May 4, 1972

PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nielsen:

A supplementary, Mr. Speaker. The minister overlooked informing the House whether there had been any further deaths in addition to the two already reported.

Topic:   EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA AT REPULSE BAY-NUMBER OF DEATHS-GOVERNMENT ACTION
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Munro:

Mr. Speaker, I am only aware of the two that were reported. I understand that one had a heart condition, which was undoubtedly exacerbated by contracting influenza, and there was the other one to which the hon. member referred. They are the only ones I am aware of.

Topic:   EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA AT REPULSE BAY-NUMBER OF DEATHS-GOVERNMENT ACTION
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SUGGESTED SUMMER OPERATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OFFSET SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS-DISCUSSION OF SHARING OF COST WITH PROVINCES

PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. P. B. Rynard (Simcoe North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. In view of the increasing need for general practitioners now acknowledged by the minister himself, has the minister held discussions with the provinces in order to share the necessary financing required to operate medical schools through the summer semester?

Topic:   SUGGESTED SUMMER OPERATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OFFSET SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS-DISCUSSION OF SHARING OF COST WITH PROVINCES
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, it is not just a question of more doctors and the expense that is involved in training more doctors. Many recommendations are included in the joint study undertaken by the federal and provincial governments to find solutions, to alleviate the problem. One of the solutions is to develop paramedical personnel who can do just as well a lot of the routine work that doctors do, without the heavy expenditure of public moneys for their training.

Topic:   SUGGESTED SUMMER OPERATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OFFSET SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS-DISCUSSION OF SHARING OF COST WITH PROVINCES
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PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rynard:

I should like to ask the minister if he would refer to the speech he made in Napanee in which he said that we were short of general practitioners.

Topic:   SUGGESTED SUMMER OPERATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OFFSET SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS-DISCUSSION OF SHARING OF COST WITH PROVINCES
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

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

I have a supplementary to the previous question. In view of the high rate of unemployment among general PhDs, I wonder if the minister would consider adopting a program whereby a PhD could convert his degree to an MD?

Topic:   SUGGESTED SUMMER OPERATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO OFFSET SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS-DISCUSSION OF SHARING OF COST WITH PROVINCES
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FISHERIES

DATE OF MEETING OF MINISTER AND PACIFIC NORTH COAST CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ON CANNERY PROPOSALS

NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

I have a question for the Minister of the Environment and Minister of Fisheries. Has the minister been able to establish the precise date when he will meet representatives from the Pacific North Coast Co-operative Association in Prince Rupert with respect to the cannery proposals for that area?

May 4, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   DATE OF MEETING OF MINISTER AND PACIFIC NORTH COAST CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ON CANNERY PROPOSALS
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of the Environment)

Liberal

Hon. Jack Davis (Minister of Fisheries):

Unfortunately, Mr. Speaker, I am not able to, but I hope within the next few weeks.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   DATE OF MEETING OF MINISTER AND PACIFIC NORTH COAST CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ON CANNERY PROPOSALS
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard (Skeena):

Is the minister aware that about eight weeks ago he promised the co-operative he would meet them within six weeks, and he is now projecting it weeks and weeks into the future?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   DATE OF MEETING OF MINISTER AND PACIFIC NORTH COAST CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ON CANNERY PROPOSALS
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CRIMINAL CODE

INCREASE IN THERAPEUTIC ABORTIONS- REQUIRY FOR INQUIRY

SC

Gilbert F. Rondeau

Social Credit

Mr. Gilbert Rondeau (Shefford):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare.

Following yesterday's publication of an Information Canada bulletin stating that the number of so-called therapeutic abortions in Canada has tripled during 1971, compared with 1970, can the minister say whether his department has made an investigation to determine whether all these abortions were therapeutic, or whether they were the result of the practice of abortion on request?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN THERAPEUTIC ABORTIONS- REQUIRY FOR INQUIRY
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker, I would advise the hon. member that it is not the function of my department to police the manner in which the law is being applied in this particular area. Having said that, I would advise him that we have officials looking into and compiling of statistics generally with respect to therapeutic abortions in Canada.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   INCREASE IN THERAPEUTIC ABORTIONS- REQUIRY FOR INQUIRY
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BRIDGES

RICHMOND, B.C.-ACCESS SYSTEM TO HUDON STREET BRIDGE-DINSMORE BRIDGE ALIGNMENT-GOVERNMENT DECISION

PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. H. Aiken (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. Has his department yet made a decision on a road plan with the municipality of Richmond in British Columbia for the access system to the Hudon Street bridge and Dinsmore bridge alignment to Sea Island?

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   RICHMOND, B.C.-ACCESS SYSTEM TO HUDON STREET BRIDGE-DINSMORE BRIDGE ALIGNMENT-GOVERNMENT DECISION
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the answer is yes to the extent that we have rearranged the design and have submitted it to the Richmond town or city council. The only thing I am not certain about is whether we have total approval from the council as to the design.

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   RICHMOND, B.C.-ACCESS SYSTEM TO HUDON STREET BRIDGE-DINSMORE BRIDGE ALIGNMENT-GOVERNMENT DECISION
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May 4, 1972