April 17, 1973

NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

When shall the said bill be read a second time? Later this day?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE STAFF RELATIONS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION OF BOARD TO PROVIDE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE DEPUTY CHAIRMEN
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE STAFF RELATIONS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION OF BOARD TO PROVIDE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE DEPUTY CHAIRMEN
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order and I do so at this point because we are dealing with the business of the House for the rest of the day. I think Your Honour will find that as a result of discussions there would be unanimous agreement with respect to government order No. 31, the order having to do with the report of the Special Committee on Trends in Food Prices, namely, that this order might be resumed for debate at eight o'clock tonight with a House order that the debate conclude and any votes necessary be taken at ten o'clock. There are certain understandings, the details of which do not need to be spelled out, about the possibility of an amendment, about who will speak and so on, but I think there is general agreement for this item to be called at eight o'clock tonight and for any necessary votes to be taken at ten o'clock.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON TRENDS IN FOOD PRICES
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed and so ordered?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON TRENDS IN FOOD PRICES
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Oral Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON TRENDS IN FOOD PRICES
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD


April 17, 1973


CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce arising out of one of our concerns about the future of employment in the country. We were pleased to see the improved figures for March.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, the concern arises from the revelation that there may very well be an effort on the part of the United States Senate to abrogate the auto pact between our two countries. I should like to ask the minister whether he has presented to the United States government or any of its officials a proposal to modify the auto pact?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Alastair Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, a couple of weeks ago I had discussions with Secretary Shultz about a number of outstanding matters of mutual interest to our two countries, bilateral matters and multilateral matters. In the course of these talks we also had an exploratory exchange with respect to improvements that might be made in the auto pact.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

In view of the assurances the minister has given both inside and outside the House that changes in the pact with regard to the safeguards would be made only if they were improvements, can the minister give the assurance to the House that any proposals he has made do in fact constitute improvements in the protection afforded to the automotive industry in Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Gillespie:

Mr. Speaker, on earlier occasions I have given assurances to the House that if there are changes which can be mutually agreed upon they will only be agreed upon from our point of view if they provide some kind of built-in mechanism so that we can have our fair share of the production of North American vehicles consistent with article 1 of the auto pact.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-INDICATION OF U.S. ATTEMPT TO ABROGATE-CANADIAN PROPOSALS FOR MODIFICATION-PRESERVATION OF SAFEGUARDS
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CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

In view of the vagueness of the minister's assurances and in view of the ominous situation that seems to exist in the United States Senate, would the minister and the government agree to the automotive agreement being referred to a committee of the House to, among other things, review the positions of the two countries in the negotiations and to assess the operation or effectiveness of the agreement as well as the desirability of retaining and improving the present safeguards in the agreement? Will the minister agree to a reference to a committee for this purpose and others?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE
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LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Alastair Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I do not feel that at this particular moment a reference to a committee would be in the best interests of the House or the Canadian people.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE
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An hon. Member:

Why?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE
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LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Gillespie:

For one very good reason. As I have indicated before, in talks of this kind I think we are more likely to be able to make useful progress if the negotiations or discussions do not take place in public.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES AUTO PACT-REQUEST FOR REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE
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April 17, 1973