July 26, 1988

?

Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Motion agreed to, Bill read the third time and passed.


PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

I believe there is unanimous consent to call it one o'clock?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

It being one o'clock, I do now leave the Chair until two o'clock this day.

At 12.33 p.m., the House took recess.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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AFTER RECESS The House resumed at 2 p.m.


STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21


Hon. Warren Allmand (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine East): Mr. Speaker, this morning the National Action Committee on the Status of Women said that the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement is like an iceberg. There is much more July 26, 1988



to it than what appears. In other words, this is not just a trade agreement but an agreement which threatens Canadian independence with respect to our resources, our water, our energy, the environment, social policy and regional development. We in the Liberal Party are not opposed to freer trade, but we are opposed to this agreement. Unfortunately, many Canadians are confused by this complex deal and want time to examine it at greater length. This Bill will change the nature of Canada and make us a quasi colony of the United States. It is for this reason we must have an election before the trade Bill is passed. Let Canadians decide if they want this deal or not. What is the Government afraid of? Call an election!


THE SENATE

PC

Jean-Guy Guilbault

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jean-Guy Guilbault (Drummond):

Mr. Speaker, the Senate is an institution that costs $34 million a year and does not benefit Canada. Rather, it is an obsolete body that must be abolished.

Canadian democracy, as we would like it to be, has no place for this second chamber which intervenes in a partisan way without any mandate to do so.

The Canadian provinces have only one legislative body, made up of elected representatives who have had to go through the democratic process. The political development of the provinces is not endangered by having a unicameral legislature.

If the Liberals continue to intend to use the Senate to block the passage of the Free Trade Agreement and to insist that Canadians vote on this issue in the next election, we too can ask Canadians to speak out for the abolition of the Senate.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE SENATE
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
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FUR TRAPPING INDUSTRY

LIB

Roland de Corneille

Liberal

Mr. Roland de Corneille (Eglinton-Lawrence):

Mr. Speaker, not many Canadians condone the use of the brutal leghold trap in the fur industry. It is obvious the European Community believes that no one should make their living by the inhumane suffering of animals. An animal caught in a leghold trap endures tremendous suffering for a considerable amount of time. It has been documented that animals have

chewed off their own legs to escape the pain caused them by these traps.

Alternate trapping devices do exist and they are more humane than the leghold device. A motion passed by this House on July 20 even states that Canada is a world leader in humane trap research. However, while this motion is aimed at maintaining the livelihood of many Canadians, it is really only a stop gap mechanism, falling far short of providing a solution to the controversy.

If the fur industry is to continue, then those involved in it must change their trapping methods forthwith. They must understand that using the leghold trap will always bring about a public outcry and will lead to the elimination of the fur industry's domestic as well as overseas markets, and even an end to the fur industry itself in Canada.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FUR TRAPPING INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGE IN TRAPPING METHODS URGED
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ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

PC

John Martin Oostrom

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Oostrom (Willowdale):

Mr. Speaker, the destruction of our planet's rain forests will lead to environmental disaster. Scientists have predicted the Amazon Basin which contains the world's largest great rain forest, covering an area the size of Western Europe, will be destroyed by the end of the next decade. Rain forests in other parts of the planet have similar futures. With that destruction there will be a sharp increase in the level of carbon dioxide.

As carbon dioxide levels increase, so does the warming of our planet, which creates the greenhouse effect. Our planet is already experiencing its effects now. The present drought in North America and last year's unpredictable winter in Europe are examples of what we can expect. We in the developing nations must do whatever is necessary to reverse this trend while at the same time providing these nations with assistance so that they have viable economic alternatives.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   DESTRUCTION OF PLANET'S RAIN FORESTS
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SHIPYARDS

LIB

Jean-Claude Malépart

Liberal

Mr. Jean-Claude Malepart (Montreal-Sainte-Marie):

Mr. Speaker, the Conservative Government has started to repeat what it did in the 1984 election, namely make promises that it will not keep.

We had the best evidence of that yesterday, when the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Beatty) was in Quebec City to lead the people of the Lauzon, Sorel and Vickers

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shipyards to believe that the Government would build 12 minesweepers.

After Quebecers were cheated on the frigates, after the Ministers and Members from the region had promised spinoffs, we see the Minister of National Defence again trying to lull Quebecers.

Mr. Speaker, the people at the shipyards in Lauzon, Sorel and Montreal will not make the same mistake of believing this Government. They want elections so they can beat this Conservative Government.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   SHIPYARDS
Sub-subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF MINESWEEPERS-ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-POSITION OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

PC

Gabriel Desjardins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gabriel Desjardins (Temiscamingue):

Mr. Speaker, Quebecers will never forgive the Leader of the Liberal Opposition (Mr. Turner) for working hand and glove with the Senate to block the will of Canada's elected representatives. The Francophone press in Quebec has severely criticized the Liberal Leader's strategy. On July 22, Claude Masson wrote in La Presse about the undemocratic nature of a decision he qualified as inconceivable and unpardonable. Paul-Andre Comeau, in an editorial in Le Devoir of July 22, under the heading "A desperate wager", asked the following question: "Is the Liberal Leader playing Russian roulette, with bullets in every single chamber?"

Mr. Speaker, this new blunder by the Liberal Leader shows once again that he doesn't understand the people of Quebec. Most Quebecers think the Senate is useless and costs too much money, and they will never have any sympathy for a politician who hides behind the skirts of this institution. In the next federal election, Quebecers will make the Liberal Leader pay a very high price for this underhanded manoeuvre which reveals a lack of the most elementary leadership!

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Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-POSITION OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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THE ADMINISTRATION

July 26, 1988