March 19, 1979

VETERANS AFFAIRS


Second report of Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs-Mr. Railton.


BANK ACT AND QUEBEC SAVINGS BANKS ACT

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Minister of Finance) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-49, to amend the Bank Act and the Quebec Savings Banks Act.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BANK ACT AND QUEBEC SAVINGS BANKS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND OPERATION TO APRIL 1, 1980
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


CANADA PORTS ACT

LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Transport; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of Transport) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-50, respecting Canadian ports.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA PORTS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources; Minister of State for Science and Technology)

Liberal

Hon. Alastair Gillespie (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources and Minister of State for Science and Technology):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 75C, I wish to advise the House that the representatives of parties have been unable to reach agreement under Standing Order 75A or 75B on the allocation of time on report stage and third reading of Bill C-42, an act to provide a means to conserve the supplies of energy within Canada during periods of national emergency caused by shortages or market disturbances affecting the national security and welfare and the economic stability of Canada.

Therefore, I wish to give notice that a minister will move, at the next sitting of the House, that not more than one additional day be allocated, if necessary, to each of the said stages of the said bill.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Sub-subtopic:   ALLOTMENT OF TIME TO CONSIDER REPORT AND THIRD READING STAGES OF BILL C-42
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


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 following questions will be answered today: Nos. 942, 1,112, 1,119 and 1,120.

March 19, 1979

Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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PC

Mr. Crosbie (St. John's West)

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 Programme for Export Market Development (PEMD) or any successor programme under the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP), what was the number and total value of contracts (i) between $0 and $1,000 (ii) between $1,001 and $5,000 (iii) between $5,001 and $10,000 (iv) between $10,001 and $50,000 (v) $50,001 or more (vi) in total?

2. For the same years, what were the expenditures of the Department under the Programme for Export Market Development (PEMD) 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 (/) all branches?

3. For the same years, by province and territory, what was the total in grants and contributions by the Department under the Programme for Export Market Development (PEMD) or any successor programme under the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP)?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PROGRAM FOR EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT
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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: the computer program for PEMD program data is not programmed to provide all of the requested information.

1. Number of contracts

(a), (b) and (c) not available

(d)-(i) and (ii) 637, (iii) 227, (iv) and (v) 212, (vi) 1076

Value of contracts (Approved)

Distribution by value of contract and (a) and (b) not

available

Total Value of Contracts (Approved)

(c) (vi)-$7,900,000

(d) (vi)-$11,200,000

2. Not available by branch

(i) Total expenditures all branches

F.Y. 74/75 $2.5M 75/76 3.5M

76/77 4.9M

77/78 5.7M

3. Grants and contributions (a) and (b) not available

(c) 1976-77 (d) 1977-78

Provinces Amount Expended Amount ExpendedAlberta and N.W.T. $ 375,000 $ 369,000British Columbia 700,000 481,000Manitoba 63,000 57,000New Brunswick 21,000 11,000Newfoundland 9,000 23,000Nova Scotia 68,000 116,000Ontario 2,006,000 2,456,000P.E.I. 2,000 7,000Quebec 1,700,000 2,140,000Saskatchewan 15,000 40,000Total $4,959,000 $5,700,000(Mr. Pinard.]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PROGRAM FOR EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT
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PC

Mr. Crosbie (St. John's West)

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the government finalize an agreement to provide capital assistance to Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver, British Columbia and, if so (a) in what amount (b) under what terms and conditions, including the terms of any loans, interest rates and other relevant conditions?

2. Was any of the capital assistance provided by way of a grant or was the assistance all by way of a loan and, if any grants were involved, what was the total amount as compared to the amount of loans made available?

3. Will the government table a copy of the agreement in the House of Commons?

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

Commerce): In so far as the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce is concerned:

1. The agreement to make a contribution to the Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver has not been finalized. However, the government has offered to make a contribution and the company has accepted the offer in principle. The amount of the offer is $28.8 million towards the cost of a project estimated at $50 million.

2. Negotiations on the terms and conditions are continuing and it would therefore be inappropriate to elaborate further on them at this time.

3. The terms and conditions to be included in the agreement will be approved by the governor in council and there will be public access to them.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BURRARD YARROWS CORPORATION
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NDP

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

1. How many persons in Canada, and in each province, are in receipt of the Old Age Security pension?

2. Of the recipients of the Old Age Security pension, how many persons in Canada, and in each province, are in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement?

3. Of those receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement, how many persons in Canada, and in each province, are receiving the full amount?

4. What is the average amount, in Canada and in each province, being received as a Guaranteed Income Supplement by recipients of the Old Age Security pension?

5. Do the answers to the above questions take into consideration persons living outside of Canada who are in receipt of the Old Age Security pension and, if so, how many of such persons are there, and if they are considered as belonging to the various provinces, what is the number for each province?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY
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LIB

Monique Bégin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Monique Begin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

In so far as the Department of National Health and Welfare is concerned:

1, 2 and 3. See table I below.

4. See table II below.

5. See table III below.

March 19, 1979

Number of Persons in Canada in Receipt of

1. Old Age 2. Guaranteed Income 3. Full Guaranteed IncomeSecurity Supplement SupplementNewfoundland 40,286 32,633 18,712Prince Edward Island 14,037 10,211 4,050Nova Scotia 85,697 56,706 22,246New Brunswick 65,154 43,383 17,933Quebec 518,400 327,913 134,300Ontario 778,360 354,243 94,529Manitoba 112,420 63,418 18,783Saskatchewan 108,043 58,950 18,574Alberta 145,465 80,502 26,026British Columbia 255,465 128,308 40,037Northwest Territories 1,176 942 760Yukon 662 364 220Total 2,125,165 1,157,573 396,170

Note: Above figures relate to January, 1979.

4. Average Amount of Guaranteed Income Supplement Being Received Each Month by Recipients of the Old Age Security Pension

Based upon Based upon

Old Age Security Guaranteed Income

Population Supplement Population

Newfoundland $91.91 $113.61Prince Edward Island 78.87 108.50Nova Scotia 70.31 106.44New Brunswick 71.48 107.60Quebec 66.29 104.89Ontario 45.43 100.00Manitoba 57.37 101.93Saskatchewan 56.45 103.56Alberta 56.80 102.77British Columbia 51.09 101.94Northwest Territories 97.45 121.66Yukon 64.33 117.00Average in Canada 56.11 103.16

Note: Above figures relate to January, 1979.

The left hand column gives the average amount of Guaranteed Income Supplement paid in January, 1979 on the basis of the total Old Age Security population (2,125,165). The average based upon the lower Guaranteed Income Supplement population (1,157,573) is indicated in the right hand column.

Order Paper Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   OLD AGE SECURITY
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NDP

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

1. In each month during 1978, how many persons were in receipt of the spouse's allowance provided under the Old Age Security Act and how many were (a) male (b) female?

2. In each month during 1978, how many persons who had been receiving the Spouse's Allowance had it discontinued because of the death of the older spouse, and how many were (a) male (b) female?

3. In how many cases was the discontinuance (a) immediate (b) up to six months after the death of the older spouse?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE
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LIB

Monique Bégin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Monique Begin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

In so far as the Department of National Health and Welfare is concerned:

1. See table I below.

2 and 3. See table II below.

1. Number of persons in receipt of spouse's allowance for each month during 1978

January 74,307

February 74,156

March 73,835

April 66,259

May 70,885

June 72,824

July 73,801

August 74,369

September 74,699

October 75,157

November 75,201

December 75,012

(a) and (b)-Information to indicate the sex of spouse's allowance recipients is not available on a regular basis. However, information compiled for the month of June, 1978 only indicates there were 5,753 male and 67,071 female recipients of the spouse's allowance.

5. The figures in schedules I and II do not include persons living outside Canada who are in receipt of the Old Age Security The number of persons outside Canada receiving benefits

2. Number of spouse's allowance discontinued because of the death of the older spouse for each month during 1978

Newfoundland 94 January 189Prince Edward Island 44 February 207Nova Scotia 321 March 202New Brunswick 342 April 199Quebec 2,754 May 169Ontario 16,887 June 186Manitoba 618 July 127Saskatchewan 349 August 151Alberta 630 September 149British Columbia 2,318 October 165Northwest Territories November 204Yukon December 142Total 24,357 Total 2,090Note: Above figures relate to January, 1979. (a) and (b)-Information to indicate the sex of spouse's

March 19, 1979

Point of Order-Mr. McKenzie allowance recipients whose benefits were discontinued is not available.

3. (a) The number of persons whose spouse's allowance was discontinued immediately due to the death of the older spouse in the year 1978 is 2,090.

(b) The legislation concerning this item took effect on November 20, 1978. The first spouse's allowance to be discontinued after the six months extension will not occur until May, 1979. The number of spouse's allowances that were extended in 1978 for a period of six months is 26.

The number of benefits discontinued in December relate to situations in which the death of the older spouse occurred prior to November 20, 1978. The action to discontinue payment had to be taken in December.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   SPOUSE'S ALLOWANCE
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March 19, 1979