May 18, 1972

PC

Robert Simpson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Simpson (Churchill):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Justice in his capacity as the minister responsible for the Wheat Board. With reference to the takeover by Manitoba Pool Elevators of the line elevator system of Federal Grain and the consequent announcement of closure of elevators which is causing great hardship for many farmers, can the minister say whether the Wheat Board is looking into these closures with a view to protection of the farmers concerned?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSURE OF ELEVATORS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL GRAIN BY MANITOBA POOL-ACTION TO PROTECT FARMERS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, I have not had specific closures brought to my attention. These, of course, are ordinarily undertaken by the elevator company concerned on its own examination of the financial situation and presumably with the best interests of the farmers in mind.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSURE OF ELEVATORS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL GRAIN BY MANITOBA POOL-ACTION TO PROTECT FARMERS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I have to bring to the attention of hon. members that there are only three or four minutes left before the end of the question period, and even that may be stretching the time a little bit. I note that the hon. member for Churchill has a supplementary and he will be recognized for that purpose, but it should be brief.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSURE OF ELEVATORS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL GRAIN BY MANITOBA POOL-ACTION TO PROTECT FARMERS
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PC

Robert Simpson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Simpson:

Is the minister saying that he has not had representations to have the Wheat Board look into the situation caused by these closures?

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSURE OF ELEVATORS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL GRAIN BY MANITOBA POOL-ACTION TO PROTECT FARMERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

Mr. Speaker, I said that none had been directed to my attention.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSURE OF ELEVATORS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF FEDERAL GRAIN BY MANITOBA POOL-ACTION TO PROTECT FARMERS
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BROADCASTING

PROGRAM, "SESAME STREET"-REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION IN TERMS OF CANADIAN CONTENT

NDP

William Arnold Peters

New Democratic Party

Mr. Arnold Peters (Timiskaming):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State. In view of the fact that television stations are now announcing that "Sesame Street" will not be carried on most of the stations concerned this year because there has been a change in its designation from a neutral position to an American position in terms of Canadian content, in light of its educational value would the minister give consideration to having this program re-established in its neutral position with regard to Canadian content?

Topic:   BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   PROGRAM, "SESAME STREET"-REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION IN TERMS OF CANADIAN CONTENT
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

I shall examine the matter, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   PROGRAM, "SESAME STREET"-REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION IN TERMS OF CANADIAN CONTENT
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MANPOWER

REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTRE AT STONEY CREEK

LIB

Colin David Gibson

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. Because of the excessively crowded conditions in Stoney Creek manpower centre which is in very poor rented premises, could a new manpower centre be built there very shortly?

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTRE AT STONEY CREEK
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order. This is a representation.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CENTRE AT STONEY CREEK
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INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS

PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. In view of the overwhelming evidence given by people recently indicating the great need for family doctors, has the minister any plans for increasing the output of family doctors?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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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):

I am sorry, Mr. Speaker. There was some commotion and I did not fully hear the hon. member's question. Would he kindly repeat it?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rynard:

In view of indications by the people that their great need today is for more family doctors, what plans does he have to meet this need?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I have some doubts about a question so general in nature which has been asked a number of times in past weeks, but if the minister can reply in a few words he has just about ten seconds to do so.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Munro:

Mr. Speaker, I would refer the hon. member to the very detailed answers I gave to the same question in recent weeks indicating that a great deal has been done.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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PC

Philip Bernard Rynard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rynard:

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, this is not the question at all. A news release was issued about a week ago but it had nothing to do with the manpower situation.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO PLANS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FAMILY DOCTORS
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May 18, 1972