October 29, 1971

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PROPOSED TAKEOVER OF SUPERTEST BY BRITISH PETROLEUM-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

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

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 43 I wish to raise a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, namely, the government's announcement last night that it has decided not to intervene in the proposed takeover of Supertest by British Petroleum Company Limited. May I be permitted a brief statement before submitting my motion.

Foreign control of the production, refining and distribution of petroleum products has been accelerating at an alarming rate. Canadians are increasingly excluded from the ownership and control of the petroleum and gas industry. The government's inaction can only result in allowing one of our most vital and potentially richest resources falling under foreign domination. Supertest constitutes one of the few remaining Canadian owned outlets for the distribution of petroleum products and steps should be taken to keep it in Canadian hands.

Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House urges the government to reconsider its decision and take whatever steps are necessary to prevent the takeover of Supertest by the British Petroleum Co. Ltd. in order that the continued acquisition of the petroleum industry by foreign corporations may be brought to a halt.

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Subtopic:   PROPOSED TAKEOVER OF SUPERTEST BY BRITISH PETROLEUM-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Hon. members have heard the motion proposed by the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands. This motion requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

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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:

There is not unanimous consent and the motion cannot be put.

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Subtopic:   PROPOSED TAKEOVER OF SUPERTEST BY BRITISH PETROLEUM-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. H. Aiken (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister but in his absence perhaps I could direct it to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police uncovered definite evidence of plots to assassinate Premier Kosygin when he was in Canada and, if so, is a statement to be made in the House?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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LIB

Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. lean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General):

Mr. Speaker, there has been much speculation such as that referred to by the hon. member. Many reports have been received by the R.C.M.P. before and after the visit and each one was considered on its merits by the police authorities concerned.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Aiken:

The minister's answer, Mr. Speaker, did not reveal very much but perhaps I could put a supplementary. In light of the events during the visit of Premier Kosygin has the government been able to assure President Tito of his safety in Canada during his forthcoming visit, and are security arrangements being reviewed?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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LIB

Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Goyer:

Mr. Speaker, I think that if we attach too much importance to security, when the Canadian government invites some personalities to meet government authorities and the Canadian people, we would completely distort the purpose of such visits which is, I believe, to make exchanges in the political and economic fields. Indeed, I think that we should call instead the attention of the Canadian people to the positive objectives rather than on security matters which are, of course, considered on their merits.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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PC

Gordon Harvey Aiken

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Aiken:

Mr. Speaker, am I to understand from the Solicitor General that security arrangements are not being given first priority?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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LIB

Jean-Pierre Goyer (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Goyer:

Mr. Speaker, I believe that the hon. member has misunderstood my remarks. I said that security matters are certainly assessed according to their significance and that is important, but I think that what is more important, is that Canadians should be concerned with

October 29, 1971

Inquiries of the Ministry

policy discussions held at the level of various departments.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EVIDENCE OF PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE PREMIER KOSYGIN WHEN IN CANADA-REVIEW OF SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE SAFETY OF PRESIDENT TITO
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SUGGESTED TELEGRAM SIGNED BY MEMBERS

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, in the absence of the President of the Privy Council who is the government House leader, may I direct a question to the Minister of National Defence in his capacity as acting government House leader. Would the minister take up with the government House leader the possibility of calling a meeting, say on Monday, of the House leaders of the various parties to see if arrangements can be made for a telegram to be sent to President Nixon making one last appeal to stop the Amchitka test, with special arrangements being made for all Members of Parliament who wish to do so to sign such a telegram?

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED TELEGRAM SIGNED BY MEMBERS
Sub-subtopic:   APPEALING TO PRESIDENT NIXON TO STOP AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Donald S. Macdonald (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to bring that suggestion to the attention of my colleague, the President of the Privy Council.

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTED TELEGRAM SIGNED BY MEMBERS
Sub-subtopic:   APPEALING TO PRESIDENT NIXON TO STOP AMCHITKA NUCLEAR TEST
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October 29, 1971