October 31, 1979

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

FINANCE

LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray

Liberal

Hon. Herb Gray (Windsor West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. in view of yesterday's admission by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Crosbie) to the House of Commons finance committee that his government's policy of raising interest rates almost in lock-step with United States rates will have depressive effects on the Canadian economy, in view of the fact that this interest rate policy will impose additional costs on Canadian taxpayers, for example because of the higher Canada Savings Bond rates which will have to be paid, and the necessity for substantially greater unemployment insurance and welfare payments, and in view of the Conservative government's promise to bring more openness to the budget-making process, and in particular to make financial forecasts and estimates available to the public, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grace (Mr. Allmand):

That this House order the Minister of Finance to issue a directive to the governor of the Bank of Canada to provide to the House the results, in detail, of the Bank of Canada's analysis of the effects of the increases in interest rates since May 22, 1979, on jobs, economic growth, housing and food costs and the number of consumer and small business bankruptcies over the coming year.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASES IN INTEREST RATES-REQUEST CENTRAL BANK PROVIDE REPORT ON ADVERSE EFFECTS ON ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The presentation of such a motion for discussion at this time can be done only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASES IN INTEREST RATES-REQUEST CENTRAL BANK PROVIDE REPORT ON ADVERSE EFFECTS ON ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASES IN INTEREST RATES-REQUEST CENTRAL BANK PROVIDE REPORT ON ADVERSE EFFECTS ON ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASES IN INTEREST RATES-REQUEST CENTRAL BANK PROVIDE REPORT ON ADVERSE EFFECTS ON ECONOMY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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Hon. J.-J. Blais@Nipissing

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that the President of the Privy Council stated recently that Canadians would be unable to avail themselves of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act for at least six months, which means one year; that the House has reacted positively to this bill; and taking into account the fact that these provisions are merely making compulsory what can already be made on a voluntary basis, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kenora-Rainy River (Mr. Reid):

That the House urge the Government of Canada to direct all federal civil servants to comply with the principles of the bill and, to facilitate their task, to issue forthwith guidelines and an index system.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GUIDELINES BE ESTABLISHED RESPECTING ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION-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 hon. member's motion. Pursuant to Standing Order 43 this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GUIDELINES BE ESTABLISHED RESPECTING ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GUIDELINES BE ESTABLISHED RESPECTING ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GUIDELINES BE ESTABLISHED RESPECTING ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa):

Mr. Speaker, I have a motion that is appropriate to this particular date. I would like to move a motion, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, concerning an important matter of irresponsible journalism. Therefore, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Mission-Port Moody (Mr. Rose):

That, while noting that today is Halloween, this House condemns CBC radio for the frivolous Halloween hoax it indulged in when it reported this morning that the Leader of the Opposition actually wants to defeat the government at this time.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   RADIO REPORT OF SPEECH OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

October 31, 1979

5.0. 43

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   RADIO REPORT OF SPEECH OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


5.0. 43


LIB

Irénée Pelletier

Liberal

Mr. Irenee Pelletier (Sherbrooke):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion relating to a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that many organizations in Manitoba have already stated their opposition to the Garrison project, and that a great many citizens have already voiced their disagreement to the government of that province as well as to the federal government, in view of the fact that the International Joint Commission which is made up of representatives of the Canadian and American governments has indicated very clearly to the American government the concern of Manitobans about this project going any further, and in view of the fact that the most impartial studies have clearly demonstrated that carrying on this project would have a disastrous impact on the economy and especially on the ecology of southern Manitoba, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Fort Garry (Mr. Axworthy):

That among the priority items which will be discussed with President Carter next week the Prime Minister include the serious economic and ecologic problem faced by Manitoba residents because of the Garrison project.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GARRISON DIVERSION PROJECT-REQUEST PRIME MINISTER DISCUSS QUESTION WITH PRESIDENT CARTER-MOTION UNDER
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the motion moved by the hon. member. Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43 such a motion requires unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GARRISON DIVERSION PROJECT-REQUEST PRIME MINISTER DISCUSS QUESTION WITH PRESIDENT CARTER-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GARRISON DIVERSION PROJECT-REQUEST PRIME MINISTER DISCUSS QUESTION WITH PRESIDENT CARTER-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   GARRISON DIVERSION PROJECT-REQUEST PRIME MINISTER DISCUSS QUESTION WITH PRESIDENT CARTER-MOTION UNDER
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October 31, 1979