February 27, 1976

LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows that the federal government does not operate the lottery. If there has been some malfunctioning, I am sure it will be drawn to the attention

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Oral Questions

of the malfunctioners. As far as the advertising is concerned, if any of it is contravening federal policy or legislation I will, of course, draw it to the attention of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OLYMPIC GAMES
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT LOTTERY PROCEDURE BE CHANGED TO AGREE WITH ADVERTISING
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DATE ON WHICH OPERATION OF LEGISLATION TO ASSIST GAMES WILL CEASE

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Otto Jelinek (High Park-Humber Valley):

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is for the President of the Treasury Board. Because it has become evident that facilities for this year's Olympics in Montreal will unfortunately not be totally completed on time, and in view of the fact that legislation approved by this parliament for the various fund-raising schemes is intended for the games themselves and not for facilities to be completed at a later date, could the minister advise this House whether the various pieces of Olympic legislation and other direct and indirect co-operation will cease by the end of the games on August 1? If not, how can he justify their continuation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DATE ON WHICH OPERATION OF LEGISLATION TO ASSIST GAMES WILL CEASE
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (President of the Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, we do intend to follow the legislation as enacted by the House. And I hope the hon. member is not suggesting that we should repeal legislation because the stadium will not be fully completed for the Olympics.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DATE ON WHICH OPERATION OF LEGISLATION TO ASSIST GAMES WILL CEASE
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PUBLIC SERVICE

PC

Roch La Salle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Roch La Salle (Joliette):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to put a question to the President of Treasury Board.

Could the minister tell the House whether he invited the Anti-Inflation Board to make a decision on the bilingualism bonus in the public service and, if not, does he intend to do so?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   BILINGUALISM BONUS-POSSIBILITY OF DECISION BY ANTI-INFLATION BOARD
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (President of the Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, first of all that is not quite where the issue lies. It is whether the description of duties for civil servants should account for the additional complexity due to the fact that they must speak both languages. That matter has been referred jointly by the union and the Treasury Board to the AIB and so far we got no information in that respect.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   BILINGUALISM BONUS-POSSIBILITY OF DECISION BY ANTI-INFLATION BOARD
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PC

Roch La Salle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. La Salle:

Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question.

Given the objective of this bonus, to the extent that the government will favour payment of this bilingualism bonus within the civil service, does not the minister feel that this bonus should come under the anti-inflation law?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   BILINGUALISM BONUS-POSSIBILITY OF DECISION BY ANTI-INFLATION BOARD
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LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (President of the Treasury Board)

Liberal

Mr. Chretien:

Mr. Speaker, the government has decided to apply the legislation passed by the House with respect to compensation which must be paid to its employees across Canada.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   BILINGUALISM BONUS-POSSIBILITY OF DECISION BY ANTI-INFLATION BOARD
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INDUSTRY

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. As Statistics Canada reported yesterday that the index of industrial production took a serious drop in December, the year ending disastrously in this regard, will the Prime Minister undertake next week to outline to the House what the government intends to do to reverse this serious situation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DECLINE IN PRODUCTION-GOVERNMENT ACTION TO REVERSE TREND
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member always does his homework, but he must be a slow reader, because he only read half the report. If he had kept reading Statistics Canada, he would have realized that the new business conditions survey covered 5400 firms across the country and showed an upturn in business expectations, indicating that confidence in the economy may be on the upturn in the business community.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DECLINE IN PRODUCTION-GOVERNMENT ACTION TO REVERSE TREND
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. As the Prime Minister knows well, I read those reports thoroughly. The fact remains that the index of industrial production fell seriously in December, the year ending disastrously in this regard. I ask the Prime Minister again, will he come before the House and outline procedures the government intends to take to reverse this trend? Industrial production was down seriously in December and during all of last year.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DECLINE IN PRODUCTION-GOVERNMENT ACTION TO REVERSE TREND
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, my point is this: If the hon. member read the report, obviously he did not understand it all. He is asking us to reverse the trend, but the figures indicate that the trend has already been reversed. If any additional action is needed, I suppose the announcement last night by the Minister of Finance will give further encouragement for increased industrial and raw material production.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DECLINE IN PRODUCTION-GOVERNMENT ACTION TO REVERSE TREND
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CLOSURE OF HOSPITALS IN ONTARIO-SUGGESTED WITHHOLDING OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROVINCE

LIB

Crawford Douglas (Chief Government Whip's assistant; Deputy Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. C. Douglas (Bruce-Grey):

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areas the valuable and economical health services now being provided?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CLOSURE OF HOSPITALS IN ONTARIO-SUGGESTED WITHHOLDING OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROVINCE
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LIB

Marc Lalonde (Minister responsible for the Status of Women; Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I sympathize very much with the problem put forward by the hon. member, especially in his own area, but the hon. member should realize that under the law, the federal government must contribute 50 per cent of hospital operation expenses and that the federal government, and I, as minister, have no authority to do what the hon. member suggests in his question- unfortunately.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CLOSURE OF HOSPITALS IN ONTARIO-SUGGESTED WITHHOLDING OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROVINCE
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INQUIRY WHETHER ONTARIO RECEIVING THE FULL FIFTY PER CENT CONTRIBUTION

PC

William C. Scott

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. C. Scott (Victoria-Haliburton):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Wealth and-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WHETHER ONTARIO RECEIVING THE FULL FIFTY PER CENT CONTRIBUTION
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?

Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WHETHER ONTARIO RECEIVING THE FULL FIFTY PER CENT CONTRIBUTION
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February 27, 1976