June 26, 1980

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY MISSION TO INVESTIGATE VIOLATIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   PARLIAMENTARY MISSION TO INVESTIGATE VIOLATIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AGRICULTURE

LIB

James Duncan Schroder

Liberal

Mr. Jim Schroder (Guelph):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of an article in today's Ottawa Citizen which indicates that the herbicide 2, 4-D may pose a health hazard to farmers and their families, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lambton-Middlesex (Mr. Ferguson):

That the Minister of Agriculture immediately look into this problem and assure the people of Canada about the dangers which may be inherent in the use of this herbicide.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   HEALTH HAZARD OF 2. 4-D TO FARMERS AND FAMILIES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   HEALTH HAZARD OF 2. 4-D TO FARMERS AND FAMILIES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   HEALTH HAZARD OF 2. 4-D TO FARMERS AND FAMILIES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   HEALTH HAZARD OF 2. 4-D TO FARMERS AND FAMILIES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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INDUSTRY

PC

Walter Franklin McLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walter McLean (Waterloo):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In light of Canada's depressed rubber industry, the resulting unemployment as illustrated by the termination of 650 workers at Firestone in Whitby, the lay-off of 55 at General Tire in Barrie, and the

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possible ultimate lay-off of up to 2,000 at Goodrich and Uniroyal in Kitchener-Waterloo, and in light of the commitment made several years ago by the Liberal government to prepare an industrial strategy, on a sectoral basis, which certainly now must be completed, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe South (Mr. Stewart):

That in order that this House and Canadians may understand the government's position regarding the manufacture and distribution of new tires, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce make a statement on motions regarding the Liberal government's industrial strategy as it relates to production and employment in the rubber industry.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY ON RUBBER INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY ON RUBBER INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY ON RUBBER INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT'S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY ON RUBBER INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

NATIONAL DEFENCE

PC

Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan B. McKinnon (Victoria):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of National Defence. The Prime Minister recently appointed a very senior serving officer as his special adviser on defence matters.

Disregarding the crushing insult this lack of confidence in the advice of the minister indicates, can the minister explain if he will have any way of discovering what matters are discussed and what decisions are taken in defence matters between the Prime Minister and his new special adviser on defence?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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LIB

J. Gilles Lamontagne (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. J. Gilles Lamontagne (Minister of National Defence):

Madam Speaker, if I understand the question put by the hon. member and if I am not mistaken, I am being asked whether the Prime Minister has appointed a defence expert to advise him about defence problems. I think that the Prime Minister's office, even under previous governments, has always had advisers who acted as liaison between the Department of National Defence and the PMO in special cases and when foreign governments were involved. So I do not feel there is anything unusual about the fact that there is someone in the Prime Minister's office who can advise him and the Minister of National Defence.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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PC

Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McKinnon:

Madam Speaker, the minister indicates a little uncertainty as to the location of this special adviser. Could the minister advise the House if our NATO allies were apprized of the apparent fact that their new chairman of the military committee will be attempting to serve two masters,

June 26, 1980

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Dr. Luns of NATO and the Prime Minister of Canada, at the same time and as well will have the most basic conflict of interest imaginable?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne

Liberal

Mr. Lamontagne:

Madam Speaker, 1 think we have to clear up the matter in this case. The appointment of the chairman of the military committee of NATO was recommended by the Prime Minister's office on the suggestion of the minister and the Department of National Defence. I think that Admiral Falls who is now chairman is a very lucky man and we are also lucky to have such a man to represent us at NATO. For the first time, Madam Speaker, it is a Canadian.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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PC

Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McKinnon:

I wonder if the minister can tell us approximately how many hours each week this senior, distinguished officer will work in his role as special adviser to the Prime Minister, what advice it is that Admiral Falls can provide which collectively neither the minister, the present Chief of the Defence Staff, nor other senior officers can offer; and, finally, what is his annual salary as an adviser, which we presume will be in addition to his military salary or pension?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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LIB

Maurice Lamontagne

Liberal

Mr. Lamontagne:

Madam Speaker, I do not see what benefit the hon. member opposite expects to gain by criticizing such an eminent man as Admiral Falls who serves with dignity the interests of Canadians within NATO. 1 can say that Admiral Falls is available to NATO 24 hours a day, and that whatever the needs and information may be, he is there to defend our interests 24 hours a day.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL ADVISER ON DEFENCE-ROLE OF MINISTER
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June 26, 1980