September 1, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Bryce Stuart Mackasey (Minister of Manpower and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Mackasey:

-that Statistics Canada no longer publishes the revenue that the government receives from the Unemployment Insurance Commission. That cannot be done until next April. Members on that side of the House who were on the committee should know that the revenue from offsetting factors such as contributions and income tax is now collected by the Department of National Revenue and that revenue is to be turned over to the Unemployment Insurance Commission next April. There are other offsetting factors such as welfare savings. In a spirit of co-operation I could suggest that one of the deliberate increases in cost to the fund was the change in the regulations to improve the lot of the fishermen in Newfoundland to the tune of $18 million. I could change that back again if that would suit the hon. gentleman.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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