March 25, 1974

PC

Mr. Crouse

Progressive Conservative

Was a political address made by the Minister of Agriculture to the annual meeting of the Norfolk-Haldimand Liberal party Annual meeting on Friday, February 22, 1974 reprinted at public expense and, if so (a) how many copies were printed (b) how many copies were distributed (c) what specific individual authorized this expenditure of public funds?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   REPRINTING OF POLITICAL ADDRESS BY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AT NORFOLK-HALDIMAND
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

No. (a)

Not applicable; (b) not applicable; (c) not applicable.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   REPRINTING OF POLITICAL ADDRESS BY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AT NORFOLK-HALDIMAND
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PC

Mr. Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Was a political address made by the Minister of Agriculture to the annual meeting of the Swift Current-Maple Creek Federal Liberal Association on Monday, February 18, 1974 reprinted at public expense and, if so (a) how many copies were printed (b) how many copies were distributed (c) what specific individual authorized this expenditure of public funds?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   REPRINTING OF POLITICAL ADDRESS BY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AT SWIFT CURRENT-MAPLE CREEK
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

No. (a)

Not applicable; (b) not applicable; (c) not applicable.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   REPRINTING OF POLITICAL ADDRESS BY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AT SWIFT CURRENT-MAPLE CREEK
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NDP

Mr. Gleave

New Democratic Party

1. What is the established support level for (a) beef cattle (b) hogs (c) eggs as of January 1, 1974?

2. Has the government had discussions with the government of Saskatchewan in regard to assisting that province with its support program of $57 per cwt. for hogs?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHED SUPPORT LEVEL FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

1. The

established mandatory support level under the Agricultural Stabilization Act is: (a) beef cattle, $23.21 per cwt.; (b) hogs, $26.85 per cwt.; (c) eggs, 28.60 cents per dozen.

2. Yes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHED SUPPORT LEVEL FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
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PC

Mr. Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

By region in Canada, what was the strontium 90 level at the end of December of 1973, 1972 and 1971?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   STRONTIUM 90 LEVEL
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LIB

Marc Lalonde (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Marc Lalonde (Minister of National Health and. Welfare):

1. The strontium 90 levels, in units of picocuries per litre of milk, are as follows:

December December December

1971 1972 1973British Columbia 5.9 6.2 4.8Prairie Provinces 6.9 5.7 4.2Ontario 7.6 6.3 5.3Quebec 8.3 7.0 6.2Maritime provinces 9.7 7.0 5.6Newfoundland 14.0 15.4 9.6

Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   STRONTIUM 90 LEVEL
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PC

Mr. Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

Has the government adopted as a matter of policy the principle of meeting the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index in terms of annual increases in pay and allowances for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and, if not, for what reason?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PAY ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (President of the Treasury Board):

No. Pay rates for members of the Canadian Armed Forces, which are reviewed annually, reflect the principle of paying salaries comparable to those prevailing in the Public Service of Canada. Pay Rates in the Public Service compare, in turn, with those paid by outside employers. Therefore, pay rates for the Canadian Armed Forces are indirectly related to rates paid in the private sector.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PAY ALLOWANCES
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PC

Mr. Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

1. As of December 31, 1973, what percentage of persons in receipt of Public Service Superannuation are in receipt of benefit under the Public Service Supplementary Retirement Benefit Act (a) including those affected by recent changes in the legislation affecting such payments (b) excluding those newly brought under the legislation?

2. As of December 31, 1973, how many persons were in receipt of benefit under the PSSA and under the PSSRBA?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PERCENTAGE OF PERSONS RECEIVING PUBLIC SERVICE SUPPLEMENTARY RETIREMENT BENEFITS
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LIB

Charles Mills (Bud) Drury (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. C. M. Drury (President of the Treasury Board):

1. As of December 31, 1973, slightly over 92 per cent of the persons receiving benefits under the Public Service Superannuation Act were also in receipt of the benefits under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act. The amendments to the latter act in 1973, do not affect the over-all number of Public Service Superannuation Act recipients who are entitled to increases.

2. As of December 31, 1973, 72,712 persons were receiving benefits under the Public Service Superannuation Act. Of these 67,163 were receiving increases pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PERCENTAGE OF PERSONS RECEIVING PUBLIC SERVICE SUPPLEMENTARY RETIREMENT BENEFITS
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PC

Mr. Stevens

Progressive Conservative

What is the forecast of the government of aggregate domestic supply and demand for funds in 1974 and 1975?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S AGGREGATE SUPPLY AND DEMAND FORECAST
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

The government's forecasts, such as those on the aggregate domestic supply and demand for funds in 1974 and 1975, are necessarily tentative, subject to regular revision as more information becomes available, and for internal purposes only.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S AGGREGATE SUPPLY AND DEMAND FORECAST
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PC

Mr. Stevens

Progressive Conservative

Does the government foresee a major shift of corporate borrowing away from bank loans into the long bond market in 1974 and, if so, in what dollar amounts?

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March 25, 1974

Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CORPORATE BORROWINGS AWAY FROM BANKS TO LONG BOND MARKET
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

In 1973 corporations relied heavily on short-term bank credit to satisfy their needs largely for working capital purposes. This was indicative of the availability of bank credit and its cost relative to the securities markets. Corporations switch their short-term borrowings between banks and the securities markets for even small shifts in the relative costs of these funds. They can be expected to switch to the money market for example, if costs there fall below the cost of bank credit. Some such shifts have already Occurred in 1974. Future shifts will depend on the relative cost of funds. As far as the long-term bond markets are concerned, it is relevant to note first that corporations have accumulated large amounts of short-term liabilities and second that corporate fixed investment is expected to be large in 1974. Taking both of these factors into account it is likely that corporations will wish to match their assets and liabilities closely and they are therefore likely to borrow larger amounts from the long-term bond markets than in 1973. The dollar amounts involved depend on a number of factors which will only emerge as the year progresses.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CORPORATE BORROWINGS AWAY FROM BANKS TO LONG BOND MARKET
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PC

Mr. Stevens

Progressive Conservative

In the 1974-75 period, what fiscal policy stance should the total government sector in Canada adopt and what kind of balance of taxing, spending and borrowing will be most appropriate between the three levels of government?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FISCAL POLICY STANCE, 1974-75
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

The considered response of the government to this question will be given in the budget address.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FISCAL POLICY STANCE, 1974-75
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PC

Mr. Hales

Progressive Conservative

1. How many Immigration counsels operate at the International Airport, Toronto?

2. What are the qualifications of these counsels and how were they appointed?

3. (a) What are the fees charged by these counsels (b) are they paid in advance (c) are receipts issued?

4. How do they make contact with the incoming visitors?

5. How is the fee charged for these services established?

6. Who polices their activities?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   NUMBER OF IMMIGRATION COUNSELS AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Mark MacGuigan (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Persons who act as counsel for individuals during proceedings under the Immigration Act and Regulations at the Toronto International Airport are in no way connected or associated with the Department of Manpower and Immigration. An individual who indicates a desire to be represented by counsel at such proceedings is directed to either his country's diplomatic representative or to the local office of the Ontario Legal Aid Plan. Private counsels therefore must rely for referrals on such organizations, members of the ethnic community or friends and relatives of the individuals involved. The Department of Manpower and Immigration has no knowledge of these counsels' business practices nor their relationships with their clients.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   NUMBER OF IMMIGRATION COUNSELS AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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March 25, 1974