December 15, 1975

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity concerning Canada's consistent worsening relations with the United States and arising particularly concerning the statement made during the weekend by U.S. Ambassador William Porter with regard to the necessity of something being done about this unfortunate situation. I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That the House regrets the necessity of United States Ambassador William Porter having to draw attention to the deterioration in relations between our two countries; that the House regrets the anti-American statements made by the Prime Minister on such occasions as his visit to the Soviet Union and also on return from his last visit to the United States; that the House further regrets certain of the government's anti-American policies and, finally, the House requests immediate steps be taken to improve relations with our closest neighbour and largest trading partner by putting an end to our present foreign policy toward the United States, dominated by Ivan Head and the Prime Minister's office, and by placing it more properly under the direction of the entire cabinet and in the hands of a competent Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION THAT STEPS BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH UNITED STATES IN VIEW OF STATEMENT OF AMBASSADOR PORTER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The motion cannot be put without the unanimous consent of the House. Is there such consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION THAT STEPS BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH UNITED STATES IN VIEW OF STATEMENT OF AMBASSADOR PORTER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION THAT STEPS BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH UNITED STATES IN VIEW OF STATEMENT OF AMBASSADOR PORTER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION THAT STEPS BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH UNITED STATES IN VIEW OF STATEMENT OF AMBASSADOR PORTER-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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TRANSPORT

NDP

Francis Andrew Brewin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Andrew Brewin (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity which arises from the tragic loss of life which occurred last Friday at a level crossing in Scarborough. In view of the fact that metro Toronto has requested the grade separation at three particularly hazardous crossings as long ago as last February, and despite

repeated prodding no action whatever seems to have been taken by the Canadian Transport Commission or the Ministry of Transport to approve the applications which, if carried out, would have prevented this tragic accident, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House instruct the government to ensure that a full inquiry be made into the circumstances of the accident, in particular as to delay in providing for the construction of grade separation projects, to speed up the procedures and to provide the necessary funds so as to proceed with meeting such requests with a due sense of urgency.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL OF GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS IN VIEW OF ACCIDENT IN SCARBOROUGH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The motion cannot be debated without the unanimous consent of the House.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL OF GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS IN VIEW OF ACCIDENT IN SCARBOROUGH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL OF GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS IN VIEW OF ACCIDENT IN SCARBOROUGH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO EXPEDITE APPROVAL OF GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS IN VIEW OF ACCIDENT IN SCARBOROUGH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

SC

Léonel Beaudoin

Social Credit

Mr. Leonel Beaudoin (Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity.

Considering the constant devaluation of the purchasing power increasingly affecting the small Canadian wage earners and since the workers have no other choice than to try to make up for those losses with salary increases already spent which bring about price increases, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):

That this House consider right now the serious decrease of purchasing power by indicating the correctives which the government must take as soon as possible and by demanding more particularly that the basic rate of tax exemptions be raised to leave additional purchasing power to the Canadian taxpayers.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BASIC INCOME TAX EXEMPTION BE INCREASED-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The House has heard the hon. member's motion. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there such a consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BASIC INCOME TAX EXEMPTION BE INCREASED-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Yes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BASIC INCOME TAX EXEMPTION BE INCREASED-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BASIC INCOME TAX EXEMPTION BE INCREASED-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There is not unanimous consent; the motion therefore cannot be put.

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Oral Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BASIC INCOME TAX EXEMPTION BE INCREASED-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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TRANSPORT

SUGGESTED EXPEDITING OF APPROVAL OF GRADE

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Otto Jelinek (High Park-Humber Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity pursuant to Standing Order 43. In view of the tragic accident at a railroad crossing in Toronto last Friday causing eight deaths and dozens of injuries, partially as a result of the delay by the Canadian Transport Commission in approving applications by the Toronto metro roads commission to proceed with grade separations, I move, seconded by the hon. member for York-Simcoe (Mr. Stevens):

That this House instruct the Minister of Transport to take all necessary steps to have the Canadian Transport Commission make immediate decisions on all pending applications relating to grade separation projects, and that he look into the reason for delays in this and other applications and report to this House his findings.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED EXPEDITING OF APPROVAL OF GRADE
Sub-subtopic:   SEPARATION PROJECTS AND INQUIRY INTO REASONS FOR DELAYS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 15, 1975