June 15, 1972

IND

Roch La Salle

Independent

Mr. La Salle:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-SUGGESTION THAT MINISTER REQUIRE PARTIES TO RESPECT OBLIGATIONS
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is the hon. member for Joliette rising on a question of privilege?

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-SUGGESTION THAT MINISTER REQUIRE PARTIES TO RESPECT OBLIGATIONS
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IND

Roch La Salle

Independent

Mr. La Salle:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

I realize many similar questions have been raised but I believe those concerned are most eager to know whether the hon. minister is going to take a stand regarding the conflict. I just wanted to ask the hon. minister whether, without replacing the parties concerned, he will at least hold them to the commitments he has mentioned.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

I must say again that I consider that question has already been raised.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-SUGGESTION THAT MINISTER REQUIRE PARTIES TO RESPECT OBLIGATIONS
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HOUSING

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION

NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of State for Urban Affairs, who according to the roster should be here today-I am sure he is away for good reason-I wish to pose a question to the Acting Prime Minister on the assumption that the matter was discussed in cabinet and he would know some of the answers. In view of the fact that Mr. McKeough, the provincial treasurer for Ontario, stated in the legislature yesterday that it would be incorrect to say the province had been consulted about the proposed amendments to the National Housing Act, would the Acting Prime Minister inform the House what exactly was the nature of the consultation the federal government and the provinces had in respect of these amendments and whether any provincial governments made substantive comments, criticisms or suggestions when they saw the proposals?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, this is the kind of question that can be answered adequately only by the minister in charge. I will see that the question is put to him and he will answer at the next opportunity.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

Mr. Speaker, this time my question is directed to the President of the Privy Council as government House leader. We have had first reading of the amendments to the National Housing Act. I should like to ask him whether there is any intention on his part to bring the bill forward for second reading, or is it to be housing by headline for election purposes only?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member for Shefford.

Topic:   HOUSING
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

Mr. Speaker-

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member knows he cannot ask a question in those terms. I again take exception to hon. members who ask a question that they should know is out of order and then, when they are called to order, seek the floor again to put it in proper terms. I think the question should be asked properly in the first instance.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

Mr. Speaker, I will not take the time now, but there is reason for my comment. May I ask the government House leader whether he intends to bring forward for second reading before the end of this month the bill amending the National Housing Act?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I have already had discussions with the opposition House leaders concerning what items of legislation will be brought forward before the end of the

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month. Since that discussion the National Housing Act and one or two other items have come forward. I hope to state quite definitely next week all the items that will be called before we can look forward to an adjournment. Certainly the National Housing Act is one which has attracted a good deal of support in the country and it would be desirable to deal with it.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member for York South.

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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

I have a further supplementary, Mr. Speaker. I hope you will notice, Sir, that the sin is on both sides, if it is a sin. May I ask either the government House leader or the Acting Prime Minister-if neither one of them can answer perhaps it could be taken as notice-what I suggest is an important question. In view of the fact that most of the amendments to the National Housing Act require co-operation from the provinces as well as the municipalities and, indeed, require that funds be made available by the provinces and municipalities, may the House have a brief explanation concerning why the bill was introduced even for first reading without, as I on good information am informed, all the provinces even approving of the amendments proposed by the cabinet?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ACT-NATURE OF PRIOR CONSULTATION WITH PROVINCES-PROVINCIAL REACTION
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Acting Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, if the legislation had not been brought forward I am sure the criticism would have been even more severe.

Topic:   HOUSING
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LABOUR RELATIONS

QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-ALLEGED REFUSAL OF DEPARTMENT TO ALLOW SHIPPERS TO SUE UNIONS

SC

Gilbert F. Rondeau

Social Credit

Mr. Gilbert Rondeau (Shefford):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to put a question to the Minister of Labour.

As recorded in yesterday's Hansard at page 3125, the minister said, and I quote:

-other remedies more rapid than a court proceeding were available to them.

I should like to ask him the following question. Since these other remedies are not yet known to the members of this House, would he tell us how much longer his department intends to refuse the shipowners the right to prosecute unions for calling an illegal strike?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-ALLEGED REFUSAL OF DEPARTMENT TO ALLOW SHIPPERS TO SUE UNIONS
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