November 19, 1979

NDP

Svend Johannes Robinson

New Democratic Party

Mr. Svend J. Robinson (Burnaby):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the United Nations High Commission on Refugees called upon the Minister of Employment and Immigration (Mr. Atkey) to permit Chilean refugee, Galindo Madrid, to remain in Canada on humanitarian grounds, and in view of the fact that the minister recently recognized the danger faced by Galindo Madrid, should he return to Chile, by granting him a ministerial permit, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mrs. Mitchell) and, hopefully, supported by all members of this House:

That this House commend the hon. Minister of Employment and Immigration for not returning Galindo Madrid to Chile, and urge that Madrid be permitted to continue to live and work in Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENDATION FOR NOT RETURNING GALINDO MADRID TO CHILE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I think the House will recognize that there is, essentially, more than a simple motion of commendation involved in this, and on balance, therefore, I would put the usual question. The motion can be put to the House for discussion, pursuant to Standing Order 43, only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENDATION FOR NOT RETURNING GALINDO MADRID TO CHILE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENDATION FOR NOT RETURNING GALINDO MADRID TO CHILE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENDATION FOR NOT RETURNING GALINDO MADRID TO CHILE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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TRANSPORT

NDP

Alphonsus Faour

New Democratic Party

Mr. Fonse Faour (Humber-Port au Port-St. Barbe):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. CN Marine operates two ferries between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, formerly leased from a Swedish company but recently purchased by a subsidiary of the Royal Bank.

In view of the fact that Roylease Limited has registered these ships in Bermuda, thereby avoiding Canadian shipping

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PURCHASE OF FERRIES-CENSURE OF ROYAL BANK FOR REGISTERING IN BERMUDA-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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FINANCE

LIB

René Cousineau

Liberal

Mr. Rene Cousineau (Gatineau):

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 mortgage interest rates keep on increasing; that the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion (Mr. MacKay) has asked the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to renew old mortgages or grant new ones for a term of one year instead of three or five; and that banks and other financial institutions cannot receive such instructions, I move, seconded by my colleague, the hon. member for Bona-venture-iles-de-la-Madeleine (Mr. Bujold):

That the Minister of Finance hold consultations and discussions with banks, trust companies and other financial institutions and encourage them to adopt the same policy as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ADOPTION OF CMHC POLICY BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-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:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ADOPTION OF CMHC POLICY BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ADOPTION OF CMHC POLICY BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ADOPTION OF CMHC POLICY BY FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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TRANSPORT

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I, too, have a motion which I am sure is supported by the Minister of Transport (Mr. Mazankowski). It arises from the fact that the chief commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board has said the federal government's projected 20 per cent increase in grain movement this year will not be met because the transportation system can only handle an extra 10 per cent. Since this 10 per cent increase means no more grain will move this year than moved two years ago under the Liberal government, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Win-

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nipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) and, I am sure, supported by the Minister of Transport:

That this House nominate the Minister of Transport for the Otto Lang grain delivery award.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   DELIVERY OF GRAIN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UGANDA

LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. May I invite members to join with me in signalling the presence in our gallery of a very distinguished visitor in the person of the minister of foreign affairs of Uganda, the Hon. Otema Alimadi.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UGANDA
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRESENCE IN GALLERY OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UGANDA
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

FINANCE

LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray

Liberal

Hon. Herb Gray (Windsor West):

Mr. Speaker, 1 have a question for the Minister of Finance. Late last Friday, the minister rushed into the House, interrupted the ordinary business under way, and said his budget would be presented December 11. He said he had to proceed, and he could not wait any longer. Yet outside the House he admitted there had not yet been an agreement on oil prices between Ottawa and Alberta or any idea how any higher revenues would be distributed. He said he was going to "make a few assumptions" and forge ahead anyway.

1 want to ask the minister how he can present a budget to this House which the House or the country can take seriously, with these vital questions still unanswered and unknown. Is this the type of improved fiscal management he has been pledging to this country?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-EFFECT OF OIL PRICE INCREASES AND DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES THEREFROM
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie (Minister of Finance)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. John C. Crosbie (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, 1 am glad to see that the hon. member is concerned about the budget and wants to ensure that it is going to be as accurate and as good as possible. The hon. member is a bit inconsistent, because for the last number of weeks and months he has been saying that a budget should be brought down immediately. In fact, if 1 had brought it down on June 6 it would not have been too soon for the hon. gentleman. But now that it is being brought down on December 11, he wants to quibble about it.

The budget will be based on our estimation of what oil prices will be next year, what they should be, and what our proposals are-which may or may not be accepted by that

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time. The budget will indicate what we think should be done about energy prices and offsets. If those assumptions are not met during the next year, then adjustments will have to be made. We must proceed, and we are proceeding, on the basis of what we think is best for Canada and on the basis of what we think will eventually be arrived at, or something close to it.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-EFFECT OF OIL PRICE INCREASES AND DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES THEREFROM
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November 19, 1979