May 2, 1972

LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jamieson:

Mr. Speaker, in a sense this is hypothetical in terms of future bilaterals. I can only point out that the negotiations were designed to add extra points for these airlines rather than to switch from existing locations to another location. In other words, so far as I am aware the Alitalia airline would probably use both Montreal and Toronto. That was the whole name of the exercise.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND ITALY-MOVING OF OFFICES FROM MONTREAL TO TORONTO
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PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION

COMPLETION OF INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS- CONTINGENCY PRICE AND WAGE CONTROL PLAN IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE INCREASE IN INFLATION

PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. In view of the Prime Minister's statement late last week to the effect that a small contingency group will be staying on to wind up the work of the Prices and Incomes Commission and undertake contingency planning, can the Prime Minister inform the House when the editing and translating of the series of reports and the final report of the PIC will be completed and, in particular, whether a contingency plan is being prepared for the implementation of price and wage controls in view of a possible increase in inflation?

May 2, 1972

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   COMPLETION OF INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS- CONTINGENCY PRICE AND WAGE CONTROL PLAN IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE INCREASE IN INFLATION
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, with regard to the first part of the question, I believe I had occasion to tell the House that the report was expected toward the end of June. Of course it is impossible to say exactly when; it might be a bit before or a bit beyond. This is one of the reasons why a small group is being kept on to continue the editing. With regard to the second part of the question, the answer is the same as has been given on previous occasions. The government has all kinds of contingency plans in the eventuality of a sudden upsurge of inflation, and if any announcement has to be made it will be made.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   COMPLETION OF INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS- CONTINGENCY PRICE AND WAGE CONTROL PLAN IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE INCREASE IN INFLATION
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

In view of recent predictions by the chairman of the commission that we are or shortly will be facing a new burst of inflation, can the Prime Minister inform the House whether plans are now being developed for a new initiative to involve both labour and industry in a joint program to hold the line on prices and wages and therefore on consumer costs?

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   COMPLETION OF INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS- CONTINGENCY PRICE AND WAGE CONTROL PLAN IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE INCREASE IN INFLATION
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, the opinion of the chairman of the commission is one, of course, which we consider with great attention. As to the plans themselves I repeat, if there are any to be made known they will be made known.

Topic:   PRICES AND INCOMES COMMISSION
Subtopic:   COMPLETION OF INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS- CONTINGENCY PRICE AND WAGE CONTROL PLAN IN VIEW OF POSSIBLE INCREASE IN INFLATION
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ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

STEPS TO PROTECT FRASER RIVER VALLEY FROM FLOOD THREAT

NDP

Barry Mather

New Democratic Party

Mr. Barry Mather (Surrey-White Rock):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of the Environment. Having regard to the depth of mountain snow in the area and the potential heavy run-off in the Fraser River Valley, can the minister indicate whether the steps so far taken by the various authorities concerned, federal, provincial and local, are sufficient in his opinion to protect the valley from this flood threat?

Topic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   STEPS TO PROTECT FRASER RIVER VALLEY FROM FLOOD THREAT
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of the Environment)

Liberal

Hon. lack Davis (Minister of the Environment):

The

flood threat at this stage is not exceptional. While there is a heavy snowpack, the run-off depends very much on the conditions of temperature, wind and so on over the next six weeks to two months. The situation is being carefully watched and, of course, the diking program in the lower Fraser Valley is proceeding on schedule.

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Topic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   STEPS TO PROTECT FRASER RIVER VALLEY FROM FLOOD THREAT
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POST OFFICE

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNIONS- PRESENTATION OF FORMAL OFFER BY GOVERNMENT

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, may I direct this question to the Postmaster General. In light of the admission last week by the President of the Treasury Board that the government has not yet made a formal offer in the present contract talks and the growing unrest in the unions, as indicated by the demonstration on Parliament Hill, can the Postmaster General inform the

Inquiries of the Ministry

House when an offer will be made to ease the growing tension?

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNIONS- PRESENTATION OF FORMAL OFFER BY GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. lean-Pierre Cote (Postmaster General):

Soon, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNIONS- PRESENTATION OF FORMAL OFFER BY GOVERNMENT
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

Have the negotiations which were broken off last week been resumed, or does the Postmaster General intend to wait until there is a repetition of the 1970 rotating strikes?

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNIONS- PRESENTATION OF FORMAL OFFER BY GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Cote (Longueuil):

They resumed yesterday, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNIONS- PRESENTATION OF FORMAL OFFER BY GOVERNMENT
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO REMOVE ENTITLEMENT TO VACATION PAY AS GROUND FOR REFUSING BENEFITS

LIB

Colin David Gibson

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Labour. Will the minister consider bringing down an amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act to ensure that entitlement to vacation pay will no longer be a ground for refusal to pay unemployment insurance benefits?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO REMOVE ENTITLEMENT TO VACATION PAY AS GROUND FOR REFUSING BENEFITS
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May 2, 1972