December 12, 1984

IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.

NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard McCurdy (Windsor-Walkerville):

With all due respect to the Prime Minister, you cannot have it both

ways.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.
Permalink
PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

Neither can you.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.
Permalink
PC

Martial Asselin (Speaker pro tempore)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

With all due respect, the Hon. Member cannot have a long first question and a preamble to the supplementary. The Member cannot have it both ways. Does the Hon. Member have a question?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.
Permalink
NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. McCurdy:

Mr. Speaker, how can we believe the assurances that the cuts would be applied to overhead and administration, when in Windsor all the cuts have been applied to programming?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.
Permalink
PC

Martin Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister):

The decision, Mr. Speaker, was of course that of the President of the CBC. I may tell my hon. friend that if he feels there has been an injustice in the greater Windsor area, I will be happy to consult with my colleague in Communications and bring that to the attention of the President of the CBC. I am sure that both he and I want the people of Windsor to be treated with the ultimate fairness as well.

December 12, 1984

Oral Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMPACT IN WINDSOR, ONT.
Permalink

FORESTRY

PC

Michel Champagne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Michel Champagne (Champlain):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of State for Forestry. Can the Minister tell us what progress is being made in the negotiations with Quebec on a Federal-provincial agreement for forestry?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS WITH QUEBEC ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS
Permalink
PC

Gerald Stairs Merrithew (Minister of State (Forestry))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gerald S. Merrithew (Minister of State (Forestry)):

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FORESTRY
Sub-subtopic:   DISCUSSIONS WITH QUEBEC ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL AGREEMENTS
Permalink

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION

LIB

Leonard Donald Hopkins

Liberal

Mr. Len Hopkins (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of National Defence. First, I want to welcome him back to the House from his NATO meetings and other various on-the-the-job training programs.

The Acting Defence Minister was not in a position to give me an answer to a question last week because he did not know what the Minister had said at NATO, even though he said they had very close communications. At the same time he did inform us that what the Minister had said "made a great deal of sense", even though he had not heard it.

When making statements about the CF-18 fighter aircraft and the six new patrol frigates, among other items, was the Minister simply not making several promises to our NATO allies that were based on commitments which had already been made and were already under way to a degree, by the previous Government?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
Permalink
PC

Robert Carman Coates (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert C. Coates (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, one of the real points of interest in the Auditor General's report is that the former Government told the Canadian people that the CF-18 program and the Canadian patrol frigate program were real programs. We found out from the Auditor General that they were half programs. They were buying half a plane and half a frigate. We are now carrying out the total program by putting the other things in the planes to make them real fighting planes, and putting the other things

in the frigates to make them real fighting ships. That would not have happened under the budget proposed by the former Government. As a new Government we are saddled with delivering to NATO and NORAD-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
Permalink
PC

Martial Asselin (Speaker pro tempore)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

With great respect.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
Permalink
PC

Robert Carman Coates (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Coates:

It was promised by them and will be done by us.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTRIBUTION
Permalink

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PETITIONS

PC

Brian White

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brian White (Dauphin-Swan River):

Mr. Speaker, 1 have the honour today of presenting four separate petitions, all dealing with the issue of telephone deregulation. The petitioners from the Birdtail Valley New Horizons Club, the Green Valley Senior Centre, and the Onanole Cheery Chirpers Seniors' Club and many citizens of southwestern Manitoba total 1,041.

Their concern is that telephone deregulation could undermine the tradition of affordable, universal service which we enjoy in this country. They ask that Parliament refrain from enacting legislation which would lead to deregulation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DEREGULATION OF TELEPHONE SERVICE
Permalink
PC

Martial Asselin (Speaker pro tempore)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I have another petitioner, but I do feel duty-bound to ask Members either to take their seats or leave the Chamber, please. Hon. Members are petitioning the House of Commons and it only seems fair to me that they get a chance for the House to hear what they say. Order, please.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DEREGULATION OF TELEPHONE SERVICE
Permalink
PC

Thomas Hockin

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Hockin (London West):

Mr. Speaker, as the Member of Parliament for London West it is my duty to present a petition signed by over 2,000 residents in my riding.

The petition will be familiar to the House. It calls for Parliament to declare Canada a nuclear weapons-free zone, to work actively for a multilateral de-escalation of the arms race, to divert arms funding to peaceful purposes, and to conduct a free vote to cease the testing of Cruise missiles in Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WORLD PEACE AND DISARMAMENT
Permalink
PC

Vincent Martin Dantzer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Vince Dantzer (Okanagan North):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from the residents of the City of Vernon in Okanagan North who are concerned about the lack of protection and effective legislation to reduce the carnage and destruction caused by drunk drivers on our roads and highways.

December 12, 1984

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVING
Permalink

December 12, 1984