May 26, 1972

PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baldwin:

On that point, Mr. Speaker, I gave the Prime Minister, or the minister, until the weekend to make a statement and he did not see fit to do so. However, I would ask this supplementary question. In view of the fact that officials of the Department of Justice in Washington are alleged to have stated to representatives of Canadian newspapers today that for the last two years Canada and other countries have been used as a haven for people of this character in at least 50 instances, through the medium of United States corporations with subsidiaries in Canada, will the Prime Minister ask the Minister of Manpower and Immigration, because of these serious allegations, to make a further investigation and a full statement to the House?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CIRCUMSTANCES OF ADMISSION OF PERSHING GERVAIS TO CANADA-REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, I am very grateful to the hon. member for having given me to the weekend to make a statement. I will give him a few more days to ask the minister the question when he is in the House.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   CIRCUMSTANCES OF ADMISSION OF PERSHING GERVAIS TO CANADA-REQUEST FOR TABLING OF ORDER IN COUNCIL
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LABOUR RELATIONS

LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE, MONTREAL-INTERVENTION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR TO ACHIEVE SETTLEMENT

LIB

William Warren Allmand

Liberal

Mr. Warren Allmand (Notre-Dame-de-Grace):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Acting Minister of Labour, but I am not too sure which minister is the acting minister. Since this is the eleventh day of the wildcat strike in the port of Montreal and considerable losses are being incurred, would the minister tell us whether the government has made contact with the parties and whether anything is being done to settle this strike?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE, MONTREAL-INTERVENTION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR TO ACHIEVE SETTLEMENT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Apparently the matter is being considered by an acting minister. While this is being done the Chair will recognize the hon. member for York-Sunbury.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE, MONTREAL-INTERVENTION OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR TO ACHIEVE SETTLEMENT
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

ALLEGED DISPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES BY STUDENTS UNDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM

PC

John Chester MacRae

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. Chester MacRae (York-Sunbury):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of National Defence. However, in his absence on government business I shall direct it to the President of the Treasury Board. Is the minister

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aware that several hundred civilian employees of the Department of National Defence across the nation, many of whom are veterans and many of whom are married men with families, are being laid off at the present time and being replaced by students under the Opportunities for Youth program? Further, if the answer is in the affirmative, what does the government plan to do about this deplorable situation?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED DISPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES BY STUDENTS UNDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (President of the Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of National Defence may I say I am not aware of this but I will certainly cause inquiries to be made.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED DISPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES BY STUDENTS UNDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
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PC

J. Michael Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):

Mr. Speaker, would the President of the Treasury Board, in making his colleague, the Minister of National Defence, aware of this situation, also consult other members of the government with a view to ensuring that these several hundred long-term, in many cases, non-permanent employees do not suffer as a result of the opportunities for youth program?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED DISPLACEMENT OF CERTAIN CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES BY STUDENTS UNDER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
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SHIPPING

PROVISION OF SHORE-BASED NAVIGATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SHIPS USING STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND ADJACENT WATERS

NDP

Thomas Speakman Barnett

New Democratic Party

Mr. Thomas S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport which arises in part from a report that what is described as the largest tanker ever to have visited the waters of the state of Washington has come to Esquimalt for propeller inspection after delivering oil to Cherry Point, Washington. Can he advise the House what steps are under way to establish shore-based navigational control systems in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and adjacent areas on the Pacific coast?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF SHORE-BASED NAVIGATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SHIPS USING STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND ADJACENT WATERS
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, if the hon. member would give me time I would be glad to give him a written reply. The answer is quite lengthy. In the interim I might say that something is being established comparable to the installation at Chedabucto Bay on the east coast which is regarded by many as the most modern in the world. However, I would like to get a full written report for the hon. member on the navigational aids in this whole area.

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF SHORE-BASED NAVIGATIONAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SHIPS USING STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND ADJACENT WATERS
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INDUSTRY

AUTOMOBILES-ACTION TO OFFSET EFFECTS ON INDUSTRY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS VISITING UNITED STATES TO PURCHASE CARS AT LOW PRICES

PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. Perry Ryan (Spadina):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. As the program of the United States Chamber of Commerce known as "Tour America" intends to use DISCs to sell cars to visiting tourists at special low prices, particularly if they take them home with them, and as

May 26, 1972

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Canadians are the most likely buyers under this program, what does the government intend to do to prevent adverse effects on our automotive industry?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-ACTION TO OFFSET EFFECTS ON INDUSTRY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS VISITING UNITED STATES TO PURCHASE CARS AT LOW PRICES
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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):

Mr. Speaker, the opinion of my department is that the imposition of tariff on the cars when they are returned to Canada would eliminate any gain to be made by buying in the United States. That is the general proposition. The company itself has made a number of observations on this subject to my department but, being very careful these days in these matters, I have asked that these observations be cleared before I use them in the House.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-ACTION TO OFFSET EFFECTS ON INDUSTRY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS VISITING UNITED STATES TO PURCHASE CARS AT LOW PRICES
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PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ryan:

Do I understand that the automotive manufacturers in the United States have stated that they will not use this program with respect to Canada?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILES-ACTION TO OFFSET EFFECTS ON INDUSTRY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CANADIANS VISITING UNITED STATES TO PURCHASE CARS AT LOW PRICES
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May 26, 1972