June 9, 1993

NDP

Ross Harvey

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ross Harvey (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by residents of Lethbridge and of the Crow's Nest communities in southern Alberta.

They point out to the House that if implemented, the North American free trade agreement will result in further restrictions being placed on the ability of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments now and in the future to assist Canadian industry, conserve Canadian natural resources for Canadian benefit and advance needed social programs.

For this among other reasons, the petitioners call upon this House to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and to recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

Routine Proceedings OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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LIB

George Saunders Rideout

Liberal

Mr. George S. Rideout (Moncton):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I would like to introduce a petition which deals with language and referendum. It is my duty to present same.

I would like to say that I share the position of the hon. member for Carleton-Gloucester.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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PC

Charles Deblois (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

I am sorry, but the time for petitions has now expired according to the rules.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

Mr. Whittaker:

Mr. Speaker, I know it is very difficult for you on days like this, but I just want to bring to the attention of the House and to your attention, that often in this comer because we sit over on the far side, we get left out in presenting petitions because of the orderly way in which the Speaker does things.

I want to point out to the House that it appears that over all it is often unfair to those of us who sit on the far side.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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NDP

Ross Harvey

New Democratic Party

Mr. Harvey (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. It is my hope that if the Speaker tested the House, he would find there was unanimous consent to allow for the presentation of petitions to finish, there being I believe, three petitioners left.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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An hon. member:

There are only two left.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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PC

Charles Deblois (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. DeBlois):

It is agreed?

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

Mr. Whittaker:

Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciate your putting this to the House.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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NDP

John R. (Jack) Whittaker

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jack Whittaker (Okanagan-Similkameen-Merritt):

Mr. Speaker, I will be very brief. My petition is one where the residents of Greenwood, Westbridge, Midway, Rock Creek and other areas in the boundary country are somewhat concerned over the North American free trade agreement. They say that if it is implemented, it will cause problems for provincial and territorial governments with respect to their natural resources for Canadian benefit.

They are asking the House to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and to recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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LIB

Ronald MacDonald

Liberal

Mr. Ron MacDonald (Dartmouth):

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions. In two of these petitions the petitioners wish that the House ban the serial killer board game, first edition, by Tobias Allen.

This particular game comes with a body bag, 25 babies, four serial killer figures, the object of which is to commit murder and the person with the highest body count being the winner. They ask this Parliament to consider banning this type of game from being imported into Canada.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SERIAL KILLER BOARD GAME
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LIB

Ronald MacDonald

Liberal

Mr. Ron MacDonald (Dartmouth):

Mr. Speaker, the other petition I have deals with a similar matter. Other colleagues have raised it today. It is a petition that came about as a result of the efforts of Mrs. Debbie Mahaffy. It deals with a similar subject matter.

These trading cards deal with serial killers. The petitioners do the same as the previous petitioners and ask this Parliament to ban outright the sale, importation and possession of this type of game card.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SERIAL KILLER CARDS
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NDP

Lyle Dean MacWilliam

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lyle Dean MacWilliam (Okanagan-Shuswap):

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the extra time given to present these petitions. A number of residents in the riding of Okanagan-Shuswap, particularly the areas of Vernon and Salmon Arm, are concerned about the impact of the North American free trade agreement on drug prices. They have called upon the House to reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and use the termination clause that is available to the government to reject the Canada-U.S. agreement.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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NDP

Lyle Dean MacWilliam

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lyle Dean MacWilliam (Okanagan-Shuswap):

Mr. Speaker, second and very quickly, a number of residents also from Okanagan-Shuswap are concerned about the proposed changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act putting more power in the hands of the employers. They call upon the House to reject the proposed amendments to the UI Act.

June 9, 1993

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT
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NDP

Lyle Stuart Kristiansen

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lyle Kristiansen (Kootenay West-Revelstoke):

Mr. Speaker, I thank you and the House for the extended few minutes required to present the remaining petitions.

I am pleased to rise, pursuant to Standing Order 36, to present a petition signed by some 35 citizens from the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Quesnel, Trail, Rossland and Castlegar, all within the constituency of Kootenay West-Revelstoke.

The petitioners point out that in their opinion, the North American free trade agreement if implemented would result in further restrictions being placed on the ability of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments now and in the future to assist Canadian industry, conserve Canadian natural resources for Canadian benefit and advance needed social programs.

The petitioners therefore call upon the House to reconsider and reject the proposed North American free trade agreement and to recommend to the government that it use the termination clause to end the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) Mr. Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Routine Proceedings and to Minister of National Defence): Mr. Speaker, Question No. 522 will be answered today.


PC

Mr. Saint-Julien

Progressive Conservative

For each year since 1983, has the government spent money on its embassy in Paris and, if so, (a) how much went toward the operating budget (b) how much toward travel by the various ambassadors who have held the posting, and which ones (c) how much toward accommodation allowances, and for whom (d) how many people were employed by the embassy every year (e) how much was spent on receptions?

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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Barbara Jean McDougall (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Barbara McDougall (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

In so far as External Affairs and International Trade is concerned, the reply is as shown below.

Since the embassy retains financial records for a six-year period only, detailed information for fiscal year 82-83, 83-84, 84-85 and 85-86 is not available.

Embassy Operational Budget

82/83: 4,929,721

83/84: Incomplete information (1,462,375)

84/85: 4,968,591 85/86: 5,658,182

Please note that we cannot supply total operational budget for 83/84.

Ambassadors to Paris

1981-1985: Michel Dupuy

1985-1988: Lucien Bouchard

1988-1993: Claude Charland

Number of Canadians and Local Employees

EAITC EIC DND RCMP CSIS PA OTHER TOTAL1983 231 6 4 2 15 2581984 230 6 4 2 7 2491985 227 6 1 2 3 4 2431986 199 6 2 2 1 4 2141987 205 6 2 2 3 3 2211988 207 6 2 2 3 4 2241989 200 6 2 3 2111990 197 6 2 3 1 209

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Number of Canadian and Local Employees

EAITC EIC DBD RCMP CSIS PA OTHER TOTAL1991 206 6 2 3 2171992 204 6 7 2 3 222(a) to (e) 86/87 87/88 88/89 89/90 90/91 91/92 92/93Embassy operational budget 7,469,380 8,448,974 7,323,305 7,290,882 8,562,965 7,664,198 9,582,371Ambassador travel budget 27,765 29,366 5,514 21,482 19,050 12,984 5,172Official residence maintenance budget 32,302 96,417 127,430 130,921 51,230 77,125 198,628Combined Canadians and local staff see attached Ambassador 62,000 79,363 65,587 90,026 106,720 89,722 98,319

hospitality

budget

EAITC External Affairs and International Trade Canada EIC Employment and Immigration Canada

DND Department of National Defence

RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police

CSIS Canadian Security Intelligence Service

PA Public Archives

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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PC

Charles A. Langlois (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence; Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Langlois:

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

Topic:   PAKISTAN
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
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June 9, 1993