May 29, 1978

HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES

OFFICIAL REPORT


UtRARY OF PARUAM8NT CANADA BBUOTHtQ'JI DU PARIIMENT THIRD SESSION-THIRTIETH PARLIAMENT 27 Elizabeth II


VOLUME VI, 1978 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1978 TO THE TENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, 1978 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME


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Monday, May 29, 1978


ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

SOCIAL SECURITY

PC

James Aloysius McGrath

Progressive Conservative

Mr. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the findings of the Toronto Social Planning Council, in the study just released on old age security for the metropolitan Toronto area, that people were living in poverty and that widows and single females were especially hard hit, confirming a survey by Statistics Canada that 61.7 per cent unattached pensioners were living below the poverty line as of 1976, I wish to move, seconded by the hon. member for Hamilton West (Mr. Alexander):

That this House directs the Minister of National Health and Welfare to bring in legislation before the summer adjournment to provide for a continuation of the spouses' allowance after the death of the older spouse and, further, that the legislation provide for an adjustment in the guaranteed income supplements which would more adequately reflect real increases in the cost of living since the last increase was made prior to indexing.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE AND G1S- 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, pursuant to Standing Order 43, requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE AND G1S- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE AND G1S- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE AND G1S- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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POST OFFICE

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Considering that until the past weekend the Post Office had not made a single proposal which goes beyond the old contract with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers since that contract expired almost a year ago, and considering that such an attitude is most likely to produce a strike which neither the people of Canada nor the workers involved desire, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House instructs the Postmaster General to assume his responsibilities and ensure that positive proposals are presented soon by the Post Office in its negotiations with CUPW.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUPW-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 at this time would require the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUPW-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUPW-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS WITH CUPW-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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May 29, 1978