November 8, 1984

PC

John William Bosley (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILDREN
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ABUSE-BADGLEY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

It is a very raucous reception, Mr. Speaker. I apologize for them. No, I regard myself as having been elevated to the universe.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILDREN
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ABUSE-BADGLEY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

You were supposed to feel that way.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILDREN
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ABUSE-BADGLEY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
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LIB

Lloyd Axworthy

Liberal

Mr. Axworthy:

Elevated right out of finance into justice.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILDREN
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ABUSE-BADGLEY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
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PC

John Carnell Crosbie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

The only penalty I am suffering is now having to watch the honourable gentlemen opposite face on.

The report, as the hon. le gentleman knows, Mr. Speaker, makes recommendations which involve both federal and provincial jurisdiction. Our officials are in consultation with provincial officials now. There will be a meeting of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General on November 22 and November 23 in which the report will be discussed among other matters. Certainly action will be taken, but in taking action we must be careful that we do not injure or damage the rights of individuals as well. There has to be a fine balance. This matter is very much on our minds, and action will be taken.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILDREN
Sub-subtopic:   SEXUAL ABUSE-BADGLEY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
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GOVERNMENT POSITION

NDP

Svend Johannes Robinson

New Democratic Party

Mr. Svend J. Robinson (Burnaby):

My supplementary is directed to the Right Hon. Prime Minister.

The Badgley Commission was unanimous in its recommendation that the Government immediately establish an office of commissioners reporting directly to the Prime Minister's office, to fight the sexual abuse of children.

November 8, 1984

Oral Questions

When does the Prime Minister intend to set up this office, which is of vital importance to Canadian children?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PC

Martin Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister):

As the

Minister said earlier, we must first wait for the results of talks with his provincial counterparts, which will take place within the next few days.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

PC

Jennifer Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Jennifer Cossitt (Leeds-Grenville):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and concerns the labelling of irradiated foods. The Department has been studying this issue for some time, in conjunction with the Department of National Health and Welfare in order to determine the best label to use to identify foods which have been treated with gamma rays. Would the Minister advise the House what decision, if any, has been made on the selection of a label which will assist consumers in identifying which foods have been subjected to irradiation?

[ Translation]

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   LABELLING OF IRRADIATED FOODS
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PC

Michel Côté (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, a communique on the labelling of these foods was issued by my department in July 1983 and sent to the various manufacturers and associations concerned. Replies received until April 1984 are now being analyzed and consultations with the World Health Organization are taking place. We shall be communicating the different data within the next few months.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   LABELLING OF IRRADIATED FOODS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

NDP

Ian Deans (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, you will recall, I am sure, in the last Parliament that the present Minister of Employment and Immigration claimed she was vitally concerned about the problems of those Canadians in the age group of 55 years to 65 years who could neither find employment nor qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. What does the Minister propose to do about that problem now?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PLIGHT OF OLDER PERSONS INELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS
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PC

Flora Isabel MacDonald (Minister of Employment and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Flora MacDonald (Minister of Employment and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I can inform the Hon. Member that this is still very much a grave concern of mine. He will be hearing later today about the steps that will be taken with regard to the unemployment insurance account.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Sub-subtopic:   PLIGHT OF OLDER PERSONS INELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS
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GOVERNMENT POSITION

NDP

Ian Deans (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, regardless of what might happen with the unemployment insurance account, is the Minister prepared to assure those individuals one of two things: that this Government will produce jobs for them as the Prime Minister said he would; or they will be given unemployment insurance until such time as the jobs are available?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PC

Flora Isabel MacDonald (Minister of Employment and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Flora MacDonald (Minister of Employment and Immigration):

I understand the very real concern of the Hon. Member, but I ask him at least to contain that concern for a few hours when he will know that there will be certain steps taken.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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PETITIONS

PC

John William Bosley (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the House that the petition presented by the Hon. Member for Mississauga South (Mr. Blenkarn) on Wednesday, November 7, 1984 meets the requirements of the Standing Orders as to form.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   NUCLEAR-WEAPONS-FREE ZONE
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PC

John William Bosley (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The petition presented by the Hon. Member for Vancouver-Kingsway (Mr. Waddell) on Wednesday, November 7, 1984 does not meet the requirements of the Standing Orders as to form.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TESTING OF CRUISE MISSILE
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November 8, 1984