Gordon Ritchie:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Dr. Richard E. Bennett
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1985)

Finding aid encoded by Lori Podolsky Nordland (September 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 35 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Gordon Ritchie

Title:
Gordon Ritchie fonds

Dates:
1968-1970

Quantity:
3.70 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 35

Language
English.

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Biography of Gordon Ritchie

A native of Dauphin, Manitoba, Gordon Ritchie was born 27 September 1918, son of John Ritchie and Jane Helena Dinniwell. He attended Mountview School, Dauphin Collegiate, and Manitoba Medical College where he obtained his education in medicine. In 1951 he married Mary Margaret and the couple had one daughter, Rhea Brette. For several years he practiced medicine in Dauphin and throughout the Swan River Valley. But the lure of politics always attracted him. As early as 1957 he contested the Progressive Conservative Party Federal nomination for the Dauphin riding but was unsuccessful. However, eleven years later, in 1968, when M.P. Elmer Forbes retired, Ritchie made his second and more successful attempt at entering the political arena. The 1968 election saw Ritchie elected with an 1800 vote plurality, and with larger more comfortable pluralities in 1972 and 1974. However, during the Joe Clark victory of May 1979, Ritchie’s margin of victory over the popular N.D.P. candidate, Laverne Lewycky was razor thin and apparently was a significant factor in the party’s decision not to renominate him for re-election for the December 1979 election. Dr. Orville Heschuk won the P.C. nomination but was in turn defeated by Mr. Lewycky.

Mr. Ritchie was very active in Parliament as a Conservative critic of government policies, particularly in tax reform and unemployment insurance. He sided with several conservative causes and even opposed his own party’s support for various aspects of Bilingualism. Some contend Mr. Ritchie was too conservative in some issues for even his own party.

Following his political career he returned to his Dauphin riding to continue, though at a somewhat slower pace, his medical practice.

To provide the researcher with a better insight into the man and his work, and edited version of Mr. Ritchie’s informal after-dinner speech entitled “My Years in Parliament” is herein included. This paper, given at the Second Annual Archives Symposium of the Department of Archives and Special Collection, was designed to feature some of the highlights of Mr. Ritchie’s career and is one of the few recorded informal speeches of this Member of Parliament, made shortly after his departure from politics.

MY YEARS IN PARLIAMENT By Gordon Ritchie, M.D.

Tonight, I thought I would give you some idea of the things that happened to me as a member of Parliament.

I was relatively late when I entered the political field – almost 50 when first elected. When I first arrived in Ottawa in 1968, I found a great many young, and idealistic people, a few in their twenties and many in their 30’s and 40’s, that were out to change the world! And even at my age I realized that the world wasn’t going to be changed over night, but it was nice to see all the enthusiasm.

I was first elected to Parliament in 1968 at a time when we were worrying about pollution and motor cars and various other environmental concerns, but by the time I left, we were more concerned about getting gasoline, or if we could find any, whether we would be able to pay for it.

Trudeaumania was in vogue and Conservatives were not particularly popular. A few of us hung on in the strictly rural areas where some of the Trudeaumania didn’t wear quite so well and in my own case, Mr. Trudeau actually helped elect me because he brought up the Liberal vote at the expense of the N.D.P. So, I slipped down the middle and got to Ottawa. Mr. Trudeau was elected on the “Just Society” and after the throne speech which quite impressed me, I heard Mr. Diefenbaker out in the hall say, “Well, if you believe what Mr. Trudeau meant but a just society it is just for Grits”.

I must say it was a great experience to go to Ottawa and one that I shall value as long as I live and I hope that I contributed in some small way to the running of the country. One doesn’t ever contribute very much – several of us were asking ourself one day, “What do politicians do?” “Well, some said, “they’re just like horseflies around the horse. They may sting him and move him a little bit but – you don’t really change him very much. The horse sometimes is galloping along and at other times merely loping.” In many ways that is what society is like, and that’s what politicians are like. When society is active, politicians are active and when society’s placid they tend to be the same.

I soon learned, as anyone will who watches the television broadcasts of the House proceedings, that politics is confrontation. I must say, in passing, that I’m not happy with live parliamentary broadcasts because I don’t believe the general public understand the House of Commons and its rules. They often see it as childish, which it is to outsiders, but it’s a stylized debate, the accepted way of political sparring. Unlike the medieval tournaments where they once hit each other over the head with clubs, politicians try to do it with works. We keep scoring points which many outsiders probably don’t always appreciate. Televised broadcasts of Commons debates may sully the public’s image of respectable law-makers and damage the popular sense of trust in and respect for our leaders. That is why I question if broadcasting sessions of Parliament is beneficial to all concerned.

After arriving in Ottawa in 1968, one of the first issues we grappled with was bilingualism. Mr. Trudeau was trying to make bilingualism mandatory in the civil service. Outwardly it seemed like a good idea in some ways but the language of our civil servants had been predominantly English. In the very early days of Confederation the balance between the two language groups in the civil service had been roughly the same, since Cabinet Ministers from Quebec installed their own people in the civil service. But, starting in 1917 when Sir Robert Borden brought in the merit system to the civil service, quality improved but at the price of a bilingual service.

At any rate, I was one of the few who voted against the measure because I did not think it would work. I still maintain that history’s showing that it is not working very well although, perhaps, better than I was willing to accept at the time. It was espoused by the general Conservative caucus in Parliament except for 17 of us who voted against the language bill. I myself was certainly willing to see some sort of proportion quota instituted, but this was not accepted. It created quite a schism in our party and hard feelings for it was difficult to vote against our own party leader. One may, in caucus, tell him all that is wrong, but it is a very grave thing to be against him publicly. I suppose the world didn’t end that day, but for some of us we thought it might. Certainly it was a major issue and Mr. Stanfield never quite recovered and certainly never forgave those of us who took issue with him on the language problem. He felt that for his party to succeed politically, it had to get some support in Quebec. If not, he would never gain power. In retrospect I suppose he was right.

One of the things that intrigued me when I first went to Ottawa was the nature of Canada, its makeup and regionalism. Angus McLean, now Premier of Prince Edward Island and a friend of mine during those years, once said to me, “Well, Canada’s always been what Ontario and Quebec decided on and they never really cared very much or bothered very much with the peripheral regions of the country, mainly the West and the Maritimes.” Gordon Churchill, who was well-known to many of you here and another political associate of mine, believed much the same way. He passed the comment that when faced with problems of the “so-called” West against central Canada, Ontario, when its economic interests were threatened, always, turned to Quebec for a compromise solution and turned against the West. I once asked him about western separation and its prospects for success. His comment was, “We’ve been protestors, we always go to Ottawa. We lie on the floor and we scream and we want a better deal. We’re happy if they give us something and then the issue dies down until the next one arises.” I think in many ways he’s right. Of course at present there is much talk in Alberta about separation, but it is nothing new, merely an interesting sideline.

Later I became very interested in revisions to the Unemployment Insurance Act. Mr. Bryce Mackasey, a former labour leader in Quebec, had been given the task of changing the Unemployment Insurance Act to make it more expansive and inclusive. A soft-hearted Irishman, Mackasey brought everybody in, including University staff, nurses, and civil servants of all kinds who previously were not included under the terms of the Act. the provisions were very generous.

In the process I became sort of the financial voice of our party. We were in opposition, naturally, and with Link Alexander, the negro member from Hamilton, spear-headed our side of the debate on the Unemployment Insurance Commission. During this time, an accountant came to me, and Ottawa accountant (he was referred to me by a friend of mine whom I had got to know) and said, “The government figures were all wrong. They are going to cost much more than what the Department says, two billion more.” He then presented me with a batch of figures and estimated that the over-run in the first year of the new Act would be a billion dollars. Without indulging the source of our information we presented these figures during committee proceedings which Mr. Mackasey and his advisors hotly disputed. Their electronic model showed that there wouldn’t be any cost over-runs at all like what we had been suggesting. The Act was eventually passed, but I had the satisfaction of learning that the cost of the expanded coverage was over a billion dollars more than the government’s original estimate.

Being a rural M.P. from western Canada, I was inevitably involved in wheat and other agricultural concerns of interest to my area. Without western wheat Canada would have been a much smaller country. The Ontarians would have immigrated to the American south and the Quebecers over the border to the mills in New England. But, with the opening of the west, settlers from Ontario came west in large numbers along with other immigrants. Subsequently, wheat became the dominant force, the spark plug of the economy of Canada. Up until ten years ago, it used to be said there had been more speeches on wheat than on any other subject in the Canadian parliament.

I always think of the story they tell in Ontario. When we westerners start talking wheat, everybody else leaves, all the Ontarians and the Quebecers go home. But it is said that during one such speech on wheat, an Ontario Liberal wrote a short limerick to a Conservative colleague which said, “To the bird on the wing, the sweetest word is tweet, tweet, tweet; to the girl in love, the kindest word is sweet, sweet; but the damndest word I ever heard is wheat, wheat, wheat.”

One other recent controversy in which I got involved was the so-called cost-sharing and block-funding programs. About three years ago the Government decided that the 50/50 deal on Medicare, hospitalization and, I guess, education at the Universities should be changed to a so-called block-funding system. This was viewed with considerable alarm by the various Provincial sorts and created in our Caucus and our group quite a discussion on what our stand should be. I must say that I was always one who believed that the provinces should be responsible for their share of the costs. I supported the Government idea of allowing the Provinces to have different cost-sharing programs and had quite a bit of trouble in my own caucus to convince them that they should support the Government in this. It is now coming out because the recently announced budget is directly tied to theses cost-sharing programs and the legislation that was passed around three years ago.

Finally, let me say something about the day the Clark government fell. Politics is largely accidental as, I suppose, is much in history. The morning hours were filled with the debate on the N.D.P. amendment to the budget of the Clark Government. There was a possibility that the Conservatives could be defeated at that time. When I went down to the House in the afternoon – it started at 2:00 – there were no cabinet ministers around, but when don Mazenkowski, Minister of Transport, came down I went over to him and said, “I think we’re going to be defeated tonight.” He replied, “Oh no, I don’t think so.” But, my response was “Where’s the horses?” since Flora McDonald was in Brussels, and Lloyd Crouse, the member from Halifax was in the south seas and on his way home from Australia, then I said, “Is anybody talking to the Social Credit?” (There were then five Socreds in Parliament). “They’ll probably support us.” “Well,” he said, “what do they want?” “Well,” I said, “they would like to have a tax rebate of ten cents, the same as the farmers got for their loggers. So let’s give it to them. For ten cents we could stay in power. You had better get some of those cabinet fellows back here.”

So Don phoned Joe Clark who was down in Mississauga explaining the budget and wondered if they could talk to the Socreds. Mr. Clark was non-commital. Some time later Don Mazenkowski told me that on the morning of that day during the usual meeting Mr. Clark had with his staff (that is two or three cabinet ministers, the senior ones and two or three of his personal staff including Nancy, his researcher). Nancy was reputed to have said (and Jim Gillis was one of them, he was a member and professor of economics at Toronto there), “Gentlemen you’re going to be defeated tonight.” So they said, “Oh no, we don’t think so.” But intuition soon proved correct.

I believe Mr. Clark and his group thought the Liberals wouldn’t turn out. The day before, Wednesday, the Liberals had their Christmas party and whether it was the wine or not, they all came fired up on Thursday to defeat the Government. Mr. Clark, I think, thought that since Mr. Trudeau had stepped down as leader, and the Liberals were looking for a new party leader, that they didn’t want to contest an election with a lame-duck leader in limbo; rather he thought they would wait for a new Liberal leader such as Mr. John Turner which most of us feared. However, the Quebec wing of the Liberal Party was very unhappy and could see no better leader than Trudeau. In talking to some of them since, I learned they chose to vote the Clark Government out of office because they were quite sure Mr. Trudeau would come back, would have to come back. They saw no other alternative. So that’s a little side-light on history.

These are the way things go. Canada is a very difficult country to govern. It’s so regional, so many diversities and fortunately or otherwise, whatever your preference may be, has two huge provinces in the centre of the country, both very strong by our standards and very powerful economically. The peripheral regions are only now coming into their own. Their resources are becoming valuable. It wasn’t very long ago you had to pay people to go and dig holes in the ground to find ore, and oil and gas, but now these resources are very valuable and have changed our way of living and thinking here in Canada. They are changing the country. It’s really a very exciting time to live.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Ritchie Collection consists entirely of the office files he generated as a Member of Parliament from 1968-1979. It does not contain any of his medical papers, files on his patients, or any other documents not directly related to his political career.

Unlike many other Members of Parliament collections, Ritchie’s has a very complete run of his speeches and parliamentary reports through the years which, more than any other records, provide a strong sense of his politics, views and philosophies. His constituency files provide the researcher with a fairly good prospective on the attitudes and concerns of western Manitobans throughout these years.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 4 series

  • I. Parliamentary Reports, 1968-1979
  • II. Speeches and Questions,1968-1979
  • III. Constituency Files, 1971-1980
  • IV. Departmental/Subject/Committee Files, 1968-1979

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Arrangement of the Papers

Wherever possible, the original filing order has been retained. However, during the processing and ordering of the collection, organizational changes were required. In final form, the collection is divided into four major categories: Parliamentary Reports from 1968 to 1979; a virtually complete run of Mr. Ritchie’s Speeches and Questions in the House of Commons; Constituency Files reflecting local concerns of the Dauphin Riding; and Departmental/Subject/Committee Files pertaining to government issues of the day.

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Restrictions on Use

The Gordon Ritchie Collection is available to anyone willing to abide by reasonable departmental rules governing use, and by all relevant copyright legislation. No part of the collection has been restricted from use.

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Custodial History

This material was donated by Gordon Ritchie to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections on February 11, 1980. In their original form they consisted of twenty-seven one-cubic foot transfer boxes.

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Other Finding Aids

No other finding aids exist for this fonds

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Detailed Description of the Collection

I. PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS 1968-1979

Composed by Mr. Ritchie regularly throughout his term in office. Most were published in newspapers of his constituency.

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11 1968-1969
2 1970
3 1971
4 1972
5 1973
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21 1974
2 1975
3 1976
4 1977
5 1978
6 1979

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II. SPEECHES and QUESTIONS 1968-1979

Speeches and questions made by Mr. Ritchie, primarily on the floor of the House of Commons from 1968-1979. Arranged chronologically. Some files contain various drafts of the speech as well as background research data. No all speeches were, in fact, delivered.

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31 Speech Log Book
2 Personal Questions in the House
3 Address on Speech from Throne (Agriculture) September 23, 1968
4 Farm Improvement Loans Act October 3/7, 1968
5 Supply – National Health and Welfare October 18, 1968
6 Post Office Act, Bill C-116 October 21/24, 1968
7 Prairie Grain Advance Payments, Bill C-113 October 28, 1968
8 London Midland Insurance Company, Bill C-101 October 29, 1968
9 Farm Credit Act, Bill C-110 October 30, 1968
10 Budget November 6, 1968
11 Drugs-Supply-Justice November 20/27, 1969
12 Procedure of the House December 16, 1969
13 Papents Act – Trade Marks Act, Bill C-102 January 17, 1969; March 27, 1969; March 28, 1969
14 Prairie Grain Advance Payments Bill C-165 January 13, 1969
15 Income Tax Act/Estates Tax Act Bill C-165 February 18, 1969
16 Animal Contagious Diseases Bill C-156 February 21, 1969
17 Post Offices – Communications March 10, 1969
18 Pension Payments – Supply March 17, 1969
19 Medical Research Consul March 19, 1969
20 Food & Drugs Act Bill S-15 March 27, 1969
21 Abortion-Criminal Code May 13, 1969
22 Income Tax Act Bill C-191 June 4, 1969
23 Official Languages Bill C-120 July 3, 1969
24 Speech from the Throne October 29, 1969
25 Small Business Loans Act C November 13, 1969
26 Provisions of money to CNR & Air Canada November 14, 1969
27 Yukon and N.W.T. Government November 21, 1969
28 Taxation Reform (White Paper) December 1, 1969
29 Trust Companies Act Bill S-8 December 12, 1969
30 Income Tax Act C-139 December 17, 1969
31 Pollution Bill C-144 – Water Resources January 15, 1970
32 Grain Storage Facilities January 20, 1970
33 Constitution January 27, 1970
34 Investment Companies Bill C-179 February 16, 1970
35 Trust Companies Act Bill S-8 February 26, 1970
36 National Parks Bill C-152 February 10, 1970
37 Personal: Speeches-The Benson Budget March 4, 1970
38 Standards Council of Canada March 13, 1970
39 Hate Bill C-3 April 7, 1970
40 Canada Grains Act Bill C-196 April 14, 1970
41 Speech re: Auditor General (not given) April 21, 1970
42 Unemployment April 28, 1970
43 Lift Program March 24, 1970
44 National Farm Products Marketing Corp. Bill C-197 1970
45 National Farm Products Marketing Bill C-176 1970
46 Unpegging Canadian Dollar June 2, 1970
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41 C.R.T.C. June 18, 1970
2 Canada Grain Bill C-175 (Speech in House) November 3, 1970
3 Supply: Unemployment, Poverty (Speech in House) November 19, 1970
4 Canada Grains Bill C-175 (Speech in House) December 14, 1970
5 Old Age Security (Speech in House) December 17, 1970
6 Export Development Act Dr. Ritchie (pg. 2328) January 12, 1971
7 Crop Insurance Act C-185 Dr. Ritchie (pg. 2463) January 15, 1971
8 New Zealand Trade Agreement Bill S-4 (pg. 3216) February 9, 1971
9 Canada Development Corporation Dr. Ritchie (pg. 3675) February 23, 1971
10 Income Tax Act (pg. 3933) March 3, 1971
11 Textile & Clothing (pg. 4380) March 18, 1971
12 Government Organization Bill re: Civil Service Pensions March 30, 1971
13 Textile Bill C-215 April 6, 1971
14 Yukon Minerals Act C-187 1971
15 Yukon Minerals Act Bill C-187 April 22, 1971
16 Unemployment Insurance Act C-229 April 20, 1971
17 Labour (Standards) Code C-228 April 27, 1971
18 Prairie Grain Advance Payments Act C-239 (Speech) May 5, 1971
19 Prairie Grain Stabilization Act C-244 May 7, 1971
20 Northern Canada Nat. Resources May 12, 1971
21 Canadian Wheat Board Act Bill C-238 May 17, 1971
22 Economy & Employment May 18, 1971
23 National Defense May 21, 1971
24 Employment – Youth of Canada June 3, 1971
25 Canada Development Corporation June 4, 1971
26 Unemployment Insurance Act Bill C-239 June 10, 1971
27 Prairie Grain Advance Payments C-239 June 18
28 Budget Speech June 30, 1971
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51 Budget Speeches December, 1970; January, 1971
2 Civil Servants Pension 1971
3 Employment Support Bill September 9, 1971
4 Income Tax Act C-259 Dr. Ritchie in House (pg. 7811) September 14, 1971
5 Temporary Wheat Reserves Act September 16, 1971
6 Prairie Grain Stabilization Act C-244 September 21, 1971
7 Employment Supprt Bill C-262 September 28, 1971
8 Prairie Grain Stabilization C-244 Dr. Ritchie (pg. 8461) October 5, 1971
9 Income Tax Act C-29 (Speech in House) October 12, 1971
10 Canadian Economy October 14, 1971
11 Income Tax Bill “Small Business” C-259 October 18, 1971
12 Taxation Bill C-259 “Investment” Affecting Non-Residents October 19, 1971
13 Income Tax C-259 Mining and Petroleum October 22, 1971
14 Gas & Oil Bill C-239 October 22, 1971
15 Income Tax Bill Sec. 110 Nursing Homes October 25, 1971
16 Income Tax Bill Medical Expenses October 26, 1971
17 Income Tax Bill Sec. 4 & 8, Employment & Personal Deductions C-259 October 27, 1971
18 Income Tax Act C-239, Clause 61, Estate Taxes November 1, 1971
19 Income Tax Act Sections 117, 118, 119, 120, 146, 147 & 204, Computation of Tax to Individuals Registered Retirement Savings Plans November 2, 1971
20 Canada – U.S. Relations November 4, 1971
21 Income Tax Bill, Farming Business C-259, Dr. Ritchie (pg. 9445) November 8, 1971
22 Farmers Income C-259, Sec. 28 November 9, 1971
23 Income Tax Act C-259, Property Transfers to Spouse November 10, 1971
24 Income Tax Bill C-259 “Capital Gains” November 16, 1971
25 Income Tax C-259, Sec. 150-180, 220-244, Agreem. 7 Sec. 160 Penalties November 17, 1971
26 Income Tax Act C-259, CL. 1-Sec. 2-Tax Payable by Persons Resident in Canada November 22, 1971
27 Income Tax Bill C-259, Profession Cash or Accrual Basis November 26, 1971
28 Small Business C-259 November 29, 1971
29 Gas & Oil C-259 December 2, 1971
30 Co-Operatives & Credit Unions C-259 December 7, 1971
31 Foreign Ownership Bill C-259, Dr. Ritchie-House December 9, 1971
32 Farming Industry Bill C-259, Dr. Ritchie December 13, 1971
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61 Reports on Ritchie Speeches 1970-1978
2 Throne Speech February 24, 1972
3 Dom. Provincial Fiscal Policy March 2, 1972
4 C.N.R. Speech March 14, 1972
5 Family Income Security Plan (Speech in House) FISP March 17, 1972
6 Canada Labor Code C-183, Technological Change March 27, 1972
7 Farm Credit C-5 (Speech) May 8, 1972
8 Old Age Security Act C-207 (Speech in House) May 18, 1972
9 Budget Speech May 23, 1972
10 Farm Credit Corporation C-5 June 28, 1972
11 Foreign Ownership (pg. 2854) June 5 and 26, 1972
12 Govt’s Failure to Stimulate Industry, Trade & Employment June 20, 1972
13 Address on Throne Speech January 1973
14 Unemployment Insurance Act C-124, 125 February 6, 1973
15 Speech and Supplementary Estimates on Vot L12a – “Winter Capital Works Fund” February 9, 1973
16 Question – Grain Handling Charges February 21, 1973
17 Questions – Rapeseed March 8, 1973
18 Speech – National Housing March 22, 1973
19 Question – Rye, Flax & Rapeseed March 26, 1973
20 Speech – C/D/C Polymer March 26, 1973
21 Speech – Foreign Investment April 4, 1973
22 Income Tax Act April 5, 1973
23 Speech – Agriculture April 9, 1973
24 Speech – Agriculture April 12, 1973
25 Speech – Food Prices April 17, 1973
26 Speech – Bill C-131 Wildlife May 7, 1973
27 Health Care May 11, 1973
28 Energy May 28, 1973
29 Question – Agriculture (pg. 4259) May 30, 1973
30 Official Languages Speech June 5, 1973
31 Speech – Income Tax Act #2 June 27, 1973
32 Speech – Redistribution July 5, 1973
33 Question – Rapeseed (Eruscic Acid) (pg. 5589) July 13, 1973
34 Speech – Excise Tax General Tax Reduction & Fur Farming (pg. 5597-8) July 13, 1973
35 Domestic Seed Grains Policy July 16, 1973
36 Food Costs on Bill C-223 – Family Allowance Speech September 11, 1973
37 Food Costs Inflation Speech (not given) September 17, 1973
38 Transportation Speech – Trans-Air, CNR-Service, Etc. October 22, 1973
39 Question re: Floating Exchange October 31, 1973
40 Question – Feed Grains/Manitoba Prices October 30, 1973
41 Foreign Investment Speech & Bill C-224-CPP October 31, 1973
42 Foreign Investment Review Bill November 6, 1973
43 Foreign Investment (300 copies) November 19, 1973
44 Speech – Foreign Investment Review Bill C-132 November 21, 1973
45 Energy Supplies Emergency Act Bill C-206 December 17, 1973
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71 Question – Energy January 3, 1974
2 Speech – Energy January 4, 1974
3 Question – Energy January 4, 1974
4 Questions – Consumer Affairs March 4, 1974
5 Throne Speech Debate March 11, 1974
6 Speech from Throne March 11, 1974
7 Question – Grain March 19, 1974
8 Question – Energy March 25, 1974
9 Question – Canadian Economy March 27, 1974
10 Energy April 2, 1974
11 Speech – Energy, Question – Grain April 8, 1974
12 Bill C-14, Loans & Gov’t Liability April 16, 1974
13 Canada Pension Plan April 18, 1974
14 Football League Bill (speech not given) April 22, 1974
15 Question – Write-Offs & Tax Reduction April 30, 1974
16 Bill C-4, Exports/Imports – speech April 24, 1974
17 Question – Grain Handlers (pt. 64) October 7, 1974
18 Speech – Grain Handlers Strike (pp. 226-228) October 8, 1974
19 Question – of Mr. Turner – Finance Fed./Prov. (pp. 384) October 15, 1974
20 Speech – on Throne Speech Debate (not given) October 1974
21 Speech – Federal Business Development Banks Bill C-14 (pp. 509-10 & pp 523) October 17 and 18, 1974
22 Question – Possible Requests for Food Aid-India October 30, 1974
23 Speech – Competition Bill C-2 October 28, 1974
24 Grain Bill C-19 (pp. 896-7) October 30, 1974
25 Petroleum Admin. Act Bill C-32 (pp. 1034-37) November 4, 1974
26 Question – Finance-Lending Rates (p. 1009) November 4, 1974
27 Question – Labor Relations-Railway Employees (p. 1143) November 7, 1974
28 Speech – Oil and Petroleum November 13, 1974
29 Question-World Food Conference-Commitment by Canada November 13, 1974
30 Speech – Oil and Petroleum November 14, 1974
31 Question – Provincial Crown Corporation (p. 1496) November 20, 1974
32 Speech – on Budget (pp. 1547-50) November 21, 1974
33 Redistribution December 2, 1974
34 Question – Proposal that OPEC countries lend money to International Monetary Fund (p. 1718) November 27, 1974
35 Speech – Customs Tariff (p. 2518-9 & 2523-4) January 22, 1975
36 Question – Price Increase-Domestic Oil (p. 2614) January 27, 1975
37 Speech – Excise Tax – Bill C-40 (pp. 2668-9) January 28, 1975
38 Speech – Budget Bill C-49 Income Tax Act (pp. 2761-3) January 30, 1975
39 Question – Finance – Depreciation/Can. Dollar and Consumer Price Index (p. 3015) February 7, 1975
40 Speech – Income Tax Debate February 10, 1975
41 Speech – Income Tax debate (p. 3172-4) February 12, 1975
42 Speech-Debate-Income Tax-Resource Industry (p 3195-6) February 15, 1975
43 Question – Oil and Gas Prices – Removal of Voluntary Guidelines (p. 3501) February 24, 1975
44 Speech – Income Tax Debate (pp. 3637-8) February 27, 1975
45 Question – Wage Parity/Grain Handlers (pp. 3714) March 3, 1975
46 Question – Finance, BC budget, Possible Violation of Guidelines (pp. 3638-39) March 6, 1975
47 Question – Finance Balance of Payment (p. 4197) March 18, 1975
48 Speech – Petro Canada Act Bill C-8 (pp. 4218-9) March 18, 1975
49 Speech – Bill C-50 March 1975
50 Question – External Affairs (p. 4414) March 24, 1975
51 Question – Agriculture Quotas-Beef Cattle (p. 4539) April 7, 1975
52 Finance – Canada bonds to USA (p. 4599) April 8, 1975
53 Energy – Manitoba Hydro (p. 4759) April 14, 1975
54 Speech – Petroleum Administration Act Bill C-32 April 15, 1975
55 Speech – Energy Debate – Committee of the Whole April 17, 1975
56 Speech – Senate Representation (p. 5001) April 18, 1975
57 Question – Canadian Labour Congress (p. 5153) April 24, 1975
58 Question – Agriculture Beef & Pork Quotas (p. 5291) April 29, 1975
59 Speech – Western Grain Stabilization Act Bill C-41 (p. 5473-5) May 5, 1975
60 Question – Broadcasting (p. 5456) May 5, 1975
61 Question – Air Canada May 12, 1975
62 Question – Labour Conditions (p. 5819) May 15, 1975
63 Question – Finance – Tax on Wage and Profits May 23, 1975
64 Speech – Reader’s Digest May 26, 1975
65 Question – External Affairs – Possible Differences of Opinion between France and other NATO Countries May 27, 1975
66 Speech – Labour Problems May 27, 1975
67 Speech – Business of Supply – Trade Problems May 28, 1975
68 Speech – Agriculture Stabilization Act June 3, 1975
69 Question – Air Canada – Inquiry whether Mr. Pratte will Appear before Estey Commission June 4, 1975
70 Question – Energy – Natural Gas – Gov’t Intentions with Regard to export and domestic market if shortage occurs June 9, 1975
71 Speech – Prairie Grain Advancement Payments Bill C-53 June 18, 1975
72 Question – Transport – Manitoba Airline (p. 7083) June 26, 1975
73 Speech – Petro Can Bill C-8 (pp. 7201-2) July 2, 1975
74 Speech – Olympic Financing-Gold Coin July 8, 1975
75 Question – Energy – Mackenzie Valley Pipeline – Gov’t Position or appearance of El Paso Gas before Energy Board July 9, 1975
76 Canadian Pension Plan July 15, 1975
77 Speech – Customs Tariff Bill (pp. 7598-9) July 15, 1975
78 Excise Tax Act (pp. 7726-8) July 18, 1975
79 Question – Finance-Capital Outflow/Balance of Payments (pp. 7858-9) July 23, 1975
80 Speech – Budget Debate (pp. 7251-5) July 3, 1975
81 Combines Investigation Act Amendments (pp. 8235) October 13, 1975
82 Question – Energy Pipeline Treaty U.S. (pp. 8299) October 17, 1975
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81 Speech – UIC Bill C-69 (pp. 6588-93) October 27, 1975
2 Speech – On Bill C-73 (not given) October 1975
3 Question-Energy-Date of Signing Pipeline Treaty with USA Provision for Collection of State and Provincial Taxes October 17, 1975
4 Question – External Affairs Statement by Mr. Lajore That 3rd World Countries should receive grain before Traditional customers – Minister’s position October 30, 1975
5 Question – Publishing Effect of Eighty percent Canadian Content Regulation on Certain Canadian Magazines November 3, 1975
6 Speech – Northland Bank (pp. 8927) November 6, 1975
7 Speech – Closure Motion (pp. 8027) November 13, 1975
8 Speech – Anti-inflation (pp. 8083-86) November 14, 1975
9 Question – Finance Nationalization Potash Industry (p. 9068) November 14, 1975
10 Question – Energy US Ratify Pipeline Treaty (p. 8270) November 20, 1975
11 Question – Government Intention with Regard to Alteration Of Canada Pension Plan November 26, 1975
12 Speech – Grain Stabilization (p. 9551) November 28, 1975
13 Speech – Bill C-73 (pp. 9614-16) December 1, 1975
14 Question – Air Transport Skyways (p. 9631) December 2, 1975
15 Question – Air Transport of Minister Re: Skywest Air Service (p. 9712) December 4, 1975
16 Question – Finance Reason for High Level of Increase In Money Supply December 11, 1975
17 Speech – Citizenship Act Bill C-20 December 10, 1975
18 Speech – Health – Bill C-68 (not given) December 11, 1975
19 Question – Transport – Skyways/Manitoba (pp. 10097-8) December 17, 1975
20 Speech – Unemployment Insurance Act – 1971 Bill C-68 December 18, 1975
21 Speech – Unemployment Insurance Act – 1971 Bill C-68 December 19, 1975
22 Speech – Unemployment Insurance Act – 1971 Bill C-68 December 16, 1975
23 Speech – Grain Stabilization Bill C-41 (pp. 10308-10) January 26, 1976
24 Question – Finance Dept./on Economy (pp. 10344) January 27, 1976
25 Question – Health re: “An Empty Polemic”, (pp. 10483) January 30, 1976
26 Question – Feed Grain Assistance (p. 10522) February 2, 1976
27 Speech – Medical Care Act Bill C-68 (pp. 10537-7) February 21, 1976
28 Speech – Reader’s Digest and Time (pp. 10770-1) February 9, 1976
29 Question – Finance Foreign Exchange (p. 10791) February 10, 1976
30 Question – Energy (pp. 10960-1) February 16, 1976
31 Speech – Time-Reader’s Digest Bill C-58 (pp. 11172-74) February 23, 1976
32 Question – The Canadian Economy – P.M.’s Statement Concerning acceptance of less materialistic society and Powerful unions. March 1, 1976
33 Speech – Bill C-68/Closure (Health) (pp. 11684-5) March 10, 1976
34 Question – (2) – Labour re: CLC/Controls March 22, 1976
35 Speech – Bill C-89 Int./Inflation March 25, 1976
36 Bill C-89 Int./Inflation Act (pp. 12188-40) March 26, 1976
37 Quarantine Act (pp. 12249-50) March 29, 1976
38 Question – Canadian Constitution (pp. 12220-1) March 29, 1976
39 Speech – bill C83 Gun Legislation (pp. 12307 & 13328-30) 1976
40 Question – External Affairs, ie. Angolan soldiers (p. 12666) April 9, 1976
41 The Canadian Constitution April 14, 1976
42 Speech – Canadian Wheat Board (pp. 12886-7) April 26, 1976
43 A.I. Board Bill C-89 on 3rd reading (pp. 12935-8) April 27, 1976
44 Question – of Minister of Finance re: A.I. Board/Professionals (p. 13064) May 3, 1976
45 A.I. Program – Possibility of early end to program May 11, 1976
46 Effect of withdrawal of Labour from Labour Relations Council – Post Control Period May 13, 1976
47 A.I. Program – Result of Change in regulation concerning Pre-tax profits May 26, 1976
48 A.I.B. (p. 13974) May 31, 1976
49 Draft Questions 1976
50 Defense – Lockhead Contract (p. 14079) June 2, 1976
51 UNCTAD IV June 10, 1976
52 Speech – Budget June 1976
53 Question – Capital Punishment by Law Officers June 14, 1976
54 Question – Education – Fed./Prov. Position (p. 14561) June 16, 1976
55 Speech – Medical Care Act Bill C-68 (pp. 14625) June 17, 1976
56 Question – Labour/Strikes (pp. 14602-3) June 17, 1976
57 Question – The Canadian Economy June 21, 1976
58 Question – Education – Provincial Ministers’ June 23, 1976
59 Question – Labour – Man-days lost as a result of strikes June 29, 1976
60 Question – Fed./Prov. Relations-Revenues Accruing to Provinces under federal proposal July 6, 1976
61 Question – External Affairs – Exclusion of Taiwan from Olympic Games July 15, 1976
62 Speech – Subamendment/Canadian Wheat Board (p. 287) October 20, 1976
63 Speech – (Throne Speech) Bilingualism (p. 315-16) October 21, 1976
64 Question – Finance – International Monetary Fund (p. 298-9) October 11, 1976
65 Speech – Agriculture – Grain Producers Bill C-2 October 29, 1976
66 Question – Hon. Chretien-re: Loto Canada (p. 584) October 29, 1976
67 Minister of Transport-Air Canada/Mandatory 75% (p. 673-4) November 2, 1976
68 Speech – Currency and Exchange Act (p. 780-1) November 4, 1976
69 Speech – Bill C-15 – Gov’t Restraint Bill (p. 962-4) November 10, 1976
70 Question – i.e. Wheat Sales to private traders (p. 983) November 15, 1976
71 Question – of PM re: Unemployment – Quebec and Atlantic Can. (p. 1044-5) November 16, 1976
72 Question – External Affairs, France/Quebec relations (p. 1187) November 19, 1976
73 Speech – Income Tax Act Bill C-22 (pp. 1617-20) December 2, 1976
74 Question – re: R.R.S.P. of Minister of Finance (p. 1628) December 2, 1976
75 Question – of PM re: Fed/Prov. Relations (p. 1628) December 3, 1976
76 Question – of Otto Lang. – re: Plebiscite/Grain Producers (p. 1684) December 6, 1976
77 Question – National Defense – Role of NATO Contingent (p. 1984) December 14, 1976
78 Speech – Debate on –Income Tax-Retirement and Pension Plans, etc. (p. 2041) December 15, 1976
79 Speech – Re: Income Tax-Clause by Clause Debate- Surtax, capital gains, etc. (pp. 2155, 2178, 2179) December 20, 1976
80 Question – Hon. Chretien – Study Textile Industry (p. 2197) December 21, 1976
81 Question – Finance-Taxation/re: Tourist Industry (p. 2440) January 27, 1977
82 Question – External Affairs, i.e. CRTC/vs. Time/Tax Liability (p. 2440) January 27, 1977
83 Question – Finance Minister Duty on Flax vs./Canada (p. 2472) January 27, 1977
84 Speech – Metric System/Agriculture (pp. 2453-5) January 27, 1977
85 Speech – Income Tax (oil) (pp. 2745-6) February 4, 1977
86 Question – of PM Re: Constitution (p. 2775) February 7, 1977
87 Speech – Failure of Gov’t/Fiscal Problems (pp. 3080-2) February 16, 1977
88 Question – re: Otto Lang – Wheat – Law price and selling Costs (p. 3101) February 16, 1977
89 Question – Minister of Finance – Canadian Dollar Value (p. 3375) February 24, 1977
90 Speech – O.A.S. (p. 3386-8) February 24, 1977
91 Speech – on UIC Bill C-27 (pp. 3495-8) Febraury 28, 1977
92 Question – Agriculture – Industrial Milk Surplus (p. 3518) March 1, 1977
93 Question – Anti-Inflation Program – Plans for ending Wage & Price Controls March 7, 1977
94 Question – (Premier of Quebec) Confederation March 16, 1977
95 Speech – Immigration – Bill C-24 March 16, 1977
96 Question – Canadian Wheat Board Justification of Prosecution Suggested change in Law March 21, 1977
97 Speech – Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangement and Established Programs Financing Act, 1977, Bill C-37 March 23, 1977
98 Speech – Agriculture – Diary Policy April 4, 1977
99 Question – Possible Limitation on Number of Borrowers In United States Market-Gov’t Position April 5, 1977
100 Question – Finance re: Ont. Study of Quebec Benefits (p. 4843-4) April 21, 1977
101 Speech – Budget of Mar. 31, 1977 (not given) April 18, 1977
102 Question – of PM ie., Quebec Referendum/Management Of Economy (p. 5034) April 27, 1977
103 Speech – Bill C-48 (Farm Credit, Small Business, Etc.) May 1977
104 Question – of PM re: Visit to France (p. 5227) May 3, 1977
105 Speech – Canada Pension Plan (p. 5441-3) May 9, 1977
106 Question – Minister of Industry, Trade & Commerce, re: Economy and Controls (p. 5401) May 9, 1977
107 Question – Minister of Industry, Trade & Commerce, re: Increased price of exports on trading (p. 554a) May 12, 1977
108 Question – of PM re: France’s Non-Intervention in Canada’s Affairs (p. 5664) May 16, 1977
109 Speech – Debate on Customs Tariff (p. 5741-2) May 17, 1977
110 Speech – Bretton-Woods Agreement (p. 5935-7) May 25, 1977
111 Question – Minister of Finance – Tourism/Tax Reform (p. 5932&3) May 25, 1977
112 Speech – Hall Commission Report (p. 5985-8) May 26, 1977
113 Question – of Minister of Immigration – re: Common Denominator Criteria (p. 6046-7) May 30, 1977
114 Speech – re: Air Canada (p. 6123-24) May 31, 1977
115 Question – Minister of Finance re: Minimum Wage (p. 6110) May 31, 1977
116 Question – Minister of Finance re: Separation/Unemployment & Business (p. 6426) June 8, 1977
117 Speech – Metric System (p. 6486-7) June 9, 1977
118 Speech – Canadian Wheat Board Act (pp. 6613-15 & 6621) June 13, 1977
119 Speech – Aeronautics Act (Air Canada) (p. 6590) June 13, 1977
120 Speech – Anti-Inflation Act (pp. 6777-80) June 16, 1977
121 Speech – Debate-Bretton Woods Agreement (pp. 7128-30) June 27, 1977
122 Question – Minister of Health – Proposed legislation Social Services (p. 7099) June 27, 1977
123 Speech – Criminal Code – Gov. Control, etc. (p. 7208& 7234-5) June 30, 1977
124 Question – Energy – Pipeline Treaty with US (p. 7415) June 7, 1977
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91 Speech – Debate on Bill C-51, Criminal Code (Gun Controls, Etc.) (pp. 7550 & 1 & 59) July 11, 1977
2 Speech – Criminal Code Debate, bill C-51, (pp. 7591, 4, 5 – 7600-4) July 12, 1977
3 Question – re: Income Tax (p. 7737) July 18, 1977
4 Question re: Grain (pp. 287-8) October 26, 1977
5 Speech – Debate on Throne Speech October 27, 1977
6 Speech – Air Canada Act, Bill C-3 (pp. 542-3) November 1, 1977
7 Question – Minister of Transport re: Rail Service (p. 577) November 2, 1977
8 Speech – Re: Grain Grading November 7, 1977
9 Speech – Grain, Wheat; Utility Grades (pp. 657-8) November 7, 1977
10 Speech – Income Tax Act, Bill C-11 (pp. 667-70) November 7, 1977
11 Question – of Prime Minister re: French Decoration for Levesque (pp. 682-3) November 8, 1977
12 Question – re: Grain/Wheat Payments (p. 1295) November 28, 1977
13 Speech – Income Tax Act (pp. 1307, 1335) November 28, 1977
14 Question – Income Tax November 30, 1977
15 Speech – Debate on Bill C-11. Tax Amendments (pp. 1556-1564) December 5, 1977
16 Speech – Income Tax Legislation (pp. 1600, 1, 2, 17) December 6, 1977
17 Speech – Income Tax (p. 1791-4) December 12, 1977
18 Speech – Comador Labour Code (p. 1871-4) December 14, 1977
19 Question – of PM re: Constitution (p. 1989) December 19, 1977
20 Speech – Economy – Oil – World Markets (not given) December 20, 1977
21 Speech – Bank Act (pp. 2140-42) January 23, 1978
22 Speech – Anti-Inflation Act (pp. 2207-9) January 24, 1978
23 Speech – Debate – Income Tax Act (pp. 2283-4, 88) January 26, 1978
24 Speech – Petroleum Statistics (pp. 2356-8) January 30, 1978
25 Question – Agriculture Grain Pool Acct. Deficits (p. 2469) February 2, 1978
26 Question – of Mr. Jamieson – Espionage (p. 2704) February 9, 1978
27 Question – re: Agriculture – Food Conference (p. 2910) February 16, 1978
28 Question – of Finance Minister re: Canadian Economy (pp. 3011-12) February 20, 1978
29 Question – of External Affairs re: Death of RCMP Officer In Mexico (p. 3283) February 28, 1978
30 Speech – Bank Act (p. 3367-8) March 1, 1978
31 Speech – Railway Act (pp. 3421-2) March 2, 1977
32 Question – re: Air Transport, Dorval and Mirabel/Troop Carriers (p. 3467) March 6, 1978
33 Question – Energy – Alberta/Quebec Pipeline (p. 3607) March 9, 1978
34 Question – Finance – Borrowing on New York Market (p. 5974) March 21, 1978
35 Question – Agriculture – Movement #3 Wheat (p. 4060) April 3, 1978
36 Question – of Minister of Agric.-Western Grain Stabilization (p. 4168) April 5, 1978
37 Speech – Anti-Inflation Bill (p. 4213 & 4421-4) April 6, 1978
38 Question – Finance re: Tax Cuts (pp. 4773-4) April 24, 1978
39 Speech – Export Development Act (pp. 4894-6) April 26, 1978
40 Question – Grants/Lalonde National Unity (pp. 4885-6) April 26, 1978
41 Speech – Budget Speech April 1978
42 Question – Labour-Workhours/Grain Elevator Employees (p. 5104) May 3, 1978
43 Question – External Affairs re: Russian Attach/South Korean Aircraft (p. 5146) May 4, 1978
44 Speech – on Bill C-17 Railway Act (pp. 5299-301) May 10, 1978
45 Speech – re: Currency & Exchange Act (pp. 5251-3) May 8, 1978
46 Speech – Income Tax Act (pp. 5706-8(24), 5726-9(25) May 24 and 25, 1978
47 Question – Finance – Real Growth (p. 5870) May 30, 1978
48 Question – Finance – Incentives/Business (pp. 6098-9) June 6, 1978
49 Speech – Income Tax Act (pp. 6212-13) June 8, 1978
50 Speech – Debate – Income Tax Act (pp. 6305, 12 & 13) June 12, 1978
51 Question – Labour re: Hours of work/country Elevators (pp. 6272-3) June 12, 1978
52 Question – re: Canadian Wheat Board – Final Payment for Next Crop Year (pp. 6568-9) June 20, 1978
53 Speech – Bill C-7, Borrowing Authority (p. 285-7) October 19, 1978
54 Question – Grain Movement of No. 3 CW October 19, 1978
55 Question – Transport/Shipping October 23, 1978
56 Question – Finance-Interest Rate on Canada Savings Bonds November 1, 1978
57 Speech – Budget Debate November 1978
58 Speech – Income Tax Act – Bill C-10 November 1, 1978
59 Speech – Movement of Grain for Export November 13, 1978
60 Speech – Borrowing Authority Act 1978-9, Bill C-7 Measure to Grant Supplementary Borrowing Power November 14, 1978
61 Speech – Health Resources Fund Act – Bill C-2 November 28, 1978
62 Question – of PM – External Affairs – Russian Fighter Aircraft in Cuba (p. 1741) December 4, 1978
63 Question – Finance re: Canadian Economy/Inflation Rate (p. 2173) December 15, 1978
64 Question – Transport, Hopper Cars (pp. 3161-2) February 13, 1979
65 Speech – Participation in debate on GNP (Buchanan) (p. 3945) February 19, 1979
66 Question – Canadian Wheat Board S.O.43: Grain Hopper Cars (p. 3668) February 28, 1979
67 Question – Canadian Economy Wage and Price Controls (p. 3945) March 8, 1979
68 Speech – On Energy March 13, 1979
69 Speech – Currency Devaluation (pp. 3206-7) February 13, 1979
70 Speech – Official Languages Designations “Bilingual” (p. 4315) March 19, 1979
71 Speech – Energy (p. 4306-7) March 19, 1979
72 Question – Health and Welfare – Doctors Opting Out, Medicare (p. 4275) March 19, 1979
73 Speech – Reply to the Thrown October 15, 1979
74 Speech – Finance (not given) October 23, 1979
75 Speech – Debate on Income Tax Act November 1, 1979
76 Speech – re: Energy – Oil November 13, 1979
77 Speech – bill C-20, Mortgage Tax Credit (pp. 1604-5 & 1688-90) Nov. 22 and 26, 1979
78 Random Notes: re: Question in House 1978-1979 1979
79 Labour; Manpower, and Immigration: Grain Handling Operation Issue No. 2 1979
80 Finance, Trade, and Economic Affairs: Statistics Indexing (Dr. Sylvia Ostry) Issue No. 4 1979
81 Agriculture – Standing Committee – re: Can. Wheat Board (pp. 7,8,9,11,12,13) February 4, 1975
82 Miscellaneous Estimates Committee #12 (Treasury Dept.) (pp. 14-18) March 6, 1975
83 Finance Committe Report – Basford re: Brocellosis (pp. 16-18) May 13, 1975
84 Agriculture Committee (Mr. Vogel) re: #3 Red Wheat #87 May 13, 1976
85 Dr. Ritchie’s Speech – given at Mr. Schumacher’s Nomination [197-]
86 Dr. Ritchie’s Speech in Committee speeches sent with polls. November 1979

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III. CONSTITUENCY FILES 1971-1980

As with all other files in the Ritchie collection, the original filing orders have been preserved as much as possible. These papers contain much two-way correspondence between Mr. Gordon Ritchie and his constituents as well as reports and information-laden documents, questionnaires, and studies of many kinds, and on a multitude of topics. They have been arranged alphabetically and grouped in two chronological sub-series. 1971-1976 and 1976-1980.

SUB-SERIES I 1971-1976
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101 A. Constituency (letters from those whose surnames begin with "A") 1971-1976
Agriculture 1971-1976
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102 General 1971-1976
3 Grain Correspondence (Production and Grain Receipts Policy Stabilization Bill) 1971-1976
4 Hogs 1971-1976
5 Letters on Bill-244 1971-1976
6 Agricultural Representatives and Creameries – Dauphin 1971-1976
7 Sheep 1971-1976
8 Acreage Payments 1971-1976
9 Grain Stabilization 1971-1976
10 P.F.A.A. 1971-1976
11 Constituency – P.F.R.A. 1971-1976
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1012 Air Policy Commission – Manitoba (submission “Industry: Leonard S. Evans) 1971-1976
13 Autopac – Car Dealers – Dauphin 1971-1976
14 Armoury – Dauphin 1971-1976
15 Airport – Dauphin 1971-1976
16 B. Constituency 1972-1976
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1017 Birch River Indian Reserve 1974
18 Bilingualism 1971-1976
19 Bilton, Jas., M.L.A. 1971-1976
20 Boerchers, John 1971-1976
21 C. Constituency 1917-1976
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1022 Campbell, Glen 1971-1976
23 Canada Pension 1971-1976
24 Closings of Post Offices 1971-1976
25 Consumers Co-op – Dauphin 1971-1976
26 CKDM – Dauphin/Hugh Dunlop 1971-1976
27 Crown Assets Disposal Corporation re: Manitoba 1971-1976
C.N.R. 1971-1976
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111 Dauphin Employment 1971-1976
2 Discontinuance of train service 1971-1976
3 Servocentre 1971-1976
4 Pension Letters 1971-1976
5 Pension Plan Protests 1971-1976
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116 Chamber of Commerce – Manitoba 1971-1976
7 Citizenship 1971-1976
8 Chan, Dick 1971-1976
9 Confederation Club 1971-1976
Constituency 1971-1976
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1110 3.1.1 Correspondence – Personal
11 Mailing list 1971-1976
12 Crane River Feed Lot 1975
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1113 Cordero, Andre – Immigration 1977
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121 D. Constituency 1973-1976
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122 Constituency – Dairy Quotas 1973-1976
3 Del Grande, Barbara (Roblin) 1973-1976
4 Dauphin, Town of – Water Supply 1973-1976
5 Dredge – Lake Winnipegosis 1973-1976
6 Drugs 1973-1976
7 E. Constituency 1972-1976
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128 3.2 Executive 1976
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131 Egolf, John – Ethelbert 1976-1978
2 Elevators 1972-1976
3 Exhibition Buildings 1972-1976
4 Exhibitions, Fairs (Agricultural) etc. 1972-1976
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135 F. Constituency 1972-1977
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136 Constituency – Family Allowance 1972-1977
7 Riding Flood 1975
8 Flooding – Dauphin Constituency 1972-1977
9 Forms – Search of Census Records 1972-1977
10 G. Constituency 1972-1976
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1311 Garrison Diversion, Federal/Provincial 1972-1976
12 I. Constituency 1972-1976
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1313 Hansards 1972-1976
14 Hibbard, Dale Axiom 7 1972-1976
Constituency
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1315 Highways 1972-1976
16 Hospitals 1972-1976
17 House – Harvey, Dauphin 1972-1976
18 Housing 1972-1976
19 Immigration and Citizenship 1972-1976
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1320 Immigration 1976
21 Income Tax 1972-1976
22 Income Tax Bill C-259 1972-1976
23 Indian Affairs 1972-1976
24 Registered Indian Dauphin Riding 1972-1976
25 Inflation 1972-1976
26 J. Constituency 1974-1975
27 Juba – Peter 1974-1975
28 K. Constituency 1974-1976
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1329 Kozak, M. Ross – Roblin 1975
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141 L. Constituency 1973-1976
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142 “Lift” 1973-1976
3 M. Constituency 1974-1976
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144 Mandate Returns 1974
5 Manitoba Centennial 1974-1976
6 Manitoba Clippings 1974-1976
7 Constituency – Manitoba Development 1974-1976
8 Constituency 3.13, Manitoba M.P’s 1974-1976
9 Constituency 3.14, Manitoba M.L.A.’s 1974-1976
10 Manitoba Medicare 1974-1976
11 Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party 1974-1976
12 Manpower and Immigration: Opportunities for Youth 1974-1976
13 Marion, Henry 1974-1976
14 Mathews Industries Ltd., Dauphin, Manitoba 1974-1976
15 Members Salaries 1974-1976
16 M.P.’s Salary Increase 1974-1978
17 Mlynarowich, Joe Renwer Compensation 1975
18 Monarchy 1974-1976
19 Mc. Constituency 1973-1976
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1420 McKenzie, Wally – M.L.A – Manitoba 1973-1976
21 N. Miscellaneous 1972-1973
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1422 National Anthem Bill C-11 1974-1975
23 Riding Mountain National Park 1972-1973
24 National Parks Constituency – Church Camp 1972-1973
25 N.D.P. – Manitoba 1972-1973
26 Constituency 3.9 – News Media 1972-1973
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151 O. Constituency 1972-1976
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152 Old Age Pensions 1972-1976
3 Out of Constituency 1969-1976
4 P. Constituency
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155 Parkland – Regional Development
6 Passports 1969-1970
7 Passports 1975
8 Penrose, Archambault & Co., Dauphin
9 Pollution
Post Office – Constituency
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1510 1968-1970
11 1970-1972
12 1975-1976
13 R. Constituency 1972-1976
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1514 Ritchie, Gordon 1972-1976
15 Roblin Provincial P.C. Association 1972-1976
16 Rock Concert – Sandy Bay 1975
17 Running File 1972-1976
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161 S. Constituency 1973-1976
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162 Ste. Rose du Lac 1973-1976
3 Ste. Rose Petition re: Diversion Channel 1973-1976
4 Schools – High Schools – Dauphin Riding 1973-1976
5 Snart, Bert (Horseshoes) Dauphin 1973-1976
6 Stone, Raymond – Swan River 1973-1976
7 Strang Farms – Ochre River Constituency 1973-1976
8 Swan River 1973-1976
9 T. Constituency 1972-1976
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1610 Transport 1972-1976
11 Trush, Paula Mary Chicago; daughter Hemm, Mrs. Julia Arandieu 1972-1976
12 U. Constituency
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1613 Ukranians in Canada
14 Unemployment Insurance – Constituency
U.I.C.
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1615 Becker, Kristen (Mrs.) – Roblin
16 Henish, Mary (Mrs.) – Winnipegosis
17 Winter, Sally (Mrs.) – Birch River
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171 V. Constituency 1973-1976
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172 Constituency 3.5 Veteran’s Affairs 1973-1976
Villages and Towns - Constituency 1973-1976
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173 Amaranth 1973-1976
4 Benito 1973-1976
5 Bield 1973-1976
6 Cowan 1973-1976
7 Dauphin 1973-1976
8 Gilbert Plains 1973-1976
9 Grandview 1973-1976
10 Pine River 1973-1976
11 Riding Mountain 197-1976
12 Roblin 1973-1976
13 Swan River 1973-1976
14 W. Constituency 1973-1976
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1715 Water Control – Manitoba 1973-1976
16 Welfare 1973-1976
17 Whiteway, Dean – President, Dauphin R.C. Association 1973-1976
18 Winter Works Programs 1971 1973-1976
19 Workmen’s Compensation – Constituency 1973-1976
20 Y. Constituency 1973-1976
21 Miscellaneous Follow-up File All Names A-Z 1974-1975
SUB-SERIES II 1976-1980
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1722 A. Constituency
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1723 Attorney General of Manitoba
24 Autopac
25 B. Constituency
26 C. Constituency
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1727 C.B.C. – Dauphin
28 C.J.O.B.
29 Co-op Credit Society
30 D. Constituency
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181 E. Constituency
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182 Congratulations – Election 1978
3 Election (1978) – Thank you letters to Scrutineers, etc. 1978
4 Elections Act
5 F. Constituency
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186 Flood - Manitoba
7 G. Constituency
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188 Gilbert Plains
9 Glenella
10 Grandview
11 I. Constituency
12 J. Constituency
13 K. Constituency
14 L. Constituency
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1815 Livingston – M.L.A. (Me.)
16 Mc. Constituency
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1817 McDill, Jeffery Donald – Dauphin
18 Mckenzie, Wally
19 Mintuck, Mr. Grabe
20 M. Constituency
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1821 Manitoba Metis Federation
22 Menard, Walter
23 Morriseau/Metis
24 N. Constituency
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1825 Napper, Alfred K.
26 O. Constituency
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1827 Olsen, Hans – Roblin
28 Oath of Constituency
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191 P. Constituency
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192 Passports and Citizenship
3 Post Office
4 R. Constituency
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195 Roblin
6 R.R.S.P. Letters
7 Rodrique, George – Winnipegosis
8 S. Constituency
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199 San Clara Constituents
10 Sandy Bay Reserve
11 School – Requested
12 Shaneabrea Soil Services Ltd.
13 Ste. Rose Constituency
14 Spurway, J. Lynn – Accountant
15 Swan River Constituency
16 Swan River – Meteorological Observing Station
17 Swan River Valley Band – European Trip 1976-1980
18 T. Constituency
19 U. Constituency
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1920 Unemployment
21 U.I.C.
22 Ukrainians in Canada
23 V. Constituency
24 W. Constituency
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1925 Winnipegosis Constituency

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IV. DEPARTMENTAL/SUBJECT/COMMITTEE FILES

Distinctly separated from Constituency Files in the original order were files pertaining to specific topics. Some, but not all, reflected Mr. Ritchie’s work on various Parliamentary Committees. They have been arranged alphabetically and cover Mr. Ritchie’s entire career in office. General research material of a printed unsolicited nature have not been retained whereas every effort has been made to preserve source material directly pertinent to Mr. Ritchie, his work and interests.

A. Agriculture
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201 Beef Industry 1971-1977
2 Beef – calf/cow/meat authority – letters November 1974
3 Caucus Committee 1975-1977
4 Dairy Industry
5 Farm Credit Corporation
6 Fruit 1977
7 Grain Handlers Dispute 1974-1975
8 Grain Stabilization 1970-1977
9 Grain Transportation – handling costs, etc.Montreal from O. Reber, Alberta
10 Ministers Correspondence 1972-1978
11 PFAA 1968-1972 (Prairie Farm Assistance Act)
12 Poultry and Egg 1972-1977
13 Province of Manitoba
14 Rape Seed 1973
15 Research 1977
16 Sugar 1974
17 United Grain Growers Ltd. 1974
18 West Coast Grain Handler’s Strike 1974
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211 Western Agricultural Conference Policy Statement 1975
2 Western Canada Buffalo Assoc. 1979
3 Wheat Board 1977
4 Canadian Medical Association
C. Communications
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215 Broadcasting-Bill S-9 1971
6 C.B.C. 1970-1977
7 C.R.T.C. Correspondence 1970-1977
8 Constitutional Matters 1978-1979
Consumers and Corporate Affairs
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219 Bankruptcy and Insolvency 1971
10 Combines Investigations Act 1974-1975
11 Ministers’ Correspondence 1975
12 Packaging Bill C-180 1975
D. Defence
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2113 National-Ministers’ Speeches and Correspondence 1976
E. Elections
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2114 Committee on Privileges and Elections
15 Constituency Redistribution
16 Energy – Off-shore Minerals
17 Environment and Fisheries-Wildlife 1975
18 External Affairs – Caucus Committee
F. Finances
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2119 Capital Gains Act C-259
20 DISC-International Corporation C-259
21 Farmers and Tax Incomes C-259
22 Gas and Oil C-259
23 Income Tax Act C-259
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221 International Income C-259
2 Mining Industry C-259
3 Minister’s Correspondence 1975
4 Personal Exemptions C-259
5 Small Business Loans Act
Form Letters & Response
BoxFolder
226 Abortion 1979
7 Beef Industry
8 Broadcasting C.B.C.
9 Foreign Ownership
10 Gun Control
11 New Constituency Boundaries
12 Pornography
13 Rapeseed
H. Health and Welfare
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2214 Abortions 1971
15 Abortion-Festival of Life 1973
16 Abortion 1973-1974
17 Abortion 1975-1976
BoxFolder
231 Abortion 1979-1980
2 Canada Pension Plan
3 Food and Drug Act-LeDain Commission 1971-1978
4 Minister’s Correspondence and Speeches 1976-1977
5 Old Age Pension
6 Old Age Security Bill C-62 1974-1975
7 Tobacco and Cigarette Smoking 1970-1976
I. Indian Affairs and Northern Development
BoxFolder
238 Indian Treaty #6
9 The James Bay Development Project 1976
10 Manitoba Indian Brotherhood
11 National Parks
12 Riding Mountain National Park 1976
13 Rock Festival
J. Justice
BoxFolder
2314 Capital Punishment 1973
BoxFolder
241 Capital Punishment 1975-1976
2 Capital Punishment Speech 1976
3 Gun Control Bill C-14 1975
4 Gun Control Bill 1976
5 Gun Control Bill (letters) April 1976
6 Gun Control Bill 1976-1977
7 Gun Control Bill (Bill C-51) 1977
8 Gun Control Bill 1978
BoxFolder
251 Minister’s Correspondence 1975-1976
2 Rape 1975-1978
M. Manitoba
BoxFolder
253 Provincial Minister’s Correspondence 1979
4 “MINCOME” (Manitoba Basic Annual Income Experiment) 1979
Manpower and Immigration
BoxFolder
255 Employment/Unemployment 1978
6 Local Initiatives Program (L.I.P.) Overview and Explanation
7 Local Initiatives Program 1971-1973
8 Local Initiatives Program 1974
9 Local Initiatives Program Correspondence
10 Local Initiatives Program Summary Sheets
11 Local Initiatives Program Approved Projects 1975
12 Local Initiatives Program 1976
13 Local Initiatives Program Applications 1975-1976
14 Local Initiatives Program 1976-1977
15 Minister’s Correspondence 1973-1976
16 Requests-Foreign Claims Czechoslovakia
Members of Parliament
BoxFolder
261 Manitoba Caucus 1979-1980
2 Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
263 Miscellany
N. National Revenue
BoxFolder
264 Caucus Committee 1972
5 Letters re: Importation of film “Life of Christ” 1978-1979
6 Minister’s Correspondence 1972-1977
7 O. Olympics 1976
8 P. Pensions - Indexing
BoxFolder
269 Prime Minster – Correspondence
Progressive Conservative Party
BoxFolder
2610 Joe Clark
11 P.C. Dauphin Riding Constitution
12 Dauphin Statistics
13 Sterling Lyon
BoxFolder
2614 Post Office – Minister’s Correspondence
Public Service
BoxFolder
2615 Commission Bill C-28
16 R.C.M.P. Protest letters 1972
R. Regional and Economic Expansion
BoxFolder
2617 Minister’s Correspondence 1975-1979
18 P.F.R.A. – Pasture Rates
S. Secretary of State
BoxFolder
2619 Bilingualism
20 Bilingualism
BoxFolder
271 Bilingualism 1971-1976
2 Reader’s Digest 1975
Solicitor General
BoxFolder
273 Young Offender’s Act C-192
BoxFolder
274 Sunlife (move from Montreal) 1978
T. Transport
BoxFolder
281 Air Canada 1975-1977
2 Air Pilots and Controllers 1976
3 Canadian Transport Commission
4 Car Rentals
5 Minister’s Correspondence
6 Railways – CN-CP 1976-1979
7 Urban Affairs – “CHIP” (Canadian Home Insultation Program) 1977-1979
8 Veterans Affairs – Minister’s Correspondence 1977

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