April 3, 1974

INCOME TAX

ALBERTA PROPOSAL TO ADMINISTER COLLECTION OF PROVINCIAL TAX ON CORPORATIONS

PC

Thomas Gordon Towers

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Towers (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Finance. Would the minister inform the House what communication he has had with the government of Alberta concerning a proposal that Alberta administer the collection of its own corporation income tax?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   ALBERTA PROPOSAL TO ADMINISTER COLLECTION OF PROVINCIAL TAX ON CORPORATIONS
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LIB

John Napier Turner (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am in constant communication with the province of Alberta and Mr. Gordon Miniely, the minister of finance for Alberta, who called me before the announcement was made by Premier Lougheed. I told him that I understood the priorities of the province to diversify industry beyond a merely primary resource economy into a secondary and tertiary industry economy with particular attention to the small businessman. I thanked him for this advance notice and told him I am looking forward to consulting with him as to how to achieve those objectives without destroying the essential harmony of the tax system across the country.

Oral Questions MANPOWER

April 3, 1974

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   ALBERTA PROPOSAL TO ADMINISTER COLLECTION OF PROVINCIAL TAX ON CORPORATIONS
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DENIAL OF RELOCATION ASSISTANCE UNDER MOBILITY PROGRAM TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES OF CROWN CORPORATIONS

NDP

Harry Magnus Olaussen

New Democratic Party

Mr. Harry Olaussen (Coast Chilcotin):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. In view of relocation assistance available under the Canada Manpower Mobility Program and in view of the fact that such assistance is denied potential employees of Crown corporations, can the minister explain what steps are being taken or will be taken to prevent such discrimination?

Topic:   DENIAL OF RELOCATION ASSISTANCE UNDER MOBILITY PROGRAM TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES OF CROWN CORPORATIONS
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LIB

Robert Knight Andras (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Robert K. Andras (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I will take the question as notice and respond to the hon. member at the earliest possible opportunity.

Topic:   DENIAL OF RELOCATION ASSISTANCE UNDER MOBILITY PROGRAM TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES OF CROWN CORPORATIONS
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AIRPORTS

VANCOUVER-ALLEGED REFUSAL OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS TO MEET WITH PEOPLE ASKED TO LEAVE PROPERTIES BY END OF JULY

PC

John Douglas Reynolds

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Reynolds (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport regarding the airport planning process now going on between the federal government and the airport community planning association of Richmond. Can the minister advise the House why Mr. Bill Inglis, the airport manager, and Mr. Lenahan, the regional administrator of the Department of Transport refused to meet with the people who are being asked to leave their properties by the end of July?

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER-ALLEGED REFUSAL OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS TO MEET WITH PEOPLE ASKED TO LEAVE PROPERTIES BY END OF JULY
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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

I would think that question could be placed on the order paper. If there is urgency it could be given priority for consideration at the time of adjournment.

Topic:   AIRPORTS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER-ALLEGED REFUSAL OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS TO MEET WITH PEOPLE ASKED TO LEAVE PROPERTIES BY END OF JULY
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MANPOWER

LOCAL INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS-STEPS TO ASSURE MONEY PROPERLY SPENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR

PC

Alfred Dryden Hales

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration, the minister responsible for the operation of the Local Initiatives and Opportunities for Youth programs. In view of the very serious observations the Auditor General made in his last report that both these programs have had serious weaknesses in their administration, a lack of accounting records, and in some cases fraudulent and irregular procedures, what steps is the minister taking to make sure that the Canadian taxpayers' money is going to be spent properly and will be properly accounted for?

[Mr. Turner (Ottawa-Carleton).J

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS-STEPS TO ASSURE MONEY PROPERLY SPENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR
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LIB

Robert Knight Andras (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Robert K. Andras (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, we have read carefully the comments of the Auditor General. I note that we would probably have some disagreement with some of his comments but we recognize the validity of others. We note also that the incidence of administrative weakness, or in some cases the possibility of improper practices, is very small indeed, particularly in relation to programs of this nature, something which is pleasing to us. Nevertheless we are going to take all possible steps to follow the advice of the Auditor General and will continue to improve our monitoring and auditing approach.

Topic:   MANPOWER
Subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS-STEPS TO ASSURE MONEY PROPERLY SPENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION

POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCT INDUSTRY IN SAINT-HYACINTHE

PC

Claude Wagner

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Claude Wagner (Saint-Hyacinthe):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion.

In view of the master agreement entered into by Ottawa and Quebec, and the fact that Saint-Hyacinthe has now been recognized as a designated area for incentives purposes, does the minister intend to confer with the Minister of Agriculture and their Quebec counterparts with a view to establishing a strong agricultural food product industry in Saint-Hyacinthe?

Topic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCT INDUSTRY IN SAINT-HYACINTHE
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LIB

Donald Campbell Jamieson (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)

Liberal

Hon. Donald C. Jamieson (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, the short answer is yes, and those discussions are already under way.

Topic:   REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION
Subtopic:   POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCT INDUSTRY IN SAINT-HYACINTHE
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

April 3, 1974