November 23, 1987

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PETITIONS

PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Doug Lewis (Minister of State and Minister of State (Treasury Board)):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 106(8), 1 have the honour to table, in both official languages, the Government's response to 16 petitions Nos. 332-3213, 3323229, 332-3230, 332-3232, 332-3233, 332-3236, 332-3237, 332-3240, 332-3243, 332-3270, 332-3272 to 332-3274 and 332-3275 to 332-3277.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PETITIONS

LIB

Alfonso Gagliano

Liberal

Mr. Alfonso Gagliano (Saint-Leonard-Anjou):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and pleasure of tabling several hundred signatures from residents of New Brunswick. Your petitioners humbly inform the House that Canada Post's new corporate plan has created two classes of citizens by permanently installing its super boxes in urban and rural areas; that closing rural post offices deprives Canadians of a unique federal presence and reduces postal services that are vital to rural areas; and that rate increases, especially for second class mail, jeopardize the distribution by mail of many newspapers, weeklies, regional papers, magazines and religious publications; Wherefore your petitioners humbly pray that Parliament reject Canada Post's plan and urge the Corporation to deliver the mail to all Canadian taxpayers, without exception.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA POST-OPPOSITION TO CORPORATE PLAN
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Doug Lewis (Minister of State and Minister of State (Treasury Board)):

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 197, 198, 200, and 212.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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Mr. Howie

Progressive Conservative

In 1987, does the Department of National Defence plan to place orders for the replacement of ships or the acquisition of new ones and, if so, how many?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DND- REPLACEMENT OF SHIPS
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PC

Henry Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence):

As

stated in the White Paper, the Department of National Defence plans to replace six more of its existing frigates through Phase II of the Ship Replacement Program (SRP II).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DND- REPLACEMENT OF SHIPS
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PC

Mr. Howie

Progressive Conservative

1. How many destroyers are currently on strength in the Canadian Armed Forces?

2. Of this number, how many are (a) under repair (b) otherwise incapable of going to sea?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DND-NUMBER OF DESTROYERS
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PC

Henry Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence):

1.

Twenty-three.

2. (a) One. (b) Nil.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   DND-NUMBER OF DESTROYERS
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PC

Mr. Howie

Progressive Conservative

1. For the latest date for which figures are available, at CFB Gagetown, Oromocto, N.B., how many (a) permanent civilian personnel (b) temporary or 'term' civilian personnel (c) regular force military personnel (d) militia personnel on callout were on strength?

2. Of those military personnel who were employed at CFB Gagetown, how many were (a) in combat trades (b) in non-combat and support trades?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL AT CFB GAGETOWN
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PC

Henry Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Perrin Beatty (Minister of National Defence):

1. (a)

656; (b) 192; (c) 3,254; (d) 12.

2. (a) (i) Regular Force 1,787; (ii) Militia 5. (b) (i) Regular Force 1,467; (ii) Militia 7.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL AT CFB GAGETOWN
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Mr. Nickerson

Progressive Conservative

With respect to each gold loan made by the Bank of Canada currently outstanding (a) to whom is the gold being lent (b) how much gold is being lent (c) what is the term of the loan (d) what rate of interest is being charged?

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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Michael Holcombe Wilson (Minister of Finance)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Wilson (Minister of Finance):

Gold loans are made from the holdings of the Exchange Fund (a special account of the Minister of Finance which serves as the main repository of Canada's official international reserves). Gold loans have been made to the Royal Canadian Mint in connection with its gold coin programs and to financial institutions and precious metal dealers who are active in the gold market. The loans are made on commercial terms for maturities up to six months. As of October 31, 1987, total loans outstanding amounted to 601 thousand ounces. It would prejudice the Account's competitive position to reveal the details of individual transactions.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The questions as enumerated by the Parliamentary Secretary have been answered.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lewis:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Shall all the remaining questions be allowed to stand?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BANK OF CANADA-GOLD LOANS
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November 23, 1987