July 7, 1972

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Would the minister say whether or not a radio program is being carried on to the end that farmers become aware of what they ought to be doing at this time?

Topic:   RAPESEED-STEPS TO MEET THREATENED INFESTATION BY BERTHA BUG
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

Mr. Speaker, a certain amount of use is being made of the media. I will certainly re-examine the question of whether this is adequate or needs to be intensified.

Topic:   RAPESEED-STEPS TO MEET THREATENED INFESTATION BY BERTHA BUG
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Would the minister consider placing before the House later this day, on the understanding that it be passed without debate, a motion referring to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs the question of the basic rates of veterans pensions and allowances so that the matter could be considered by that committee during the recess?

July 7, 1972

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I think it would satisfy the hon. member if I told him we had a meeting yesterday with the president of the Royal Canadian Legion and a number of his executives. We are exchanging letters on Monday by which our officials with his officials will work on such a committee doing the preliminary and factual work during the summertime.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. While we appreciate the audience given to Mr. Smellie and his colleagues, would the minister not agree that my suggestion is one that would make it possible for the committee to meet if the minister found that was desirable?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Laing:

Mr. Speaker, I would expect that this matter will be referred to the standing committee in the fall of the year, and I would expect that the preliminary work which is going to be done by the officials of the Royal Canadian Legion and our own officials would be a very necessary preliminary to any reference to the standing committee.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that Mr. Smellie, the president of the Dominion Command, expressed quite intensely on television last night that there is great concern across the country on the part of veterans with regard to the basic rates of pensions and as it is doubtful that we will be meeting in the fall, would the minister take the initiative in the co-operative manner he has shown in the past and induce the House leader to meet with all parties so that the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs could meet during the summer to take up this problem?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Arthur Laing (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Laing:

Well, Mr. Speaker, I cannot contemplate this place being empty until Christmas.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   DISABILITY PENSION AND ALLOWANCE RATES- REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

SUGGESTED RECOVERY FROM CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF INCOME TAX PAID ON THEIR BEHALF

PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct my question to the Secretary of State who is responsible for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. We thought he might have been in the House today. However, I shall address my question to the Prime Minister. Are he and the Secretary of State in agreement with the report presented to Parliament on June 30 by the Public Accounts Committee? If so, has the CBC been requested to collect immediately from the 17 CBC employees involved the $135,000 paid on their behalf for personal income tax while they were employed in the United States?

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECOVERY FROM CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF INCOME TAX PAID ON THEIR BEHALF
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

I would be delighted to take notice of the question, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECOVERY FROM CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF INCOME TAX PAID ON THEIR BEHALF
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AIR CANADA

CANCELLATION OF OPTION TO BUY CONCORDE PLANE-PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT

PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. A. MacLean (Malpeque):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. As it is reported that Air Canada has cancelled its option to purchase the Concorde supersonic transport aircraft, can the minister say whether Air Canada has yet decided on alternative equipment purchase plans or whether this decision represents a reduction in future planned capacity?

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   CANCELLATION OF OPTION TO BUY CONCORDE PLANE-PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Transport):

No,

Mr. Speaker, it does not represent a reduction. At the time this new aircraft was in the conceptual stage Air Canada, like all other airlines, took an option in order to get a delivery position should it choose that airplane. It has simply decided now against that particular design. In so far as its fleet re-equipping is concerned, the main new aircraft to be added are, of course, Lockheed 1011s, the first of which will be delivered in December.

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   CANCELLATION OF OPTION TO BUY CONCORDE PLANE-PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT
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PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacLean:

Mr. Speaker, can the minister say whether the acquisition of the Tri-Star jets is being restored to an acceptable program and what the effect is on the aircraft industry in Canada insofar as supply of components is concerned?

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   CANCELLATION OF OPTION TO BUY CONCORDE PLANE-PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Jamieson;

Yes, Mr. Speaker. This was a very important consideration at the time the decision was made. I could provide in writing to the hon. member the degree of component construction and related work being done in Canada as a result of the Lockheed contract. It is very substantial.

Topic:   AIR CANADA
Subtopic:   CANCELLATION OF OPTION TO BUY CONCORDE PLANE-PURCHASE OF ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT
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July 7, 1972