June 21, 1972

IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The Chair will recognize the hon. member for York South for one last supplementary and then the hon. member for Churchill.

Topic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE THAT ACTIVITIES CONFORM TO POLICIES- CONSULTATION RESPECTING NEW RAYONIER PLANT IN PORT CARTIER, QUEBEC
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NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewis:

Will the minister inform the House whether these matters have in fact been looked into by his department and whether there have been discussions between his department, the Department of Regional Economic Expansion and the province of Quebec relating to these aspects of the undertaking and any others?

Topic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE THAT ACTIVITIES CONFORM TO POLICIES- CONSULTATION RESPECTING NEW RAYONIER PLANT IN PORT CARTIER, QUEBEC
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of the Environment)

Liberal

Mr. Davis:

Mr. Speaker, I have not seen the report to which the hon. member refers, but I can assure him that with respect to those matters he has mentioned today we have been working closely with the province and, of course, with the federal Department of Regional Economic Expansion.

Topic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE THAT ACTIVITIES CONFORM TO POLICIES- CONSULTATION RESPECTING NEW RAYONIER PLANT IN PORT CARTIER, QUEBEC
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PROPOSED RAISING OF LEVEL OF SOUTH INDIAN LAKE, MANITOBA-REQUEST THAT MINISTER MEET WITH LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

PC

Robert Simpson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Simpson (Churchill):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the Minister of the Environment. Has the minister received a request from the council or the people of the South Indian Lake area of Manitoba for a meeting with the minister with regard to their concern about the damage that may be caused to the ecology and the environment of the lake and surrounding area because of the recent decision to raise the level of the lake to 850 feet? If so, is the minister prepared to meet with the council as requested?

Topic:   PROPOSED RAISING OF LEVEL OF SOUTH INDIAN LAKE, MANITOBA-REQUEST THAT MINISTER MEET WITH LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
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LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of the Environment)

Liberal

Hon. Jack Davis (Minister of the Environment):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, I believe we have received such a submission. I am certainly prepared to meet these people. However, I would want to meet with them in the presence of the provincial authorities who I believe have a greater responsibility than the federal government in this connection.

Topic:   PROPOSED RAISING OF LEVEL OF SOUTH INDIAN LAKE, MANITOBA-REQUEST THAT MINISTER MEET WITH LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
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LABOUR RELATIONS

QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-RESULT OF MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND PARTIES

SC

David Réal Caouette

Social Credit

Mr. Real Caouette (Temiscamingue):

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

Following the talks he had with the Maritime Employers Association and representatives of the Montreal longshoremen's union, has the minister found that the conflict may soon be settled and when does the minister think that it may be?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-RESULT OF MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND PARTIES
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Abram Ernest Epp

Hon. Martin P. O'Connell (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I met with the representatives of the two parties yesterday and I will be meeting again this evening with representatives of the Maritime Employers Association. I trust that we will make good progress at these meetings.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-RESULT OF MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND PARTIES
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SC

David Réal Caouette

Social Credit

Mr. Caouette:

Mr. Speaker, have both parties already accepted the suggestion of the minister that they should meet with him in order to discuss this problem with a view to settling it?

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-RESULT OF MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND PARTIES
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LIB

Martin Patrick O'Connell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. O'Connell:

We are in the process of meeting, Mr. Speaker. This afternoon I received a wire from the International Longshoremen's Association accepting the appointment of a commissioner, with the understanding that prior to this the two parties must agree on the conditions of a return to work and the lifting of the suspension, that is to say, resumption of operations at the port. That is understood to be a condition precedent.

Topic:   LABOUR RELATIONS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-RESULT OF MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND PARTIES
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QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-REPRESENTATIONS BY WESTERN GRAIN ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION TO END DISPUTE

NDP

Alfred Pullen Gleave

New Democratic Party

Mr. A. P. Gleave (Saskatoon-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question. In view of the statement made by the president of the Alberta Wheat Pool that the tie-up of the St. Lawrence ports has reduced export grain loadings by two and a half million bushels a day and has resulted in the loss of important wheat sales to China and barley sales to Europe, may I ask the minister whether he has received representations from western co-operatives or, indeed, from the National Farmers Union that he take action to bring this tie-up to an end?

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-REPRESENTATIONS BY WESTERN GRAIN ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION TO END DISPUTE
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Abram Ernest Epp

Hon. Martin P. O'Connell (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I have received representations from many economic interests that are concerned about the disruption of facilities in these ports. We are doing all we can to bring the disruption to an end.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-REPRESENTATIONS BY WESTERN GRAIN ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION TO END DISPUTE
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NDP

Alfred Pullen Gleave

New Democratic Party

Mr. Gleave:

May I ask the minister whether, failing an immediate agreement between the two parties, the government will take action to operate the stevedoring firms and see that movement of cargo gets under way and continues?

June 21, 1972

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-REPRESENTATIONS BY WESTERN GRAIN ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION TO END DISPUTE
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order please. That is both hypothetical and a representation. The hon. member for Crowfoot on a supplementary.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-REPRESENTATIONS BY WESTERN GRAIN ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION TO END DISPUTE
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QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-POSITION OF MARITIME EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION RESPECTING BARGAINING

PC

John (Jack) Henry Horner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. H. Horner (Crowfoot):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a supplementary question to the Minister of Labour. Has the Maritime Employers Association given an indication that it is prepared to bargain in good faith in order to settle this very disruptive longshoremen's strike?

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-POSITION OF MARITIME EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION RESPECTING BARGAINING
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Abram Ernest Epp

Hon. Martin P. O'Connell (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I am meeting with the board of directors and the president of the Maritime Employers Association this evening.

Topic:   QUEBEC-LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-POSITION OF MARITIME EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION RESPECTING BARGAINING
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June 21, 1972