July 6, 1972

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION ON JUNE 30, 1972


On the order: Motions. June 22, 1972-The Prime Minister: That, when the House adjourns following the Royal Assent on June 30, 1972, it shall stand adjourned until a time fixed by Mr. Speaker, at the request of the Government, when the House may meet for the purpose of the giving of Royal Assent to any bills that have not been given Royal Assent; And that, after the giving of Royal Assent to any such bills or in the event the House does not meet for that purpose, the House shall be adjourned or stand adjourned, as the case may be, until September 28, 1972, provided that at any time prior to that date, if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with the Government, that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, Mr. Speaker may give notice that he is so satisfied, and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice, and shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time; And that, in the event of Mr. Speaker's being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or the Deputy Chairman of Committees shall act in his stead for all purposes of this order.


LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I might rise on a point of order to suggest that because this motion is no longer applicable it might be dropped, with the consent of the House.

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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Order discharged and motion withdrawn.

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MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF SESSION ON JULY 7, 1972

LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister) moved:

That when the House adjourns following the third reading and passing of Bills C-170 and C-201 or, at the ordinary time of daily adjournment on Friday, July 7, 1972, as the case may be, it shall stand adjourned until a time to be fixed by Mr. Speaker, at the request of the Government, when the House may meet for the purpose of the giving of Royal Assent to any bills that have not been given Royal Assent;

And that, after the giving of Royal Assent to any such bills or in the event the House does not meet for that purpose, the House shall be adjourned or stand adjourned, as the case may be, until September 28, 1972, provided that at any time prior to that date, if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with the Government, that the public interest requires that the

House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, Mr. Speaker may give notice that he is so satisfied, and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice, and shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time;

And that, in the event of Mr. Speaker's being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or the Deputy Chairman of Committees shall act in his stead for all purposes of this order.

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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (President of the Privy Council):

Mr. Speaker, I have had discussions with my opposite numbers in the other parties and it appears quite necessary, not only because of those discussions but because of the changed circumstances, to alter this motion. I would propose to move an amendment to the Prime Minister's motion. Without going into all the phraseology, the amended motion would make certain that the House would adjourn on Friday, July 7, tomorrow, at the regular adjournment time, but with a condition. The purpose of the condition is so that hon. members will understand that if at that moment the bill we are presently considering, Bill C-230, having to do with the resumption of operation of certain Quebec ports, has not been given Royal Assent, then the House would not adjourn. I think we all understand that if things go along normally that bill will probably be cleared, but in order to make it absolutely certain and to indicate to the country that we will not adjourn unless that matter has been attended to it seems to me a provision to that effect ought to be included in the motion. If I may, I would move the following amendment:

That the motion be amended by deleting all the words preceding the phrase "it shall stand adjourned" and substituting therefor the following words:

"That when the House adjourns at the ordinary time of daily adjournment on Friday, July 7, 1972, provided that Royal Assent has been given to Bill C-230,"

The amended paragraph would then read:

That when the House adjourns at the ordinary time of daily adjournment on Friday, July 7, 1972, provided that Royal Assent has been given to Bill C-230, it shall stand adjourned until a time to be fixed by Mr. Speaker-

And so on.

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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said amendment?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Amendment agreed to.


IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

Shall the motion as amended carry?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Motion as amended agreed to.

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Inquiries of the Ministry FINANCE

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ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF BANK OF MONTREAL IN TRANSACTIONS OF QUESTIONABLE NATURE- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):

Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgency, namely, the involvement of the Bank of Montreal in transactions of a questionable nature arising out of the inquiry of the O'Dea Commission in the province of Newfoundland and demanding attention by the federal government. I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Lamb-ton-Kent (Mr. McCutcheon):

That the government refer the matter to the Standing Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs to inquire into the alleged conflict of interest of the Bank of Montreal arising out of the O'Dea Commission, and report its findings to the House within 60 days.

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IND

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Independent

Mr. Speaker:

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:

The motion cannot be put.

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July 6, 1972