June 11, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PENITENTIARIES

PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the tragic event that has just taken place in the British Columbia penitentiary in which three prisoners known to be dangerous and serving life imprisonment entered an area of classification together while carrying concealed weapons and held a number of employees of the institution as hostages, one of the hostages losing her life, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath):

That the government immediately set up a royal commission with terms of reference to investigate the whole tragic affair, the security, control and conditions of the said British Columbia penitentiary, to determine, first, the cause of this uncontrolled violence, and to report on decisions made that brought this sad tragedy to an end, with the authority to look into the security and control of all penitentiaries in Canada and the general conditions existing therein.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF SECURITY, CONTROL AND CONDITIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTION-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 proposed pursuant to Standing Order 43 cannot be presented without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF SECURITY, CONTROL AND CONDITIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF SECURITY, CONTROL AND CONDITIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED INVESTIGATION OF SECURITY, CONTROL AND CONDITIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CRIMINAL CODE

PC

John Douglas Reynolds

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. On the basis of what has taken place in the last 43 hours at the British Columbia penitentiary, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince George-Peace River (Mr. Oberle):

That this House asks the Solicitor General to bring forth legislation on the pressing issue of capital punishment.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LEGISLATION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Consistent with the decision which the Chair has taken in the past, the subject of capital punishment, as I have said when ruling on the question of abortion and on the question of old age security, is a question of continuing concern and, unless I can be persuaded otherwise, as it will come before the House in other forms ought not to be raised in the form of a motion pursuant to Standing Order 43.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LEGISLATION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

PC

Flora Isabel MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Miss Flora MacDonald (Kingston and the Islands):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In the past it has been the practice for the Ministry of Finance to act as the official government organ responsible for evaluation, forecasting and policy concerning the Canadian economy. Considering that a quasi-autonomous Crown corporation, CMHC, whose membership includes the deputy minister of finance, has issued a report the contents of which tend to contradict reports put forward previously by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Turner) in that it predicts a higher rate of unemployment, higher mortgage rates and fewer housing starts than the projections previously provided to this House, I move seconded by the hon. member for York-Simcoe (Mr. Stevens):

That this House instruct the Prime Minister to issue a statement outlining which forecast and evaluation of the Canadian economy the government of Canada adheres to, and to reveal which government organization will, in the future, be responsible for the presentation of government economic projections.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON WHICH GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS-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 proposed pursuant to Standing Order 43 cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON WHICH GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON WHICH GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON WHICH GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion arising from excessive spending of public funds for personal pleasure and political purposes by the Prime Minister (Mr. COMMONS DEBATES

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Oral Questions

Trudeau), as was illustrated last weekend. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):

That the House requests immediate establishment of strict clear-cut guidelines for prime ministerial spending specifically including a full description of legitimate expenditures permissible from public funds because they arise from the performance of the duties of the Prime Minister as such, and also those expenditures arising from personal pleasure and political activities which should henceforth be paid for by the Prime Minister himself or by the Liberal party of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FROM PUBLIC FUNDS-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 proposed pursuant to Standing Order 43 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FROM PUBLIC FUNDS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FROM PUBLIC FUNDS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES FROM PUBLIC FUNDS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

June 11, 1975