December 4, 1979

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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   PRACTICE OF CHARTERED BANKS RESPECTING CASHING
Sub-subtopic:   FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHEQUES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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SHIPBUILDING

REQUEST DAVIE SHIPBUILDING YARD IN LAUZON BE AWARDED ITS SHARE OF CONTRACTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

LIB

Louis Duclos

Liberal

Mr. Louis Duclos (Montmorency):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under Standing Order 43 to ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion on an urgent and important matter.

Considering the many lay-offs made by Davie Shipbuilding in Lauzon over the past few months, and considering that the federal government's total indifference toward this shipyard may lead to many more lay-offs among the 800 workers still employed by Davie Shipbuilding, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. Pelletier):

That the House condemn the government for its lack of responsiveness to the fate of these workers and order it to take the necessary action so that Davie Shipbuilding receive a fair share of contracts given by the federal government to the various shipyards in Canada.

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   REQUEST DAVIE SHIPBUILDING YARD IN LAUZON BE AWARDED ITS SHARE OF CONTRACTS-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 motion of the hon. member. Under Standing Order 43. such a motion can be introduced for debate at this time only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   REQUEST DAVIE SHIPBUILDING YARD IN LAUZON BE AWARDED ITS SHARE OF CONTRACTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   REQUEST DAVIE SHIPBUILDING YARD IN LAUZON BE AWARDED ITS SHARE OF CONTRACTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Oral Questions

Topic:   SHIPBUILDING
Subtopic:   REQUEST DAVIE SHIPBUILDING YARD IN LAUZON BE AWARDED ITS SHARE OF CONTRACTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Cape Breton Highlands-Canso):

Mr. Speaker, today-which, by the way, is the anniversary of six months of non-government in Canada-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

-I have a question for the Prime Minister.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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?

An hon. Member:

And two weeks of no leader.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

In view of the very clear message of dissatisfaction which was conveyed to him by the Gallup poll, 1 would like to ask the Prime Minister whether he will now reconsider the decision, or position expressed by the Minister of Finance on tax cuts; and will the Prime Minister undertake to implement in the next budget the promise which he made to the people of Canada in Toronto, that the Progressive Conservatives would cut personal income taxes by at least $2 billion a year?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Joe Clark (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I would indicate to the hon. member that he will have to await our budget to know its contents. But I should indicate to him, also-as he knows-that after inheriting the legacy of 11 years of government by hon. members opposite, the fiscal flexibility of this new government is severely limited.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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?

Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   THE BUDGET-TAX PROVISIONS
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GOVERNMENT POLICY ON APPROPRIATE VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Cape Breton Highlands-Canso):

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister obviously has not got the message, because the people of Canada are not buying the proposition that his inaction is due to the legacy inherited from the former government.

May 1 try him out on another aspect of economic policy? This is a policy opinion which he expressed on March 27 of this year, just as he was gearing up to get into the election and when he was fresh with firm ideas. When asked what he thought the appropriate value of the Canadian dollar ought to be, he said it should be somewhere between 88 cents to 92 cents, U.S.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY ON APPROPRIATE VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR
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An hon. Member:

It is getting there.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY ON APPROPRIATE VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

That was on March 27, 1979. 1 ask the Prime Minister, has he abandoned this policy opinion? If not, what steps is he now taking to achieve the 88-cent to 92-cent dollar?

December 4, 1979

Ora/ Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY ON APPROPRIATE VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR
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December 4, 1979