January 9, 1973

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD

LIB

John (Jack) Davis (Minister of the Environment)

Liberal

Hon. Jack Davis (Minister of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, in accordance with Standing Order 41(2) I wish to table the annual report of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada for the calendar year 1971.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1971
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FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the recently announced increase in the price of fuel oil by Shell Canada Limited, the cut-back in fuel oil deliveries in the United States, and the estimate by the responsible minister in the province of Alberta that Canada may face a shortage of oil in a matter of months, I ask unanimous consent under Standing Order 43 to move the following motion:

That the government ask the National Energy Board of Canada to make an immediate report on this critical situation, along with its recommendations to rafeguard the Canadian users of fuel oil and related petroleum products against unwarranted price increases and the possible shortage of supplies.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the motion proposed by the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands. Under Standing Order 43 this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimous consent. The motion therefore cannot be put.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FUEL OIL PRICE INCREASE-POSSIBLE SHORTAGE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, while yesterday the Prime Minister ignored my request that he state the policy of his government to increase employment I should like to ask him today whether he is prepared through this House to tell the 580,000 unemployed Canadians, as reported for the month of December-6.8 per cent of the working force-what his program is to reduce unemployment?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the answer would be in terms which were already mentioned in the Speech from the Throne about measures which have been taken and, of course, measures which will be taken in the industrial sector, plus an answer in terms of the budget speech which we expect will be fairly soon and which will announce a whole series of measures to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, we have had these budgets before. Will the Prime Minister give the House the assurance that his Minister of Finance will list fully today and in a very concrete fashion the measures the government proposes to take to reduce unemployment?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Finance will be participating in the debate on the Speech from the Throne. He will be answering in part the questions of the Leader of the Opposition. I am sure he will not be able to make a statement of a budgetary nature but I repeat that he will repeat his commitment to make a budgetary speech in the early future.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Indeed he will do that, but I should like to ask whether the Prime Minister can give us the assurance today that at least the 3 per cent increase in personal income tax which came into effect as of January 1, with its effects on employment, the economy and inflation, will be repealed, or does he feel that the corporations are entitled to more information concerning the taxes they will have to pay this year than individual Canadians?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO REDUCE LEVEL
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UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE INCREASE IN FUNDS AVAILABLE TO MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE JOBS

NDP

David Lewis

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Lewis (York South):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask some supplementary questions on the same subject. Perhaps I will direct them to start with to the Minister of

January 9, 1973

Oral Questions

Finance. In view of the very considerable surplus that the increasing revenues in the federal treasury have created, contrary to his estimate last May that there would be a deficit, is the minister now prepared to make an immediate increase in the funds available to municipalities and other organizations to speed up the creation of jobs without any delay?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE INCREASE IN FUNDS AVAILABLE TO MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE JOBS
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I said recently that the cash requirements of the government, which I forecast in my budget of May 8 as $2 billion, remain, on the basis of the revenue and expenditure picture, still at roughly $2,200 million. On the question of aid to municipalities, the government has announced a $350 million federal-provincial-municipal loan and grant project. The arrangements with the provinces have now virtually been concluded and I expect, as I said on December 6, that the total cash flow available against winter unemployment this year will be in the range of $375 million compared with $300 million last year.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE INCREASE IN FUNDS AVAILABLE TO MUNICIPALITIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE JOBS
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January 9, 1973