March 15, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PC

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43 I request the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion concerning a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the alarming revelation of Statistics Canada that 932,000 Canadians are unemployed, the highest number of unemployed ever, keeping in mind that the hidden jobless added thereto undoubtedly indicates that unemployment has definitely passed the million mark, an unacceptable and indefensible state of affairs given the productive capacity of this nation, and in view of the fact that it is now an undisputed fact that this country is in the midst of a national crisis of catastrophic and disastrous proportions requiring immediate government action, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John s East (Mr. McGrath):

That this House condemns the government and in particular the Minister of Finance for not having introduced a budget by now, thus totally ignoring the advice and predictions of the Conference Board of Canada and others, all of whom have predicted for some time this crisis, failing government action; further; that this House demands that the Minister of Finance on motions tomorrow indicate what meaningful, concrete and immediate steps the government will take in order to deal with and reverse this trend of increasing unemployment; and further, because of the time lag of months involved before the proposed budget will have any effect, that this House directs the Minister of Finance to introduce a budget within one week involving tax cuts for middle and lower income Canadians, stimulus for growth and as well a definitive statement of intention regarding the decontrol and postcontrol periods.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Pursuant to the Standing Order the unanimous consent of the House is required for the presentation of such a motion. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

NDP

Derek Nigel Ernest Blackburn

New Democratic Party

Mr. Derek Blackburn (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In light of today's official unemployment statistics which show that 932,000 Canadians are unemployed, in view of the fact that an additional 557,000 Canadians are the hidden unemployed of this country, making a total of nearly 1.5 million Canadians now unemployed, and in view of the tremendous economic waste and human misery associated with this high level of unemployment I move, seconded by the hon. member for Northwest Territories (Mr. Firth):

That this House urges the government to bring in a budget providing substantial direct job creation measures as well as a personal income tax cut for low and middle income Canadians to provide the stimulus needed in the economy to lower the level of unemployment, and that if the Minister of Finance fails to provide such measures in the budget, he be requested to resign his position.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Macdonald (Rosedale):

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The presentation of such a motion repuires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR BUDGETARY PROVISIONS TO REDUCE LEVEL OF UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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MANPOWER

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity.

According to the latest statistics published this morning it seems that the unemployment rate has reached a record high since 1958, which is liable to alarm any Canadian concerned with the future of his country and more especially with the future of unemployed young people. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Champlain (Mr. Matte):

That Parliament urge the Department of Manpower and Immigration to review its policy of Canada Works and Youth Works programs and that higher votes be allotted to those programs to create more jobs at a time when private enterprise is no longer in position to take the available manpower in the country.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION MORE FUNDS BE GIVEN TO CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The House has heard the motion of the hon. member. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there such consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION MORE FUNDS BE GIVEN TO CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

March 15, 1977

Unemployment

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION MORE FUNDS BE GIVEN TO CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION MORE FUNDS BE GIVEN TO CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimous consent; the motion therefore cannot be put.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION MORE FUNDS BE GIVEN TO CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

March 15, 1977