March 8, 1979

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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John (Jack) Henry Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Horner:

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is pretty good at handling that by-product of a cattle ranch, and if he is ever looking for a job I am sure one of my sons would be able to hire him.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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LIB

John (Jack) Henry Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Horner:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to say, with regard to the question of manufacturing in Canada, looking at total manufacturing, and the hon. member likes to refer to end products-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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LIB

John (Jack) Henry Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Horner:

You have to be pretty good with a fork, I guess. I really think that in order to assess Canada's ability to meet competition in the world one has to include as manufactured products steel, cement, lumber and paper. It is pretty difficult for a Canadian outfit to print the New York Times here in Canada. That would be an end product. We can send them the paper, which is a manufactured product.

If one takes a look at total manufactured goods, he will see that our deficit last year was $2.1 billion in total manufactured goods and a substantial lessening of that deficit occurred last year. It will continue to lessen in the years ahead. When I look at the utilization capacity of manufacturing today in Canada, I see it has gone from about 81 per cent to 97 per cent. In fact, in the steel industry it is up as high as 94.7 per cent of utilization-nearly maximum capacity, really-in the steel industry.

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Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

A final supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

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Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I recognize the hon. member for Dauphin.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

I've got a dandy.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

Mr. Speaker, please, please!

March 8, 1979

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

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Subtopic:   ANNUAL DEFICIT IN FULLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

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William Gordon Ritchie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Ritchie (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the right hon. Prime Minister. As the new chairman of the National Commission on Inflation will be Mr. Renouf, who will be bringing with him many members of the disbanded Anti-Inflation Board, is the Prime Minister preparing for the reimposition of wage and price controls, particularly in view of the fact that he suggested last night the economy was zig-zagging?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

No, Mr. Speaker.

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Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   WAGE AND PRICE CONTROLS-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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REPORTS SUBMITTED BY NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INFLATION

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William Gordon Ritchie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Ritchie (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I would direct this question to the Minister of Finance. Will the new NCI be making its reports directly to the government, or to the public, as the now defunct CSIP did so the government could be aware of what its reports contained before communication to the public?

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Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, according to the terms of reference of the commission, it is their decision and they may make the report public if they so desire.

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Subtopic:   REPORTS SUBMITTED BY NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INFLATION
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March 8, 1979