December 9, 1976

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

PC

Fred Alward McCain

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fred McCain (Carleton-Charlotte):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. On Tuesday, December 7, the CBC presented the regularly scheduled program "The Fifth Estate". Whereas this particular program, hosted by Adrianne Clarkson, entitled "Citizen McCain" gives unfavourable publicity to the major processing part of the agricultural industry of New Brunswick, it may have a detrimental effect on the marketing of agricultural products from the area and a resulting decrease in employment and in the general prosperity in the area; whereas the program by innuendo reflected upon the effectiveness of government programs of assistance to underdeveloped areas, and whereas the program was biased, inaccurate and totally improper, it will inevitably reflect upon the credibility of all CBC documentaries. Therefore, I move, under Standing Order 43, seconded by the hon. member for Annapolis Valley (Mr. Nowlan):

That the minister responsible for the CBC should, first, severely reprimand all those who were responsible for the preparation and presentation of this program; second, take the necessary steps to ensure that the CBC will never again present programs of such inaccuracy and bias; third, insist upon an apology to all those insulted by the demeaning program; and, fourth, have the officials responsible called before the Standing Committee on Broadcasting, Films and Assistance to the Arts for their consideration.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REPRIMAND OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROGRAM "CITIZEN McCAIN"-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The provisions of Standing Order 43 require the unanimous consent of the House for the presentation of such a motion. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REPRIMAND OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROGRAM "CITIZEN McCAIN"-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REPRIMAND OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROGRAM "CITIZEN McCAIN"-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REPRIMAND OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROGRAM "CITIZEN McCAIN"-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. It concerns the testimony given

this morning by Mr. Ross Campbell, chairman of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Considering that Mr. Campbell testified that the agreement between AECL and Mr. Shaul Eisenberg for services connected with the sale of a CANDU reactor to South Korea contained "no specifics whatsoever" in terms of guidelines, and in view of the fact that the Prime Minister stated in the House on December 2 that there were existing guidelines for the behaviour of Crown corporations in the form of instructions from ministers to the heads of Crown corporations, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That the failure of the former minister of energy, mines and resources, now Minister of Finance, to issue such instructions and guidelines to the officers of AECL before they entered into an agreement with Mr. Eisenberg be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for investigation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF FAILURE OF MINISTER TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA FOR THE HIRING OF AGENTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The presentation of such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF FAILURE OF MINISTER TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA FOR THE HIRING OF AGENTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF FAILURE OF MINISTER TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA FOR THE HIRING OF AGENTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF FAILURE OF MINISTER TO ISSUE INSTRUCTIONS TO ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA FOR THE HIRING OF AGENTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO INSIST THAT CONFERENCE OF FIRST MINISTERS BE HELD IN PUBLIC-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Gerald William Baldwin

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I have a motion under Standing Order 43 the reasons for which are demonstrated in the motion itself. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar (Mr. Hnatyshyn):

That this House rise to observe two minutes of silence out of respect for the destruction of the principle of open government demonstrated by the refusal of the government to insist that the federal-provincial first ministers' conference, or part of it, be held in public.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO INSIST THAT CONFERENCE OF FIRST MINISTERS BE HELD IN PUBLIC-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO INSIST THAT CONFERENCE OF FIRST MINISTERS BE HELD IN PUBLIC-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

SC

Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion of extreme importance. I trust all hon. members in this House will agree.

As the federal Minister of Finance said, during the last federal-provincial finance conference, that Canada must

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expect the cost of food products to increase in the coming months, and as he also maintains that it is unlikely that the Canadian people can continue to benefit from the low rate of increase in the cost of those products, which low rate has been the main factor in the slowing down of inflation in the last few months, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):

That the House request the government to take the necessary steps, as soon as possible, to set up a system of compensatory discount on consumer prices to lower the cost of Canadian consumer goods and bring them in line with the present purchasing power.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATORY DISCOUNT ON CONSUMER GOODS-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 Standing Order 43, the motion requires unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATORY DISCOUNT ON CONSUMER GOODS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Yes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATORY DISCOUNT ON CONSUMER GOODS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATORY DISCOUNT ON CONSUMER GOODS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

As there is not unanimous consent, the motion cannot be put.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPENSATORY DISCOUNT ON CONSUMER GOODS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 9, 1976