May 6, 1980

PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

Bring in the British commandos.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

John (Moody) Roberts (Minister of the Environment; Minister of State for Science and Technology)

Liberal

Hon. John Roberts (Minister of State for Science and Technology and Minister of the Environment):

Madam Speaker, this is a very tense, difficult and delicate situation. I am anxious not to say anything which might exacerbate the present difficulties.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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An hon. Member:

Move it to Peterborough or Cornwall.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

John (Moody) Roberts (Minister of the Environment; Minister of State for Science and Technology)

Liberal

Mr. Roberts:

I have been in continuing discussion with the premier of the province. We have been discussing, together, a variety of approaches which we might take to release tensions in the area.

I cannot say much more to the hon. member than that at the present time. I cannot assure him that I will very soon be able to say much more. I can assure him that we are very concerned about the situation. It does have our attention, and continuous discussions are taking place with provincial authorities.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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PC

Robert Alfred Corbett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Corbett:

Madam Speaker, the minister's response is small comfort, I am sure, to those who live and work in the region and must depend upon it for their living.

I would ask the minister if he has taken into his confidence his colleague in the other place, the former premier of the province, who engineered the Kouchibouguac situation-or the deal betweeen the federal government and the provincial government-and also whether he would be prepared to go to Kouchibouguac, perhaps in the company of the minister of fisheries from New Brunswick-who has been strangely silent

May 6, 1980

Oral Questions

on this particular matter-in an effort to get the matter resolved.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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An hon. Member:

Wear an armoured vest.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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LIB

John (Moody) Roberts (Minister of the Environment; Minister of State for Science and Technology)

Liberal

Mr. Roberts:

Madam Speaker, these are very interesting suggestions and I will give them the weight of consideration which they deserve.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

Take Romeo with you.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PARKS CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF LAND IN KOUCHIBOUGUAC PARK, NEW BRUNSWICK
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SUPPLY AND SERVICES

PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

My question is for the Minister of Supply and Services. Since the new fighter aircraft contract has been announced, and since the minister is reported as saying he would table the contract two weeks ago, could the minister inform this House when, in fact, the new fighter aircraft contract will be tabled?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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Hon. J.-J. Blais@Minister of Supply and Services

Madam Speaker, as I have advised members of the opposition, it is my intention to table the contract as soon as practicable.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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An hon. Member:

You said that two weeks ago.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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An hon. Member:

Same old secret bunch.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bradley:

Madam Speaker, through fear the same old bunch is using the same old time-frame. Could the minister possibly inform this House how soon "as soon as practicable" may be?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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LIB

Jean-Jacques Blais (Minister of Supply and Services)

Liberal

Mr. Blais:

Madam Speaker, 1 thought that my reply was clear.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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An hon. Member:

You are wrong.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   SUPPLY AND SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT CONTRACT
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CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS

NDP

Raymond John Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ray Skelly (Comox-Powell River):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and it pertains to the rate increase by the B.C. Telephone Company to sponsor a $300 million capital investment program.

The president of Gentel, the owner of B.C. Telephone, says that the capital equipment is not required and the rate increase will, in fact, involve a reduction in service and local lay-offs. Could the minister undertake to investigate the basis for this rate increase and the relationship between the B.C. Telephone Company and its suppliers, especially AEL Microtel, and

intercede in those hearings if irregularities do appear from the investigation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO REASON FOR B.C. TELEPHONE RATE INCREASE
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LIB

André Ouellet (Postmaster General; Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Andre Ouellet (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Madam Speaker, my reply to the first part of the question is yes. As to the last part, I am not sure that the recommendation made by the hon. member is appropriate. In any case, I am still prepared to consider it.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO REASON FOR B.C. TELEPHONE RATE INCREASE
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INDIAN AFFAIRS

May 6, 1980