October 14, 1983 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

John (Moody) Roberts (Minister of Employment and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. John Roberts (Minister of Employment and Immigration):

Madam Speaker, I believe that the Hon. Member is referring to the constituency allocations under the Canada Works Program. There is a common allocation base for every constituency across the country, a minimum level. The application of Canada Works funds above and beyond that is on the basis of a figure related to the labour surplus, not over four years, but over the past year. The four-year figure refers to the LEAD funds which would be allocated in that way from April on. In so far as the Canada Works allocations are concerned, which are those which would be applied in the Alberta area, it is not a four-year average which is relevant.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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