June 27, 1984

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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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Mr. Crombie

Progressive Conservative

In (a) 1975 (b) 1976 (c) 1977 (d) 1978 (e) 1979 (f) 1980 (g) 1981 (h) 1982 (i) 1983 were any film production companies awarded grants or loans under the Canada Film Development Corporation Program and, if so, in each case, what was the (i) name of the company (ii) amount of the grant, loan or subsidy?

Return tabled.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Mr. Speaker, I ask that the remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Shall the remaining questions be allowed to stand?

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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J. Michael Forrestall (Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Forrestall:

Mr. Speaker, notwithstanding the admonition of the Parliamentary Secretary in recent months in this Chamber with respect to the Government's attitude regarding starred questions, I rise once again and ask him why people living in the Maritimes, shipyards and entrepreneurs in the shipping community, cannot obtain an answer to question No. 699 which was placed on the Order Paper on February 22, 1984, some four or five months ago.

It simply asks for the number of ships, drilling rigs and other platforms described as vessels imported into Canada. It asks how many there have been, how much revenue has been collected and how much it has cost to police. It concerns questions which have been raised consistently in the House with respect to PIP grants and other legislation.

When will we get an answer to this question? Will the Government not concede and simply acknowledge that the practice in this Chamber for over 100 years now has been to respond expeditiously and swiftly to starred questions? Otherwise, there is very little point in having starred questions. The answers to written questions are printed. It is either a useful practice or it is not. The Parliamentary Secretary has consistently said that there is nothing about this in our Standing Orders; but my point of order is as much to appeal to you, Mr. Speaker, with respect to the precedent in the Chamber upon which we rely so frequently for the proper discharge of our duties. Would the Parliamentary Secretary simply indicate whether or not he has any intention of responding to that question during this Parliament?

June 27, 1984

Introduction of Bills

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Mr. Speaker, we will try to obtain an answer to that question as soon as possible. As the Hon. Member indicated in elaborating on his point of order, it is a complex question. The Government is moving as fast as it can to obtain an answer for the Hon. Member.

With regard to starred questions, that issue has been raised time and time again. I can only say that the Government tries to act expeditiously on all questions, not just starred questions.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McKinnon:

Mr. Speaker, seeing that the Parliamentary Secretary is in such a good mood, would he be willing to advise me, in terms of the dozen or so times he has told me that he would inquire of the Department of National Defence about question No. 840, what kind of response he obtained? Is it that they are too incompetent to fulfil the requirements of the question? Is there some security reason, or is it simply that the Minister of National Defence has been misleading the country for years?

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Mr. Speaker, as I indicated to the Hon. Member, we are trying to obtain an answer to that question for him. I know exactly what the question is and what information he is trying to obtain.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Shall the remaining questions be allowed to stand?

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. John Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that all notices of motions for the production of papers be allowed to stand.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Shall all notices of motions for the production of papers stand?

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
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On the Order: Introduction of Bills: June 22, 1984-The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development- Bill intituled: "An Act relating to self-government for Indian Nations".


LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, as I understand it, through an error the royal proclamation was sent by air to the Supreme Court rather than here. It is on its way. In view of that, would it be possible-and I understand unanimous consent might be forthcoming-to revert to Introduction of Bills to have the Bill relating to self-government for Indian nations

introduced? I understand that it will be in Your Honour's hands momentarily.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT MEASURE TO ESTABLISH
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Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

There is nothing we can do about it now.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT MEASURE TO ESTABLISH
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

We do not have the royal recommendation. I believe the House might be disposed, as soon as it is received, to interrupt proceedings and perhaps give consent to the introduction of the Bill. In the circumstances the Chair's hands are tied.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT MEASURE TO ESTABLISH
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John Carr Munro (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Liberal

Mr. Munro (Hamilton East):

Mr. Speaker, I now understand there is a disposition to do it at the time it arrives, for which I thank House Leaders of the Opposition Parties.

Topic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   INDIAN SELF-GOVERNMENT ACT MEASURE TO ESTABLISH
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GOVERNMENT ORDERS

CANADA LABOUR CODE

June 27, 1984