Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under Standing Order 43 to seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion of urgent and pressing necessity. In light of the fact the Urban Development Institute states that the shortage of reasonable cost housing in the urban centres of Canada has reached the proportions of a major social tragedy, I move:
That this House order that a standing committee of this House, known as housing and urban affairs, be set up to study matters which fall under the jursidiction of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, due to the fact that in some of the major cities of Canada only 4 per cent of the population can afford to buy a new house because of the outrageous cost and prices of same.
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED STUDY BY COMMITTEE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION