Mr. Otto Jelinek (High Park-Humber Valley):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under Standing Order 43. Because capital punishment is such an emotional issue that quite obviously the government is unable to cope with it and because of the fact that this same government does not even uphold its own laws in respect of capital punishment, and because of the hesitancy to adhere to the wishes of what is now obviously the majority of Canadians who are in fact being asked to accept the alarming growth of crime as a way of life, and on the basis that this is indeed an urgent and pressing matter which deals with life and death, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lethbridge (Mr. Hurlburt):
That this parliament instruct the Prime Minister to initiate a national referendum with regard to capital punishment.
Subtopic: CRIMINAL CODE
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED REFERENDUM ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43