January 25, 1971

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC SERVICE

PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Steven E. Paproski (Edmonton Centre):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43 I ask the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion concerning a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. It arises out of the uncertainty and uneasiness caused by the statement circulated in the mass media that the government has adopted an employment policy that violates the principle of non-discrimination which parliament has enshrined in several statutes including the Public Service Employment Act, the Canada Fair Employment Practices Act and the Canadian Bill of Rights.

I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Gander-Twillingate (Mr. Lundrigan):

That the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs be instructed to inquire into the administration of the Public Service Employment Act, the Canada Fair Employment Practices Act and the employment practices of the Treasury Board with particular reference to the observance of the principle of non-discrimination.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-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:

Hon. members have heard the motion proposed to the House by the hon. member for Edmonton Centre. This motion requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-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:

Since there is not consent the motion cannot be put at this time.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Paproski:

On a point of order, I want it to be on the record that members on the government side have refused to give leave for this motion-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-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. That is obviously not a point of order. It is a point of debate. The hon. member knows that as well as I do, and I would suggest to him that he should not receive the floor on that basis.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   OBSERVANCE OF PRINCIPLE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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SPECIAL RECRUITMENT OF FRANCOPHONES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I also ask leave to move a motion under Standing Order 43. May I inform Your Honour forthwith that the subject matter is in the same area as the motion first proposed, but because I have worded the motion differently, and since I believe the government itself might like to have the matter cleared up, I hopefully ask that I be given unanimous consent to move the motion which I have drafted. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Surrey (Mr. Mather):

That the report of the circulation of a memorandum entitled "Special Recruitment of Francophones in the Public Service" be referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates-

I interrupt my reading of the motion to point out that that is the committee to which Public Service matters go.

[DOT]-so that the said committee may investigate the whole matter and make sure that no steps are contemplated that would interfere with strict adherence to the merit principle in the recruitment and promotion policies of the Public Service.

I hope the House will give its consent so that this matter can be cleared up.

Topic:   SPECIAL RECRUITMENT OF FRANCOPHONES-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 have before me a copy of the motion proposed by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre. In this instance also the motion is proposed under the terms of Standing Order 43 and therefore requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimity?

Topic:   SPECIAL RECRUITMENT OF FRANCOPHONES-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Some hon. Members:

No.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member will have noticed there is not unanimous consent; therefore the motion cannot be put.

sfc [DOT]!* $

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CANADA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

PROVISION FOR ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS, POWERS, CAPITALIZATION, ETC.

LIB

Edgar John Benson (Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Hon. E. J. Benson (Minister of Finance) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-219, to establish the Canada Development Corporation.

Topic:   CANADA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS, POWERS, CAPITALIZATION, ETC.
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


January 25, 1971