October 27, 1976

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, the minister continues to assume that sarcasm constitutes an adequate answer in the House. Would he also explain to the House why he summarily dismissed two practical proposals to increase the supply of low cost housing and a tax reduction for low and medium income people, two important steps to deal with unemployment, describing them as cold porridge when the government will not offer any porridge at all before 1977? Why does he reject these practical proposals out of hand?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REASON FOR REJECTING CERTAIN PROPOSALS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT
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LIB

Jack Sydney George (Bud) Cullen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. Jack Cullen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration):

Once again, Mr. Speaker, sometimes the questions asked by the hon. member warrant nothing more than sarcasm but this is a legitimate question that deserves a more serious answer.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REASON FOR REJECTING CERTAIN PROPOSALS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
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LIB

Jack Sydney George (Bud) Cullen (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Cullen:

I did not say that it was cold porridge. I said most of the things I read in the report presented by the hon. member on behalf of his party seemed to me like warmed over

October 27, 1976

Energy Costs

eventually eliminate rail service in that province but also reflects misleading answers given to questions asked of responsible officials in that they denied such action would take place.

1 therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath):

That the Ministry of Transport issue an order that a stay be placed on reduction of staff and that an investigation be made into CN's future activities in the province of Newfoundland.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REASON FOR REJECTING CERTAIN PROPOSALS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Such a motion pursuant to Standing Order 43 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REASON FOR REJECTING CERTAIN PROPOSALS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REASON FOR REJECTING CERTAIN PROPOSALS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSED PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH COLUMBIA'S RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

LIB

Hugh Alan Anderson

Liberal

Mr. Hugh A. Anderson (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43 I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Considering that the government of British Columbia on June 23, 1976, brought in enabling legislation to have teachers and other public employees brought under the federal Anti-Inflation Board guidelines, and considering that the enabling legislation was retroactive to October 14, 1975, a period of nine months, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mr. Lee):

That this House express strong dissatisfaction with retroactive legislation as expressed in Bill 16, province of British Columbia.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSED PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH COLUMBIA'S RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. A motion pursuant to Standing Order 43 can be presented to the House only with unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSED PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH COLUMBIA'S RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSED PROTEST AGAINST BRITISH COLUMBIA'S RETROACTIVE LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
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REQUEST FOR EARLY DECISIONS ON AID TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTRICITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

J. Michael Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):

Mr. Speaker, since I would like some understanding of what I am going to say I will wait until the noise subsides.

Pursuant to the usual Standing Order, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing importance, particularly to the people in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island but also of some national importance. Comments by the Acting Prime Minister-I believe he is still Acting Prime Minister-the President

of the Privy Council, quoted in the press last weekend would indicate a more positive attitude toward energy cost subventions for the two provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. While indicating a more positive attitude on the part of the federal government, they suggest clearly that no decision will likely be taken until the end of this year. Because of the undue hardship which such a delay in the decision-taking will cause for those on low and fixed incomes, I move, seconded by the hon. member for South Shore (Mr. Crouse):

That this House urge the government to arrive at its decision, at least in principle, prior to the middle of next month, November 15 of the current year.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EARLY DECISIONS ON AID TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTRICITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Under the provisions of Standing Order 43 the unanimous consent of the House is required for the presentation of such a motion. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EARLY DECISIONS ON AID TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTRICITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EARLY DECISIONS ON AID TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTRICITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EARLY DECISIONS ON AID TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES TO REDUCE COST OF ELECTRICITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

HOUSING

October 27, 1976