November 25, 1970

PRIVILEGE

MR. MARCEAU-OBJECTION TO STATEMENT OF MEMBER

LIB

Gilles Marceau

Liberal

Mr. Gilles Marceau (Lapointe):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege in connection with a statement made yesterday evening by the hon. member for Port-neuf (Mr. Godin).

As recorded in Hansard at page 1441, the hon. member stated, and I quote:

Hon. members know how sensitive I am and incapable of expressing malevolent views of making charges.

This might be the only time he said anything true since the rest of his speech is made up of slanderous and inexcusable charges directed against the bar association and myself.

At the end of his speech, the hon. member for Portneuf made a reference to a speeding charge laid against him and mentioning the member for Lapointe he stated the following:

At the same time, the hon. member for Lapointe (Mr. Marceau) a Liberal member, went through a 30 mile an hour zone at 100 miles an hour. He simply had to pay $50 fine. Well if politics do not come into play in cases like that, I certainly would like to know.

I should like to say to the hon. member for Portneuf and to other members of this House that our private lives have nothing to do with our proceedings and that hon. members are in no way interested in learning about them.

The charge laid by the hon. member for Portneuf is entirely inaccurate and the circumstances under which he was fined $250 are entirely different from those in my case. I wish to say to the hon. member that such charges made in the absence of the person concerned indicate a narrow-mindedness about which I will say no more.

I do not associate all Ralliement creditiste members with such statements, because I have the pleasure of knowing several of them who are honest and charming people. I must say, none the less, that the hon. member for Portneuf disappoints me greatly when he refers to such things. I hope he will withdraw his remarks in due time if he wants us to remain friends.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. MARCEAU-OBJECTION TO STATEMENT OF MEMBER
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ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS


Second report of Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs-Mr. Tolmie. [Editor's Note: For text of above report, see today's Votes and Proceedings.]


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table in English and French copies of the communique issued by the Joint Canada-United States Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs which concluded its meetings yesterday afternoon.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

I rise on a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In the past it has been customary for a minister or several ministers of the Crown to report to Parliament on motions following discussions with their counterparts in the United States government. It is not sufficient to fob off the House with a communique which has already been given to the press.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

The

minister has the responsibility on motions not only to table the communique but to make a statement to the House as to the items that were discussed and the conclusions that were reached.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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?

Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Sharp:

I can assure the hon. member that if he will read the communique he will find that all those points are covered.

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY CANADA-UNITED STATES COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
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AUDITOR GENERAL

SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Gerald William Baldwin (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 43 I ask for unanimous consent to make a motion without notice being given.

The urgent circumstances are as follows: The almost universal opposition in the media and from individuals to the provisions of Bill C-190 makes it clear that Canadians take the strongest objection to any attempt to restrict the authority of the Auditor General. Nevertheless, the continuance of the bill on the order paper in its present form constitutes an attempt to intimidate and harass the Auditor General in the discharge of his duties and to inhibit his examination of such government spending as the substantial increase in costs alleged in respect of the destroyer construction program.

November 25, 1970

Motor Vehicle Safety Act

I therefore ask leave to put the following motion:

That in the view of this House the government should forthwith withdraw Bill C-190 and bring in a new bill along the lines of the draft bill which the Public Accounts Committee requested the Auditor General to submit to the committee.

Topic:   AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-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:

I am not sure, of course, that the motion is in order because it anticipates an order of the day, but obviously I do not think I should be called upon to rule on this point. What I should ascertain is whether there is unanimous consent to put the motion at this time.

Topic:   AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Yes.

Topic:   AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   AUDITOR GENERAL
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED WITHDRAWAL OF BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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November 25, 1970