June 26, 1972

TRANSPORT

REQUEST FOR EARLY DEBATE OF REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE

PC

William Marvin Howe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellington-Grey-Dufferin-Simcoe):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the President of the Privy Council in his capacity as government House leader. Last week the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications brought in a report containing some very important recommendations for future rail passenger service in western Ontario, and in fact for all of Canada. In view of the immediate importance of this report and its recommendations, particularly to western Ontario, and in view of the fact that the House may close on June 30 and not re-open until September 28, what steps is he taking to make it possible to have a debate on this matter in the House before the recess?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Hon. Allan ]. MacEachen (President of the Privy Council): Mr. Speaker, there is no step that I can take on my own to bring that report forward for discussion.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EARLY DEBATE OF REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
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INDUSTRY

TEXTILES-REGULATIONS RESPECTING PENSIONS- AMENDMENT TO ACT

SC

Léonel Beaudoin

Social Credit

Mr. Leonel Beaudoin (Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, to a question which I asked a few days ago to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce concerning problems with which the employees of the textile industry who want to retire at 55 are confronted the minister told me that that part of the policy concerning textile products is administered by the Minister of Labour, to whom I now direct my question:

Given the very high standards governing pensions for the employees of the textile industry who must retire at age 55, can the hon. minister tell us if he intends to table amendments to the legislation allowing these pensioners to draw their pension without too much trouble?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TEXTILES-REGULATIONS RESPECTING PENSIONS- AMENDMENT TO ACT
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Arthur Jacob (Jake) Epp

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

Mr. Speaker, I would be pleased indeed to learn of those problems in any specific sense. I have nothing further to say except that I have no specific amendments at present with respect to that bill.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TEXTILES-REGULATIONS RESPECTING PENSIONS- AMENDMENT TO ACT
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SC

Léonel Beaudoin

Social Credit

Mr. Beaudoin:

Mr. Speaker, a supplementary.

Can the minister tell us whether he has met the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce to that effect and whether the latter pointed out certain problems?

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TEXTILES-REGULATIONS RESPECTING PENSIONS- AMENDMENT TO ACT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The question is out of order.

Topic:   INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   TEXTILES-REGULATIONS RESPECTING PENSIONS- AMENDMENT TO ACT
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ELECTIONS

INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF GENERAL ELECTION

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. Was a very distinguished and senior member of the Privy Council expressing government policy when he said in Toronto during the weekend that the latest cabinet leak indicates that the government is planning to hold a general election on October 16?

Topic:   ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF GENERAL ELECTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF GENERAL ELECTION
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

It is very important-

Topic:   ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF GENERAL ELECTION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

I am sure that the question is very important to the hon. member as well as other hon. members, but I am sure that hon. member for Prince Edward-Hastings appreciates that the rules do not allow that question in these circumstances.

June 26, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry PENSIONS

Topic:   ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF GENERAL ELECTION
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CANADA PENSION PLAN-CONTRIBUTIONS BY SELF-EMPLOYED-POSSIBILITY OF RELIEVING PROVISION

PC

Elmer MacIntosh MacKay

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Elmer M. MacKcty (Central Nova):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Since self-employed Canadians must pay the entire amount of the Canada Pension Plan contribution as opposed to the situation of those who are not selfemployed who only pay half, I wonder if the minister has given any thought to giving relief to those Canadians in the form of tax credit or deductions?

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Topic:   CANADA PENSION PLAN-CONTRIBUTIONS BY SELF-EMPLOYED-POSSIBILITY OF RELIEVING PROVISION
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

ALLEGATIONS BY FORMER CORPORAL RAMSAY- REQUEST FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Les Benjamin (Regina-Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, now that the Solicitor General has arrived in the Chamber, I should like to put a question to him, in order to establish the accuracy or otherwise of statements made about the RCMP in the July issue of Maclean's magazine, will the government establish an independent commission of inquiry with the broadest terms of reference that could function in such a way as to fully protect the anonymity and confidences of members and former members of the force?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Subtopic:   ALLEGATIONS BY FORMER CORPORAL RAMSAY- REQUEST FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
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June 26, 1972