Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):
Mr. Speaker, in accordance with standing order 70 I have a petition to present which is that of Carl Hamilton, of 155 McLeod street, city of Ottawa, county of Carleton, province of Ontario, Canada, secretary, one of the loyal subjects of Her Majesty in the right of Canada. Having perused the rules of the house with reference to this matter I find that it is my responsibility to read the petition, which I have done, and I have found that there are no irregularities, no violations of the rules and that it follows the form of petitions in every respect.
Very shortly, the petition relates to a notice of motion now standing on the order paper in the name of the Minister of Citizenship and
Immigration for the appointment of a joint committee of the House of Commons and the Senate on Indian affairs, and relates also to Bill No. C-2 standing in the name of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Bill No. C-3 standing in the name of the Secretary of State. It is the type of petition which is a personal one requiring immediate remedy, and comes within the provisions of standing order 70, subsection 8, of the standing orders.
If I may relate the particulars of the petition very briefly before reading the prayer in order to bring it in that way to the attention of the house, they are three in number.
Subtopic: PETITION WITH RESPECT TO APPOINTMENT OF JOINT COMMITTEE, ETC.