May 20, 1982

LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   SPEECH MADE BY MR. EVANS ON BUDGET-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   SPEECH MADE BY MR. EVANS ON BUDGET-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

May 20, 1982

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   SPEECH MADE BY MR. EVANS ON BUDGET-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

PC

Jack Wendele Shields

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Shields (Athabasca):

Madam Speaker, the pay and benefit scales in the Canadian Armed Forces are at a pitifully low level. The Liberal government adds insult to injury by significantly raising the rents on permanent married quarters and forcing occupants to pay for all utilities and heating costs. The vast majority of PMQs are over 30 years old and poorly insulated. This will result in extremely high heating costs during Canada's severe winters. This expense, added to the already high cost of living facing our Armed Forces families, with no compensating increase in pay, is nothing short of criminal. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Calgary South (Mr. Thomson):

That this House direct the Minister of National Defence to refer immediately the pay scales, allowances and benefits, including rental rates, of the Armed Forces, to the Task Force on Taxation and Northern Benefits as a very special and very urgent case so that we may restore the members of the Canadian Armed Forces to a standard of living they so richly deserve.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF PAY SCALES-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 ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF PAY SCALES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF PAY SCALES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF PAY SCALES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AGRICULTURE

NDP

Victor Fredrich (Vic) Althouse

New Democratic Party

Mr. Vic Althouse (Humboldt-Lake Centre):

Madam

Speaker, meetings held yesterday and today with groups affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture further substantiate the need for lower-cost farm credit for those farmers in financial difficulty. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, therefore, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for The Battlefords-Meadow Lake (Mr. Anguish):

That this House instruct the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Agriculture to introduce immediately legislation providing for loans at 10 per cent for such farmers through the Farm Credit Corporation as well as extending the small business bond concept to permit the use of funds available from the retiring generation of farmers to be reloaned at lower rates made possible through the deferral of capital gains tax on such funds.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF FARM LOANS AT REDUCED INTEREST RATE-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:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF FARM LOANS AT REDUCED INTEREST RATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF FARM LOANS AT REDUCED INTEREST RATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Oral Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF FARM LOANS AT REDUCED INTEREST RATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

THE ECONOMY

PC

Michael Holcombe Wilson

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance who is aware, I am sure, of the low level of consumer confidence as indicated by the Conference Board index which showed the level of confidence peaked at 96 in 1980 when his first budget came out. It is now down to 61, the lowest level in history. The minister surely must share some of the responsibility for this shattering drop in confidence.

In order to do something to reverse this serious lack of confidence, will the minister today hold out some hope concerning interest rates, by stating to Canadians that if rates in the United States drop, as is expected, he will allow Canadian rates to drop by an equivalent amount?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES
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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, there is absolutely no difference in principle between the hon. member and myself.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

That is a terrible thing to say.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

I have taken the view he has implied in his question, that in order to have any chance of a quick recovery the first essential is a drop in U.S. interest rates. Obviously that would create conditions in Canada which would make it possible for a lowering of interest rates in this country.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES
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PC

Michael Holcombe Wilson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Wilson:

Madam Speaker, the minister did not answer the question. He did not say that he would allow interest rates to go down an equivalent amount.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic:   LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES
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May 20, 1982