November 29, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CROWSNEST PASS FREIGHT RATES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity namely, that the railway companies are engaged in a national propaganda campaign to abolish the statutory Crowsnest freight rates which have been in existence since 1898 and which have been a cornerstone of benefit to the western wheat farmer and to tens of thousands of farmers who otherwise would have been unable to carry on.

Should the railways be successful in their objective, a body blow will have been struck to western farmers. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar (Mr. Hnatyshyn):

That this House declares there shall be no interference with these rates and that they should be continued in full force and effect.

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Subtopic:   CROWSNEST PASS FREIGHT RATES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Standing Order 43 permits the introduction of such a motion for debate only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

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Subtopic:   CROWSNEST PASS FREIGHT RATES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   CROWSNEST PASS FREIGHT RATES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

PC

James Aloysius McGrath

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The announcement by the government of the removal of the per bushel subsidy on the price of domestically consumed wheat will mean an increase of seven cents in the cost of a loaf of bread. First the turkey; now the stuffing. I, therefore, move:

That this House directs the government to implement the recommendation of the Auditor General to effect economies in government spending, rather than increasing the price of a loaf of bread, a move which will place a heavy burden on low income families.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN PRICE OF BREAD-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The introduction of such a motion for debate at this time would require the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

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Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN PRICE OF BREAD-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN PRICE OF BREAD-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN PRICE OF BREAD-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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SUBSIDY ON DOMESTICALLY CONSUMED GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

NDP

Francis Andrew Brewin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Andrew Brewin (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of pressing necessity under Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the Minister of Transport (Mr. Lang) has announced a reduction of the subsidy on wheat used by millers for bread, which will result in an increase in the price of bread by five cents a loaf, and in view of the great hardship this will impose on people on low incomes, particularly old age pensioners, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Yorkton-Mel-ville (Mr. Nystrom):

That this House directs the government to cancel this decision and restore the full subsidy.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SUBSIDY ON DOMESTICALLY CONSUMED GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for the presentation of such a motion?

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDY ON DOMESTICALLY CONSUMED GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDY ON DOMESTICALLY CONSUMED GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   SUBSIDY ON DOMESTICALLY CONSUMED GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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REQUESTED FIRING OF MINISTER OF TRANSPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to propose a motion under the same Standing Order. In September, 1973, the minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board told the special food prices committee that the cost of wheat used in a 24-ounce loaf of bread, "is now fixed and firm at 71/2 cents a loaf for the next seven years".

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Regina-Lake Centre (Mr. Benjamin):

That this House remind the Prime Minister that the minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board is about to break a promise he made to the Canadian people and that we therefore request that he be fired.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTED FIRING OF MINISTER OF TRANSPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The hon. member for Vegreville.

November 29, 1978

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTED FIRING OF MINISTER OF TRANSPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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S O. 43 GRAIN CALL FOR INDUSTRY MEETING TO IMPROVE GRAIN MOVEMENT-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

November 29, 1978