Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):
Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I ask leave to propose a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity which is fully expressed in the motion and affects the foundations of public life in this country.
I would therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton Centre (Mr. Paproski):
That the committee of the privy council, by order, instruct the Chief Justice of Canada to appoint three justices from among the justices of the provincial superior courts, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada, who shall be constituted by the committee of the privy council to be commissioners under Part I of the Inquiries Act to inquire fully into any allegations, made or to be made, about any improper inducements having been offered to or improper pressures having been brought to bear in respect of a civil or criminal judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, instituted or likely to be instituted, to the disturbance of the peace, order and good government of Canada, and in particular but without limiting the generality of the foregoing into the incidents resulting in the letter dated March 10, 1976, of the honourable the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, tabled in this House and printed as Appendix "B" to the official report of the House of Commons Debates of March 12, 1976, and any matter bearing upon or related to those incidents, and if the said commissioners consider that there is prima facie evidence of an offence in relation to any matter inquired into, to consider such other matters as may appear to the commissioners to be relevant and to report fully thereon.
Subtopic: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS OF INTERFERENCE WITH THE JUDICIARY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43