December 9, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

INDUSTRY

PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Prince Edward-Hastings):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In order to overcome our trade deficit of $11 billion a year in manufactured products-the ones that produce jobs-we must improve our productivity, and to do so, we must offer incentives which will persuade producers that they will be able to pay for the new plant, machinery and production systems they will have to buy in a reasonably short space of time, and in this way make it as easy as possible for them to make the usually high expenditures involved. Therefore, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton Centre (Mr. Paproski):

That the government allow all capital expenditures involved in improving productivity to be written off in one year; and second, a plant to be rewarded in the form of a cash bonus at the end of the year in direct proportion to its increase in productivity during the year.

By improving our productivity, we can lower costs and selling prices, and in this way greatly increase sales of our manufactured products.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY-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 a motion for debate requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

SUGGESTED SUSPENSION OF PURCHASES FROM BRITISH NORTH

NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under Standing Order 43 to move a motion, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That since the British North American Bank Note Company is, according to the federal government's status of women co-ordinator, in clear violation of the principle of equal work for equal value, which is an integral part of the new

Canadian human rights legislation, this parliament calls on the minister responsible for the purchase of bank notes to stop such purchases from the British North American Bank Note Company until that company settles its labour dispute by paying its women employees wages equal to those paid to men doing similar work.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED SUSPENSION OF PURCHASES FROM BRITISH NORTH
Sub-subtopic:   AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PENDING SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 43, presentation of such a motion can be done only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED SUSPENSION OF PURCHASES FROM BRITISH NORTH
Sub-subtopic:   AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PENDING SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED SUSPENSION OF PURCHASES FROM BRITISH NORTH
Sub-subtopic:   AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PENDING SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED SUSPENSION OF PURCHASES FROM BRITISH NORTH
Sub-subtopic:   AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY PENDING SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

SUGGESTION ELECTIONS BE HELD AT FIXED DATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

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.

Considering that under the constitution the date of the general election is determined according to the whims of the Prime Minister; considering that this procedure is obsolete and has an effect on the national economy due to the suspense experienced by those who have an economic and financial impact, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That the House direct the government to introduce in the House a bill aimed at including in the Statutes of Canada a provision stating that from January 1978 the federal general election will be held every four years at a date set under the legislation.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION ELECTIONS BE HELD AT FIXED DATES-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, such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there such unanimous consent?

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION ELECTIONS BE HELD AT FIXED DATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION ELECTIONS BE HELD AT FIXED DATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Indian Affairs

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Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION ELECTIONS BE HELD AT FIXED DATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER ON PROPOSED MEASURES TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

December 9, 1977