May 29, 1972

LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs):

1.

In March, 1971, the Task Force on Low Income Housing commissioned Professor Melvin Charney, in collaboration with Professor Serge Carreau and Professor Colin Davidson to carry out a study, the terms of reference of which involved an investigation of the problem areas in the production and adequacy of low income housing, including such matters as supply factors and the capability of the industry, levels of productivity, quality and maintenance of stock, demand factors, patterns of need, and utilization.

2. Qualifications: Melvin Charney, M.R.A.I.C., Professor, School of Architecture, University of Montreal; Serge Carreau, M.R.A.I.C., Associate Professor, University of Montreal, consultant on community housing systems; Colin Davidson, M.A.R.I.B.A., Associate Professor, University of Montreal, consultant on industrialized building systems.

3. Professor Charney was paid a total of $30,552.14, and out of this sum payments were made by him to Professors Carreau and Davidson.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CMHC-STUDIES BY PROFESSORS CHARNEY, CARREAU AND DAVIDSON
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NATIONAL DEFENCE-CATERING SERVICES FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS

NDP

Mr. Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Has a contract been awarded for the provision of cafeteria catering services at the new NDHQ in Ottawa and, if so (a) was this contract the subject of public tender (b) did the lowest bidder receive the contract (c) what was the amount of the lowest bid (d) if the lowest bidder was not awarded the contract, for what reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-CATERING SERVICES FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
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Mr. J.-R. Comtois@Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Defence

No, there was no public tender for a

May 29, 1972

contract for the provision of cafeteria catering services at the new National Defence Headquarters Building in Ottawa. The cafeteria will be operated by the Administrative Unit of the National Defence Headquarters, (a), (b), (c) and (d) not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-CATERING SERVICES FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
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COST OF PUBLICATION "HOW YOUR TAX DOLLAR IS SPENT"

PC

Mr. Crouse

Progressive Conservative

1. How many books entitled, "How Your Tax Dollar is Spent 1972-73", under the signature of Hon. C. M. Drury, were printed?

2. How many of these books were distributed?

3. What was the cost to the government of printing this book?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COST OF PUBLICATION "HOW YOUR TAX DOLLAR IS SPENT"
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

1.

558,820.

2. As of May 11, 1972, 378,811 copies had been distributed either directly to the public or to departments and agencies of government for subsequent public distribution.

3. $72,625.73.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   COST OF PUBLICATION "HOW YOUR TAX DOLLAR IS SPENT"
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CANADA'S AMBASSADOR TO UNESCO

PC

Mr. Thompson

Progressive Conservative

Did Canada's new Ambassador to UNESCO work for the Department of External Affairs between the years 1942 and 1945 and, if so (a) what were his duties (b) for what reasons were his services terminated (c) on what date were his services terminated?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADA'S AMBASSADOR TO UNESCO
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

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

A check of the records has shown that Canada's new Ambassador to UNESCO did not work for the Department of External Affairs between the years 1942 and 1945. Supplementary questions (a), (b) and (c) are therefore not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADA'S AMBASSADOR TO UNESCO
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

1. What is the rate of unemployment on Indian reservations generally?

2. What programs are in effect to deal with unemployed Indians?

3. To what extent have the federal and provincial governments co-ordinated their efforts to reduce unemployment among Indians?

4. Does Canada Manpower provide services on Indian reservations?

Return tabled.

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Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT ON INDIAN RESERVES
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

FINANCE

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the right hon. Prime Minister further to the one addressed to him by the hon. member for Prince Edward-Hastings on Friday last. Now that the Prime Minister has had some time to look into the question of a possible conflict of interest, can he say whether or not he has made inquiries and can he now advise the House whether there was a conflict of interest in the position of the chairman of the federal anti-dumping tribunal who resigned recently?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I did check into my memory on this and I discovered that, while I said I had received the letter of resignation some days before, it was actually a few weeks before, early in May. Also, the letter was sent to the Minister of Finance who was the proper minister to receive such a letter. That is all I can report, Mr. Speaker. The Minister of Finance will be in the House and he may want to comment on this further.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Can the Prime Minister advise the House whether any inquiries have been made or are being made into the question of conflict of interest in the position of the chairman of the federal anti-dumping tribunal who has resigned? Has any such inquiry been conducted? Is any such inquiry being conducted? Does the government intend to have any such inquiry conducted?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Justice replied in a general way on that matter in the House on Friday and indicated that he had caused the matter to be brought before the courts. Therefore it is obvious that some inquiry had been made. The Leader of the Opposition might want to address further questions to the Minister of Justice.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I address this question to the Minister of Justice but not specifically with regard to the question answered by him on Friday. I would like to ask him whether he is conducting or is causing to be conducted any thoroughgoing inquiry into the matter of conflict of interest, not merely in relation to the case to which he referred on Friday but in more general terms?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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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, naturally the instant case which is before the courts has raised some questions about whether any other matter should be looked into further, and some further examinations are therefore taking place. The only one, however, which has reached any stage for action on our part is in the case of the anti-dumping tribunal's decision in regard to glass. There we have instituted proceedings, and the basis for our proceedings is, of course, a matter of record in our motion before the Federal Court.

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Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF CHAIRMAN OF ANTI-DUMPING TRIBUNAL-INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST
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May 29, 1972