December 18, 1981

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-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? I am just worried because there has been a change in the motion which has been transferred to the Orders of the Day. Therefore, I cannot put it to the House. Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mark MacGuigan (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Madam Speaker-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Erik Nielsen (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nielsen:

Talking it out again.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MacGuigan:

-the Right Hon. Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Clark) is once again presenting a resolution without any consultation with this side.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Shame!

December 18, 1981

Oral Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MacGuigan:

This morning the hon. member for Park-dale-Hyde Park (Mr. Flis) did me the courtesy of consulting me on a resolution concerning the situation in Poland, which I am prepared to accept.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Shame!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Mark R. MacGuigan (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MacGuigan:

If the hon. gentlemen opposite were prepared to allow that, we would be pleased to see it passed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Order, please. I am afraid that I must interrupt at this time, it being 11.15 a.m. Oral questions.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-RESOLUTION PASSED AT PUBLIC MEETING IN TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

THE BUDGET

PC

Michael Holcombe Wilson

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance. Now that the minister has had an opportunity to discuss with his departmental officials the involvement of Professor Neil Brooks in the pre-budget consultation, will the Minister of Finance explain today why his officials relied exclusively for outside advice on a man who is known to have anti-private enterprise views, and not on the broader group of tax experts that the department has used in the past?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance):

Madam Speaker, as I said in the House the other day, I was not aware that Neil Brooks had been an adviser to the department. I have no objection to the use of his services, but I would add there have been other advisers as well. The hon. member asserted that he was the sole adviser. There were a number of other persons from various institutions who were called upon from time to time to assist the department, and among these was Professor Neil Brooks.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS
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NAMES OF ADVISERS TO DEPARTMENT

PC

Michael Holcombe Wilson

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

Madam Speaker, would the minister be prepared to make that list available to the House so that we can judge the quality and content of the advice that came to the department during the pre-budget preparations?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NAMES OF ADVISERS TO DEPARTMENT
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance):

Yes, Madam Speaker, I would have no objection to giving the list of all the persons who were called upon to consult with the department prior to the budget. For example, there is a Mr. George R. Lucas, a private consultant. I wonder does the hon. member for Etobicoke Centre find his political flavour unacceptable, or is he going to apply some form of ideological test to Canadians who serve their government in this capacity? Maybe the hon. member would apply a test now to Mr. Lucas, or to Mr. Mike White of Moore Corporation, who provided some advice and assistance. What about Peter Wood of Clarkson, Gordon-would he apply the same test to him as well? I just find the hon. member's approach rather indefensible.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NAMES OF ADVISERS TO DEPARTMENT
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RULES AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESS

PC

Michael Holcombe Wilson

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

Madam Speaker, the budget has a particularly harsh impact on small business. The minister has altered the rules on interest deductibility, on the Small Business Development Bond, on deferred profit sharing plans, on the dividend payouts of small business, on capital cost allowance, and on capital gains. The lit goes on and on. Would the minister today tell the House why he and his comrade, Neil Brooks, have chosen to attack small business so severely in this budget?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   RULES AFFECTING SMALL BUSINESS
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December 18, 1981