discussions with Secretary Morton and other officials of the United States administration in Washington and recently with Secretary Rogers last week, I made it perfectly clear that Canada was prepared to supply additional quantities of oil to the United States not only for a two-year period but a longer period and that this would be facilitated by their lifting their quota system.

Topic:   TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM-PROVISION OF CANADIAN OIL TO UNITED STATES DURING EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
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PROPOSED MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE-GOVERNMENT POLICY

April 19, 1972