November 6, 1970

PRIVILEGE

MR. WAHN-INTENT OF REMARKS MADE AT PUBLIC MEETING

LIB

Ian Grant Wahn

Liberal

Mr. Ian Wahn (St. Paul's):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. In an interview last night on the program "Encounter", the interviewer may have implied that certain remarks which I made from the floor at a public meeting in Convocation Hall of the University of Toronto last Monday suggested dishonourable motives or illegal conduct on the part of the person or persons named in the interview.

I wish to make it entirely clear that that was not my intent.

At that meeting I did defend, to the best of my ability, the decision of the government in proclaiming the War Measures Act. I reviewed in some detail the situation prevailing at the time that the decision was made, including the statements urging the government of Quebec to accede to the terrorists' demands which, if acceded to, might in my view have led to the breakdown of the civil authority of the elected government of the province of Quebec. I wish to make it entirely clear that I did not accuse or intend to accuse any individual or specific group, other than the FLQ, of dishonourable motives or illegal or dishonourable conduct. If anything I said at what was at that point a somewhat noisy meeting has given that impression, I sincerely regret it and I extend my sincere apologies to all those who may have been affected by my remarks.

Finally, I wish to make it entirely clear that I spoke at the meeting entirely on my own initiative and not at the request of any member of government, and my remarks were not based upon any private information but only upon reports which had been published in the press or referred to in this House.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. WAHN-INTENT OF REMARKS MADE AT PUBLIC MEETING
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ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

POST OFFICE

LIB

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. Jean-Pierre Cote (Minister without Portfolio):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table copies in both official languages of a report on departmental activities.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT ON DEPARMENTAL ROLE
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FISHERIES

CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Walter C. Carter

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walter C. Carter (St. John's West):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43 I ask the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion in a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

This matter involves the management and conservation of our marine resources on both our Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The depletion of our marine resources by foreign nationals, especially by the Soviet Union, necessitates that Canada assume its responsibility under the articles of the Law of the Sea and initiate an international conference on fish conservation and management.

With the unanimous consent of the House, I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath), the following motion:

That, in the opinion of this House, the government must take the initiative in convening an international conference of the fishing nations of the world to discuss the conservation and management of marine resources in the waters adjacent to Canada's territorial seas.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

As the hon. member knows, under Standing Order 43, the unanimous consent of the House is required to proceed with the motion.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimity and therefore the motion cannot be put to the House at this time.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   CONSERVATION OF MARINE RESOURCES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43
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THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

ATLANTIC PROVINCES-FORECAST OF SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Heath Nelson Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Heath Macquarrie (Hillsborough):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43 I ask the unanimous consent of the House-

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES-FORECAST OF SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES-FORECAST OF SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Heath Nelson Macquarrie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macquarrie:

-to present a motion in a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council yesterday forecast a severe economic crisis this winter in the eastern region of Canada where already the male unemployment rate this year is averaging at least 10 per cent. This

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The Canadian Economy

crisis will not be prevented by the government's slight easing of its restrictive economic and fiscal policies. This government must co-operate with the Atlantic provincial governments immediately on crash programs that will be of immediate effect to diminish the force of this crisis.

With the unanimous consent of the House I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Halifax-East Hants (Mr. McCleave), the following motion:

That this House expresses its concern at the effect of the government's economic and fiscal policies upon the Atlantic region where an economic crisis with drastic unemployment is imminent and urges that the government take immediate action to alleviate the effects of this crisis.

[DOT] (11:10 a.m.)

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES-FORECAST OF SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. As the hon. member knows, this motion cannot be put under the terms of Standing Order 43 unless there is unanimous consent.

Topic:   THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC PROVINCES-FORECAST OF SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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November 6, 1970