March 17, 1977

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Cullen:

As the statistics for non-status Indians are not included in the labour force survey, the hon. member's question might better be directed to my colleague, the Minister of Industy, Trade and Commerce. We did recognize the fact, and the statistics are available for the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. For that reason we used those particular figures in establishing criteria under the Canada Works program. With regard to the other groups to which the hon. member referred, they are included in the labour force survey. However, they tend to be swallowed up in the over-all unemployment figure. On that basis I met in

particular with the Metis and the non-status Indians to see what could be done to accommodate them under the provisions of the next phase of the Canada Works program.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   PROGRAMS TO GIVE EMPLOYMENT TO NATIVE PEOPLE-EFFORTS TO OBTAIN UP-TO-DATE STATISTICS
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MINISTER'S VIEW OF FAILURE TO INCLUDE NON-STATUS INDIANS IN LABOUR STATISTICS

PC

Arnold John Malone

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Arnold Malone (Battle River):

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is for the same minister. Does he consider it in accordance with human rights that the non-status Indians are not considered within the over-all labour statistics?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MINISTER'S VIEW OF FAILURE TO INCLUDE NON-STATUS INDIANS IN LABOUR STATISTICS
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

As I said, I am not sure that this has direct relevance to my department. So far as I am concerned, I will see what we can do about cutting down the numbers of unemployed. The figures are available, they are incorporated into the criteria used by my department, so there is no discrimination. We err on the side of going higher rather than lower in the figures we consider.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MINISTER'S VIEW OF FAILURE TO INCLUDE NON-STATUS INDIANS IN LABOUR STATISTICS
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TRANSPORT

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transport. In view of the fact that it has been established that a further $800,000 would be added to the cost of improving Union Station in Toronto, should this project be postponed by two years as a result of the refusal by the government to abide by its 1974 campaign promise to aid the urban transit system in that area, can the minister, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, reassess the government's position in this regard and make funds available, as promised, for the very important purpose of improving the over-all urban transit system in that area, particularly in view of the increased cost if it is postponed for several years?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECONSIDERATION OF FUNDS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN TRANSIT IN TORONTO AREA
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Transport; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, our exact position in reviewing this question was stated in the House in the last day or two, and I would refer the hon. member to the answer on that day.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED RECONSIDERATION OF FUNDS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN TRANSIT IN TORONTO AREA
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REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY FUNDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

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

In view of the minister's answer, I should like to direct my supplementary to the Prime Minister. Last year the same government made grants available amounting to millions of dollars for such purposes as, "to study the role of the harmonica in a social culture of each region of Canada"-

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY FUNDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Perhaps, if the hon. member has a supplementary question to ask, he will ask it.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY FUNDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
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PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jelinek:

Mr. Speaker, my question is this: In view of these grants, I wonder if the Prime Minister could ask the cabinet to reconsider its priorities in respect of this matter, and the grants in order at least to fulfil its election promises, particularly when they pertain to an area as important and serious as urban transportation, which affects perhaps millions of Canadians.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY FUNDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member's question to the Minister of Transport was a repetition of an earlier question, which I allowed. But the hon. member has now repeated it.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY FUNDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT
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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heward Grafftey (Brome-Missisquoi):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I have in my hand a purported copy of a letter written by the Minister's parliamentary secretary, on the departmental stationery of the office of the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

It says, "Dear Sir, as you know-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

-the federal government favours the participation directly by citizens and businessmen in the financing of the Liberal party. It says-

Be assured that your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Liberally yours, Fernand Leblanc, member for Laurier.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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Some hon. Members:

Shame!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PC

William Heward Grafftey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Grafftey:

My question is this: Does the minister approve of the practice of fund-raising letters being sent on behalf of the Liberal Party on departmental stationery; is he aware of this practice? If he is, does he approve it, and will he take up this matter with the parliamentary secretary?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   USE OF DEPARTMENTAL STATIONERY FOR FUND-RAISING LETTERS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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March 17, 1977