November 22, 1979

PC

Sinclair McKnight Stevens (President of the Treasury Board)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Sinclair Stevens (President of Treasury Board):

The hon. member is perfectly correct in saying we intend to take into consideration the aerospace study to which he referred. That is the whole purpose of our approach. The privatization unit is simply looking at the alternatives, evaluations of such companies as de Havilland who may be the buyers, and is working in conjunction with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Also, with regard to the study to which the hon. member has referred, a co-ordinated picture will then be put before cabinet with respect to any possible sale of de Havilland.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SALE OF Dl HAVILLAND
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NDP

Bob Rae

New Democratic Party

Mr. Rae:

Mr. Speaker, 1 would have thought that the minister's experience would have told him that this kind of uncertainty does nothing for the prosperity of that industry, for its future and for the security of the workers in that industry.

My supplementary question concerns the DIPP funding for the Dash-8 plane. I wonder if the President of the Treasury Board can give us some indication as to when-or, indeed, whether-if a decision is going to be made, when the decision will be made to provide the necessary $2 million funding that will enable the Dash-8 plane to be developed successfully in Canada.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SALE OF Dl HAVILLAND
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PC

Sinclair McKnight Stevens (President of the Treasury Board)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stevens:

Mr. Speaker, as I answered the hon. member earlier with respect to this matter, the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce is working on a submission to bring to the Treasury Board with respect to the $2 million funding to which the hon. member has referred. The Treasury Board can react only once the submission has been made, and certainly there will be no delay, as far as the Treasury Board is concerned, in arriving at our decision.

However, I remind the hon. member once again that the only confusion about the disposal of de Havilland and the future of the aerospace industry in Canada is with the hon. member himself and certain of his colleagues. In short, the greatest thing we can do to strengthen the aerospace industry in this country is to get it back into private sector hands.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SALE OF Dl HAVILLAND
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SALE OF Dl HAVILLAND
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SALE OF Dl HAVILLAND
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FUNDING OF HARBOURFRONT

NDP

Bob Rae

New Democratic Party

Mr. Bob Rae (Broadview-Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, I find it funny that the minister would say, in answer to my first question, that they had not taken the final decision until they got the strategy picked.

My final supplementary is to the Minister of Public Works and it concerns another Crown asset in Toronto-Harbour-front. I wonder if the Minister of Public Works can tell us what the attitude of his government is toward the request by Harbourfront for $18.5 million over seven years for the servicing of public lands, and I wonder if he can tell us when he will be making and announcing a decision with respect to that money.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUNDING OF HARBOURFRONT
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PC

Erik Nielsen (Minister of Public Works)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Erik Nielsen (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, that matter is under review now. I saw some of the officers of Harbourfront yesterday morning. As soon as the decision has been made, the House will be informed.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FUNDING OF HARBOURFRONT
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

LIB

Gilles Marceau

Liberal

Mr. Gilles Marceau (Jonquiere):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Solicitor General, who is responsible for the legislation on RCMP mail openings.

Can the minister tell us whether this legislation is still one of his priorities, and when does he intend to introduce it?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF BILL ON OPENING OF MAIL
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PC

Allan Frederick Lawrence (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Solicitor General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan Lawrence (Solicitor General and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, a measure with respect to enlarging some of the powers of the law enforcement agencies of this country has not yet been considered by my cabinet colleagues.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF BILL ON OPENING OF MAIL
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PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION

LIB

Gilles Marceau

Liberal

Mr. Gilles Marceau (Jonquiere):

Mr. Speaker, the minister did state last July that this was priority legislation, which seems to be a discrepancy with his statement today.

In any event, does the bill he intends to introduce provide for judicial appeal, in cases of authorization and what he himself called modernization of RCMP discipline as well as an extension of civil liberties?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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PC

Allan Frederick Lawrence (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Solicitor General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan Lawrence (Solicitor General and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, any such bill which will come before the House will be a government bill. Therefore, it will be considered and approved by the govern-

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Oral Questions

ment in total, including my cabinet colleagues and, as 1 have just indicated to the hon. member, my cabinet colleagues have not had the opportunity to take a look at it yet.

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Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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LIB

Maurice James Harquail

Liberal

Mr. Maurice Harquail (Restigouche):

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary question is to the Solicitor General. In view of the obvious conflict between statements by the Prime Minister and the Solicitor General with respect to the administration of justice, and the Prime Minister's statement in this House that he is seeking ways and means to contravene the law-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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LIB

Maurice James Harquail

Liberal

Mr. Harquail:

Can the Solicitor General inform the House what his position is?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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An hon. Member:

Order.

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Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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LIB

Maurice James Harquail

Liberal

Mr. Harquail:

The Minister of Justice, not being here, what is the Solicitor General's position with respect to finding ways and means to break the law of this country?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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PC

Allan Frederick Lawrence (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Solicitor General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lawrence:

Mr. Speaker, unlike some of the practices carried on under the previous administration-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION
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November 22, 1979