June 13, 1972

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

LABOUR CONDITIONS

PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Although young people constitute roughly a quarter of the labour force, figures released today reveal that 48.7 per cent, or almost half the number of unemployed Canadians, are under the age of 25, indicating a six percentage point increase in youth unemployment over the previous month involving some 269,000 young people who cannot find work. Therefore under Standing Order 43 I move, seconded by the hon. member for Huron (Mr. McKinley):

That this House

(1) direct the Minister of Manpower and the Secretary of State to review immediately special employment programs of their departments with a view to achieving interim expansion and maximum effectiveness;

(2) require the interdepartmental committee responsible for youth employment policies to appear before an appropriate committee of the House;

(3) urge the government to arrange a special consultation with the provinces and industry to develop immediate and long-term programs to meet this grave national crisis.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member's motion requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimity?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimity. The hon. member's motion cannot be put.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

David Samuel Horne MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont):

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, since it has been some months since this interdepartmental committee was supposedly established, I wonder whether the Prime Minister or the government House leader could indicate when there will be a statement with respect to the progress made by this committee?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. That is not a point of order.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG THOSE UNDER AGE OF 25-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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WELFARE

REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity which has come about as a result of the provinces and municipalities having to pay several million dollars for welfare last winter because of the delays in the issuance of unemployment insurance cheques. Further, no arrangement has been made between most of the provinces and the federal government for the reimbursement of this money. I believe that the province of Ontario has spent some $3 million of which $1J million should be repaid. Accordingly I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Saint John-Lancaster (Mr. Bell):

That this House urges the Treasury Board to direct the Auditor General of Canada, pursuant to section 62 of the Financial Administration Act, to inquire into and report to the House upon the failure of the government to pay back to the provinces and municipalities the millions of dollars paid out by them during the winter in welfare payments and administration costs due to default of the government and the Unemployment Insurance Commission; and further to inquire into and report upon the failure of the government to offer arrangements, suitable to all the provinces, with regard to the assignment of unemployment insurance cheques in future and similar circumstances.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The motion cannot be put.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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DEPARTMENT OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL BILL

MEASURE RESPECTING CORRECTIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM


On the order: Introduction of Bills. June 2, 1972-Mr. Howard (Skeena)-Bill intitled: An Act respecting the Department of the Solicitor General (correctional services program).


NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, having found a procedurally correct way to cut out the fat in government I wonder whether I may have permission to withdraw this bill?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL BILL
Subtopic:   MEASURE RESPECTING CORRECTIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM
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June 13, 1972