Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, in view of the impression given by the Prime Minister that the government was asking Members of Parliament to accept a freeze on their remuneration for 1976, whereas in fact the bill as introduced would permit an increase in members' tax-free expense allowances during 1976, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Grenville-Carleton (Mr. Baker):
That this House deplores the absence of consultation with opposition parties which has traditionally preceded changes in the remuneration of members of parliament, and that this House further regrets the duplicity and/or the stupidity of the government in embarrassing all members of parliament outside the Liberal caucus by pretending the members' remuneration was to be frozen for 1976.
Subtopic: LACK OF CONSULTATION ON FREEZING OF MEMBERS' SALARIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43