Mr. Sinclair Stevens (York-Simcoe):
Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. As the Minister of Finance flits from Washington, the capital of the United States of America, to New York, the financial capital of that country, picking up instructions, suggestions and possible options for his forthcoming budget, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Northumberland-Durham (Mr. Lawrence):
That this House request the minister upon his return to make a statement on motions setting out what economic alternatives he has been given with respect to his forthcoming budget so that the House may be fully informed of our background position with particular reference to our relationship to the U.S.A.
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR STATEMENT BY MINISTER ON DISCUSSIONS WITH UNITED STATES IN RELATION TO BUDGET-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43