March 28, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

PC

John Allen Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John A. Fraser (Vancouver South):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity arising from comments of the Minister of Labour (Mr. Munro) made outside this House that, and I quote:

. . . there is a real desire growing and permeating through labour that it will exercise proper restraint in the post-control period .. . union leaders can persuade workers to exercise restraint.

Governor Bouey of the Bank of Canada said he would not lift controls before the end of 1978 because, and I quote:

To the extent that groups in the economy are in fact looking to the ending of controls as the moment for a substantial upward push in their money incomes and prices . ..

Because there are open rumours that no agreement on restraint was made between business and labour at the meeting a week ago, which fact is reflected in recent editorials, and yet today's press quotes of the Minister of Labour would lead to the conclusion that labour is in fact committed to restraint, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich (Mr. Munro):

That this House direct the Minister of Labour to make a statement forthwith in this House advising all hon. members and the public of Canada just exactly what was agreed to at the business-labour meeting and specifically whether the statements of the Minister of Labour that labour has a real desire to exercise proper restraint is an accurate reflection of any agreement made at the meeting or accurately reflects any commitment made directly to the government by the Canadian Labour Congress Leaders.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ANY AGREEMENTS MADE AT BUSINESS-LABOUR MEETING TO RESTRAIN DEMANDS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The presentation for debate of such a motion pursuant to Standing Order 43 can only be done with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ANY AGREEMENTS MADE AT BUSINESS-LABOUR MEETING TO RESTRAIN DEMANDS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ANY AGREEMENTS MADE AT BUSINESS-LABOUR MEETING TO RESTRAIN DEMANDS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON ANY AGREEMENTS MADE AT BUSINESS-LABOUR MEETING TO RESTRAIN DEMANDS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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INCOME TAX

SC

Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):

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

Considering that, except for some allowances, the Income Tax Act does not entitle most wage earners to ask for a reduction of more than 3 per cent of employment income, up to a maximum of $150, while they have to pay from $300 to $600 yearly to travel to and from their place of employment; considering that there would be great opportunities to save a considerable amount of energy if most wage earners or workers generally were prompted to use public transport to go to work and that anyhow the various levels of government must pay subsidies worth several million dollars, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Abitibi (Mr. Laprise):

That the House instruct the Minister of National Revenue (Miss Begin) to bring in as soon as possible an amendment to section 8(I)(a) to the Income Tax Act to the effect that travelling expenses to and from the place of employment made by wage earners using public transportation be deductible from their income for income tax purposes upon the filing of receipts and records.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF WAGE EARNERS BE DEDUCTIBLE-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:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF WAGE EARNERS BE DEDUCTIBLE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF WAGE EARNERS BE DEDUCTIBLE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF WAGE EARNERS BE DEDUCTIBLE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FISHERIES

PC

Donald W. Munro

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald W. Munro (Esquimalt-Saanich):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The salmon fishing season off the west coast opens in about two weeks, and because the minister plans between now and then to impose a double licensing system to cover areas fished-inside and outside Vancouver Island-which would impose economic hardship on many fishermen, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Fraser):

March 28, 1977

Finance

That this House direct the minister to suspend the double licensing system this year and to refrain from bringing it into force until such time as the views of all members of the west coast fishing industry have been given more careful consideration.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DELAY IN IMPOSITION OF DOUBLE LICENSING ON WEST COAST FISHERMEN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Presentation of such motion pursuant to the Standing Order requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DELAY IN IMPOSITION OF DOUBLE LICENSING ON WEST COAST FISHERMEN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DELAY IN IMPOSITION OF DOUBLE LICENSING ON WEST COAST FISHERMEN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FISHERIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DELAY IN IMPOSITION OF DOUBLE LICENSING ON WEST COAST FISHERMEN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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FINANCE

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Charles Edward Rea

Mr. Ren6 Matte (Champlain):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the terms of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion dealing with an important and urgent matter. .

As, to date, we have been denied in this House of Commons the financial statistics on federalism, and as the Quebec government published a major part of it on the day following my last request in this regard, may I be allowed, Mr. Speaker, to present again my motion of March 24 last.

In view of the inalienable right of all Canadian taxpayers to know exactly what is done with the money they pay in taxes of all sorts, in view of the responsibility all hon. members have to give an account to their electors of the use that is made of their contributions to the federal government, and in view of the fact that the government is duty-bound to be responsible for the expenditures incurred in each of the Canadian provinces, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Rimouski (Mr. Allard):

That this House order the Minister of Finance (Mr. Macdonald) to draw up a statement of receipts and expenditures, both direct and indirect, for each of the provinces.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH BALANCE SHEET OF EXPENDITURES IN AND INCOME FROM EACH PROVINCE-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. Pursuant to the terms of Standing Order 43, the motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH BALANCE SHEET OF EXPENDITURES IN AND INCOME FROM EACH PROVINCE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH BALANCE SHEET OF EXPENDITURES IN AND INCOME FROM EACH PROVINCE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 28, 1977