June 28, 1972

PC

Mr. Yewchuk

Progressive Conservative

To date, what form of consultation and co-operation has taken place between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce for the specific purpose of increasing and improving the export trade of Canadian dairy products?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF CANADIAN DAIRY PRODUCTS
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

In so far as the Department of Agriculture is concerned: Officials of the Department and the Canadian Dairy Commission are in continuous consultation with their counterparts in the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce for the purpose of maintaining and expanding access and sales for Canadian exports of dairy products. In so far as the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce is concerned: Officials of the Department consult and cooperate on a continuous basis with officials of the Canada Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Dairy Commission. Policies, programs and export marketing activities relating to the expansion of export trade for Canadian dairy products are discussed fully and implemented on a cooperative basis.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF CANADIAN DAIRY PRODUCTS
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CANADA ASSISTANCE PLAN

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

Will the government consider the advisability of recommending to provincial governments that welfare recipients be allowed to earn moneys to supplement their income up to the poverty level enunciated by the Economic Council of Canada without having welfare allotment reduced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADA ASSISTANCE PLAN
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LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

The Department of National Health and Welfare, in discussions with provincial welfare departments, has made it clear that provincial social assistance programs which provide for recipients retaining specified amounts of earned income are eligible for sharing under the Canada Assistance Plan. In some provinces, an amount of up to $100 per month may be earned without effecting a reduction in the social assistance payment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADA ASSISTANCE PLAN
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DEMPSTER HIGHWAY, YUKON

NDP

Mr. Howard (Skeena)

New Democratic Party

1. How many miles of the so-called Dempster Highway in the Yukon have been constructed and what has been the cost to date of building the said Highway?

2. Is the construction of the said Highway to be continued and, if so, what is its ultimate destination and what is the estimated cost of reaching that destinatiori?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   DEMPSTER HIGHWAY, YUKON
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LIB

Allen B. Sulatycky (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Mr. Allen B. Sulatycky (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

1. At

the end of 1971, 158 miles had been completed at a cost of $7,650,000

2. Yes. The Dempster Highway will ultimately join the Mackenzie Highway at Arctic Red River. The estimated

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   DEMPSTER HIGHWAY, YUKON
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EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT BILL

NDP

Mr. Burton

New Democratic Party

1. What are the estimated total expenditures that the government will incur as a result of the passage of the Employment Support Bill?

2. What expenditures have been made and what are the total expenditures estimated to be incurred as a result of the following commitments made by the Agricultural Stabilization Board to offset difficulties during the period when the United States 10 per cent surtax was in effect (a) offer of a special subsidy of 50 cents per bird for fowl slaughtered during an eight-week period providing the number slaughtered exceeded the normal kill in the period; the subsidy to be pro-rated among all producers (b) offer to purchase and can up to four million pounds of eviscerated turkeys (c) offer to purchase Canada No. 1 potatoes at $1.50 per hundredweight (d) an offer to the Canadian Horticultural Council for market promotion of fresh apples (e) offer of a supplementary subsidy of 1S cents per pound to blueberry producers on products delivered in the period August 16 to October 15,1971?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT BILL
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

I am informed by the Departments of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Agriculture as follows: 1. $11,200,000.

2.

(a) Fowl slaughter

(b) Turkey (APB)

(c) Potatoes

(d) Fresh apples

(e) Blueberries

Expenditures

to

May 26/72 $ nil

1,411,576

1,315,893

105,904

225,842

Total

Estimated

Expenditures

nil

1,800,000

2,225,000

105,904

250,000

3594

June 28, 1972

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT BILL
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CANADIAN POLICY TOWARD GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

PC

Mr. Macquaxrie

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the government considering granting MFN (most favoured nation) tariff treatment to the German Democratic Republic?

2. Is the government considering the admission into Canada of trade commissioners from the German Democratic Republic?

3. Is the government considering changing its policy of refusing to grant visas to journalists from the German Democratic Republic?

4. Has the government been in negotiation with the German Democratic Republic regarding the above three matters?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POLICY TOWARD GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

I am informed by the departments of External Affairs, Industry, Trade and Commerce and Manpower and Immigration, as follows: 1. For the past two years, the Government has sought through unofficial means to put our trade with the GDR on a MFN (most favoured nation) basis.

2. An unofficial arrangement providing mutual MFN treatment would facilitate consideration of any proposal for the establishment of an unofficial East German trade office in Canada.

3. The Government has no policy of refusing visas to East German journalists. They come under the same regulations as any other visitor from the German Democratic Republic.

4. Since Canada does not recognize the German Democratic Republic, there can be no contact at the governmental level. The Government of the German Democratic Republic is, however, aware of our position on these three questions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   CANADIAN POLICY TOWARD GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
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RAILWAY ACT-PROVISION OF FUNDS FOR BETTER FENCING OF RIGHTS OF WAY

PC

Mr. Ryan

Progressive Conservative

Is the Minister of Transport considering amending the Railway Act to provide funds for better fencing of rights of way in urban areas for protection of the public?

(Translation]

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT-PROVISION OF FUNDS FOR BETTER FENCING OF RIGHTS OF WAY
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LIB

Gérard Duquet (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, section 214 of the Railway Act deals with "fences, gates and cattle-guards" at railway crossings. For the time being the Department of Transport is not considering an amendment to the Railway Act in that respect.

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT-PROVISION OF FUNDS FOR BETTER FENCING OF RIGHTS OF WAY
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TAXATION OF STRIKE PAY

LIB

Mr. Robinson

Liberal

Is any consideration being given to the inclusion of strike pay as income for taxation purposes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TAXATION OF STRIKE PAY
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. John N. Turner (Minister of Finance):

This is a matter of government policy. Should the government decide to include strike pay as income for taxation purposes, it would be announced in the appropriate manner.

[Mr. Jerome.)

Topic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Subtopic:   TAXATION OF STRIKE PAY
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June 28, 1972