December 12, 1974

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC SERVICE

PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. Georges-St. Barbe):

I wish to move a motion under the terms of Standing Order 43 on a matter which I deem to be of urgent and pressing necessity. The chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr. John J. Carson, in addressing the joint committee of the Senate and House of Commons on employer-employee relations in the public service, requested consideration of the removal of preferences to veterans of the two world wars and the Korean war and expressed his feeling that preference to these citizens was no longer consistent with today's intent of the merit principle.

This unpatriotic utterance is certainly not in keeping with Canada's commitment to the veterans of Canada and expresses a lack of humanity on the part of the chairman, which should be one of the qualities that his important position should require. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Victoria-Haliburton (Mr. Scott):

That this House orders that the government make a statement on motions to declare their position on the preferential status of veterans of Canada in seeking employment in the public service, and if that position is contrary to the feelings of the chairman of the Public Service Commission that he should be asked to account or resign.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

Daniel Joseph MacDonald (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Daniel J. MacDonald (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I would just like to inform the House that that statement is not government policy. The statement was made with no authorization from the government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Under Standing Order 43 it cannot be put without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There being no unanimous consent, the motion cannot be put at this time.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REMOVAL OF PREFERENTIAL STATUS OF VETERANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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IMMIGRATION

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Mr. Maurice Spring of Alberta has been attempting to establish an organization called Springhaven which would provide homes in Canada for orphans from the third world. This project has been endorsed by a number of reputable organizations in Canada. The Alberta department of health and social development has also given its approval and provided assurances that it will take over responsibility for the children in the unlikely event of Mr. Spring's financial inability to continue at some point in the future.

The Department of Manpower and Immigration has been examining the Springhaven project and has just recently indicated that it will not allow any children into the country under the auspices of this project. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House instruct the minister to reconsider his decision on this matter and permit Mr. Spring to proceed with his humanitarian project.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   ENTRY OF ORPHANS UNDER AUSPICES OF MR. SPRING OF ALBERTA-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Under Standing Order 43 it cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   ENTRY OF ORPHANS UNDER AUSPICES OF MR. SPRING OF ALBERTA-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   ENTRY OF ORPHANS UNDER AUSPICES OF MR. SPRING OF ALBERTA-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   ENTRY OF ORPHANS UNDER AUSPICES OF MR. SPRING OF ALBERTA-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There being no unanimous consent, the motion cannot be put.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   ENTRY OF ORPHANS UNDER AUSPICES OF MR. SPRING OF ALBERTA-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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ABORTION

PC

Douglas Roche

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Douglas Roche (Edmonton-Strathcona):

Mr. Speaker, I also have a motion under Standing Order 43. Because it has just been revealed that an abortion was performed on a 15 year old girl in Niagara Falls who was six months pregnant, and new figures by Statistics Canada show that abortions in Canada in 1973 totalled 43,201 which is 12.6 per 100 live births-the highest rate on Canada's history-I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince George-Peace River (Mr. Oberle):

That the Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs be instructed to investigate the rapidly rising abortion rate to deter-

December 12, 1974

Transport

mine if abortions are being performed within the terms of the law, that is to save the life or health of the mother.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ABORTION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMITTEE DETERMINATION OF REASON FOR RISING RATE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

As I indicated on previous occasions, the contents of this motion refer to matters of continuing importance, but does not have inherent in its terms an element of urgency or immediacy as required by Standing Order 43. As important as it might be, without those ingredients it cannot be put under Standing Order 43.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ABORTION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED COMMITTEE DETERMINATION OF REASON FOR RISING RATE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

NDP

Stuart Malcolm Leggatt

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stuart Leggatt (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I, too, rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the recent reports confirming that construction has commenced on the largest nuclear submarine depot in the world at Bangor, Washington, just 60 miles from Victoria and 100 miles from the lower mainland of British Columbia and in view of the fact that this base will make Vancouver and the lower mainland of B.C. the No. 1 target area in North America in the event of nuclear hostilities, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Oshawa-Whitby (Mr. Broadbent):

That this House direct the Secretary of State for External Affairs to make immediate representations to the United States President and the United States Secretary of State and, further,

That this matter immediately be referred to the Standing Committee on External Affairs and National Defence.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BASE AT BANGOR, WASHINGTON-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The House has heard the motion being proposed pursuant to Standing Order 43. It cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BASE AT BANGOR, WASHINGTON-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION
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December 12, 1974