Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In light of the decision reported in this morning's press by an arbitrator in the negotiations between the Ontario government and Ontario Public Service Employees' Union that the province of Ontario does not have the authority to act by order in council in delegating responsibility to the federal government for the federal anti-inflation program, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That the government be instructed to refer the question of the constitutional validity of the delegation of provincial authority to the federal government of matters arising out of the federal anti-inflation legislation to the Supreme Court for a ruling.
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED REFERENCE TO SUPREME COURT OF DELEGATION OF PROVINCIAL AUTHORITY TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF MATTERS RELATING TO ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43