March 13, 1981

OFFICIAL REPORT

FIRST SESSION-THIRTY-SECOND PARLIAMENT


30 Elizabeth II


VOLUME VIII, 1981 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1981 TO THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF APRIL, 1981 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME


Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons by the Queen's Printer for Canada Available from Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0S9.



Friday, March 13, 1981


ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

MARINE TRANSPORT

PC

J. Michael Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of some urgency with respect to the port of Halifax-Dartmouth. Citing rationalization and economics, Dart Containerline, together with its new partner, Canadian Pacific, have now moved from the port of Halifax approximately 30 per cent of the container business moving through Halifax. Because of the serious and obvious economic impact on the port caused by this move, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):

That this House requests the Minister of Transport to cause the Canadian Transport Commission to review the present and historic freight rate structure between Halifax and Montreal and, second, to initiate a review of the impact of government policies on the maintenance of what might be described as equal opportunity principles between the historic river ports and those of Saint John and Halifax.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MARINE TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF DART CONTAINERLINE SERVICE FROM HALIFAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MARINE TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF DART CONTAINERLINE SERVICE FROM HALIFAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MARINE TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF DART CONTAINERLINE SERVICE FROM HALIFAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MARINE TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   WITHDRAWAL OF DART CONTAINERLINE SERVICE FROM HALIFAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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POST OFFICE

PC

Frederick William Wright

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Wright (Calgary North):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the Postmaster General (Mr. Ouellet) rose in his place on January 30, 1981, and misled this House when he stated that for each letter which may be delivered late there are 90 or 92 which reach the addressees on time, and whereas the Postmaster General should know that if the public believes such a statement, they also believe that the Pope is an atheist, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Peace River (Mr. Cooper):

That the Postmaster General immediately assume the responsibility of his office, remedy the deplorable state of postal delivery in this country, and quit living in a dream world.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   DELAY IN MAIL DELIVERIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   DELAY IN MAIL DELIVERIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   DELAY IN MAIL DELIVERIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   DELAY IN MAIL DELIVERIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

NDP

Mark Willson Rose

New Democratic Party

Mr. Mark Rose (Mission-Port Moody):

Madam Speaker, for more than four months now a contract dispute between CBC Radio Canada and its journalists has deprived citizens in Quebec of news in public affairs programs in both our languages. Recent settlements of 10 per cent to 12 per cent or more, plus fringes, have been fairly common in Crown corporations and private broadcasting. For example, Air Canada flight attendants have received 11 per cent; letter carriers have received 12 per cent, and employees of CKVR-TV in Barrie have received 11.2 per cent. Therefore, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I move, seconded by the hon. member for Broadview-Greenwood (Mr. Rae):

That this House urge Radio-Canada to stop stalling, move from its ridiculous last offer of 8 per cent, and offer its journalists a decent settlement before more people begin to suspect that the CBC footdragging in negotiations is designed deliberately to black out information and comment on the constitutional question and the forthcoming Quebec election.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURES TO SETTLE STRIKE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURES TO SETTLE STRIKE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 13, 1981