July 5, 1972

LIB

Gérard Pelletier (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):

1.

2. Opportunities for Youth projects are being recorded by regions. The allocation made available for distribution within the Prairie Provinces and the Northwest Territories was $4,350,126 and represents 14 per cent of the total amount of money granted to Opportunities for Youth projects in 1972.

Topic:   OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROJECTS
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EXPORTS OF WHEAT TO MEXICO


Question No. 642-Mr. Dinsdale: (Supplementary) 1. How much wheat has been supplied by Canada to Mexico during each year since 1968? 2. Of this, what proportion does this represent of that country's total wheat import? 3. Did the Wheat Board make any offers of Canadian wheat to the Campania National de Subsistencias Populares (CONA-SUPO) during this period? 4. Does Canada have international suppliers and brokers representing her in connection with the sale of seed, wheat or other cereals to Mexico?


LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister Responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board):

1, 2, 3 and 4.

Since the 1963-64 crop year, with the exception of 1968-69 when a negligible quantity (1,000 tons) was imported, Mexico has been a net exporter of wheat. The Canadian Wheat Board and private trade continue to represent Canada's interest in this and other markets for Canadian grain and oilseeds. No business in wheat sales to Mexico was concluded during the period in question. This year Mexico has held some tenders for imports of wheat but to date Canadian exporters have not been successful bidders.

Topic:   EXPORTS OF WHEAT TO MEXICO
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CMHC ASSISTANCE-HOME FOR THE AGED, HAVRE ST-PIERRE

LIB

Mr. Blouin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

What was the contribution of the government or of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation toward the construction of the home for the aged in Havre St-Pierre, which was completed in 1971?

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LIB

Stanley Ronald Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of State for Urban Affairs):

Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation approved a loan of $392,000 in August, 1969, to assist in the financing

July 5, 1972

Questions

of a home for senior citizens in Havre St-Pierre. This provides 56 hostel beds.

Topic:   CMHC ASSISTANCE-HOME FOR THE AGED, HAVRE ST-PIERRE
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LOCAL INITIATIVE PROJECTS

SC

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse)

Social Credit

1. What was the percentage of local initiative projects submitted by individuals which were proposed and accepted across Canada?

2. What was the percentage of projects submitted by municipalities which were accepted and carried out?

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LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

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

1. The percentage of Local Initiatives projects submitted by individuals which were proposed and accepted across Canada is 38.6.

2. The percentage of projects submitted by municipalities which were accepted and carried out was 45.1.

Topic:   LOCAL INITIATIVE PROJECTS
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WELFARE RECIPIENTS IN CANADA

SC

Mr. Caouette

Social Credit

1. How many welfare recipients are assisted by the government in Canada?

2. How many welfare recipients are assisted by the government in each province?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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

1. Under the terms of the Canada Assistance Plan, the federal government shares in the costs to provinces of assistance and welfare services. Provinces are responsible for administering social assistance programs. The same procedure is followed in respect to the Blind Persons Act, Disabled Persons Act and Unemployment Assistance Act.

2. The total number of recipients of benefits under the above programs, as of December 1971, were 608,987. (Recipients refers only to family heads and single persons and, therefore, does not include dependents). In Newfoundland, there were 28,001 recipients. In P.E.I. 3,567 recipients. In Nova Scotia 21,944 recipients. In New Brunswick 21,741 recipients. In Quebec 203,380 recipients. In Ontario 149,543 recipients. In Manitoba 36,397 recipients. In Saskatchewan 21,454 recipients. In Alberta 34,575 recipients. In B.C. 79,918 recipients. In N.W.T. 7,338 recipients. In Yukon 1,119 recipients. The Northwest Territories has not yet signed an agreement with the Canada Assistance Plan. Social assistance costs are consequently covered under the Unemployment Assistance Act.

Topic:   WELFARE RECIPIENTS IN CANADA
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LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM

SC

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse)

Social Credit

1. Who was responsible for analyzing, accepting or rejecting projects submitted under the Local Initiatives Program?

2. What criteria were used to examine and accept the projects?

3. Were special and essential standards used to decide which projects would be accepted and, if so, (a) which standards (b) were they known to the public before the projects were submitted?

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LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

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

1. (a) For those projects under $75,000, the regio-

nal offices for the Department of Manpower and Immigration in Halifax, N.S., Montreal, Que., Toronto, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., and in Vancouver, B.C., were responsible for analysing, accepting or rejecting projects submitted under the Local Initiatives Program, (b) For those projects over $75,000, a preliminary assessment was conducted by the staff referred to in 1(a) and then dispatched to headquarters along with their recommendations. At departmental headquarters, these projects were re-assessed by senior project officers prior to submission to an executive board which made recommendations to the minister for his approval or rejection.

2. The criteria used to examine and accept projects were announced by the minister in the House on October 27,

1971. A further announcement was made on December 8, 1971 regarding an amendment pertaining to man-months. In addition to the foregoing, public information releases were carried by the media and all LIP applicants or prospective applicants were provided with detailed printed instructions and the criteria. The criteria involved were tabled in the House of Commons on October 27,

1971.

3. No.

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WHEREABOUTS OF GUYANESE VISITORS

PC

Mr. Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Department of Manpower and Immigration discovered the whereabouts of the 52 Guyanese visitors who were not aboard their return charter flight from Toronto during the week of June 12?

2. Have any of these visitors applied for landed immigrant status?

3. If any have applied for landed immigrant status what has been the response of the Department?

Topic:   WHEREABOUTS OF GUYANESE VISITORS
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LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

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

1. The Department of Manpower and Immigration is unaware of the present whereabouts of thirty-three of the fifty-two visitors who failed to depart on the flight in question.

2. Yes. 19.

3. These applicants are being processed in the same manner as any visitor who has applied to remain permanently.

Topic:   WHEREABOUTS OF GUYANESE VISITORS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

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