On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I have checked and I find that at this moment there is a committee of the House sitting, the Miscellaneous Estimates Committee. I think it is very improper that while the question period, a very important procedure of ours, is continuing a committee of the House should be sitting. I think this makes a further sham of this Parliament. They should be instructed forthwith to cease their sitting until the orders of the day are called in this chamber.
Topic: ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic: BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SITTING HOURS TO GIVE SOCIAL CREDIT PARTY FULL ALLOTTED DAY
Mr. Speaker, I also rise under the provisions of Standing
Order 43 to make the following motion seconded by the hon. member for Yorkton-Melville (Mr. Nystrom):
That the Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs be empowered to inquire into the allegation by Mr. Harold Buchwald, Chairman of the federally-appointed Canadian Consumer Council, that the government's decision to revise its proposed competition bill was an act of political expediency and that the government's decision was a result of an unbalanced dialogue since only two or three out of a total of 300 briefs represented consumer interests.
Topic: CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Subtopic: ALLEGED NEED FOR COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION OF REVISION OF COMPETITION BILL-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43.
Mr. Robert C. Coates (Cumberland-Colchester North):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to move the following motion under Standing Order 43 seconded by the hon. member for Saint John-Lancaster (Mr. Bell):
That the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Public Works, be requested to give immediate attention to the many problems associated with the CANDU program of AECL and in particular those associated with the proposed partial shut-down of the Douglas Point Power Station, the start-up of the Pickering Three Power Station and the problems involved in the shortage of heavy water and that the committee report back to this House at the earliest possible date.
Topic: ALLEGED NEED FOR COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION OF CANDU PROGRAM AND SHORTAGE OF HEAVY WATER-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43