September 15, 1988

NDP

Margaret Anne Mitchell

New Democratic Party

Ms. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East) moved:

Motion No. 38

That Bill C-144 be amended by deleting Clause 11.

She said: Mr. Speaker, I have some difficulty with the inclusion of this amendment without reference. This was a consequential amendment dependent on one of the previous amendments which was asking that services for disabled children or children with special needs be covered.

I wonder if I could ask permission to call it one o'clock so that we could consult with the Table about this motion because it was really presented as a consequential amendment and was very much related to the previous amendment that we wanted to make which is not included at this time.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

I appreciate the Hon. Member bringing this to our attention now. I am sure that during the lunch hour we would be able to have some explanation as far as her request is concerned. Therefore, I-

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

Arthur Jacob (Jake) Epp (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Epp (Provencher):

Mr. Speaker, I am sorry to be difficult; I am not trying to be. I accept the explanation of the Hon. Member that a little more time is needed, but I think, if the House would be so disposed, that we could move to Motion No. 40 so that we could do the technical language amendments and then return to the uncompleted work. I would suggest we do that.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Paproski):

Fine. We will stand this motion, by unanimous consent, and go to Motion No. 40.

Motion No. 38 (Ms. Mitchell) stood.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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PC

Arthur Jacob (Jake) Epp (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Jake Epp (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved:

Motion No. 40

That Bill C-144 be amended in the Preamble by striking out lines 11 and 12 at page 1 and substituting the following therefor:

"AND WHEREAS the Parliament of Canada, having regard to the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Canadian population, wishes to encourage the development".

He said: The explanation for this motion is the same as the explanation for the previous motions.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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LIB

Lucie Pépin

Liberal

Mrs. Pepin:

Mr. Speaker, I agree.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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NDP

Margaret Anne Mitchell

New Democratic Party

Ms. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East):

Agreed.

Motion No. 40 (Mr. Epp, Provencher) agreed to.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO ENACT
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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 1 p.m. the House took recess.

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


STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21

EMPLOYMENT

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Hon. Chas. L. Caccia@Davenport

Mr. Speaker, according to statistics, older workers tend to become more discouraged than younger people in the search for employment and simply drop out of the labour force.

In 1986 the Minister of Finance (Mr. Wilson) announced the Government was letting the Liberal government program expire in favour of a new system that would be expanded to include almost all workers who face trouble finding a new job after being laid off. Costs were to be shared by provincial Governments. So far, the Government has failed to get the provinces to agree to the new program which was supposed to expand the number of people receiving benefits and save Ottawa money at the same time.

Why blame the provinces for refusing to do the federal Government's job? Has the Meech Lake virus already infected the federal Government's will so much as to paralyze its ability to implement a national program of such social significance and urgency? What a sham!

September 15, 1988

1994 COMMONWEALTH GAMES-CHOICE OF VICTORIA AS SITE

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED OLDER WORKERS
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PC

Allan Bruce McKinnon

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Allan B. McKinnon (Victoria):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure all Members of the House were pleased to hear this morning that Canada, Victoria in particular, has been chosen as the site for the Commonwealth Games in 1994. This success has been achieved because of two factors: an incredible amount of work and effort put forward by volunteers, and, second, the co-operation of every level of government.

A volunteer committee self-started in Victoria, chaired by Mr. David Black and assisted by Rodger Banister and many others. They masterminded a brisk competition to be Canada's nominee for the Games site, and when Victoria was chosen the effort was doubled to win the second contest which finished this morning.

The Victoria committee sent representatives to all the voting countries of the Commonwealth and they were pleasantly surprised at the high regard in which Canada is held in those countries.

On behalf of Victoria I would like to thank all levels of government for their support, beginning with the municipalities neighbouring Victoria; the City Council and Mayor of Victoria; the Capital Region District; the Government of British Columbia; and the federal Government, in particular, the Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport (Mr. Charest) and the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Clark). I am sure they had the support of all sides of the House in their actions, for a project such as this to be successful requires the support and co-operation of everyone.

Thanks again, and welcome to Victoria in 1994!

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED OLDER WORKERS
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I know all Hon. Members will agree with me that, given the substantive nature of the intervention by the Hon. Member for Victoria (Mr. McKinnon), it was appropriate to let him go on, and on, and on.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED OLDER WORKERS
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYED OLDER WORKERS
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TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT ROUTE CANADA-SITUATION OF FORMER EMPLOYEES

NDP

William Alexander (Bill) Blaikie

New Democratic Party

Mr. Bill Blaikie (Winnipeg-Birds Hill):

Mr. Speaker, there is something desperately wrong with a government policy that permits what happened recently to the employees of Transport Route Canada, formerly CN Route. There is something desperately wrong with a privatization policy that

could put the employees of this company, which was privatized by permission of the Government, in a position where they have not only lost their jobs but their pensions are at risk, and there is a great deal of uncertainty with respect to their supplementary care benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, and union dues.

The independent trucking operators risk losing their rigs, some 75 of them in Winnipeg, I am told, because the company has no intention of paying them what it owes them. They will not be able to make their payments and they will go out of business for no other reason than the fact the Government decided to privatize something and to do it in such a way that sufficient guarantees were not built into the sale so that working men and women and their families were adequately protected.

I think this is shameful. We have been raising this in the House and we will be doing it again because this is a form of legalized theft. There is no other adequate description. More attention should be paid to it. It shows the moral bankruptcy of the Government because it has not even bothered to do anything about it.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT ROUTE CANADA-SITUATION OF FORMER EMPLOYEES
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CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-EFFECT ON WESTERN CANADA

PC

Gordon Edward Taylor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, the Canada-U.S. Trade Agreement, when passed, will give western Canada an opportunity to be a full partner in Confederation.

Excessive rail freight rates to central Canada, which reach their apex in Alberta, have prevented our growth. The vast market to the nearby south will enable us to compete in new manufacturing industries that will bring employment and investment opportunities, and the competition may well reduce the excessive freight rates, something we have never been able to achieve to date.

In addition, our farmers, who have the capacity to produce vast quantities of foods, will find brand new markets that may well stabilize this important segment of our economy. And very important, our poor and aged will get the foods we buy from the U.S. cheaper and then they, too, will be able to enjoy the early vegetables and fruits which today they cannot afford.

We will lose no sovereignty and the buoyancy will bring even better social programs.

Let us pass the trade agreement and make Canada a greater country.

September 15, 1988

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Topic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-EFFECT ON WESTERN CANADA
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September 15, 1988