June 26, 1972

SC

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse)

Social Credit

Did Canada import any beef during 1971 and, if so (a) from what countries and in what quantities (b) at what price by grade?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   BEEF IMPORTS
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LIB

Bruce Andrew Thomas Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Bruce Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Statistics Canada reports that: (a) The attached table provides data on the import of beef into Canada during 1971 by country of origin, in accordance with the Import Commodity Classification used by Statistics Canada, (b) Statistic Canada does not compile information on imports of beef by grade.

Imports of beef during 1971:

Quantity Value

(cwt.) ($'000)

Beef, fresh or frozen

United Kingdom

7 -Australia

221,911 11,984New Zealand

611,470 28,237United States

175,282 16,206T otal

1,008,670 56,427Cwt. $'000Veal, fresh or frozen Australia

25,679 1,515New Zealand

228 9United States

73 17Total

25,980 1,541Cwt. $'000Beef, cured Bahamas

28 1United States

121,684 5,733T otal

121,712 5,734Lb.N. $'000Beef and veal, canned United Kingdom

925,978 309Germany West

5,125 3Italy

618,492 557Australia

1,998,396 967Argentina

1,220,759 762Brazil

3,469,984 2,185Paraguay

1,425,082 882United States

9,469 5T otal

9,673,285 5,670

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   BEEF IMPORTS
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TRANSLATION BUREAU, OTTAWA

SC

Mr. Rodrigue

Social Credit

1. How many employees work for the government Translation Bureau in Ottawa?

2. During the past three years how many persons hired by the Translation Bureau were natives of Europe and the Middle East?

3. Of this total number hired during the past three years, how many have resigned?

4. How many people are working for the Translation Bureau as editors?

5. How many people have been hired during the past three years as editors?

6. What is the salary of an editor?

7. What is the salary of a translator?

8. During the years 1968-69-70-71-72, has the Government of Canada granted scholarships for improvement, either directly or indirectly, to subsidize students and to assist certain universities in offering courses in translation and, if so (a) what is the amount of such grants to students (b) what universities received grants and in what amounts?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TRANSLATION BUREAU, OTTAWA
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LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

In so far as

the department and the Public Service Commission are concerned: 1. Eight hundred and forty.

2. Records in the Public Service Commission are not maintained in such a manner as to permit the capturing of this information.

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3. Number of persons who left the TR Group: 1969-1970, 33; 1970-1971, 41; 1971-1972, 37. No statistics are available in this respect for other categories.

4. One hundred and seven.

5. Seven persons have been hired during the past three years as editors.

6. Editors TR 3, $14,001 to $17,501.

7. Translators: TR 1 $5,960 to $11,900; Translators: TR 2, $11,166 to $14,694.

8. (a) Amount of grants to students attending courses in translation 1968-1969; Subsistence allowance, $1,900; Tuition fees, $500; 1969-1972: Subsistence allowance, $2,050; Tuition fees $500; (b) Universities and amounts of grants:

Universities Years

1968-1969 1969-1970 1970-1971 1971-1972$ $ S iLaurentian

Laval

Montreal

Ottawa . 10,000 15,500 4,500 1,000 6,000 17.000 10.000 500 10.500 15.500 7,500

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TRANSLATION BUREAU, OTTAWA
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FEDERAL, ASSISTANCE TO "LES CUISINES DE QUEBEC INC."

SC

Mr. Godin

Social Credit

Has the government ever subsidized Les Cuisines de Quebec Inc. through the Department of Regional Economic Expansion and, if so (a) what was the total amount of the grand (b) how many jobs were created (c) is the plant still in operation (d) what is the total staff?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   FEDERAL, ASSISTANCE TO "LES CUISINES DE QUEBEC INC."
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LIB

Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Marchand (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

The Department of Regional Economic Expansion has never offered any assistance to Les Cuisines de Quebec Inc.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   FEDERAL, ASSISTANCE TO "LES CUISINES DE QUEBEC INC."
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AIR DISTANCES AND FARES FROM CANADA TO MILAN, ITALY

PC

Mr. Ryan

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the air distance from Montreal to Milan and from Toronto to Milan?

2. What will be the fare for a single, roundtrip, economy passage in July from Montreal to Milan and from Toronto to Milan via Alitalia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AIR DISTANCES AND FARES FROM CANADA TO MILAN, ITALY
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LIB

Gérard Duquet (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Gerard Duquet (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

The Canadian Transport Commission advises as follows: 1. Montreal to Milan, 3,814 statute miles; Toronto to Milan, 4,129 statute miles.

2. Montreal to Milan Round Trip Economy Normal Fare for travel in July 1972, $670(Can.); Toronto to Milan Round Trip Economy Normal Fare for travel in July 1972 $706(Can.)

Questions SEED POTATOES

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AIR DISTANCES AND FARES FROM CANADA TO MILAN, ITALY
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PC

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont)

Progressive Conservative

1. During the years 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971, what promotion was carried out by the government with respect to the domestic and foreign sale of Canadian seed potatoes?

2. During the current year, what plans or programs are being instituted for the promotion of the Canadian seed potatoes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AIR DISTANCES AND FARES FROM CANADA TO MILAN, ITALY
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LIB

Bruce Andrew Thomas Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Bruce Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

1. The Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce continued an active program of export promotion of Canadian seed potatoes in the years 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971. The principal methods used are technical and promotional trade missions and visits, and testing of Canadian seed potato varieties in foreign countries, (a) In the years mentioned the Department organized incoming potato missions from Rou-mania, Israel and Chile, and an out-going mission to Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal. In the case of Chile, there was an immediate sale of 26,000 tons of potatoes for consumption in that country, with certified seed being shipped to meet Chile's phytosanitary requirements. The mission from Israel and the one to Spain gained access for Canadian seed potatoes, subject to the satisfactory outcome of trials. A second trial planting of Canadian varieties now is underway in Spain following a successful trial in 1971, and it is hoped that commercial sales of Canadian seed will follow. In the fall of 1971 a seed potato expert from the Canada Dept, of Agriculture was sent to Spain to consult with Spanish officials concerning the trials of Canadian varieties. Late in 1971 the Department brought to Canada the chief potato specialist in the Costa Rican government in connection with a plant health problem, with the result that access to that country was preserved for Canadian seed potatoes, (b) Quantities of Canadian seed for trials were sent to a number of established and potential market countries in the years mentioned. They included Italy where Canada must pay for official tests of varieties which we wish approved for planting in that country. Test quantities of seed also were sent to Greece, Israel, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Roumania.

2. The Department's program in 1972 includes efforts to introduce Canadian seed into several new market areas such as the African countries bordering on the Mediterranean, initially by providing seed for test plantings. Tests will continue in the Mediterranean countries mentioned in (a), the Caribbean and South America.

Key officials from the EEC will visit Canada in July to inspect Canada's potato research and plant protection systems. The Department has invited a delegation of potato specialists in the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture to visit Canada in August, to further our efforts to establish a commercial market in that country. The Department has arranged for a seed potato mission from Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, all traditional markets for Canadian seed, to visit Canada in September in order to maintain our image in the face of increasing competition from European suppliers.

A Canada Department of Agriculture potato expert visited Cuba in early 1971 at the invitation of the Cuban government, to provide advice on a disease condition in the Cuban potato crop. An exchange of technical visits

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Questions

with the Cubans now is underway through cooperation of the Canada Department of Agriculture and the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Two Canadian technical experts visited Cuba in May 1972. A Cuban official will spend several weeks in the Maritime potato producing region this summer, and in early 1973 a Canada Department of Agriculture specialist will make a further visit to Cuba. It is expected that this program will do much to maintain Canada's traditional market for seed potatoes in Cuba.

An important part of the continuing program to promote exports of Canadian seed potatoes is to stress the Canada Department of Agriculture's programs of research, plant breeding, inspection and plant health, particularly the Elite Seed program. The Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce will publish an up-dated seed potato booklet later in 1972 which will cover these subjects, and this booklet will be distributed to all countries where there is an existing or potential market for Canadian seed potatoes. The booklet will aid the efforts of Trade Commissioners in posts around the world. They promote Canadian seed potatoes by assisting in gaining

access, by arranging representation for Canadian exporters and by following-up on commercial shipments.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   AIR DISTANCES AND FARES FROM CANADA TO MILAN, ITALY
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POTATO GRANULES PURCHASES

PC

Mr. MacDonald (Egmont)

Progressive Conservative

1. In the years 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971, what amount of potato granules were purchased for food aid programs?

2. (a) From whom were such granules purchased (b) at what price and in what amounts (c) to whom were they sent and in what amounts?

3. What plans does the government have for the sale of such granules this year as food aid?

4. Has the government responded to the request by the Canadian Horticultural Council to undertake an expanded educational program to acquaint countries with the value of potato granules?

Mr. ]. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council): I am informed by the Departments of External Affairs and Agriculture as-follows: 1. 2. and 3. See Annex "A" following.

4. No such request received from the Canadian Horticultural Council.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   POTATO GRANULES PURCHASES
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ANNEX "A" POTATO GRANULES


Year Supplier (Successful Tender) Value Tonnage Procured (Metric) Recipient Country Tonnage Shipped (Metric) Remarks1968 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 1969 McCain Ltd., Florenceville, N.B $435,600.00 1000 Nigeria 1000 Relief Shipment1970 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 1971 Nil Nil Nil Nil NU 1972 Carnation Co. Ltd., Carberry, Man $337,307.20 1814 Lebanon 100 World Food ProgramEgypt 500 Sun-Alta Food Ltd., Taber, Alta $337,307.20 Pakistan 100 t(Senegal 100 itVauxhaul-Foods Ltd., Vauxhaul, Alta. $225,202.16 Algeria 400 aChile 32 itMexico 75 itPeru 40 aPhilippines 100 uPhilippines 50 Guyana 24 Philippines 25 Trinidad 19 Barbados 56 Indonesia .50 Syria 143 Note: Allocation for 1971-72 expended Prepared by Contracts and Commodities Division Canadian International Development Agency


GOVERNMENT CONSIDERATION OF PURCHASE OF DHC-7 STOL

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

Will the government advise if it is considering the purchase of the DHC-7 Quiet STOL Airliner being offered by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and the Boeing Company?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT CONSIDERATION OF PURCHASE OF DHC-7 STOL
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LIB

Bruce Andrew Thomas Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Bruce Howard (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry. Trade and Commerce):

The DHC-7 is an aircraft in the initial stages of development. Only when it

is successfully developed and in production can the government consider purchase of such aircraft.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT CONSIDERATION OF PURCHASE OF DHC-7 STOL
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June 26, 1972