June 13, 1972

NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a supplementary question to the Minister of Finance. In view of the fact that government policy in the field of employment in this country has for some years rested on the advice of certain individuals in the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance, does the minister have any plans to change his advisers?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED CHANGING OF ADVISERS TO MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. John N. Turner (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I have confidence in the men and women who advise me. If there are to be any changes, I would certainly want to discuss them with the hon. member.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED CHANGING OF ADVISERS TO MINISTER OF FINANCE
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WELFARE

REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED

PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Prime Minister on the basis of the motion under Standing Order 43 moved by me earlier this afternoon. Why has the federal government not attempted to reimburse the provinces and municipalities which expended certain moneys for welfare as a result of issuance of unemployment insurance cheques being late during the winter months?

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I would have to study the suggestion with greater care, but the way it came out it seemed to me that the hon. member did not bring much attention to bear on the fact that unemployment cheques were late in many cases without the federal government in any sense being responsible for that.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

In many cases it was because applicants themselves did not fill out the forms correctly or because employers did not provide the right kind of advice.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Alexander:

Would the Prime Minister explain to the House why the Unemployment Insurance Commission, which has offered agreements to all the provinces in connection with the future assignment of its cheques, has been unable to formulate an acceptable agreement with seven of the provinces, and why no new agreements have been signed since early March in spite of the fact that the agreements with Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are proving extremely effective? Why has no agreement been signed with any of the other provinces?

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

I apologize to the hon. member but I missed the first part of his question because of the noise coming from his own benches.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Alexander:

I will rephrase the question. In view of the fact the federal government now has agreement with three of the provinces with respect to reimbursement for and assignment of welfare cheques issued in consequence of late payment of unemployment insurance benefits, can the Prime Minister tell us what is the hold-up with respect to concluding agreements with the seven provinces which have not yet entered into such an arrangement?

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

I have not been dealing with this matter personally, but the minister who has been doing so may wish to look at the question and provide an answer.

Topic:   WELFARE
Subtopic:   REIMBURSEMENT OF PROVINCES FOR PAYMENTS UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHEQUES RECEIVED
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CLOSING OF GENTILLY ATOMIC PLANT-SHORTAGE OF HEAVY WATER-MEASURES TO SOLVE PROBLEM

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources.

As the Gentilly thermal station threatened some time ago to close down because it has a hard time finding heavy water, can the minister tell the House whether or not that problem has been solved to the satisfaction of the officials of the plant?

Topic:   CLOSING OF GENTILLY ATOMIC PLANT-SHORTAGE OF HEAVY WATER-MEASURES TO SOLVE PROBLEM
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Minister oi Energy, Mines and Resources):

I regret to say no, Mr. Speaker. Because of the shortage of heavy water in this country, which will continue for another two years, the supply of heavy water will not be sufficient to enable us to avert the proposed close-down of Gentilly in September. In this case, however, the close-down will coincide with the period set aside for maintenance and refitting. We would hope that at some time toward the end of 1973 the plant would be able to get into production again.

June 13, 1972

Topic:   CLOSING OF GENTILLY ATOMIC PLANT-SHORTAGE OF HEAVY WATER-MEASURES TO SOLVE PROBLEM
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AIRPORTS

PICKERING TOWNSHIP SITE-REASONS FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. Would the minister take the first opportunity on motions to tell the House why the government is planning to construct a second Toronto airport when the second air terminal building, due for completion in a few days, and the construction of a second north-south runway at Malton would more than double the present capacity of the airport, and the completion of a third air terminal building as originally planned-

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   PICKERING TOWNSHIP SITE-REASONS FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   PICKERING TOWNSHIP SITE-REASONS FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION
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June 13, 1972