June 5, 1972

PC

Mr. Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

1. How many applications under Operation Lift were received from producers from each of the three prairie provinces?

2. How many producer applications were approved, and entitled to payment in each of the three prairie provinces?

3. What was the total amount paid to producers in each of the three provinces?

4. Are all applications finalized and funds distributed?

5. How many producer applications received over payment and what were the major reasons for over-payment?

6. Has legal action been taken to recover these funds and, if so, in how many cases?

7. As of this date, is any amount outstanding as a result of over-payment and, if so, in how many cases and what is the amount?

8. What was the total amount of money distributed under Operation Lift, including administrative operations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   OPERATION LIFT
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LIB

Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Agriculture):

1. Number of applications received by provinces: Manitoba, 16,941; Saskatchewan, 64,304; Alberta, 29,457; British Columbia, 755; Total, 111,457.

2. Number of applications: Manitoba, 15,093; Saskatchewan, 60,013; Alberta, 25,228; British Columbia, 704; Total, 101,038.

3. Amount paid: Manitoba, $6,115,350.00; Saskatchewan, $42,106,406.00; Alberta, $14,396,440.00; British Columbia, $574,219.00; Total, $63,192,415.00.

4. No.

5. (i) 4,053 producers, (ii) Major reasons for overpayments: (a) Corrections in acreages reported by producers which were made necessary following aerial surveys and "on the farm" inspections, (b) Many producers who originally seeded cover crops on summerfallow and nurse crops with perennial forage changed their plans and harvested the cover and nurse crops.

6. No legal action has been taken to recover these funds.

7. As at May 5, 1972, 2,497 overpayments totalling $364,572.80 were still outstanding.

June 5, 1972

8. Lift Payments, $63,192,415.00; Administrative Costs, $2,211,745.38; Total, $65,404,160.38.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   OPERATION LIFT
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GRASSLAND INCENTIVES PROGRAM-THREE PRAIRIE PROVINCES

PC

Mr. Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

1. How many applications have been received from each of the three prairie provinces under the Grassland Incentive Program?

2. How many applications have been approved entitling producers to receive payment under the program, in each of the three prairie provinces?

3. (a) How much has been paid out in each of the three prairie provinces (b) how much is scheduled to be paid on applications received last year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   GRASSLAND INCENTIVES PROGRAM-THREE PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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LIB

Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Agriculture):

1. Applications received Manitoba, 4,245; Saskatchewan, 7,683; Alberta, 12,738; British Columbia, 620; Total, 25,286.

2. Number of applications approved by provinces: Manitoba, 3,525; Saskatchewan, 6,632; Alberta, 10,885; British Columbia, 497; Total, 21,539.

3. (a) Payments by provinces: Manitoba, $1,273,544.00; Saskatchewan, $2,545,236.00; Alberta, $5,596,661.00; British Columbia, $444,609.00; Total, $9,860,050.00. (b) Estimated $9,860,050, subject to field inspection.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   GRASSLAND INCENTIVES PROGRAM-THREE PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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AUSTRALIAN CATTLE IMPORT PERMITS

PC

Mr. Downey

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the names of those who were awarded import permits for Australian cattle as indicated in a recent press release by the Minister of Agriculture?

2. How many permits, for how many animals did each one receive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AUSTRALIAN CATTLE IMPORT PERMITS
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LIB

Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Marcel Lessard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Agriculture):

1. The names of individuals receiving import permits for livestock are not made public until after the animals have entered Canada.

2. A total of 76 permits were issued for a total of 254 animals.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AUSTRALIAN CATTLE IMPORT PERMITS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT ACT

NDP

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

1. In each year since the Public Service Pension Adjustment Act of 1959 was passed, how many persons have received payments thereunder?

2. In each of the above years, what was the total amount paid out under the said act?

3. In each of the above years, what was the average amount paid under the said act (a) to retired public servants (b) to widows (c) to others?

4. In each of the last five years, either calendar or financial, for which statistics are available, how many pensions under the Public Service Superannuation Act (a) to retired public servants (b) to widows of public servants or widows of retired public servants, have been discontinued because of the death of the superannuate?

Return tabled.

Orders for Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT ACT
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CANADA'S MEMBERSHIP IN LATIN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

1. Of how many Latin American organizations is Canada a member and what are the organizations?

2. What is the annual cost of membership in each of the organizations?

3. What benefits does Canada derive from each of the Latin American organizations to which it belongs?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADA'S MEMBERSHIP IN LATIN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS
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LOTBINIERE CONSTITUENCY-LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM

SC

Mr. Fortin

Social Credit

Under the Local Initiatives Program and since its inception, were funds invested by the Department of Manpower and Immigration in the constituency of Lotbiniere and, if so (a) what was the total amount (b) what is the complete list of groups who benefited from the program (c) what are the details of the agreements reached in the constituency?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LOTBINIERE CONSTITUENCY-LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM
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STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

PC

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont)

Progressive Conservative

1. Was a survey conducted by the Department of Manpower and Immigration in 1971, of 20,000 students at 58 Canadian universities and community colleges and, if so (a) what percentage of these found work for 16 weeks, 12 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 weeks and no work (b) when were the students surveyed, under what circumstances and by whom (c) what were the questions asked?

2. Of the 20,000 students, how many were in their first postsecondary year?

3. How many of these students did not return to post-secondary training?

4. How do these figures compare with those obtained by Statistics Canada?

5. What explanations are there for any major differences in findings for these two surveys?

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

INDIAN AFFAIRS

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development who has stated that he is not pressing for any early settlement of treaty claims by the native people. He has also said that the government is ready to accept at any time applications for the building of pipelines in the north. Is it his view and that of the government that these two questions are entirely distinct and that the question of treaty claims in the north has no connection at all with permission to build pipelines in the north?

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June 5, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF TREATY CLAIMS AND ABORIGINAL RIGHTS IN RELATION TO POSSIBLE CONSTRUCTION OF NORTHERN PIPELINES
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June 5, 1972