June 18, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

ABSENCE OF PRIME MINISTER DURING DEBATE ON NUCLEAR POLICY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

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.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The motion is proposed pursuant to Standing Order 43 and therefore requires the unanimous consent of the House before it can be presented or debated. Is there unanimous consent?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Some hon. Members:

No.

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INDIAN AFFAIRS

SC

Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to propose a motion on a matter of urgent and immediate necessity.

Considering that about sixty women from the Caugh-nawaga Indian Reserve are faced with expulsion next July 5 for having committed the "sin" of marrying a white man; considering the flagrant discrimination against women contained in the Indian Act which states that an Indian woman who marries a non-Indian loses her Indian status; considering also that the Indian Act is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which has been

endorsed by Canada, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Roberval (Mr. Gauthier):

That this House request the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Mr. Buchanan) to take the necessary steps so that Section 12 of the Indian Act, which provides for the expulsion of Indian women married to white men, be amended as soon as possible.

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Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO SAFEGUARD STATUS OF INDIAN WOMAN MARRYING A NON-INDIAN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The motion requires unanimous consent of the House under Standing Order 43. Is there unanimous consent?

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Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO SAFEGUARD STATUS OF INDIAN WOMAN MARRYING A NON-INDIAN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Yes.

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Some hon. Members:

No.

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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There is no unanimous consent, so the motion cannot be submitted.

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Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO SAFEGUARD STATUS OF INDIAN WOMAN MARRYING A NON-INDIAN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice relating to the widespread concern about the reported treatment of Dr. Morgentaler. Can the minister tell the House what steps he has taken that might put to rest these fears and provide assurances to everyone that this inmate is receiving proper and decent treatment in the Waterloo minimum security prison, which I appreciate is not a federal but a provincial institution. I am sure the minister will agree that this has nothing to do with whether one is pro or contra abortion.

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Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ACTION TO ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT OF DR. MORGENTALER-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Hon. Otto E. Lang (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I think the Leader of the Opposition has, in effect, answered his question himself. The minister of justice of the province will, I am sure, have had these various matters brought to his attention as well, and he would be the appropriate responsible official.

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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. Since the Quebec minister of justice has not succeeded in allaying these concerns, is the Minister of Justice considering asking the Quebec minister of justice whether he will set up an inquiry conducted by an individual with the stature and respect necessary and with authority to report to the public?

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June 18, 1975

Oral Questions

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Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ACTION TO ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT OF DR. MORGENTALER-REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY
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LIB

Otto Emil Lang (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board)

Liberal

Mr. Lang:

I think I would want to know more about what actually happened before making a decision on that.

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PC

Robert Lorne Stanfield (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stanfield:

When I asked the Minister of Justice when he is going to learn more about it whether he would give the House some assurance that he is really interesting himself in this problem with a view to resolving it, I am sure he was aware and he will agree that while Dr. Mor-gentaler is in a provincial institution, he is serving a sentence under a statute passed by parliament. What assurance can the minister give us with regard to what he proposes to do?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
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June 18, 1975