March 25, 1974

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

INCREASE IN PRICE OF HEATING OIL IN RIMOUSKI-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION

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Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 43, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to raise a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. It deals with the decision of oil retailers in the Rimouski area to increase up to 18 per cent the price of heating oil to customers whose tanks have a capacity of less than 50 gallons. Some retailers have even stopped delivery to their customers who own such tanks. As a result of the flagrant injustice which such a decision represents for the poor who are deprived of an essential service to which they are entitled, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Belle-chasse (Mr. Lambert):

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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I must interrupt the hon. member and remind him that the motion must be introduced without argumentation in a very short preamble. The hon. member could perhaps move his motion.

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Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Allard:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I expected that, but to say all that I want to say, I must give a lot of explanations.

Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to discuss a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, namely the decision of the Rimouski area oil retailers to increase the price of heating fuel by up to 18 per cent for customers having tanks with a capacity under 50 gallons.

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):

That the House instruct the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources to intervene in order to put an end to the discriminatory practices of heating fuel retailers who unjustly penalize people with a low income who own tanks holding less than 50 gallons by arbitrarily increasing the cost of heating fuel.

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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the motion of the hon. member. Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

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Some hon. Members:

Yes.

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Some hon. Members:

No.

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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimous consent; therefore the motion cannot be put.

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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE TOLLS AND DOCKAGE CHARGES- REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION

PC

J. Trevor Morgan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Trevor Morgan (St. Catharines):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent public necessity. I hope Your Honour will permit me to give about four brief sentences by way of preamble. The strike by the Seafarers International Union will prevent the shipment of grain through the St. Lawrence Seaway system. Whereas the shipping companies cannot now compete because of the imposition of tolls and dockage charges throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway system, adding to the inflationary cost to the consumers of Canada, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich (Mr. Munro):

That the tolls and dockage charges on the St. Lawrence Seaway system be eliminated forthwith.

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NONE

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

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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Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

No affiliation

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimous consent. The motion cannot be put.

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UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA PRODUCTS IMPORTATION ACT

PC

John Douglas Reynolds

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Reynolds (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-266, prohibiting the importation of products from the Union of South Africa.

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Sub-subtopic:   MEASURES TO PROHIBIT IMPORTS INTO CANADA
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

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John Douglas Reynolds

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Reynolds:

Mr. Speaker, "for many years Canadians have been concerned about the injustice of racist and colonial policies in Southern Africa." That statement was made by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Sharp) on February 21. This bill, I hope, will help to correct some of those injustices.

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Motion agreed to, bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


March 25, 1974