October 26, 1967

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES

RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gerard Laprise (Chapleau) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-172 entitled "An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (Qualifications of voters and candidates)".

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES
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RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Laprise:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to amend the Canada Elections Act in order that only Canadian citizens may be enfranchised in a general election or in a by-election, that the age of voters may be reduced to 18 and that only Canadian citizens aged 18 and over may be entitled to run in a general election or in a by-election.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES
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PRIME MINISTER

PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION

LIB

Eugene Whelan

Liberal

Mr. E. F. Whelan (Essex South) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-173, respecting the designation "prime minister".

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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LIB

Eugene Whelan

Liberal

Mr. Whelan:

Mr. Speaker, the main reason I enter this bill is that I am a strong believer in Canada as a nation, a unified nation. I believe the more people we have running around this nation calling themselves "prime minister" the more confusion will be created in people's minds about our nation being one nation with one prime minister. I believe it is the height of hypocrisy for these premiers to talk of unity on one hand and then ask to be called "prime minister" on the other.

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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LIB

Eugene Whelan

Liberal

Mr. Whelan:

Mr. Speaker, I am a Canadian who believes only one man in Canada should be called the prime minister, and that man is the leader of our federal parliament.

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PRIME MINISTER
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR RESTRICTION ON USE OF DESIGNATION
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HOUSING

INQUIRY AS TO ACTION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF STARTS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edison John Clayton Loney

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Loney (Bruce):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Labour. It is based on the economic council report that 200,000 new homes are needed annually to house the increase in population and new family formations. Since housing starts in Canada are now running at an annual rate of 178,000, what direct and positive action is the government considering to ensure that the need will be met?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF STARTS
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I have some doubt whether a question of the type asked by the hon. member is in order. As he knows, under the rules he is obliged to ask more specific questions than this. He is asking the minister to make a general statement, and in my view this is the type of information that ought to be given on motions rather than by way of an answer to an oral question.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF STARTS
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PC

Edison John Clayton Loney

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Loney:

Ten o'clock, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF STARTS
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PC

Michael Starr (Leader of the Official Opposition; Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Slarr (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In view of the importance of the matter and because it is so late in the year to reach the goal that has been set for housing in Canada, I ask the Minister of Labour will he make a policy statement within the next few days on this very urgent matter.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ACTION TO INCREASE NUMBER OF STARTS
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October 26, 1967