May 5, 1972

NDP

John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. John L. Skoberg (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of National Revenue. In view of the statement made in the judgment handed down by Mr. Justice Hall in the case of the Kootenay and Elk Railway Company and the Burlington-Northern versus the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to the effect that: the whole scheme would appear to be a classic case of a foreign conglomerate in concert with related Canadian companies so manipulating the enterprise that the export of Canadian jobs would be the result-

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF COAL TO U.S. PORTS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. We are running short of time and the hon. member will have noticed that a number of his colleagues to his right and in front are anxious to ask questions. The hon. member should not make a speech.

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF COAL TO U.S. PORTS
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NDP

John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. Skoberg:

Mr. Speaker, I had to preface my question so that you would understand what it was. May I ask the Minister of National Revenue if any action is being taken to review that decision in order to stop the movement of that coal and other resources to possible U.S. coast ports?

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF COAL TO U.S. PORTS
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LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Herb Gray (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I have not had a chance to review the court decision in question. I will be happy to do so and see if it raises any implications for matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of National Revenue.

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-REQUEST FOR ACTION TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF COAL TO U.S. PORTS
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PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED

NDP

Randolph Harding

New Democratic Party

Mr. Randolph Harding (Kootenay West):

I have a supplementary for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Mr. Speaker. In view of the serious threat to Canadian jobs and to the economy in general if the Kootenay and Elk Railway is built to syphon off a large portion of the coal for haulage by United States railways, will the minister have his department conduct an immediate survey to indicate the loss to the economy which would result if such a line were built?

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
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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):

I will see what I can do.

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Murray Arndell McBride

Liberal

Mr. Murray McBride (Lanark-Renfrew-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, my question is on a subject of vital international importance and I would direct it to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION-REPORTED AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Author, author!

May 5, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION-REPORTED AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT
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LIB

Murray Arndell McBride

Liberal

Mr. McBride:

In view of news reports today that the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. have reached agreement on strategic arms limitation after the prolonged SALT talks, will the minister be in a position to report any agreement reached in this House at an early date?

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION-REPORTED AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT
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LIB

Paul St. Pierre (Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Paul St. Pierre (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the report for the moment is just that, a news report. We hope the optimistic tone of the report will be confirmed by events.

Topic:   PROPOSED LINKING OF KOOTENAY AND ELK RAILWAY TO U.S. LINE-SUGGESTED SURVEY TO DETERMINE LOSS TO ECONOMY IF CONSTRUCTED
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION-REPORTED AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND SOVIET UNION-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT
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AGRICULTURE

WOOL-SUGGESTED SUBSIDY TO ENCOURAGE PRODUCTION

PC

Richard Russell Southam

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. R. Southam (Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Agriculture and repeats a question I put some time ago that was taken notice of by his parliamentary secretary. In light of current reports from the textile trade and needle industry that because of the increased demand for woollen fabrics the cost of this commodity will increase by 20 per cent this year, will the minister consider revising his policy and provide a wool subsidy to encourage the production of wool in Canada rather than having it imported to meet this increased demand?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   WOOL-SUGGESTED SUBSIDY TO ENCOURAGE PRODUCTION
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LIB

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. H. A. Olson (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, a wool deficiency payment, of course, does not make any contribution to that at all, but we are very concerned about the sheep producers in Canada setting up better marketing structures so they can benefit from a very substantial and satisfactory lamb market.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   WOOL-SUGGESTED SUBSIDY TO ENCOURAGE PRODUCTION
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SUGGESTED RECALL OF TRADE COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LOSS OF EXPORT MARKETS

PC

Lloyd Roseville Crouse

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lloyd R. Crouse (South Shore):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. In view of the serious decline in Canadian exports, in March to Britain, Japan, West Germany, Norway, Italy, Venezuela, Belgium, Luxembourg-

Topic:   SUGGESTED RECALL OF TRADE COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LOSS OF EXPORT MARKETS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I am sure the hon. member knows that this kind of question is irregular. Hon. members cannot ask questions which attempt to convey information to the House. The question should be asked without all these details.

Topic:   SUGGESTED RECALL OF TRADE COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LOSS OF EXPORT MARKETS
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May 5, 1972