March 26, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE ECONOMY

PC

Douglas Roche

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Douglas Roche (Edmonton South):

Madam Speaker, yesterday the central bank lending rate rose again, increasing to intolerable levels the financial pressure on the ordinary citizens of our country. In view of the fact that high interest rates have made construction of new apartment buildings and homes an unviable proposition, and that my city of Edmonton presently has a vacancy rate of only 1.1 per cent, with many people there facing mortgage renewals, rental increases and loss of income through increasing lay-offs, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Wetaskiwin (Mr. Schellenberger):

That the Minister of Finance take immediate steps to reduce present high interest rates, which are severely damaging not only the economy, but the lives of hard-working Canadians desperately worried about their own future.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF HIGH INTEREST RATES-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:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF HIGH INTEREST RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF HIGH INTEREST RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF HIGH INTEREST RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD

PC

Stanley Kenneth Schellenberger

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Schellenberger (Wetaskiwin):

Madam Speaker, the initial payments for Canadian Wheat Board grain announced on Monday are totally inadequate. Canadians cannot honestly expect farmers to continue to produce grain at prices lower than last year when the farm input price index in western Canada skyrocketed by 11.2 per cent during that time. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor):

That this House calls upon the minister responsible for the Wheat Board to show the courage and leadership which his office demands and immediately raise the initial prices to a realistic level which will allow farmers to cover the payments on their input costs which will come due this fall.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIAL GRAIN PRICES-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 WHEAT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIAL GRAIN PRICES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIAL GRAIN PRICES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIAL GRAIN PRICES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AWARDING OF MEGAPROJECT CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Ian Gardiner Waddell

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Waddell (Vancouver-Kingsway):

Madam Speaker, I rise under Standing Order 43 on the matter of jobs from energy megaprojects. First we had the stacker reclaimer case in Prince Rupert and now we have a similar situation in the coal project at Sparwood, British Columbia. I have just been informed by letter from the regional manager of Westeel-Rosco Limited in Vancouver that a S20 million contract for conveyor covers was awarded to Continental Conveyor and Equipment of Alabama Inc., U.S.A. The American company gave assurances that almost all the components would be made in Canada. Continental then promptly awarded the work to a Chicago-based company and Canada lost another 20,000 manhours of work. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Birds Hill (Mr. Blaikie):

That in order that the highly touted spin-off effect of Canadian energy megaprojects does not rapidly turn into a tailspin, the Government of Canada take immediate concrete steps so that Canadian resources can be used to help Canadian business and governments to provide jobs for Canadians and not allow them to go out of the country.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDING OF MEGAPROJECT CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS-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:   AWARDING OF MEGAPROJECT CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDING OF MEGAPROJECT CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDING OF MEGAPROJECT CONTRACTS TO FOREIGN FIRMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Madam Speaker, the government, having made a complete shambles of our economy, is obviously unwilling or unable to resolve the problem. The resulting tragedies seem endless. We now have word that up to another 1,750 employees of General Motors of Canada will be laid off indefinitely next month, a depression-

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sized lay-off that will undoubtedly have a serious ripple impact throughout the country. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Ontario (Mr. Fennell):

That this government take immediate steps to stimulate sales of Canadian-made vehicles, expand their efforts by bringing forward new programs to promote economic growth or, failing this, that this government call an election so that Canadians suffering from this indifference and inability of government will have the opportunity to turn the job over to others willing and able to achieve economic recovery.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE SALES-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:   AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE SALES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR MEASURES TO STIMULATE SALES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 26, 1982