December 20, 1982

CROWN CORPORATIONS

LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES

PC

Jack Wendele Shields

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Shields (Athabasca):

Madam Speaker, whereas the Auditor General in his report described the extent of government activity in business as "an enormous iceberg" of which only the tip is dimly visible; whereas the proliferation of Crown corporations has become a "sub-Government" employing 263,000 people; whereas it has become obvious that the Liberal Cabinet and some Crown corporations have become co-conspirators in spending money without parliamentary control, which has raised a number of questions such as: 1. Should the Government be trying to do the things it is with Crown corporations? 2. Should some Crown corporations continue to exist? 3. Should a sunset deadline on Crown corporations be imposed?-I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Okanagan North (Mr. Dantzer):

That action be taken under the Inquiries Act immediately to recommend to this House legislation to control Crown corporations so that money extracted from the public through taxation is not used to pursue goals desired by politicians and bureaucrats to stroke their own egos.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES
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DISASTERS

NDP

Pauline Jewett

New Democratic Party

Miss Pauline Jewett (New Westminster-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity concerning the Fraser River flooding, and move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Mission-Port Moody (Mr. Rose):

That this House express its concern for the victims of flooding in the lower Fraser River valley as well as its concern for the state of water management and flood control in the area; and that this House calls on the federal Government to increases its funding and support for the Lower Fraser Diking Agreement and the long term projects of the Diking Agreement Management Board.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   FLOODING IN LOWER FRASER VALLEY, B.C.-FUNDING FOR DIKES
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   FLOODING IN LOWER FRASER VALLEY, B.C.-FUNDING FOR DIKES
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   FLOODING IN LOWER FRASER VALLEY, B.C.-FUNDING FOR DIKES
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   FLOODING IN LOWER FRASER VALLEY, B.C.-FUNDING FOR DIKES
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MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES- NECESSITY FOR CONTROLS

PC

Constantine George (Gus) Mitges

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gus Mitges (Grey-Simcoe):

Madam Speaker, in view of the fact that time and time again there has been evidence that numerous medical devices, including contact lenses and pacemakers, have not always lived up to their expectations and at times have caused serious illness and death to their recipients because of malfunction, 1 move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That the Department of National Health and Welfare move more speedily and more expeditiously to correct and eliminate all substandard medical devices and exert more stringent controls on the manufacturing companies to make them more responsible than they have been up to now.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES- NECESSITY FOR CONTROLS
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES- NECESSITY FOR CONTROLS
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES- NECESSITY FOR CONTROLS
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES- NECESSITY FOR CONTROLS
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THE PRIME MINISTER

PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise today on the subject of the public acknowledgement of the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) of failure last night, on the CBC. 1 congratulate him on his lofty detachment that enables him to view the bitterness of the Canadian public without any sense of depression or guilt. Perhaps we could call that the Clifford Olson approach.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   THE PRIME MINISTER
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Some Hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   THE PRIME MINISTER
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PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Darling:

I therefore move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Prince-Edward-Hastings (Mr. Ellis):

That this House inform the Prime Minister that, while he may be sorry for those who do not have jobs, the Canadian public at large is sorry that he has one, and more specifically the one that he does have, namely, the Prime Ministership.

Topic:   CROWN CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   THE PRIME MINISTER
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December 20, 1982