May 29, 1972

PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. S. Perry Ryan (Spadina):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of State for Urban Affairs. In view of Premier Bourassa's decision to have his government choose the two Quebec municipal delegates to the tri-level urban conference and the resulting impairment of the conference's purpose, will the minister now state whether the effect will be to reduce the conference to a two-level conference?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the method of choosing municipal representatives was set out in the report in which I understand the province of Quebec concurred.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ryan:

Mr. Speaker, is the minister content that the provincially picked delegates from Quebec will act-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. That question is clearly out of order.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ryan:

May I rephrase the question?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Would the member resume his seat. The hon. member is inviting the minister to indicate whether he is content, satisfied, pleased or happy with something. That is not a proper question. The question should be asked directly.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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PC

Sylvester Perry Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ryan:

The premier is reported to have said that these delegates will act only as advisers to the Quebec government at the conference. Does this statement come within the guidelines to which the minister has just referred?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Basford:

Mr. Speaker, I think this is a matter for consultation between the province of Quebec and the municipalities concerned. I am ouite sure we will have a successful conference.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   URBAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TRI-LEVEL CONFERENCE-EFFECT OF QUEBEC SELECTING MUNICIPAL DELEGATES
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. In view of the increase in the cost of food by 71 per cent between April 1971, and April 1972, and the simultaneous increase in the profits of food companies, Dominion Stores 300 per cent, and Weston's nearly 50 per cent-

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I suggest that the hon. member is making a speech. The purpose of the question period is for hon. members to seek information, not to convey information to the House. The hon. member should ask his question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nystrom:

In light of these two facts, will the minister refer this important issue to a special committee of the House for investigation?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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LIB

Robert Knight Andras (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Robert K. Andras (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I would not be empowered to do so. I might advise the hon. member that this same question was asked by two members of his party previously, and I do not think my answer has since changed.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nystrom:

Mr. Speaker, will the minister make a statement on motions some time this week informing us of the action he is taking on this important issue?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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LIB

Robert Knight Andras (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Andras:

Mr. Speaker, I would refer the hon. member to the answer I gave, which I think is clearly printed in Hansard.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   FOOD PRICES AND SUPERMARKET PROFITS-REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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AGRICULTURE

LIB

Murray Arndell McBride

Liberal

Mr. Murray McBride (Lanark-Renfrew-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Agriculture. In view of the continued difficulties in the egg producing industry and the desperate financial straits in which Ontario egg producers in particular find themselves, will the minister be in a position soon to make a statement in the House indicating what the future will be for egg producers in Ontario?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   EGGS-FINANCIAL SITUATION OF ONTARIO PRODUCERS-INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT
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LIB

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, discussions took place in Ottawa almost all of last week among producer organizations from across the country. As a result they have come to a tentative agreement. Meetings are starting today and telecommunications with the provincial representatives, including the provincial ministers, which hopefully will result in an agreement some time later today. If necessary, we will call a wider meeting of provincial ministers because we want to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.

[Mr. La Salle.)

May 29, 1972

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   EGGS-FINANCIAL SITUATION OF ONTARIO PRODUCERS-INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Labour a question concerning his regard for the minimum wage as it now exists. Will he advise the House whether he has in fact had an opportunity to meet with his provincial counterparts? If so, without disclosing the figure will he say whether a figure has been reached, and is it the intention of the minister to bring in legislation in this regard in the very near future?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   MINIMUM WAGE-INQUIRY AS TO MEETING WITH PROVINCIAL MINISTERS-POSSIBILITY OF LEGISLATION
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May 29, 1972