Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the importance of a full and complete briefing for the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (Mr. Chretien) concerning the situation at Statistics Canada, particularly since the report in the Gazette this morning goes beyond his statement in the House yesterday, and since it is of the importance of the integrity of Statistics Canada, and to remove the shadow over public servants employed there, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):
That the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce institute a full ministerial inquiry into all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged breaches of confidentiality at Statistics Canada and that he make a statement on motions at the earliest opportunity.
Subtopic: STATISTICS CANADA
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED MINISTERIAL INQUIRY INTO ALLEGED BREACHES OF CONFIDENTIALITY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43