June 20, 1972

PC

Almonte Douglas Alkenbrack

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Alkenbrack:

Ten o'clock, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   RESPONSIBILITY OF RAILWAYS TO PEOPLE OWNING
Subtopic:   LAND ALONG LINES ON WHICH SERVICE ABANDONED
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AIRPORTS

MOUNT HOPE, ONT-DETAILS OF EXPANSION-MEETING WITH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

LIB

Colin David Gibson

Liberal

Mr. Colin D. Gibson (Hamilton-Wentworth):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. To avoid uncertainty and to clear up many rumours, can the minister inform the House whether a meeting with regional representatives of the Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ancaster and Binbrook areas has been scheduled in connection with the details of proposed airport expansion plans at Mount Hope airport?

June 20, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MOUNT HOPE, ONT-DETAILS OF EXPANSION-MEETING WITH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

preliminary meeting has been held which was attended by the regional director and, I believe, by representatives of the air administration. Within a few days I shall have, I think, three alternatives-if one can have three alternatives-which will be submitted to the county councils or the group of councils to which the hon. member has referred.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   MOUNT HOPE, ONT-DETAILS OF EXPANSION-MEETING WITH REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
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NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD

INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT-CERTIFICATION BY AUDITOR GENERAL

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport with regard to the annual report of the National Harbours Board which is required by statute to be tabled by March 30 each year. Why has the report not been tabled this year? Has it been certified by the Auditor General?

Topic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT-CERTIFICATION BY AUDITOR GENERAL
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

It will be tabled, I believe, tomorrow. I had a letter from the Auditor General two or three days ago in which he indicated there were certain things with regard to the report which did not enable him to give it the necessary authorization or certification. But it will be tabled this week along with the Auditor General's letter and comments.

Topic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT-CERTIFICATION BY AUDITOR GENERAL
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PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

When the minister tables it, will there be a financial statement certified by the Auditor General?

Topic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT-CERTIFICATION BY AUDITOR GENERAL
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jamieson:

Rather than seek to answer the question in that form I will simply table the letter along with the documents which have been provided by the National Harbours Board. As I understand it, it is not certified in the sense the hon. member has mentioned, but I am not absolutely certain about the exact use of that word.

Topic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT-CERTIFICATION BY AUDITOR GENERAL
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MANPOWER

QUEBEC-ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM-EFFECTS OF DECREE GOVERNING CONSTRUCTION-DISCUSSION BETWEEN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES

SC

André-Gilles Fortin

Social Credit

Mr. Andre Fortin (Lotbiniere):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration.

Since the federal on the job training program is often frustrated by the by-laws governing the building trade in Quebec, I should like to ask the minister if he is aware of that and if he intends to open talks with the Quebec representatives in order to settle this problem and make this program really efficient in all cases?

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM-EFFECTS OF DECREE GOVERNING CONSTRUCTION-DISCUSSION BETWEEN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES
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LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Bryce Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

I must confess I am not aware of any contradic-

tion. I certainly have no meeting planned with my counterpart in the province of Quebec.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM-EFFECTS OF DECREE GOVERNING CONSTRUCTION-DISCUSSION BETWEEN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES
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TRANSPORT

FREIGHT RATE INCREASES-ALLEVIATION OF EFFECT ON CAPE BRETON INDUSTRIES

PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Muir (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Transport. In light of the most recent freight rate increase in the Atlantic provinces and in view of a statement by a spokesman for General Instruments of Canada Limited that the potential advantages of being located in Cape Breton are slowly diminishing as a result of increased freight rates, may I ask what proposals the hon. gentleman can offer this employer of close to 1,000 people to alleviate the situation so that this operation is not placed in jeopardy as stated by the same spokesman?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATE INCREASES-ALLEVIATION OF EFFECT ON CAPE BRETON INDUSTRIES
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

would have to know the details but if the hon. member would be good enough to let me see the item in question I would be glad to talk with the company concerned.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATE INCREASES-ALLEVIATION OF EFFECT ON CAPE BRETON INDUSTRIES
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PC

Robert Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Muir:

I thank the minister for his reply; I shall be glad to provide him with information. In view of the fact there have been 12 domestic freight rate increases since 1968 when the Sydney Steel Corporation came into being, and bearing in mind that this company employs close to 3,000 people, what relief can the minister offer this corporation so that it will not be forced out of business?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATE INCREASES-ALLEVIATION OF EFFECT ON CAPE BRETON INDUSTRIES
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June 20, 1972