Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the Prime Minister's (Mr. Trudeau) statement yesterday indicating that his government intends to proceed with major relocations of various departments across Canada, and in view of the tremendous costs of such a program of relocation, operationally, in terms of capital cost and in terms of operational inefficiencies in service to the public, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Northumberland-Durham (Mr. Lawrence):
That the government forthwith freeze the program of relocation on the grounds of necessity for fiscal restraint and until the concept has been discussed and determined by the Parliament of Canada.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic: PENDING DEBATE IN THE HOUSE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43