July 11, 1988

NDP

Derek Nigel Ernest Blackburn

New Democratic Party

Mr. Derek Blackburn (Brant):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 106 I have the duty and honour to present a petition from several of my constituents who are opposed to the trade deal, who are worried about the trade deal, and who feel that it can only be passed as a result of an election. Therefore, the petitioners call upon the Government to pull the plug and go to the polls like yesterday!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

Margaret Anne Mitchell

New Democratic Party

Ms. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 106, I wish to present six petitions from people in the Province of Ontario who state that Canadian sovereignty is threatened by the trade deal, the Government has no mandate, Canada's ability to plan is threatened, and the trade deal would integrate Canada into a North American defence industrial base. Therefore, the petitioners call for a national debate which would end in an election before such an agreement is signed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Pauline Browes (Scarborough Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition today from residents of Scarborough, North York, Don Mills, Toronto, Burlington, and Etobicoke concerning the Rouge Valley in Scarborough. The petitioners state that it is a unique, precious, and natural area that needs protecting because of the endangered wildlife wilderness areas, and it is in the national interest to do so.

I join with the Scarborough City Council and the petitioners. The City Council of Scarborough is meeting tonight to amend the official plan to accommodate a park. The petitioners call upon Parliament to work with the Province of Ontario in establishing the Rouge River Valley as Canadian heritage land or provincial park.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DESIGNATION OF ROUGE RIVER VALLEY
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NDP

Cyril Keeper

New Democratic Party

Mr. Cyril Keeper (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, 1 wish to present a petition in which the petitioners indicate that the Conservative Government had no mandate from the Canadian people to conclude a free trade agreement with the United States. The Prime Minister promised that Canadian sovereignty would not be compromised. By removing the power of the Canadian Government to exclusively control foreign ownership, to develop Canadian energy resources in the best interests of Canadians, and to equalize opportunities between the regions, the proposed trade agreement would deny Canada the policy freedom to determine its own economic future. The proposed trade agreement not only denies Canadians secure

access to the U.S. market, but threatens the loss of hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs.

Therefore, the undersigned petitioners call upon Parliament to dissolve and allow the people of Canada the opportunity to accept or reject the proposed free trade agreement during a national general election.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

James Douglas Manly

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition duly certified from a number of Canadians. The petitioners are concerned that the Conservative Government had no mandate to conclude a trade agreement with the United States, and point out the negative effects of that trade agreement.

Therefore, the petitioners humbly pray and call upon Parliament to dissolve and allow the people of Canada the opportunity to accept or reject the proposed free trade agreement during a national general election.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

Steven W. Langdon

New Democratic Party

Mr. Steven W. Langdon (Essex-Windsor):

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition which has been duly certified under Standing Order 106, and comes from people in my constituency, especially in the areas of La Salle, Windsor, Belle River, Tilbury, and indicates to the Government that they believe that the Conservative Government had no mandate from the Canadian people to conclude a trade deal with the United States, that the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) promised in the course of trade negotiations that Canadian sovereignty would not be compromised, and yet the trade agreement would in fact deny Canada the policy freedom to determine its own economic future and would therefore undermine our ability to build a society distinct from that of the United States. They therefore call on this Government to dissolve Parliament and to permit the people of Canada a chance to have their say on this issue.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard McCurdy (Windsor-Walkerville):

Mr. Speaker, I, too, have the pleasure to present a petition signed by a number of electors, this time from Nova Scotia. It is a petition that has been properly certified by the Clerk of Petitions. These petitioners, like many on both sides of the free trade issue-those in favour and those opposed-agree, as indicated in this petition, that the agreement should not come into force until there has been an election held to provide the mandate that did not exist at the time that the accord was signed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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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. 329, 363 and 366.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND CSIS-EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

PC

Mr. Boyer

Progressive Conservative

Are Canadians of East European background employed (a) in the Department of External Affairs (i) as a whole (//) on the East European desk (b) with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and, if so, in each case, how many?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND CSIS-EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
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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 Department of External Affairs and the Ministry of the Solicitor General as follows:

In so far as the Department of External Affairs is concerned, the Department does not keep statistics of the type requested.

Personal information obtained by the Department can under Section 7 of the Privacy Act only be used for the purpose for which it was initially collected or for the purpose of responding to specific circumstances outlined in Section 8 of the Privacy Act. The compilation of the requested statistics would not be consistent with those conditions which must be met before personal information can be disclosed to a third party. Accordingly, it is not possible to assemble requested statistics.

In so far as the Ministry of the Solicitor General is concerned:

With respect to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, information about particular employees cannot be disclosed. Under Section 7 of the Privacy Act, personal information obtained by a department can only be used for the purpose for which it was initially collected or for the purpose of responding to specific circumstances outlined in Section 8 of the Act. The compilation of the requested statistics would not be consistent with those conditions which must be met before personal information can be disclosed to a third party.

The personnel practices and rules under which the Service operates do not provide for the gathering of information on the East European background of employees. Any such information that might emerge from the security screening process is protected.

Accordingly, it is not possible to assemble the requested statistics.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND CSIS-EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
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DSS-CONTRACT AWARDED SOLE-SOURED

LIB

Mr. Caccia

Liberal

Was Department of Supply and Services contract 08DB.45045-7-7573 sole-sourced and, if so, (a) who authorized the sole-sourcing of this contract (b) was the sole-source justification technically and financially evaluated, and, if so, by whom (c) did the Department of Public Works make any recommendations on this contract or the tendering process related to this contract and, if so, what were the (/') recommendations (It) responses of the Department of Supply and Services (d) are there other suppliers of such equipment and, if so, were any contacted prior to the awarding of this contract (e) who signed the purchase requisition?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DSS-CONTRACT AWARDED SOLE-SOURED
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PC

Otto John Jelinek (Minister of Supply and Services)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Otto Jelinek (Minister of Supply and Services):

The

DSS contract was sole-sourced.

Questions on the Order Paper

(a) The request for sole source, directed procurement, was contained in "Sole Source Justification" document attached to Requisition 45045-7-7573, authorized by T. Thompson, Director Headquarters Operation Division, Statistics Canada.

(b) The sole source justification was technically and financially evaluated by Public Works, A and E Services, and recommended by the Director of the main Computer Centre, Statistics Canada.

(c) (i) The Department of Public Works recommended use of Pillar system since it offers maximum protection against line distortion, with EPE System as second option to be considered and a possible combination of MPL/EPE Equipment as a third option.

(ii) DSS accepted the Statistics Canada Sole Source Justification for Pillar System as per letter attached to requisition.

(d) Yes. Since evaluation had been carried out, and sole source justified, no contact with other suppliers was considered necessary.

(e) The Requisition for Goods and Services from Statistics Canada was signed by the following:

Recommended by M. J. Tremblay, Assistant Director, Administrative Support Services Sub-Division, authorized by T. Thompson Director, Headquarters Operations Division, financial authority (Section 25), R. Quesnel, Manager, Accounting Operations.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DSS-CONTRACT AWARDED SOLE-SOURED
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VETERANS AFFAIRS-EXPENDITURES IN METRO TORONTO AREA

PC

Mr. Redway

Progressive Conservative

Since September 4, 1984, did the Department of Veterans Affairs make

grants and/or loans to persons or corporations, non-governmental organizations and governments within Metropolitan Toronto and, if so, to which ones

and, in each case, in what amount and for what purpose?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS-EXPENDITURES IN METRO TORONTO AREA
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Minister of State (Seniors))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George Hees (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Seniors)):

Grants paid to recipients in the Metropolitan Toronto area for the period September 4, 1984 to May 31, 1988:

Assistance Fund

Grants paid under the Assistance Fund Regulations, of up to five hundred dollars to eligible veterans to meet unforeseen emergency needs and unexpected

contingencies $189,000 Treatment Allowances

Grants paid under the Veterans Treatment Regulations, to pensioners who were receiving treatment for their pensioned disability $613,000

Last Post fund

Grants paid under the Last Post Fund Regulations to reimburse the Fund for expenses incurred for the funeral and burial of indigent veterans $821,000 Children of War Dead/Pensioners Training

Motions

Allowances and Tuition Fees paid under the Children of the War Dead Regulations, to eligible students registered in recognized universities or colleges

Also, the payment of allowances and tuition under the Pensioners Training Regulations to eligible pensioners who are registered in approved retraining programs. $252,000 Prosthetic Services

Grants paid to Sunnybrook Medical Centre to reimburse the Hospital for the salary of one prosthetist through a federal-provincial agreement. $104,000 Pension-Burial Grants

Grants paid under the Pension Act to provide for the funeral and burial entlited pensioners $307,000

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS-EXPENDITURES IN METRO TORONTO AREA
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PC

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:   VETERANS AFFAIRS-EXPENDITURES IN METRO TORONTO AREA
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July 11, 1988