Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):
I rise to ask leave to present a motion of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43 arising out of the suspension for three months, without pay, of Arthur Stewart from the Department of Supply and Services, particularly in view of the fact that Mr. Stewart is a public service union leader and his comments may have been made in that capacity and are worthy of investigation in an open and public manner. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That the suspension of Mr. Arthur Stewart from the Department of Supply and Services be removed and that he be restored forthwith to his office within the department with all the rights and privileges thereof pending the report hereafter referred to and, further, that his comments on the operations of the department be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for review and report.
Subtopic: PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR COMMITTEE STUDY AND REPORT ON THE SUSPENSION OF MR. ARTHUR STEWART-MOTION UNDER S.O.