June 18, 1986

PC

David Edward Crombie (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. David Crombie (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member is absolutely wrong when he says that the Minister of Fisheries was thrown out of the meeting or that indeed the co-management scheme was withdrawn. It is absolutely untrue. I think it can be said that the consultative process is beginning to move nicely. One difficulty was that there was a perceived legal uncertainty in respect of the four by-laws. As the Hon. Member knows, recently I have taken steps to ensure that the legal uncertainty with regard to those by-laws was removed during the time the process of discussion and consultation with the joint work group was in place. I wish the Hon. Member would quit playing politics with this matter and help us along.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CO-MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL-REQUEST FOR MINISTERIAL MEETING
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CO-MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL-REQUEST FOR MINISTERIAL MEETING
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PUBLIC WORKS

PC

Jean-Guy Guilbault

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jean-Guy Guilbault (Drummond):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Public Works. Federal surplus real estate disposal program phases I and II began a few months ago.

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Can the Minister tell the House if this process has enabled Treasury Board to make savings and attract private sector investment capital, and does he expect similar fall-outs from phase III of the program?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FEDERAL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE DISPOSAL PROGRAM
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PC

Roch La Salle (Minister of Public Works)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Roch La Salle (Minister of Public Works):

First, Mr. Speaker, Hon. Members will be pleased to learn that this Government is committed to encourage significant private sector investments.

As to our Government's decision to dispose of surplus buildings, the answer to the Hon. Member's question is this: 250 real estate deals have been concluded so far; $60 million will be added to the public treasury; Canadians will save close to $4 million in terms of taxes and services related to vacant buildings; and, finaly, more interesting still, we have learned that the private sector might invest in excess of $1 billion. That, Mr. Speaker, is what we on this side of the House call good business!

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON FEDERAL SURPLUS REAL ESTATE DISPOSAL PROGRAM
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REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

LIB

Russell Gregoire MacLellan

Liberal

Mr. Russell MacLellan (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Acting Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion. On May 30 the Minister told a press conference in Cape Breton that the Government had created 844 jobs in that area since the new tax incentives came into effect. There are a lot of unemployed Cape Bretoners who would love to know exactly where those jobs are. Will the Minister table today a breakdown of exactly where those jobs are?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   CREATION OF JOBS IN CAPE BRETON
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PC

Donald Frank Mazankowski (Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion; Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Don Mazankowski (Acting Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion):

Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to provide the Hon. Member with that information. In addition to that, I am advised by my colleague that through the work programs under her auspices 1,372 additional jobs have been created in Cape Breton.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   CREATION OF JOBS IN CAPE BRETON
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LIB

Jean-Robert Gauthier (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. Gauthier:

Table those too.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION
Sub-subtopic:   CREATION OF JOBS IN CAPE BRETON
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GOVERNMENT POLICY

LIB

Russell Gregoire MacLellan

Liberal

Mr. Russell MacLellan (Cape Breton-The Sydneys):

Mr. Speaker, there were less jobs created by the Department of Employment and Immigration than were created last year. The Government is so busy patting itself on the back that it does not realize we are losing jobs daily. If the Minister's job creation program is so great, will he tell us why there are fewer jobs in Cape Breton today than there were a year ago?

Orals Questions

Hon. Don Mazankowski (Acting Minister of Regional

Industrial Expansion): Mr. Speaker, I certainly disagree with the premise of the question. I can assure the Hon. Member that there are many more projects and participants in the Canadian Jobs Strategy which will create more jobs in the future. They will be long, durable jobs, rather than the kind of fluff the Hon. Member created when his Party was in office.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES

NDP

John R. Rodriguez

New Democratic Party

Mr. John R. Rodriguez (Nickel Belt):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister. It has to do with the peregrinations of the Prime Minister who took three trips costing close to $1 million. I am particularly interested in the New York sojourn which cost $62,000. The Prime Minister rented a room for $1,200 a night, and Fred Doucet, his assistant-

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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PC

Martial Asselin (Speaker pro tempore)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Does the Hon. Member have a question?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Benjamin:

That wasn't the YMCA.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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LIB

Lloyd Axworthy

Liberal

Mr. Axworthy:

It might have been the YW.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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NDP

John R. Rodriguez

New Democratic Party

Mr. Rodriguez:

Does the Deputy Prime Minister think that this is the kind of example the leadership of the country should be setting with respect to restraint? Is this what he calls giving an example, or is he like the preacher who says, "Do what I say, not what I do"?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

Name names.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Joe Clark (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I think that the colleague of the Hon. Member who put the question indicated the ridiculous nature of this kind of grasp for headlines in the House of Commons. He suggested that the Prime Minister of Canada, when representing this country at the fortieth anniversary sessions of the United Nations, should stay in the YMCA.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Benjamin:

Why not?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S TRIP TO NEW YORK
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June 18, 1986