May 15, 1972

PC

William Marvin Howe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Waterloo):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Agriculture. In view of the fact that the farmers of Ontario have suffered a reduction in net income from $402 million to $324 million, a difference of approximately $78 million in the last year, what steps are the Department of Agriculture and the minister contemplating to improve the situation of Ontario farmers?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE STEPS TO IMPROVE NET INCOME POSITION OF ONTARIO FARMERS
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LIB

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, a number of steps have been taken, far more than you will permit me to list in reply at this time. I am sure the hon. member will find on examination that many returns to the Ontario producers have increased rather substantially in the last four to five months.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE STEPS TO IMPROVE NET INCOME POSITION OF ONTARIO FARMERS
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

PC

John Patrick (Pat) Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. P. Nowlan (Annapolis Valley):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State. It could be supplementary to the one that was put before seeking information concerning the dispute in the Post Office. Has the minister anything to report on that continuing old chestnut, the problems between NABET and the CBC? If the minister did not understand my question, I am referring to the CBC and NABET labour dispute which is still smouldering.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

No, Mr. Speaker, I have nothing to report at this time.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS
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PC

John Patrick (Pat) Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Is the Secretary of State or the Minister of Labour going to take any direct initiatives to resolve this continuing labour problem, or is the Secretary of State

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finally going to tell the Canadian taxpayers either what this dispute is going to cost them or what they are saving as a result of the disruption of the CBC service?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPUTE WITH NABET-REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON NEGOTIATIONS
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BARLEY-SUGGESTED INCREASE IN INITIAL PRICE TO PROVIDE GREATER INCENTIVE TO PLANT

PC

Stanley James Korchinski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the minister responsible for the Wheat Board. Will any further action be taken as a result of the meeting he had with some provincial ministers of agriculture regarding the possibility of increasing the initial price of barley, a suggestion I made to the minister earlier, in the hope that farmers will increase their acreage this year?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BARLEY-SUGGESTED INCREASE IN INITIAL PRICE TO PROVIDE GREATER INCENTIVE TO PLANT
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of justice):

In the discussions I had recently with the provincial ministers of agriculture we reviewed the same factors which had existed and which we had reviewed prior to the March 1 announcement of initial prices. At that time I had discussions with the Wheat Board and with many producer organizations concerning the proper level for initial prices, and the agreed 5 cent increase for barley was determined at that time. I see no reason to change it now. All of us are agreed that it is desirable for farmers to increase their barley plantings slightly over what was shown by the Statistics Canada survey.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BARLEY-SUGGESTED INCREASE IN INITIAL PRICE TO PROVIDE GREATER INCENTIVE TO PLANT
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION

NDP

John Stratford Burton

New Democratic Party

Mr. John Burton (Regina East):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion a question, if he will take his mind off election planning for a few minutes. Can he indicate when he will be able to fulfil his obligation under the law and present to the House a supplementary report on the Regional Development Incentives Act, which he promised to present as soon as possible? Can he tell us how soon "as soon as possible" is?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTERIM REPORT ON CERTAIN GRANTS
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LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

I believe I answered this question last Thursday, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTERIM REPORT ON CERTAIN GRANTS
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NDP

John Stratford Burton

New Democratic Party

Mr. Burton:

Has the minister given any further consideration over the weekend to the production of an interim report such as was suggested earlier?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTERIM REPORT ON CERTAIN GRANTS
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LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Mr. Marchand (Langelier):

No, Mr. Speaker, the decision has been taken. I have asked that this report be prepared as soon as possible and it will be presented as soon as possible.

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Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTERIM REPORT ON CERTAIN GRANTS
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NATIONAL PARKS

PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the minister responsible for Canada's national parks. In light of information from Professor Dr. Donald Arseneau, placement officer at Xavier College in Sydney, that of 23 students at that college who applied for positions as park guides not one was successful, would the minister cause an investigation to be carried out to ascertain whether this discrimination came about as a result of the bilingualism requirement?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Sub-subtopic:   FAILURE OF CERTAIN XAVIER COLLEGE STUDENTS TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT AS PARK GUIDES-SELECTION CRITERIA
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I shall inquire into the matter and report to the hon. member. I must admit that it is desirable that in all national parks there be people who can address visitors in both official languages.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Sub-subtopic:   FAILURE OF CERTAIN XAVIER COLLEGE STUDENTS TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT AS PARK GUIDES-SELECTION CRITERIA
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PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Muir:

I share the same hopes as one who supported and voted for the language bill. In view of the assumption reached by Dr. Arseneau as quoted in the press that "the implication of recent legislation seems to be that a person has less opportunity of obtaining a job with the federal government if his native language is English", may I ask the minister if he can advise the House whether, in selecting applicants for these positions, the basic criterion is that one must be bilingual and other qualifications are not important?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Sub-subtopic:   FAILURE OF CERTAIN XAVIER COLLEGE STUDENTS TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT AS PARK GUIDES-SELECTION CRITERIA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chretien:

Mr. Speaker, in the preceding question, I stated what the general principles were. I am going to inquire as to whether a special problem exists in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and I shall report to the hon. member.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Sub-subtopic:   FAILURE OF CERTAIN XAVIER COLLEGE STUDENTS TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT AS PARK GUIDES-SELECTION CRITERIA
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PUBLIC SERVICE

May 15, 1972