March 14, 1979

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES

PC

Frank Oberle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. F. Oberle (Prince George-Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, with respect to the government's policy on ex gratia payments.

Since four payments with reference to R. McGregor Travel Ltd., Olympia-York Developments, Ste. Marie Air Services and Mirabel Land Expropriations amount to approximately $3 million, and since no provision on an ex gratia payment basis appears imminent for cases such as that of Dr. Alexander Peter Treu or, for that matter, Mrs. Lucille Dube, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankowski):

That the President of the Treasury Board set out clearly on motions the criteria which apparently recognized a moral obligation in the case of Olympia-York for guard services, etc., while refusing any compensation to someone like Dr. Treu, and to explain this contradiction.

What constitutes benevolence under the government's code of ethics?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   CRITERIA RESPECTING EX GRATIA PAYMENTS-MOTION UNDER
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Under the terms of Standing Order 43, the proposed motion can be put to the House only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   CRITERIA RESPECTING EX GRATIA PAYMENTS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   CRITERIA RESPECTING EX GRATIA PAYMENTS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   CRITERIA RESPECTING EX GRATIA PAYMENTS-MOTION UNDER
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, in the light of an excellent brief presented this week by the Royal Canadian Legion, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, and seconded by the hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes), I move:

That this House support the position of the Royal Canadian Legion that the government introduce without further delay the necessary legislation to provide pro rata pensions for the widows of disabled veterans where the pension rate of the veteran was below 48 per cent, and that steps be taken to improve the lot of older veterans not only in institutions but also in terms of adequate home care.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVED PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS- ENDORSEMENT OF BRIEF OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVED PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS- ENDORSEMENT OF BRIEF OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Such a motion can be put to the House only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVED PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS- ENDORSEMENT OF BRIEF OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVED PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS- ENDORSEMENT OF BRIEF OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   IMPROVED PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF DISABLED VETERANS- ENDORSEMENT OF BRIEF OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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RAILWAYS

PC

Howard Edward Crosby

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard Crosby (Halifax-East Hants):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provision of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

The proposed transfer of reservation staff in the maritimes by VIA Rail, together with cutbacks in rail services have caused grave concern to those involved. I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Dartmouth-Halifax East (Mr. Forrestall):

That this House request VIA Rail to defer the transfer of maritime reservation staff and any cutbacks in rail services for two years so that the economic and social effects can be studied and reviewed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST VIA RAIL MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICE IN MARITIMES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST VIA RAIL MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICE IN MARITIMES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Unanimous consent is required before the motion can be put to the House. Is there such consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST VIA RAIL MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICE IN MARITIMES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST VIA RAIL MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICE IN MARITIMES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST VIA RAIL MAINTAIN PRESENT SERVICE IN MARITIMES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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INDUSTRY

SC

Léonel Beaudoin

Social Credit

Mr. Leonel Beaudoin (Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity.

March 14, 1979

There is a shortage of building steel with low carbon content in eastern Canada at the present time. The supply difficulties related to a tendency of some companies to set quotas on their existing stocks have led suppliers to increase their prices. Since such behaviour erodes the purchasing power of consumers in the regions involved at a time when they can hardly cope with the new inflationary push, while some companies are making record profits, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):

That the House forbid those companies to set such quotas on existing stocks so that they may not take advantage of a temporarily reduced production to increase uselessly their prices without reason and boost their profits.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST QUOTAS NOT BE IMPOSED ON STEEL WITH LOW CARBON CONTENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 14, 1979