March 16, 1979

LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Before putting the question to the House, I might say that I have examined the bill. I have found in some clauses a possibility of an infringement upon the prerogatives of the Crown respecting public expenses. There may be other curative provisions in the bill, but I want simply to file a caveat with the House at this time that I have observed these procedural problems. We have addressed ourselves to them in a preliminary way. While the bill will be read a first time, it is done with the caution, at the time the bill comes forward for actual consideration by the House, that first these procedural matters will have to be examined. They will have to be addressed and a ruling will have to be made by the Chair.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Send it back to the Senate.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Ralph Goodale

Liberal

Mr. Ralph E. Goodale (Assiniboia) moved

the first reading of Bill S-12 (from the Senate), to amend the National Energy Board Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PC

Mr. Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the volume, in dollars, of each Loto Canada draw, by province, since December 5, 1976?

2. What amount was spent on each Loto Canada draw, by province, for (a) advertising and public relations (b) administration costs?

3. What were the net proceeds from each Loto Canada draw, by province?

4. What portion of net profits was directed to sports and recreation from each Loto Canada draw, by province?

5. What was the total breakdown of (a) gross (b) net proceeds, from each Loto Canada draw since December 5, 1976?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   LOTO CANADA
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LIB

Iona Campagnolo (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport))

Liberal

Hon. Iona Campagnolo (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):

1. The volume, in dollars, of each Loto Canada draw, by province, since December 5, 1976 is as follows:

Draw Draw Draw Draw DrawProvince No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5Alberta 2,764,610 2,068,870 2,099,750 1,578,800 2,488,810British Columbia 3,601,070 3,247,760 3,877,290 3,196,750 4,848,290Prince Edward Island 241,380 235,480 198,470 217,060 251,560Manitoba 871,760 655,710 746,940 540,990 986,060New Brunswick 1,641,040 1,162,890 1,179,910 1,190,240 1,727,320Nova Scotia 2,697,090 1,909,550 1,864,600 1,748,790 2,436,110Ontario 19,283,950 13,932,250 15,249,590 11,275,520 15,000,010Quebec 27,574,390 22,201,110 24,261,070 24,924,230 34,255,210Saskatchewan 863,350 557,170 643,210 517,220 752,470Newfoundland 901,350 536,580 583,980 536,550 670,280North West Territories 23,270 21,900 17,980 10,700 15,400Yukon 10,970 12,660 12,760 3,890 5,920Draw Draw Draw DrawProvince No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9Alberta 2,724,650 2,164,310 1,920,400 2,115,620British Columbia 5,028,160 4,642,380 4,406,670 4,298,860Prince Edward Island 275,810 187,950 162,340 172,580Manitoba 984,450 715,890 683,000 801,590New Brunswick 2,187,690 1,583,640 1,260,480 1,354,540Nova Scotia 2,679,340 2,383,700 1,707,590 1,800,190Ontario 16,118,840 14,330,420 11,617,520 12,448,850Quebec 33,202,380 27,504,190 21,750,740 23,144,660Saskatchewan 812,500 650,620 597,270 621,450Newfoundland 855,380 696,630 560,880 646,180North West Territories 14,070 12,900 17,040 29,760Yukon 6,240 4,510 8,560 7,2802. Not available by province3. Not available by province4. Not available by province5. The total breakdown from each Loto Canada draw since December 5, 1976, is as follows:

March 16, 1979

Order Paper Questions

(a) (b)

Gross Net Proceeds

Draw No. 1 60558860 17237000Draw No. 2 46622970 10454724Draw No. 3 50826720 14694700Draw No. 4 45834860 10533682Draw No. 5 63553220 25499260Draw No. 6 64999300 23406696Draw No. 7 54999500 21702329Draw No. 8 44868840 13724000Draw No. 9 47607700 13657000

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   LOTO CANADA
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SC

Mr. Beaudoin

Social Credit

1. Since 1968, did the Department of the Secretary of State finance projects in the Constituency of Richmond and, if so (a) what were the projects (b) what was the (i) total amount (ii) amount in each case (c) what were the areas?

2. Is the Department planning to do so in the near future and, if so (a) what will be the amount (b) in which areas?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   SECRETARY OF STATE-PROJECTS IN RICHMOND
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LIB

John (Moody) Roberts (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. John Roberts (Secretary of State):

1. Departmental budgets and records are not maintained by electoral districts but rather by program or by region. However, officials undertook a special review of all departmental individual grant files by federal constituency for fiscal year 1977-78 and for the current fiscal year up to January 24, 1979. The breakdown of groups funded in the Constituency of Richmond is as follows: 1977-78 Nil.

1978-79 (Up to January 24, 1979)

Name and Address

of Organization fecole Tournesol 14 Jeanne Mance Windsor, Quebec J1S 1 A3 Program Open House Canada Amount $ 1,773 Date Approved April 5/78Les Toumesols de Windsor Windsor, Quebec J1S 1A3 Open House Canada 13,383 April 28/78Richmond High School P.O. Box 1100 Richmond, Quebec JOB 2H0 Open House Canada 5,054 July 18/78Asbestos Midget Modern Moving Hockey Club 446 St. Roch St. Asbestos, Quebec Open House Canada 5,510 Nov. 20/78

2. The amounts granted to any region depend on the number and nature of projects submitted from the region which are evaluated according to the objectives and criteria of the Departmental programs concerned, the need of the applicant and the available resources. It is not possible to indicate in advance which projects will be financed in any given area.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   SECRETARY OF STATE-PROJECTS IN RICHMOND
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LIB

Mr. Herbert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Urban Affairs)

Liberal

Is the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting a client satisfaction survey and, if so (a) how many persons are being questioned and how are they selected (b) what is the objective of the survey?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DVA-CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
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LIB

Daniel Joseph MacDonald (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Daniel J. MacDonald (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Yes, the Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting a Client Satisfaction Survey.

(a) A questionnaire is being mailed to some 6,400 recipients of War Veterans Allowance and Civilian War Allowance, who are a representative sample of the total recipient population of some 94,000. Clients to be sampled are selected at random from the lists of those who receive the allowance.

(b) The objective of this survey is to obtain the views of clients on how well they are being served by the department. An analysis of the results will enable DVA to concentrate its efforts to improve services on those areas of greatest concern to veterans and their dependants.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DVA-CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY
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LIB

Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, if questions Nos. 599 and 725 could be made orders for return, these returns would be tabled immediately.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The questions enumerated by the parliamentary secretary have been answered.

Is it the pleasure of the House that questions Nos. 599 and 725 be deemed to have been made orders for return?

Some bon. Members: Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Agreed and so ordered.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
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PC

Mr. Mitges

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the government's definition of a Multicultural Centre?

2. What are the guidelines for submissions for grants or contributions under the Multicultural Centres Programme?

3. For (a) 1975-76 (b) 1976-77 (c) 1977-78 (d) April 1, 1978 to date, how many Multicultural Centres were funded under the Multicultural Centres Programme and, in each case (i) what funds did the centre receive and were they in the form of a grant or a contribution (ii) what was the name and location of the centre (iii) who was the Director and what criteria were used in his/her selection and what salary did he/she receive while acting as Director (iv) what services did the centre provide?

4. Has there been any attempt to evaluate the performance of the Multicultural Centres and, if so, what were the conclusions?

Return tabled.

March 16, 1979

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   MULTICULTURAL CENTRES
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PC

Mr. Howie

Progressive Conservative

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 1978, did the Secretary of State grant any money under programmes or projects, to persons or organizations in New Brunswick and, if so (a) in what amount (b) was the opportunity to apply for such grants advertised in the New Brunswick media?

Return tabled.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   SECRETARY OF STATE-GRANTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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POINT OF ORDER

MR. McKINNON-DELAY IN ANSWERING QUESTION NO. 649

PC

Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Allan B. McKinnon (Victoria):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to enter one of the usual objections at this time. I placed a simple question on the order paper on November 27, 1978, question No. 649. It is almost a one-liner. It reads as follows:

Which department is responsible for granting end user certificates on Canadian arms exports?

It is completely beyond my comprehension that the government does not know what department does this task. If the government does not know, perhaps it could answer the question by saying that they are incapable of answering the question; that the question should not have been put; or they could answer the question by telling me which department it is. Procrastinating for some four or five months on a question as simple as that one indicates a total lack of attention to the job by either the parliamentary secretary or the department.

Topic:   POINT OF ORDER
Subtopic:   MR. McKINNON-DELAY IN ANSWERING QUESTION NO. 649
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LIB

Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Yvon Pinard (Parliamentary Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, the only logical explanation is that all questions are treated the same way and that so many questions require some research that it is often impossible to reply to questions which may be simpler than others, and we do so as soon as we receive the answers. I can assure the hon. member that his question will be treated very seriously, but that he can expect certain very normal delays on occasion because, as I have said, there are a lot of questions to answer.

Topic:   POINT OF ORDER
Subtopic:   MR. McKINNON-DELAY IN ANSWERING QUESTION NO. 649
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March 16, 1979