December 16, 1981

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

AGRICULTURE

PC

Charles James Mayer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Charles Mayer (Portage-Marquette):

Madam Speaker, prior to the November 12 budget the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan) implied that, if there was no help for Canadian farmers in the budget, he would resign. The budget just passed in this House provides for approximately $15 per farmer in direct assistance, as a result of the budget. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Murta):

That this House takes note of the fact that the Minister of Agriculture must therefore be satisfied with this amount of assistance, $15 on average per farmer, or he would have followed through with his previous threat and resigned.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BUDGET'S ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS-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:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BUDGET'S ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BUDGET'S ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BUDGET'S ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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HOUSING

PC

John Horton McDermid

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John McDermid (Brampton-Georgetown):

Madam Speaker, through the November 12 budget we were given to believe that the Government of Canada was offering assistance to home owners facing mortgage renewal at current interest rates. If their payments exceeded 30 per cent of their total income, home owners would be eligible for interest deferrals up to $3,000. This was proclaimed by the minister of housing and the Minister of Finance (Mr. MacEachen) to be a guarantee to the lending institutions. However, banks and trust companies are not honouring this plan because no direction has been given to them on how the plan will work. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Rosedale (Mr. Crombie):

That the government immediately inform all banks and trust companies that this plan is to be implemented forthwith, how it will work and assure them that the guarantee will be honoured so that home owners facing the prospect of losing

their homes can be assured that the assistance offered in the Liberal budget will in fact be passed on to them and then they and their families can have Christmas without fear of eviction.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVE SOUGHT ON ASSISTANCE TO HOME OWNERS- 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:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVE SOUGHT ON ASSISTANCE TO HOME OWNERS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVE SOUGHT ON ASSISTANCE TO HOME OWNERS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVE SOUGHT ON ASSISTANCE TO HOME OWNERS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

LIB

André Maltais

Liberal

Mr. Andre Maltais (Manicouagan):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43.

Considering the exceptional work done by the Canadian Forces at La Romaine this past weekend, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Roberval (Mrs. Beauchamp-Niquet):

That this House congratulates unanimously Canada's Armed Forces for their efficiency and their humanism in rescuing one civilian and in evacuating some 160 Montagnais Indians from the lower north shore of Quebec.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

The House has heard the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

André Maltais

Liberal

Mr. Maltais:

Madam Speaker, I want to take advantage of this opportunity to tell the House that I have just come back from La Romaine, a village where one of the large Montagnais Indian reserves is located, and I wish to stress the complementary role of the Canadian Forces in providing for the safety of civilians and especially in providing transportation to areas that are literally shut off from our larger urban centres. I also wish to take this opportunity to ask the Department of Transport to give close consideration to the issue of municipal airports in this area, because this past weekend I had to stay two days longer, at the expense of the House of Commons, because it was necessary to rent a helicopter in order to get out. I should also like to congratulate Father Alexis Jovenot, a missionary who has been in La Romaine for 28 years and

December 16, 1981

takes care of the spiritual needs of all the Indians and whites living in this village which is 350 miles east of Sept-Iles. Without the quick thinking of this missionary Father, it would have been impossible to evacuate the Indians. Second, Madam Speaker, I wish to ask the co-operation of the Department of National Health and Welfare, in taking specific action in these areas, because, for instance in St. Augustin, it was impossible to treat a twelve-year-old girl who had been sick with appendicitis for five days. I want to ask the Department of National Health and Welfare to increase its presence in these areas, because we depend on them for medical care. Once again, I wish to congratulate the Canadian Forces, and I want to thank the House for giving me an opportunity to express my views on this subject.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Does the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich want to debate this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Donald W. Munro

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald W. Munro (Esquimalt-Saanich):

Madam Speaker, just one moment, if I may. I would like to join with the hon. member in congratulating the members of the Canadian Armed Forces on their heroic endeavours. I just wish that that same unanimity had been shown yesterday when we were congratulating the Armed Forces with a standing ovation, with one single exception in the person of the Prime Minister, for their heroic rescues off Sable Island.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NDP

Ian Deans (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Madam Speaker, I should like to join with the hon. member who moved the motion congratulating the Canadian Armed Forces, and also express our concern from this corner of the House that this kind of rescue undertaking had to be undertaken. There ought to be some measures available to ensure that in the future this is not necessary. However, I cannot allow the comment of the previous speaker who was speaking on behalf of the Conservative Party, to pass. I personally noted that the Prime Minister was not the only member who did not rise, because there were members in the Conservative Party who did not rise either.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONGRATULATIONS OF ACTS OF RECOVERY IN EVACUATION OF INDIANS TO SAFETY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 16, 1981