June 27, 1984

AGRICULTURE

PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Agriculture. It pertains to the proposed amendment to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, which would include tobacco. I do not have to relate the importance of this issue to the Minister; he is well aware of it. He is also well aware of the commitments that have been made in the past and of the many rumours that are presently passing around. Is the Minister prepared to tell us when the proposed amendment will be introduced in the House?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT-INTRODUCTION OF TOBACCO AMENDMENT
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I hope tomorrow.

June 27, 1984

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT-INTRODUCTION OF TOBACCO AMENDMENT
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PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bradley:

I thank the Minister for that, finally. We have been waiting since December. I am sure that we have heard promises of this type before, and the word "hope" bothers me.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT-INTRODUCTION OF TOBACCO AMENDMENT
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PASSAGE OF AMENDING LEGISLATION

PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

Mr. Speaker, would the Minister tell us if this Bill has been approved and printed? Is it in the hands of the Government House Leader and has he been asked, or is he willing to negotiate with our House Leader? Is it his intention that this amendment be passed before the week is out?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PASSAGE OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member sounds as if the whole House is in full agreement. If he can come to me and say: "We are in full agreement and we will give immediate passage to this Bill", I can go to the House Leader and say that the opposition Parties are in full agreement with this Bill. The Bill is being printed-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PASSAGE OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lewis:

What Bill?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PASSAGE OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Whelan:

The Bill is being printed at the present time. It was only approved yesterday, and the Bill should be in the hands of the House Leader later today.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PASSAGE OF AMENDING LEGISLATION
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PENITENTIARIES

LIB

Gilles Marceau

Liberal

Mr. Gilles Marceau (Jonquiere):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Solicitor General. I would like to ask the Minister if, following a recent court judgment, he intends to be particularly careful about dangerous criminals who, as a result, may be put back into "circulation" in greater numbers. Second, regarding individuals who are released under mandatory supervision and commit offences or escape, does the Minister intend to take any special action in this respect? I should like to know whether Bill C-35 deals more specifically with this question and whether the Minister will want the Bill to be passed before the end of this session?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT SOLICITOR GENERAL PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO DANGEROUS CRIMINALS
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LIB

Robert Phillip Kaplan (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Bob Kaplan (Solicitor General of Canada):

Mr. Speaker, we only have two days to go. This is a very important piece of legislation which would permit us to keep violent offenders longer behind bars.

I have written to both my opposition critics. The Conservative Party indicated that they support the legislation and that their critic would be prepared to give it three-stage passage this week. Unfortunately the NDP have taken the position that the Bill is too tough on violent offenders, and they are seeking amendments to this legislation that would reduce its effectiveness so as to make it practically useless. That is where we stand.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT SOLICITOR GENERAL PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO DANGEROUS CRIMINALS
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AGRICULTURE

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to my friend, the Minister of Agriculture. He is no doubt aware of the very serious flooding problem in northeast Saskatchewan. I had a chance to see some of it on the weekend. The northwestern part of Manitoba is affected as well.

In my province the provincial Government is putting up a paltry $8 million to help the farmers, which is about $10 an acre. Has the Saskatchewan Government made an official request for federal government aid in terms of the designation of that area as a disaster area? Will the Minister also tell us whether there will be any federal assistance for the hard pressed people of northeastern Saskatchewan?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM FLOOD DAMAGE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I received a telegram yesterday or the day before from the Minister of Agriculture in Saskatchewan, pointing out the need of farmers. However, what is needed is an official declaration by the Premier of the province to the Prime Minister of Canada, calling it a disaster area. As of yesterday I have not seen that.

If they go through that formula and it then goes to the President of the Privy Council, the House Leader, under the national disaster plan, I would think that that is the procedure they should be following. I had not seen that as of yesterday.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM FLOOD DAMAGE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Nystrom:

I am rather surprised that the provincial Government has not done this, because it really is an emergency.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM FLOOD DAMAGE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

The facts are wrong. They have had it since March 16. You are not telling the truth.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   FARM FLOOD DAMAGE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE OF ASSISTANCE

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, despite the laxness of the provincial Government, can the Minister assure the people in northeast Saskatchewan that there will be some federal assistance, and can he assure the people in that part of the province that that aid will be coming very quickly, because they need that assistance right away?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE OF ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Eugene Whelan (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, if they have declared it a disaster-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE OF ASSISTANCE
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June 27, 1984