December 8, 1981

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EMPLOYMENT

PC

Peter Elzinga

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Peter Elzinga (Pembina):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. To meet the shortage of skilled workers in Canada, and in view of the fact that at present most training costs for an apprentice fall on the training company and many firms do not have apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs because they are too costly, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Towers):

That the federal government institute a fairer plan for paying for facilities, instructors and equipment, and since the early stage of apprenticeship is a kind of post-secondary education and is vital to the economy, that the federal government pay a greater share of this training.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR TRAINING FACILITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR TRAINING FACILITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR TRAINING FACILITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR TRAINING FACILITIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink

AGRICULTURE

PC

Jack Wendele Shields

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Shields (Athabasca):

Madam Speaker, the criteria set out to determine eligibility for the herd maintenance assistance program were unfair, inconsistent and discriminatory toward northeastern Alberta producers. Recommendations concerning this injustice from the Herd Maintenance Review Board fell on deaf ministerial ears. In addition to being denied herd assistance, farmers in northeastern Alberta suffered a disastrous 1980-81 winter followed by an unusually dry summer. In view of these facts, and given that the 1981 Liberal budget offers virtually no assistance to Canadian farmers struggling to survive against high interest rates and poor returns, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Pembina (Mr. Elzinga):

That this House direct the Ministers of Finance, Agriculture and Regional Economic Expansion to extend the herd maintenance assistance program or to create a new, meaningful and fair program which will allow producers in this country to maintain their herds.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF HERD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF HERD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF HERD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXTENSION OF HERD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink

CANADA POST

PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

Madam Speaker, thousands of Canadians have strongly voiced their concerns about the 30-cent stamp. It will be devastating to charitable organizations, little theatre groups, mail order businesses, senior citizens, Sports Canada, small businesses, municipalities, and in fact in some way to all Canadians. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Richmond-South Delta (Mr. Siddon):

That the minister responsible for the Canada Post Corporation accept the advice given him by so many and suggest to his cabinet colleagues that a more realistic rate be struck for first-class mail, or, since he appears so pleased with the way the Post Office Act was so well handled in committee and in this place, that he bring the issue of postal rates to the floor of the House in order to be debated by the elected representatives of the people it affects.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCREASE IN POSTAL RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCREASE IN POSTAL RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCREASE IN POSTAL RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA POST
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INCREASE IN POSTAL RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

NDP

Mark Willson Rose

New Democratic Party

Mr. Mark Rose (Mission-Port Moody):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In contrast to other workers like plumbers and carpenters, Section 16 of the Unemployment Insurance Act denies farm workers all unemployment insurance credit for the days worked unless they work 25 days for the same employer. Thus, over 100,000 farm workers among Canada's poorest paid workers who are not normally covered by minimum wage legislation, health and safety protection, or workers' compensation benefits, are vie-

December 8, 1981

tims of unemployment insurance discrimination which can force these workers into the arms of labour contractors who can, by moving workers from job to job, employ farm workers for the season for a fee of sometimes up to 40 per cent of their already low wages. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Kristiansen):

That Section 16 of the Unemployment Insurance Act be abolished since it discriminates against a racial minority who do at least half the farm work in the Fraser Valley and because it has been described as a "Magna Carta for unscrupulous labour practices".

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FARM WORKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FARM WORKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink
?

Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FARM WORKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Permalink

December 8, 1981