Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to present a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 relating to a matter that some of us regard as very urgent and very serious. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Peace River (Mr. Baldwin):
That this House regrets the fact that yesterday, June 17, when the question of nuclear proliferation and Canada's role in the exportation of nuclear material and equipment was under debate, the Prime Minister not only failed to be present for any portion of that debate or to take part therein, but chose instead to make a speech outside of the House, in Ottawa, in which he completely ignored the views being expressed in parliament, and this House therefore expresses its resentment against this contempt of parliament by the Prime Minister.
Subtopic: ABSENCE OF PRIME MINISTER DURING DEBATE ON NUCLEAR POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43