March 20, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

MISCELLANEOUS ESTIMATES


Third report of Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates, in both official languages-Mr. Leblanc (Laurier). [Editor's Note: For text of above Report see today's Votes and Proceedings.]


POST OFFICE

PC

A. Daniel McKenzie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise pursuant to Standing Order 43 to propose a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In light of the inability of the Canadian Post Office to solve its constant labour problems, decrease its huge annual deficit, or to even provide satisfactory service to the Canadian people, and in light of the fact that private parcel delivery services in both Canada and the United States show healthy profits while guaranteeing their service, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Portage (Mr. Masniuk):

That this House set up an all-party committee to study the feasibility of selling the entire post office equipment and operation to private business.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION COMMITTEE STUDY SALE TO PRIVATE ENTERPRISE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION COMMITTEE STUDY SALE TO PRIVATE ENTERPRISE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION COMMITTEE STUDY SALE TO PRIVATE ENTERPRISE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION COMMITTEE STUDY SALE TO PRIVATE ENTERPRISE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

Since the generalized use of credit cards has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of frauds, and since also in the final analysis, consumers have to foot the bill for this new type of fraud, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Richmond (Mr. Beaudoin):

That the House instruct without debate the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to carry out an investigation in order to determine the extent to which this practice increases inflation, and also the extent to which the exorbitant interest rates of banks contribute to inflation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

I should like to congratulate the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) who objected to a motion a while ago by identifying himself. He said no, and rose in his place, as required by the Standing Orders. I hope that other hon. members will follow this practice in the future.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   EFFECT OF CREDIT CARDS AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ON INFLATION-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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CRIMINAL CODE

NDP

Stuart Malcolm Leggatt

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stuart Leggatt (New Westminster) moved

for leave to introduce Bill C-385, to amend the Criminal Code (abortion).

He said: Mr. Speaker, recognizing that there are very deep and sincerely held differences of opinion on this matter, this bill would remove the subject of abortion

March 20, 1975

Oral Questions

from the Criminal Code thus making it a matter for those directly concerned and the medical profession and provincial health authorities. In addition, the bill gives effect to the principles outlined in recommendations 126 and 127 of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and is supportive of the views recently expressed by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Turner).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO REMOVE ABORTION PROVISION
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Motion agreed to, the bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.


ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS DATE AND AGENDA OF ECONOMIC CONFERENCE-POSSIBLE DISCUSSION OF SPECIFIC PROPOSAL ON CONSENSUS

March 20, 1975