Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Secretary of State):
In accordance with the notice I gave last evening I am now prepared, if there is unanimous consent in the house, to make the motion to which I then referred. Perhaps it would be of convenience to hon. members in these circumstances if I were to indicate the motion I am prepared to make. It is the motion drafted by the hon. member for Peace River, and is in the following terms:
That the subjects dealt with in Bills C-83 and C-84 be referred to the standing committee on mines, forests and waters for consideration; provided however, that despite this motion the said bills shall remain on the order paper as orders for second reading without prejudice to the right to make or proceed with motions for such second reading.
If, Mr. Speaker, you could ascertain whether there would be unanimous consent to having this motion made and dealt with in summary fashion, as I indicated last night, I would be happy to proceed.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUBJECT MATTER OF BILLS C-83 AND C-84