March 18, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

MISCELLANEOUS ESTIMATES


Second report of Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates, in both official languages-Mr. Leblanc (Laurier). [Editor's Note: For text of above Report see today's Votes and Proceedings]


CANADA PENSION PLAN INDEXING PROTECTION ACT

LIB

John Mercer Reid (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. John M. Reid (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-383, to protect the indexing of payments made under the Canada Pension Plan.

He said: Mr. Speaker, since January, 1974, when the Canada Pension Plan became fully indexed, a number of anomalies have appeared in various aspects of the plan with the result that the full effect of indexation has often not been passed on to those who are supposed to receive it. This bill is aimed at ensuring that the pensioner, not the insurance company, should benefit from the indexing of payments under the Canada Pension Plan.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA PENSION PLAN INDEXING PROTECTION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROTECT THE INDEXING OF PAYMENTS UNDER THE PLAN
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


FARMERS CREDITORS ARRANGEMENTS ACT

IND

Leonard C. Jones

Independent

Mr. Leonard C. Jones (Moncton) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-384, to amend the Farmers Creditors Arrangements Act.

He said: The purpose of this bill is simply to give to farmers in other provinces of Canada the benefits which the present bill gives to western farmers.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FARMERS CREDITORS ARRANGEMENTS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND BENEFITS TO FARMERS IN ALL PROVINCES
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


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, I should like to ask a question of the right hon. Prime Minister on the subject of the consensus among the principal elements of the economy about which the government has been talking since last September. Now that the Prime Minister has devoted some 16 days to seeking the missing link in the European Economic Community, is he prepared to devote even eight days between now and the Easter recess to trying to find a consensus in Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. In view of the concern that the Minister of Finance has been expressing with regard to increasing Canadian costs and settlements and the danger that these hold for Canada-hence the importance he attaches to the consensus- would the right hon. gentleman make a statement in the House or get one of his ministers to make a comprehensive statement in the House before the Easter recess as to what the government is seeking a consensus about and what the progress is?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, I will discuss the question of a possible statement and the timing thereof with the Minister of Finance and let the Leader of the Opposition know.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

One final supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Having read the letter in the Globe and Mail this morning written by the Minister of Agriculture on this subject, and allowing for the fact that any minister of agriculture who works seven days a week will lay an egg from time to time-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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?

Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

-I should like the right hon. gentleman to indicate whether he would be prepared to establish a public inquiry so that his ministers, at least, will know what the consensus is all about.

March 18, 1975

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   INFLATION-REQUEST FOR EARLY STATEMENT ON OBJECTIVE IN SEEKING CONSENSUS AND PROGRESS THEREON
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INFLATION-GOVERNMENT VIEW OF POSSIBILITY OF LABOUR AND MANAGEMENT REACHING CONSENSUS ON GUIDELINES

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question for the Prime Minister. Now that the meetings between labour, management and the government have been going on for several months in an attempt to reach this consensus, has the Prime Minister any reason for believing that labour and management are any more likely today to reach a consensus on guidelines to control inflation than they were five years ago when the government made the attempt and it fell apart? If the Prime Minister does feel there is reason for such confidence, would he please outline to the House why he so feels?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INFLATION-GOVERNMENT VIEW OF POSSIBILITY OF LABOUR AND MANAGEMENT REACHING CONSENSUS ON GUIDELINES
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March 18, 1975