December 8, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Walter David Baker (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. My motion concerns the case of Anatoly Shcharansky, a citizen of the Soviet Union who has been held in a prison without trial in that country for almost nine months, because authorities allege that he was an agent for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. In view of the Prime Minister's refusal to take a strong stand in denouncing the government of the Soviet Union, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton Centre (Mr. Paproski):

That this Flouse strongly condemns the government of the Soviet Union for violating the provisions of the Flelsinki Accord in its imprisonment of Anatoly Shcharansky. This House further condemns the Prime Minister and his government for failing to show more concern for the rights of individuals in countries like the Soviet Union.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Presentation of such a motion for debate can be done only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, because the matter is urgent I ask leave, under Standing Order 43, seconded by the hon. member for Timiskaming (Mr. Peters), to move:

That this House calls on the Minister of Veterans Affairs to take back to cabinet the question of restoring the basic rate of the war disability pension to the level of the take home pay of the five categories of federal public servants so

designated in 1973, it being the view of this House that good faith calls for such restoration to take place without further delay.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECISION NOT TO INCREASE BASIC DISABILITY PENSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Presentation of such a motion for debate pursuant to Standing Order 43 requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECISION NOT TO INCREASE BASIC DISABILITY PENSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECISION NOT TO INCREASE BASIC DISABILITY PENSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF DECISION NOT TO INCREASE BASIC DISABILITY PENSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. It concerns the fact that Department of National Defence auditors are presently engaged in a top secret and classified investigation of alleged embezzlement of public funds of Canadian Forces Base Ottawa North, formerly Rock-cliffe, such information having come into my possession and subsequently confirmed to me today by the base commander and the office of the Minister of National Defence. Therefore, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Elgin (Mr. Wise):

That the House be advised of full details of what has transpired, specifically including whether or not reports are correct that upwards of a quarter of a million dollars has already been found to be involved, and finally, that the House be assured that where necessary charges will be laid in a civilian court, rather than the matter being in any way hushed up by courts martial under military jurisdiction.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT OF FUNDS AT OTTAWA NORTH BASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Standing Order 43 requires, for the presentation of such a motion for discussion, unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT OF FUNDS AT OTTAWA NORTH BASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT OF FUNDS AT OTTAWA NORTH BASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT OF FUNDS AT OTTAWA NORTH BASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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THE MINISTRY

PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John C. Crosbie (St. John's West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce moved a motion under Standing Order 43, as reported in Hansard at page

December 8, 1977

Agriculture

1357 in 1976, that the whole matter "nannygate" be referred to the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections for study so that the Minister of Transport's continued abuse of the public trust could be examined; and in view of the recent change of attitude of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce with reference to abuses of the public trust, induced by his change of position, I move, seconded by the hon. member for York-Sunbury (Mr. Howie):

That this House regrets the attempt by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, before he discovered the secret of upward mobility into the cabinet, of attempting to ride into office on the back of a nanny.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE MINISTRY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT ON POSITION TAKEN BY INDUSTRY MINISTER ON USE OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT-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:   THE MINISTRY
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT ON POSITION TAKEN BY INDUSTRY MINISTER ON USE OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 8, 1977