January 25, 1984

PC

Frank Oberle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Oberle:

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a very specific question, but the Minister is new and I wanted to give him an opportunity to be as broad as possible.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MINES AND MINING
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRY
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PROPOSALS MADE TO MINISTER S COLLEAGUES

PC

Frank Oberle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. F. Oberle (Prince George-Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, tying in to an answer we just received from the Minister of Finance, has the Minister made any specific proposals to his colleagues that could be reflected in the Budget that will be coming forward next month?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROPOSALS MADE TO MINISTER S COLLEAGUES
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The Chair has misgivings about a question of this nature, as to what has been proposed by one Minister to colleagues within the framework of Cabinet. Bearing in mind there are a number of Members on this side seeking to be recognized, the Chair is trying hard to apportion time as best it can. The Hon. Member for Dauphin-Swan River.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROPOSALS MADE TO MINISTER S COLLEAGUES
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MULTICULTURALISM

NDP

Laverne Lewycky

New Democratic Party

Mr. Laverne Lewycky (Dauphin-Swan River):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of State for Multiculturalism. What action does he plan to take considering the fact that his commissioned study, which was the subject of a press conference in Winnipeg this week, has been criticized for not having recommended affirmative action in the media's portrayal of visible minorities? How concerned is the Minister with the quote by Don Ferguson, the CBC regional director, that "Networks would be courting financial disaster if their programming was so regulated"?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MULTICULTURALISM
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA PORTRAYAL OF VISIBLE MINORITIES
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LIB

David Michael Collenette (Minister of State (Multiculturalism))

Liberal

Hon. D. M. Collenette (Minister of State (Multiculturalism)):

Mr. Speaker, the study in question was not commissioned by the Ministry of State for Multiculturalism. It was a grant given to a professor at the University of Winnipeg last year. He released the result, as he was able to do and was appropriate to do, this week, but it had no official sanction of the Department of Multiculturalism. With respect to the second part of the question, it is inappropriate for me to comment, given the fact that a parliamentary committee is now preparing its report on this very sensitive subject.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MULTICULTURALISM
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA PORTRAYAL OF VISIBLE MINORITIES
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USE OF VISIBLE MINORITIES IN ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS

NDP

Laverne Lewycky

New Democratic Party

Mr. Laverne Lewycky (Dauphin-Swan River):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister's Department has had a marketing study. This is in conjunction with both the multiculturalism directorate and the advertising advisory board. The study found that there is no difference in attitudes of whites and non-whites toward commercials that may be attributed to the presence of visible minorities.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   USE OF VISIBLE MINORITIES IN ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Will the Hon. Member please ask his question?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   USE OF VISIBLE MINORITIES IN ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS
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NDP

Laverne Lewycky

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lewycky:

In the light of that study and the comment by the CBC regional director in Winnipeg, does the Minister share the viewpoint that advertisers will not buy commercial spots-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   USE OF VISIBLE MINORITIES IN ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The Hon. Member for Gaspe.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   USE OF VISIBLE MINORITIES IN ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS
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DISASTERS

LIB

Alexandre Cyr

Liberal

Mr. Alexandre Cyr (Gaspe):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the President of the Privy Council.

On December 12, I asked him about the possibility of the Government of Canada providing assistance in eastern Canada, more specifically in the Gaspe Peninsula, to disaster victims who suffered losses as a result of the storm on December 7.

January 25, 1984

Could the Minister inform the House whether he has received an official request from the Province of Quebec under the program for financial assistance in case of natural disasters, and whether the Government of Canada intends to intervene in this case by making contributions on humanitarian grounds?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   SNOW STORM-FINANCIAL AID TO GASPE REGION
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LIB

Yvon Pinard (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Yvon Pinard (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, our program for providing financial assistance in case of natural disasters applies only when a request has been made by the province concerned. In this particular case, I have not yet received a request from the Province of Quebec, but if I do, I can assure the Hon. Member that it will be given very serious consideration.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
Sub-subtopic:   SNOW STORM-FINANCIAL AID TO GASPE REGION
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AIR TRANSPORT

PC

Donald Frank Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Don Mazankowski (Vegreville):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Transport. The CTV program W-5, aired last Sunday, revealed that Transport Canada's safety standards with respect to aircraft tire inspections and the cleaning of runways of rubber contamination were below acceptable safety standards. Has the Minister discussed this with his officials and, if so, what action is he going to take? Second, is he satisfied with the answers that were given by Transport Canada officials, since it appears that the officials were confused both about the standards that were in place in Transport Canada and the method in which they were being applied?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   AIRCRAFT TIRE INSPECTIONS AND RUNWAY MAINTENANCE
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LIB

Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I have had some interesting discussions with officials concerning the findings brought forward during the program. As in many cases, I think there are differing points of view on what is an applicable standard. 1 think particularly of the case of the testing of retread tires on airplanes. There are very effective methods of doing this. We have met with the airlines to determine that their present methods give a strong guarantee of safety in this area. I would point out to the Hon. Member that I hope to be in a position within the next day or two to make a public announcement about the results of the discussions that we have had. I hope he can contain his anxiety and interest until that time, and then we can have a good discussion about the matter.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   AIRCRAFT TIRE INSPECTIONS AND RUNWAY MAINTENANCE
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PC

Donald Frank Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Mazankowski:

Mr. Speaker, I think it would be important that the Minister make a clear statement in order to remove any doubts.

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   AIRCRAFT TIRE INSPECTIONS AND RUNWAY MAINTENANCE
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HAZARD POSED BY AIRPORT RAVINE

January 25, 1984