May 17, 1972

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I have a new question for the Minister of Transport now that he is in the House. I think it is quite important. In view of the announcement this week that potash freight rates will be substantially increased on June 1 and in view of the protests from both the industry and the premier of Saskatchewan that the railways should not go ahead with this decision, can the minister tell us whether or not he has contacted the railways and asked them to rescind that decision? If he has, can he report to the House?

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I believe the hon. member knows that neither I nor the government have any authority to roll back a proposed freight increase by either railway other than under the terms of the National Transportation Act. There are a number of cases in the west to which I referred the day before yesterday having to do with appeals that have been lodged with the Canadian Transport Commission. This may very well be one of them or may be affected by those appeals. If such is the case, the CTC will decide whether or not in fact there is a case in the public interest for holding down the rates.

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
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NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nystrom:

Would the minister undertake to investigate the matter and report to the House tomorrow?

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jamieson:

I will be glad to do that, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

William Gordon Ritchie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Ritchie (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of the announcement by Washington last Friday regarding the trans-Alaska pipeline, has the Canadian government had any discussions with Washington regarding sovereignty of the passage of oil from Alaska to the continental United States through the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline? If so, can he tell the House what these were?

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH UNITED STATES ON SOVEREIGNTY OVER ALASKAN OIL IF TRANSPORTED THROUGH PROPOSED MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I am afraid I do not understand the question. Perhaps it could be repeated; perhaps I misunderstood.

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH UNITED STATES ON SOVEREIGNTY OVER ALASKAN OIL IF TRANSPORTED THROUGH PROPOSED MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE
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PC

William Gordon Ritchie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ritchie:

Has the Canadian government had any discussions with Washington regarding sovereignty over oil passing through a pipeline from Alaska to the continental United States?

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH UNITED STATES ON SOVEREIGNTY OVER ALASKAN OIL IF TRANSPORTED THROUGH PROPOSED MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

No, Mr. Speaker, there has not been any discussion, but I understand secretary Morton said that one of the reasons the TAPS line is approved is that the

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oil would under that proposal not pass through any foreign country. That is all I know.

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCUSSIONS WITH UNITED STATES ON SOVEREIGNTY OVER ALASKAN OIL IF TRANSPORTED THROUGH PROPOSED MACKENZIE VALLEY PIPELINE
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SC

Roland Godin

Social Credit

Mr. Roland Godin (Portneuf):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask a question to the Secretary of State.

Does he intend to grant additional funds for the Opportunities for Youth Program in order to give satisfaction to a greater number of students who are disappointed when their projects are rejected?

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM-AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

No, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   SUGGESTED REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTENTION OF RAILWAYS TO INCREASE POTASH FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM-AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

FRIENDSHIP CENTRES-PROVISION OF FUNDS

PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. Perry Ryan (Spadina):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the hon. Secretary of State.

Yesterday, the hon. member for Athabasca and I asked the right hon. Prime Minister about the situation concerning the Toronto Indian centre and other Indian centres across the country which are saying that promised funds have been held up and they have had to close their doors. The Prime Minister said he would refer the question to the minister. Is the minister now in a position to explain the situation?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FRIENDSHIP CENTRES-PROVISION OF FUNDS
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, we have taken emergency measures and I believe that some funds will be received tonight by these friendship centres which find themselves in the most difficult situations; anyway, the government is now considering a larger proposal, involving the whole question.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FRIENDSHIP CENTRES-PROVISION OF FUNDS
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-RESPONSE TO REQUEST BY NATIVE BROTHERHOOD FOR FUNDS TO REHIRE STAFF

PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Erik Nielsen (Yukon):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the Secretary of State with respect to the lack of funding of the Northwest Territories Native Brotherhood and the fact that they have had to lay off half their staff as a result. Has the minister received representations to this effect from the brotherhood and, if so, will he make funds available forthwith so they can rehire their staff?

Topic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-RESPONSE TO REQUEST BY NATIVE BROTHERHOOD FOR FUNDS TO REHIRE STAFF
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I do not know whether we have any representation from

the particular group to which the hon. member refers. I will conduct an inquiry without delay. This government is certainly not willing to let these institutions have overwhelming difficulties.

Topic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-RESPONSE TO REQUEST BY NATIVE BROTHERHOOD FOR FUNDS TO REHIRE STAFF
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CANADA LABOUR CODE

May 17, 1972