October 10, 1979

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray

Liberal

Hon. Herb Gray (Windsor West):

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

In view of the fact that the record increase in interest rates carried out yesterday by the Bank of Canada, apparently with the agreement of the government, will have adverse effects on employment, business, especially small business, and consumers as well as the economy generally, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Saint-Maurice (Mr. Chretien):

That this House immediately order its Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs to be set up and that that committee undertake an immediate review of the interest rate policy of this government and of the Bank of Canada, and that for this purpose the governor of the bank and the Minister of Finance appear before it to explain their actions and what they will be doing to solve the problems which the governor of the bank himself said interest rates are now causing for individuals and to business.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUESTED COMMITTEE STUDY OF INTEREST RATE POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Hon. members know that motions pursuant to Standing Order 43 can be put to the House only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUESTED COMMITTEE STUDY OF INTEREST RATE POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUESTED COMMITTEE STUDY OF INTEREST RATE POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion moved by the hon. member for Windsor West (Mr. Gray), seconded by the hon. member for Saint-Maurice (Mr. Chretien). Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUESTED COMMITTEE STUDY OF INTEREST RATE POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Motion agreed to.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   REQUESTED COMMITTEE STUDY OF INTEREST RATE POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

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Hon. J.-J. Blais@Nipissing

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity pursuant to Standing Order 43, and I trust the precedent established by the government will be followed.

In view of the recent Davis decision in Ontario refusing the establishment of a French language school in Penetanguishene, noting the impact that that decision is bound to have on both linguistic groups in Quebec in the face of the debate leading up to the Quebec referendum, and since this House, recognizing the historical importance of minority language rights to the viability of this nation, has voted moneys for the provinces to foster second language education, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Saint-Henri-Westmount (Mr. Johnston):

That this House urge the Ontario government to reconsider and reverse its decision to refuse a French language secondary school for the population of Penetanguishene.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Sub-subtopic:   FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT PENETANGUISHENE, ONT.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 43, such a motion can be presented to the House for debate only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Sub-subtopic:   FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT PENETANGUISHENE, ONT.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Sub-subtopic:   FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT PENETANGUISHENE, ONT.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Sub-subtopic:   FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL AT PENETANGUISHENE, ONT.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

NDP

Andrew Hogan

New Democratic Party

Mr. Andy Hogan (Cape Breton-East Richmond):

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

On October 3, 1977, the then minister responsible for the federal government decentralization program announced that a combined 378 full-time jobs plus 56 part-time jobs would be placed in the very high unemployment area of Sydney. The cabinet of the new government rescinded this healthy idea. In view of the fact this decision for Cape Breton shows tremendous insensitivity to diversifying a very narrow employment base, and in view of the fact that I fought long and hard for such action, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes):

October 10, 1979

That this government be denounced for turning its back on a very high unemployment area by the punishing decision not to relocate these jobs to the Sydney area.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SYDNEY, N.S.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

1 have some misgivings about the rather parochial nature of the motion, but nevertheless on this day 1 opt in favour of the hon. member. 1 may not be as generous in later sessions. The House has heard the terms of the motion. It can be presented to the House for debate only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SYDNEY, N.S.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SYDNEY, N.S.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN SYDNEY, N.S.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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TRANSPORT

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Mr. Ed. Lumley@Stormont-Dundas

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

In view of the fact there has been a grain handlers' strike in the port of Montreal for over four months, which seriously affects not only farmers and consumers in the province of Quebec but also the grain producers in western Canada, and considering the Minister of Labour (Mr. Alexander) personally intervened in the grain handlers' strike on the west coast within a few days after assuming office, I move seconded by my colleague the hon. member for Shefford (Mr. Lapierre):

That the Minister of Transport and/or the Minister of Labour intercede directly and immediately in the port of Montreal negotiations, bringing the two sides together in an effort to reach a positive solution.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS TO SETTLE MONTREAL GRAIN HANDLERS' STRIKE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The introduction of such a motion for debate, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS TO SETTLE MONTREAL GRAIN HANDLERS' STRIKE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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October 10, 1979