February 18, 1976

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

NORTHERN CANADA POWER COMMISSION

PC

Erik Nielsen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Erik Nielsen (Yukon):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion under Standing Order 43. It is prompted by a press release of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Mr. Buchanan) in which he instructs Commissioner Smith of the Yukon, in his capacity as Chairman Smith of the Northern Canada Power Commission, to conduct an investigation into certain cost overruns in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The minister then instructs Commissioner Smith to convene the public utilities boards of each territory to require Chairman Smith to report to Commissioner Smith as to the investigation and report to the minister. That is like asking the Mafia to audit its own books.

I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Northwest Territories (Mr. Firth):

That a full and independent public inquiry be established pursuant to the provisions of the Inquiries Act to inquire into the entire operations of the Northern Canada Power Commission with full power to call for persons, papers and things and to report its findings and recommendations to this House within three months of its establishment; such findings and recommendations also to be submitted to the legislative assemblies of the Yukon and Northwest Territories respectively for approval, adoption or otherwise by those elected assemblies on behalf of the people of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN CANADA POWER COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Standing Order 43 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN CANADA POWER COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN CANADA POWER COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NORTHERN CANADA POWER COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

NDP

Stuart Malcolm Leggatt

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stuart Leggatt (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I, too, rise pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43 concerning the report of the unique and incredible decision of Mr. Justice Belanger in the case of Dr. Henry Morgental-er, which prevents a Canadian citizen, as a condition of

bail, from speaking, not merely about his pending trial, which would be unusual but not unique, but goes further and prevents a citizen of this country from speaking on a subject of general interest and importance. This is the only case of its kind in the history of Canadian jurisprudence and a clear violation of the right to freedom of speech which is guaranteed under the Canadian Bill of Rights.

I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Broadview (Mr. Gilbert):

That this House go on record as deploring this judicial decision and that this matter be referred to the Minister of Justice and the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs for recommendation of changes to the Bail Reform Act so that freedom of speech may receive the protection in this country guaranteed under the Canadian Bill of Rights.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE OF PROVISION IN BAIL LAW GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF SPEECH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Such a motion can only be debated with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE OF PROVISION IN BAIL LAW GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF SPEECH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE OF PROVISION IN BAIL LAW GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF SPEECH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE OF PROVISION IN BAIL LAW GUARANTEEING FREEDOM OF SPEECH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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MANPOWER

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

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

Considering that the sponsors of LIP projects in Quebec experience many difficulties in carrying out their projects as a result of the order governing the construction trades, since those projects are temporary and do not compete with the construction industry, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Roberval (Mr. Gauthier):

That this House urge the Minister of Manpower and Immigration to have talks with the Quebec Minister of Labour to find a solution enabling the sponsors of LIP projects to carry out their plans without taking into account the regulations of the Quebec Labour Board and thus losing substantial amounts paid by the federal government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-PROPOSED CONSULTATION WITH QUEBEC TO AVOID PROBLEMS-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 motion of the hon. member. 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:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-PROPOSED CONSULTATION WITH QUEBEC TO AVOID PROBLEMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-PROPOSED CONSULTATION WITH QUEBEC TO AVOID PROBLEMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-PROPOSED CONSULTATION WITH QUEBEC TO AVOID PROBLEMS-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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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   MANPOWER
Sub-subtopic:   LOCAL INITIATIVES PROGRAM-PROPOSED CONSULTATION WITH QUEBEC TO AVOID PROBLEMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR ' GENERAL OF RESEARCH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Paul Yewchuk

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Paul Yewchuk (Athabasca):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to make a motion of urgent and pressing necessity. The Director General of the Health and Welfare Research Branch has resigned because of "intolerable interference" by officials within the department, outside the three level peer review process in selection of applications for grants under the National Health, Research and Development program. Since the minister has refused to meet a request that would put an end to the alleged ongoing interference with the research program, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):

That the minister make a statement on motions explaining the reasons behind the retirement of the above-mentioned director general and whether any action has been taken to remove the difficulties that led to his resignation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR ' GENERAL OF RESEARCH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Pursuant to Standing Order 43 the motion can only be presented with the unanimous consent of the House.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR ' GENERAL OF RESEARCH-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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February 18, 1976