March 12, 1979

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave of the House to present a petition. It has to do

Topic:   PETITION
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

PC

Mr. Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

1. For the fiscal year (a) 1974-75 (b) 1975-76 (c) 1976-77 (d) 1977-78, under the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce Industrial Design Assistance Programme (IDAP) or any successor programme under the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP), what was the number and total value of contracts (i) between $0 and $5,000 (ii) between $5,001 and $10,000 (iii) between $10,001 and 25,000 (iv) between $25,001 and 50,000 (v) between $50,001 and $100,000 (vi) $100,001 or more (vii) in total?

2. For the same years, what were the expenditures of the Department under the Industrial Design Assistance Programme (IDAP) or any successor programme under the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) in (a) the Textile and Consumer Products Branch (b) the Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Products Branch (c) the Chemicals Branch (d) the Electrical and Electronics Branch (e) the Machinery Branch (0 the Resource Industries Branch (g) the Construction and Consulting Services Branch (h) the Transportation Industries Branch (i) all branches?

3. For the same years, by province and territory, what was the total in grants and contributions by the Department under the Industrial Design Assistance Programme (IDAP) or any successor programme under the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP)?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Jack H. Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

In so far as the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce is concerned: Please see tables for response.

Industrial Design Assistance Program

Approvals by Range of Contracts

0-5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001-25,000

1974-1975 1975-1976

No. of Projects Dollar Value No. of Projects Dollar Value

$ $

- - - -*4 63,316 5 88,420

Industrial Design

1976-1977 1977-1978

No. of No. of

Projects Dollar Value Projects Dollar Value

$ $

2 15,111 1 6,5006 102,826 4 65,925

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Industrial Design Assistance Program

Order Paper Questions

Industrial Design

1975-1976

1977-1978

Approvals by Range of Contracts No. of Projects Dollar Value No. of Projects Dollar Value No. of Projects Dollar Value No. of Projects Dollar Value25,001-50,000 6 $ 217,933 4 $ 142,208 3 $ 128,483 6 $ 197,11250,001-100,000 2 118,448 3 224,312 1 51,300 - -100,001 and over 1 143,416 1 127,387 1 124,055 1 107,000Totals 13 543,113 13 582,327 13 421,775 12 376,537

Expenditures by Branch

Name of Branch 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978

$ $ $ S

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Products - - - - Chemicals - 7,343 10,326 1,067 Electrical and Electronics 27,008 82,448 90,217 8,627 Machinery 191,552 69,920 141,446 35,236 Resource Industries and Construction 4,054 80,498 78,679 11,862 Construction and Consulting Services Beam Program only Transportation Industries 44,443 142,787 86,809 75,000 Textiles and Consumer Products 112,595 17,004 68,439 31,238 Branch Total 379,652 400,000 475,916 163,030 Approvals by Province Industrial Design 1974-1975 1975- 1976 1976 -1977 1977 -1978No. of No. of No. of No. of Province Projects Dollar Value Projects Dollar Value Projects Dollar Value Projects Dollar Value$ $ $ $British Columbia - - 1 19,112 - - - -Alberta - - - - - - - -Saskatchewan - - - - 3 27,429 - -Manitoba 2 67,626 - - - - - -Ontario 8 402,969 7 194,893 6 279,929 6 180,787Quebec 3 72,518 5 368,322 4 114,417 6 195,750New Brunswick - - - - - - - -Nova Scotia - - - - - - - -Prince Edward Island - - - - - - - -Newfoundland - - - - - - - -

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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THE POLICE FUNCTION IN CANADA AS A CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT AGENCY

IND

Mr. Schumacher

Independent

1. Has the government and/or any department prepared or had prepared a document entitled The Police Function in Canada as a Control and Enforcement Agency and, if so, by whom and for what purpose?

2. To date, has the document been circulated and, if so, by name, position and location, who has received it, for what purpose and in what manner have the terms of the document been used?

Topic:   THE POLICE FUNCTION IN CANADA AS A CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
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?

Hon. J.-J. Blais@Solicitor General

No.

Topic:   THE POLICE FUNCTION IN CANADA AS A CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
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SPACE RESEARCH CORPORATION

PC

Mr. MacKay (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Chair)

Progressive Conservative

Was assistance given by the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce in the form of loans, grants or other government assistance, to Space Research Corporation of Highwater, Quebec, or any companies or agencies affiliated with it and, if so, what was such assistance?

Topic:   SPACE RESEARCH CORPORATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Jack H. Horner (Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce):

In so far as the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce is concerned: assistance given to Space Research Corporation and its affiliates by the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce under the Defence Industry Productivity Program (DIP) is as per the table below.

DIP * Approvals and *'Expenditures Type of

Assistance Prior Years 1977/78 1978/79

Valleyfield Chemical Products

Approvals

Expenditures

Space Research Corporation

Approvals

Expenditures

Contribution

830,000

Contribution 621,752

8.325.000 - 5,036,840 2,455,660

1.500.000 -

118,747 1,118,252

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Points of Order DIP 'Approvals and ''Expenditures

Type of Assistance Prior Years 1977/78 1978/79

**'Shefford Electronics

Approvals

Expenditures Grant 32,107 - -Loan 32,107 - -Total Approvals 830,000 9,825,000 Expenditures 685,966 5,155,587 3,573,912* As Approved by Treasury Board ** Expenditures to February 28, 1979

'"Shefford Electronics took over the assets of Beaconing Optical including the

contract for the equipment towards which the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce had provided assistance.

Topic:   SPACE RESEARCH CORPORATION
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POINTS OF ORDER

DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS

PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Steven E. Paproski (Edmonton Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I notice on the order paper there are about 1,200 questions to be answered. At this speed, 400 days will be required to answer all the questions at three questions a day. I hope the parliamentary secretary will see that the government does a better job than this so that we can at least have another 200 or 300 questions answered before the election.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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IND

Leonard C. Jones

Independent

Mr. Leonard C. Jones (Moncton):

Mr. Speaker, I placed some questions on the order paper last October; questions Nos. 73, 74 and 75 on October 11, 1978; No. 215 on October 16, 1978; No. 297 on October 18, 1978; Nos. 320, 323 and 324 on October 19, 1978. I have received no reply to these questions. I see no real reason why these questions cannot be responded to. I ask the parliamentary secretary to use more than due despatch to get these replies to me immediately, as they are of some concern to my constituency.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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PC

Elmer MacIntosh MacKay (Progressive Conservative Party Caucus Chair)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Elmer M. MacKay (Central Nova):

Mr. Speaker, although I did have a question on the order paper answered today for which I am very grateful, I wish to bring to the attention of the parliamentary secretary question No. 1,167 which I placed on the order paper on February 19. I hope to have an answer to that within the next few days.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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PC

Arthur Jacob (Jake) Epp

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jake Epp (Provencher):

Mr. Speaker, on October 17 I placed a question on the order paper directed to the advertising campaign by Post Office Canada entitled "It Hurts". I take it the only reason I have not had an answer is because the answer hurts the government. I wonder when we could have that reply.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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LIB

Roger Carl Young (Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Roger Young (Parliamentary Secretary to Solicitor General):

I am a little surprised at the comments made by the hon. member from Edmonton. There may be some 1,200 questions listed on the order paper, but as he and the House well know a great many questions have been answered in addition to the three which were answered today. All I can say

is that we do our best to provide these answers as quickly as possible.

I might add that I could come up with the names of, say, three members of this House who among them account for 20 or 30 per cent of all the questions on the order paper. It is not possible to answer all these questions in one day but we do our best to provide answers to them.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

Mr. Speaker, as all hon. members know, it is my intention to call Bill C-42, the energy supplies bill, today. However, as a result of discussions which have taken place it would be my intention at eight o'clock to call the housing bill, Bill C-29, which almost received final approval on Friday. A number of members have an interest in this and if there were agreement that we could call third reading and dispose of it not later than ten o'clock, I would seek the approval of the House to alter the order of business and call that measure after the dinner recess this evening.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Baker (Grenville-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions with respect to that order of business, and as so much work has been done by my hon. friend for Ottawa-Carleton (Mrs. Pigott) and others with respect to improving that measure it is now in a position to be dealt with almost immediately. I am grateful to the government House leader for proposing to call that bill at eight o'clock this evening. The order that it be completed by ten o'clock is quite proper in the circumstances.

Topic:   POINTS OF ORDER
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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March 12, 1979