March 26, 1975

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received which is as follows:

Government House Ottawa, March 26, 1975

Sir,

I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Wishart F. Spence, O.B.E., Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, the 26th March, at 5.45 p.m. for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

Andre Garneau Brigadier General Administrative Secretary to the Governor General

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
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TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of the election to this House of the right hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker). I am sure the right hon. gentleman must be very disappointed not to be able to be in this House today. Certainly we are disappointed he is not here so that we could salute him in person on this occasion.

The right hon. gentleman is unable to be here because of some minor repairs he has undergone, but we certainly look forward to his early return to the House in top form.

His accomplishments in the 35 years of his service in parliament are, of course, legion. His human principles and his talents have always earned him the respect of both allies and adversaries in this House of Commons.

On behalf of my colleagues and myself I wish to congratulate the right hon. gentleman on his anniversary, and extend our best wishes to him and to Mrs. Diefenbaker.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, one of the joys of celebrating this anniversary annually is that we can sit back and listen to the right hon. gentleman respond and tell us of his love for Canada, which is very deep; his belief in parliament, which is very important, and his respect for the monarchy, which is very true. Today we will not have that pleasure, so I will not challenge him to make any speech on these subjects. I reserve that right for his golden anniversary, when we shall both be sitting in this House.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, my parliamentary leader, the hon. member for Oshawa-Whitby (Mr. Broadbent), suggested that I might say a few words on behalf of our party. This request has been made of me because I had the honour of coming into the first parliament to which the right hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker) was elected. I might add that my colleague to my left, the hon. member for Nanai-mo-Cowichan-The Islands (Mr. Douglas), was already here to greet the right hon. member for Prince Albert when he first arrived.

It is indeed an accomplishment for one to have served in parliament for 35 years. We salute the right hon. member not only for his length of service to this House but also for his accomplishments. Although he is not here with us in physical presence, he is always very much with us one way or another. We are as disappointed as he is at his not being here for this important occasion. We wish him an early recovery to full health. I believe the House would also want to express to Mrs. Diefenbaker the hope that her health will soon be fully restored.

On behalf of all my colleagues I extend warmest greetings on this occasion to John and Olive Diefenbaker.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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Mr. C.-A. Gauthier@Roberval

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my party, I would like to join the spokesmen for the other parties to congratulate the right hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker).

When we were elected in this House in 1962, he was the Prime Minister. I remember quite well that he was always a keen champion of parliamentarians' rights. I have always admired him for that and I think that he was one of the best defenders of the rights of the Social Credit Party of Canada and the right of its members to sit in the House.

I wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he will soon return to resume his career, because he is still young. I

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Prime Minister's Swimming Pool

think that we have much to learn from him and that young parliamentarians should take him as a model.

Topic:   THE ROYAL ASSENT
Subtopic:   TRIBUTES TO RIGHT HON. MEMBER FOR PRINCE ALBERT ON THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AS A MEMBER
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ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I have the honour to table in the House the fourth report of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the period between April 1, 1973 and December 31, 1974.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 1, 1973 TO DECEMBER 31, 1974
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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform this House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate have passed Bill C-46, an act to amend the National Housing Act, without any amendment.

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Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to seek permission of the House to move a motion of urgent and pressing necessity, particularly as after this day the House will not meet for a while and the information requested in the motion should have been provided, I suggest, long ago. I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):

That in view of the failure of the Prime Minister to make public details concerning the $200,000 swimming pool being constructed on public property at 24 Sussex Drive-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DETAILS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION OF SWIMMING POOL AT PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DETAILS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION OF SWIMMING POOL AT PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Cossitt:

If the trained seals can contain themselves, Mr. Speaker, I will read my motion. I know this bothers them, but in order to put my motion there must be some semblance of order.

That in view of the failure of the Prime Minister to make public details concerning the $200,000 swimming pool being constructed on public property at 24 Sussex Drive and particularly the names of the 25 donors being permitted to deduct the full amount of donations for income tax purposes, the House requests the Prime Minister to make public all details on this matter immediately and at the same time the House expresses agreement with the front page article on government secrecy in today's Globe and Mail which states in part that the refusal to reveal the names of the 25 persons paying for the swimming pool is "blatantly political".

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DETAILS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION OF SWIMMING POOL AT PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The subject matter dealt with in the proposed motion is, of course, of importance, and may be blatantly political. Nevertheless, I cannot accept it as a matter of urgent and pressing necessity within the terms of the Standing Order.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DETAILS CONCERNING CONSTRUCTION OF SWIMMING POOL AT PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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March 26, 1975