December 16, 1976

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

TRANSPORT

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie) I should like to move, under the provisions of Standing Order 43:

That the government give immediate explanation of the discrepancy between the answer to order paper question No. 50, stating the cost of the Minister of Transport's air travel at public expense to be $742,000 and the minister's subsequent claim that the actual expense was only $442,000; and that if the minister is incorrect he resign from the cabinet for gross misrepresentation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISCREPANCY BETWEEN MINISTER'S STATEMENT OF COST OF AIR TRAVEL AND GOVERNMENT ANSWER-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISCREPANCY BETWEEN MINISTER'S STATEMENT OF COST OF AIR TRAVEL AND GOVERNMENT ANSWER-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED DISCREPANCY BETWEEN MINISTER'S STATEMENT OF COST OF AIR TRAVEL AND GOVERNMENT ANSWER-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES

PC

Almonte Douglas Alkenbrack

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. D. Alkenbrack (Frontenac-Lennox and Addington):

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I humbly request the courtesy of the House as I rise at this time to recognize the birthday of Canada's oldest citizen, one of my constituents, Mr. David Trumble. Mr. Trumble resides in the Village of Northbrook, Township of Kaladar, Anglesea and Effingham in the County of Lennox and Addington and was born on this day in the year 1867.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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PC

Almonte Douglas Alkenbrack

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Alkenbrack:

He is 109 years old today, which makes him the same age as Canadian Confederation, and he is in good health. He lives in, and manages, his own home along with one of his sons and is the author of a recent book, a best-seller entitled "When I was Young". Talking by telephone at noon today, he and I renewed our mutual experiences during the 'forties in the logging industry which provided Mr. Trumble's occupation. This unique and remarkable man was very proud of the congratulatory message he received from Her Majesty the Queen. He asked me to convey his thanks to

the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition for their messages of congratulation. I join with all hon. members in wishing Dave Trumble a happy birthday and many more in the future.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

On behalf of my colleagues in this party I should like to extend our best wishes to this distinguished Canadian. Members of the House will be pleased to know that he is even older than the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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An hon. Member:

Impossible!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
Sub-subtopic:   BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. DAVID TRUMBLE
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ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister said in the House yesterday in reply to a question from me that Mr. Lome Gray, the former president of AECL "was not asking for authorization of cabinet" for the appointment of Mr. Shaul Eisenberg as an agent for AECL "because it is within his power as head of that corporation to make these decisions without cabinet record or an order in council".

This assertion by the Prime Minister is in flat contradiction of what Mr. Lome Gray wrote in a letter to Mr. Eisenberg dated November 28, 1972. In that letter, Mr. Gray wrote, with reference to the appointment and conditions of appointment of Mr. Eisenberg as an agent for AECL, the following:

The terms and conditions of such an agency agreement must, of course, be acceptable to AECL and to the Government of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS ON APPOINTMENT OF MR. EISENBERG AS AGENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Order!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS ON APPOINTMENT OF MR. EISENBERG AS AGENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

In the light of this serious contradiction, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House request the Prime Minister to make a statement on motions explaining why he said what he did in the House yesterday on this matter and at the same time making it clear who actually authorized the appointment of Mr. Eisenberg.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS ON APPOINTMENT OF MR. EISENBERG AS AGENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Standing Order 43 requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent for the presentation of such a motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS ON APPOINTMENT OF MR. EISENBERG AS AGENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No!

December 16, 1976

Communications

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS ON APPOINTMENT OF MR. EISENBERG AS AGENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

PC

Benno Friesen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the CBC's mandate to bring a sense of national unity to our country; in view of its mandate to provide news to each of Canada's regions as well as to give a national scope to news, and in view of the fact that commercial TV is able and willing to provide a regional feed service for news to its regional stations, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Gander-Twillingate (Mr. Baker):

That the Secretary of State work out with the President of the CBC a method whereby that network provide a regional news feed from Ottawa to the relevant regional stations.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL THAT CORPORATION PROVIDE NEWS TO REGIONAL STATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 16, 1976