November 18, 1970

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PRIVILEGE

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I have a statement with regard to Hansard. I would ask your indulgence for a moment because there have been a number of instances in the past few weeks in which the Prime Minister has given the impression that the official opposition is in collusion with the government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I do not believe that according to the rules the Leader of the Opposition is entitled to make such a statement on motions. I suppose he could make a statement at this time on a question of privilege or perhaps on a point of order, but certainly he cannot make a statement on motions unless it is under one or the other guise or under Standing Order 43.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, it is a question of privilege relating to a statement made by a minister as reported in Hansard on which I would like to speak.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. This would require the unanimous consent of the House. The Leader of the Opposition is suggesting a procedure which is entirely unknown to me and entirely new in so far as the rules are concerned. I doubt very much whether we should get the House involved in any procedure whereby every member, including the Leader of the Opposition, can rise on motions and make a statement about something in Hansard with which he disagrees. If the Leader of the Opposition has a question of privilege, he knows much better than I do what the rules are. He is required to give notice to the Chair. At the same time the Leader of the Opposition, because of his office, enjoys a special position in this chamber, and I would think there might be agreement to allow the Leader of the Opposition to indicate what his statement is. Is this agreed?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

Mr. Speaker, it relates to a statement in Hansard by the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council replying to a question put by my colleague, the right hon. member for Prince Albert, regarding the removal of the coat of arms from departmental and ministerial stationery. It is recorded at page 1173 of Hansard. In replying to the question the Parliamentary Secretary refers to a statement of policy made

in the House on October 23. In the House the Parliamentary Secretary attributed the policy statement to the Hon. Robert Stanbury, and I do not object to that, but I do take exception to the Hansard account which indicates the Parliamentary Secretary as saying that the October 23 policy statement was made by the Hon. Robert L. Stanfield. Surely, Mr. Speaker, I would have said something quite different with regard to the removing of the Coat of Arms from government stationery, but in defence of the author of the error I suppose I should be prepared to admit that the statements I have made about the government's stationary policy and stationary attitude on many issues may have contributed to this peculiar error.

[DOT] (2:10 p.m.)

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE
Sub-subtopic:   MR. STANFIELD-INCORRECT REFERENCE IN "HANSARD" TO LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AS AUTHOR OF STATEMENT
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TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND CANADIAN FISHING LIMITS

LIB

David Anderson

Liberal

Mr. David Anderson (Esquimall-Saanich) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-195, to amend the Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act.

Topic:   TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND CANADIAN FISHING LIMITS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND CANADIAN FISHING LIMITS
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LIB

David Anderson

Liberal

Mr. Anderson:

Mr. Speaker, this bill is precisely the same as one I introduced last year and would extend exclusive Canadian fishing limits to the edge of the continental shelf and continental slope. The purpose is, first, the protection of the resources which at present are being greatly exploited by other nations and, second, to protect the livelihood of Canadian fishermen from the encroachments of foreign fleets.

Topic:   TERRITORIAL SEA AND FISHING ZONES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND CANADIAN FISHING LIMITS
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


CANADIAN BOOK PUBLISHING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


On the order: Introduction of Bills: November 16, 1970-Mr. Howard (Skeena)-Bill intituled "An Act respecting the Canadian Book Publishing Development Corporation".


IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. member for Skeena has just filed with the Chair a copy of his proposed bill. I have not had an opportunity to look into it in detail, but the title is "An Act respecting the Canadian Book Publishing Development Corporation." The hon. member proposes the establishment of a corporation. Clause 6 states that the members are to be paid a remuneration and reasonable travelling and living expenses. This bill appears to me on first glance to have clear money provisions. I would not want to make a ruling at this point,

November 18, 1970

Questions

but I would like to have an opportunity to look at the bill further. If it is not in order it cannot be put to the House. Having had a first glance at it, I think I should have a second glance.

Topic:   CANADIAN BOOK PUBLISHING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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NDP

Frank Howard

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, you are to be congratulated on your perceptive eye, but the bill deals with Canadian authority and Canadian integrity in the book publishing industry, and because of the hypocrisy of the Liberal party in this matter-

Topic:   CANADIAN BOOK PUBLISHING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. I suggest to the hon. member that if there is to be a debate on the acceptability of the bill this should be done in due course, but at the present time I indicate to the hon. member that I would like to have a further look at the bill. He is on notice that there may be procedural difficulties about the bill, and when the matter comes up for discussion I would think he would be prepared at that time to make the arguments which he appears to want to submit for the consideration of the Chair and of hon. members at this time.

Topic:   CANADIAN BOOK PUBLISHING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER

November 18, 1970