May 16, 1978


MEASURE TO REGULATE POLLS DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGNS On the order: Introduction of bills: May 10, 1978-Mr. Whiteway-Bill intituled: "An Act respecting public opinion polls"


LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Yesterday, through inadvertence, a motion standing in the name of the hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. Whiteway), for the introduction of Bill C-455, an act respecting public opinion polls, was introduced and the bill was read the first time, ordered printed, and ordered for second reading at the next sitting of the House. All this is reflected in yesterday's Votes and Proceedings. I must now bring to the attention of the House, regrettably, that while the document in respect of the motion was prepared, the bill itself had not been finalized and therefore is not ready for introduction.

No bill may be introduced either in blank or in an imperfect shape.

I now find myself required to direct that the order for second reading of the bill be discharged. We should also note that I ordered yesterday that the notice in the name of the hon. member for Selkirk be carried under "Introduction of Bills" on the order paper until the bill is drafted, which I expect will be shortly, and the hon. member will then be able to proceed to ask leave to introduce it pursuant to standing order.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC OPINION POLLS ACT
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PC

Walter David Baker (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baker (Grenville-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, I have a point of order which I should like to put forward while the Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien) is in the House. It has been brought to my attention by someone outside the House that the bill he introduced yesterday has not as yet been distributed. It is an important bill, and I understand the government House leader regards it as having some priority. Perhaps the Minister of Finance has some comment on this. The fact is that the bill has not been distributed as yet. If we are going to go ahead with it tomorrow, I think it would have to be distributed within the next hour. I suppose that if we are not going to go ahead with it tomorrow, there would be time. I just warn the minister.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB

Alexandre Cyr

Liberal

Mr. Chr6tien:

Mr. Speaker, I followed the traditional pattern. The responsibility for the distribution of the bill in the House does not rest with the department; it rests with the House of Commons. I have introduced the bill in the usual manner.

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Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The bill was in my hands yesterday and it should have been printed and distributed in the ordinary manner for the benefit of hon. members. I will inquire forthwith why that step has not taken place, if it has not.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LIB

Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to President of Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: 33, 941, 1,382, 1,457, 1,458, 1,466 and 1,597.

I ask, Mr. Speaker, that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

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Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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PC

Mr. Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the government in recent years announced its annual current year dairy policy well into the year concerned rather than before the year begins and, if so

(a) for what reason (b) is the government considering changing the announcement date to an earlier date?

2. Has the Minister of Agriculture received complaints from dairy farmers that late announcements do not allow time to properly plan their year in regard to quotas, finances, imports and exports, etc., and, if so, is he prepared to take action to satisfy these complaints?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DAIRY POLICY
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

In so far as

the Canadian Dairy Commission is concerned, the answer is: 1. No. (a) The dairy year runs from April to April and the announcement is made around April 1 of each year, (b) Yes.

2. Yes. This question is presently under study with the Canadian milk supply management committee.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DAIRY POLICY
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would like to draw attention to the following point in the Statistics Canada outlook statement: "It should be remembered that realized net income is the residual between two other forecasts i.e. cash receipts and expenditures, and as such is very sensitive to changes in the two larger series. Indeed, if cash receipts were to increase by 2 per cent more than forecast, realized net income would increase." 2. If realized net farm income declines in 1978 then that would be the third consecutive decline. However it should be noted that even if such a decline occurred, realized net farm income in 1978 would be 45 per cent higher than it was in 1972. The Government operates programs under the Agricultural Stabilization Act, Western Grain Stabilization Act, Farm Product Marketing Agencies Act and Canadian Dairy Commission Act which take into account farm operating costs and reduce the effects of instability in Agriculture. In addition to such measures the agricultural development strategy, now being formulated in cooperation with the provinces, will assist agriculture to realize its full market potential.


PC

Mr. Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

1. Does the Department of Agriculture agree with the forecast of Mr. E. S. Boyko, Assistant Director of the Agriculture Division of Statistics Canada, that realized net income of Canadian farmers will decline by 6.1 per cent during 1978 and, if not, what is the Department's forecast?

2. Will 1978 be the third consecutive year in which realized net farm income will have declined due to rising farm operating costs which are not being met by increased income and, if so, what specific actions is the Department planning to take to reverse this disastrous trend?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   FARMERS' INCOME
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SC

Mr. Dionne (Kamouraska)

Social Credit

Between 1972 and 1977, did any Europeans, students or other workers come to Canada to work on fruit or tobacco farms in Ontario or other provinces under an agreement with the Department of Employment and Immigration and, if so (a) how many (b) what were their terms of employment (c) what was the nationality of the persons involved?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   EUROPEAN STUDENT TOBACCO WORKERS PROGRAM
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

1. The . Hon' Bud Cul,en (Minister of Employment and Immigra-

Department of Agriculture accepts Mr. Boyko's forecast but t'on): Yes. (a) and (c)

Year Total Austria Belgium France Ireland Netherlands U.K. West Germany1972 814 75 289 150 - 75 150 751973 1,163 36 350 251 - 150 266 1101974 1,332 19 350 294 - 200 319 1501975 1,172 16 350 296 - 150 245 1151976 670 10 225 180 - 75 122 581977 669 9 225 180 32 75 90 58

(b) All workers were participants in the arrangement known as the European Student Tobacco Workers Program. Participants were required to be: students; pay their own air fare to and from Canada; and remain with their employer for the full tobacco harvest period (from the first of August to approximately the middle of September). Employers were required to pay the European students at least the local prevailing wage rate, depending upon the exact duties and the types of tobacco kiln used. Employers also provided the students with free room and board as long as the students remained to the completion of the harvest.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   EUROPEAN STUDENT TOBACCO WORKERS PROGRAM
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SC

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse)

Social Credit

In 1976-77, what was the volume of Canadian cheese available on the Canadian market and (a) at what price (b) what variety of cheeses were sold (c) what was the rate of consumption?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CHEESE
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LIB

Bernard Pierre Loiselle (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Bernard Loiselle (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Statistics Canada reports the following: The following table shows the domestic disappearance of Cheddar and other cheese in Canada during calendar year, 1977.

Disposition of Cheddar and Other Cheese in Canada-1977

Cheddar Other

Cheese Cheese

'000 lb '000 lb

Stocks January 1, 1977 55,114 15,926Production 12 months 1977 177,159 118,980Imports 12 months 1977 - 43,759Stocks December 31, 1977 61,766 19,367Exports 12 months 1977 1,630 2,370Domestic Disappearance 1977 168,877 156,928(a) This information is not available.

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(b) Varieties, other than cheddar, manufactured in Canada during 1977 include the following:

Alpin Formaggio Portuguese Amfrom Fresco Provincal Basilica Fresh Cheese Provolone Blue Vein Furlano Quark Bra Gouda Richelieu Brie Gruyere Romano Burini Jowa Serra-Vaquinla Caciocavallo Lemoine Semi-Soft Camembert Limburger Spiced Dolce Maigrelet Suries Duro Montasio St-Paulin Ermite Monterey Swiss Esrom Mt.-St. Benoit Swisca Feta Mozzarella Tilsiter Fontina Oka Cheddar OtherCheese Cheese(c) Per capita consumption 7.24 lb 6.73 lb

Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CHEESE
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SC

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse)

Social Credit

During the 1976-77 fiscal year, did Canada import cheese and, if so (a) in what volume (b) which kinds and, in each case (i) in what quantity (ii) at what price per pound?

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Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   IMPORTED CHEESE
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LIB

Bernard Pierre Loiselle (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Bernard Loiselle (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

Statistics Canada report the following: during the 1976-77 fiscal year, Canada imported 49,135,200 pounds of cheese for a total value of $52,598,758. A breakdown by kind and price appears on the following table.

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Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   IMPORTED CHEESE
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VALUES IN CANADIAN DOLLARS APRIL, 1976 TO MARCH, 1977 INCLUSIVE 11 APRIL 1978 PAGE 1 CHEESE CAMEMBERT CWT CHEESE GOUDA CWT CHEESE PROVOLONE CWT CHEESE GRUYERE PROCESS CWT CHEESE N. E. S. CWTHUNDREDWEIGHT 20,488 2,091,511 141.13 43,607 4,541,154 104.14 9,723 1,450,540 149.19 50,208 5,543,831 110.42 367,326 38,171,722 103.92


May 16, 1978