December 7, 1981

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

FINANCE

PC

Charles Henry (Chuck) Cook

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Chuck Cook (North Vancouver-Burnaby):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The government has decided to discriminate against all retail sales employees by taxing the long-standing purchase discount benefits offered by their employers, which inevitably means an increase in consumer prices at a time when this country can least afford it. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Calgary North (Mr. Wright):

That this House condemn this arbitrary and totally unfair taxation and inflation-fuelling policy which will hurt all retail employees and all Canadian consumers.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   TAXATION OF DISCOUNT BENEFITS GRANTED TO RETAIL SALES EMPLOYEES-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:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   TAXATION OF DISCOUNT BENEFITS GRANTED TO RETAIL SALES EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   TAXATION OF DISCOUNT BENEFITS GRANTED TO RETAIL SALES EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   TAXATION OF DISCOUNT BENEFITS GRANTED TO RETAIL SALES EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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THE ADMINISTRATION

PC

Gordon Edward Taylor (Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Madam Speaker, the Liberal government is all mixed up. The Liberals reward Governor Bouey for raising bank interest rates by increasing his salary to over $100,000. The same government "rewards" the farmers who produce the food to feed Bouey and the rest of us by cutting their capital cost allowance in half, providing too little for the Farm Credit Corporation to even begin to meet the needs, and enacts budget provisions that make it impossible for farmers who have been working 40 and 50 years to retire. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince George-Bulkley Valley (Mr. McCuish):

That this House recommends that the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister of Canada be referred to the best psychiatrists available to ascertain if this twisted thinking can be cured before the whole country goes down the tube.

I will personally pay the costs if a cure can be found.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   THINKING BEHIND GOVERNMENT POLICIES-MOTION UNDER
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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:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   THINKING BEHIND GOVERNMENT POLICIES-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   THINKING BEHIND GOVERNMENT POLICIES-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   THINKING BEHIND GOVERNMENT POLICIES-MOTION UNDER
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI

PC

Flora Isabel MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Flora MacDonald (Kingston and the Islands):

Madam Speaker, my motion concerns the fate of the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That this House express its grave concern to the Soviet authorities about the reported forced hospitalization and treatment being accorded to Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, and his wife, both of whom are on a hunger strike, and further, that the House consider this action and the refusal of the Soviet authorities to permit their son's wife to join her husband in the United States, to be violations of human rights as set out in the Helsinki Final Act.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI
Sub-subtopic:   SAKHAROV BY U.S.S.R. AUTHORITIES-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:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI
Sub-subtopic:   SAKHAROV BY U.S.S.R. AUTHORITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI
Sub-subtopic:   SAKHAROV BY U.S.S.R. AUTHORITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said motion?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI
Sub-subtopic:   SAKHAROV BY U.S.S.R. AUTHORITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF CONCERN ABOUT TREATMENT OF ANDREI
Sub-subtopic:   SAKHAROV BY U.S.S.R. AUTHORITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


BANK OF CANADA

December 7, 1981