July 8, 1988

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, I have a second motion, if I may. I would move:

That, the order for second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-132, an Act to amend the Western Grain Stabilization Act, standing on the Order Paper, be changed to read second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

Does the Hon. Member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CANADA GRAIN ACT

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, I have two motions. I move:

That, the order for second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-l 12, an Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and other Acts in consequence thereof, standing on the Order Paper, be changed to

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE OF REFERENCE TO STANDING COMMITTEE
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PETITIONS

NDP

Stanley J. Hovdebo

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stan J. Hovdebo (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and duty, on behalf of approximately 3,000

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petitioners, to present 235 petitions which deal with the irradiation of food. The petitioners say that irradiation in food processing causes certain products which may be toxic or carcinogenic in food and they say that it should not be consumed. There are certain bacteria which are not killed, and therefore people may eat food thinking it is safe. The Committee on Consumer and Corporate Affairs made a recommendation on the irradiation of food, and these petitioners want the appointment of a commission of inquiry to conduct an in-depth study into the safety of food irradiation.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   IRRADIATION OF FOOD
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PC

Terrence (Terry) Clifford

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Terry Clifford (London-Middlesex):

Mr. Speaker, it is a duty and a pleasure for me to rise today to table a petition on behalf of over 1,800 constituents of the City of London in my riding of London-Middlesex who are protesting the establishment of an open-custody facility for young offenders in a totally residential area. The petitioners take no issue with the availability of open-custody facilities under the Young Offenders Act. They deplore, however, the arbitrary manner in which the Peterson Government in Ontario has imposed the centre on a residential neighbourhood without adequate consultation.

Notwithstanding several attempts by the residents to approach the Ontario Government to discuss this issue, it remains unresponsive to the concerns of London residents. The petitioners are asking the federal Government to give direction to the provincial Government so that the Young Offenders Act may be implemented in a way that is fair and equitable to both young offenders and other citizens.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OPPOSITION TO OPEN-CUSTODY FACILITY IN RESIDENTIAL AREA
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NDP

James Douglas Manly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a duly certified petition calling on Parliament to pass legislation that will protect the life of the unborn child from conception and at all stages of development with the exception of the situation in which an abortion is performed in order to save the life of a mother.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PROTECTION OF RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN
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PC

Pauline Browes (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Pauline Browes (Scarborough Centre):

Mr. Speaker, it gives me pleasure to present to the House a petition on behalf of a number of residents of Scarborough, North York, Oshawa, Willowdale and Bowmanville concerning the Rouge River Valley in Scarborough. It is a very unique and precious natural area. Endangered wildlife and wilderness areas should be preserved in the national interest. The petitioners join with the Scarborough City Council, the federal Minister of the Environment (Mr. McMillan), the Save the Rouge Valley System and the Coalition of Scarborough Community Associations in expressing a great interest in and support for having the valley made a park. We are calling upon Parliament to work with the provincial Government which owns

Order Paper Questions

about 90 per cent of this area to establish the Rouge River Valley as a Canadian heritage land or as a provincial park.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DESIGNATION OF ROUGE RIVER VALLEY
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PC

Richard Grisé (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Richard Grise (Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and President of Treasury Board):

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos 350, 355 and 356.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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LIB

Mr. Henderson

Liberal

In (a) 1984, (A) 1985, (c) 1986, (d) 1987 did the Government (t) allocate

funds, (ii) award research contracts, (Hi) make any other grants or contributions to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

and, if so, through which departments and, in each case, in what amounts?

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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PC

Frederick James (Jim) Hawkes (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jim Hawkes (Parliamentary Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Privy Council):

I am

informed by the Departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Energy, Mines and Resources and Environment as follows:

In so far as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is concerned:

(j) Listed below are the funds allocated to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia by the Department.

(a) 1984-1985 $44.7 million; (b) 1985-1986 $41.0 million; (c) 1986-1987 $38.9 million; (d) 1987-1988. As a result of the Department's reorganization, funds are no longer allocated to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), but to the Scotia Fundy Region of which BIO is a part.

(ii) Nil.

(iii) Nil.

Note: The Department of Fisheries and Oceans maintains the complex. The Departments of Environment and Energy, Mines and Resources have offices housed in the complex.

In so far as the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is concerned:

(a to d) (i) No. (ii) No. (iii) No.

EM&R's Atlantic Geoscience Centre is part of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. The Centre carries out geological, geophysical and geochemical studies in Atlantic and Arctic offshore areas and obtains data used in the search for hydrocarbon resources, in resource evaluations, in marine environment protection, and in improving the safety of coastal and offshore engineering structures.

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Order Paper Questions

EM&R's operating expenditures including salaries for the Atlantic Geoscience Centre are as follows:

1984-1985 $12.3 million; 1985-1986 $16.4 million; 19861987 $13.8 million; 1987-1988 $14.6 million.

In so far as the Department of the Environment is concerned:

(a to d) (i) No. (ii) No. (iii) No.

The Conservation and Protection Services of Environment Canada occupies laboratory space in the Bedford Institute of Oceanography at no charge.

Environment Canada's operating expenditures including salaries for the Conservation and Protection Services are as follows:

1984-1985 $636,000; 1985-1986 $598,900; 1986-1987 $664,200; 1987-1988 $719,500.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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NDP

Ms. Jewett

New Democratic Party

Has the Government commissioned environmental impact studies concerning the proposed purchase of a fleet of nuclear powered submarines and, if so on what dates and, in each case (a) from what individuals or groups (b) at what cost (c) what were the findings?

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDIES
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PC

T.A. Bud Bradley (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Defence):

(a) and (c) The submarine project will follow Environment Canada's Federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process (EARP) with respect to environmental impact assessments. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited will be contracted to commence the initial environmental screening in mid-1988. Consultations will take place with military base experts, members of the civilian environmental, scientific and technical communities, and local elected officials.

(b) The total costs are yet to be determined, but are expected to fall in the range $300,000 to $400,000.

Topic:   PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDIES
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July 8, 1988