December 12, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

POST OFFICE

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. It concerns the current dispute in the Toronto post office which, if not resolved immediately, could precipitate a work stoppage which would have a devastating effect on Canada's economy, which is already crippled by government mismanagement. 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That this House urges the government to proceed with urgently needed reforms in collective bargaining procedures in the public service which were proposed by the retiring chairman of the Public Service Staff Relations Board, Jacob Finkelman, over two years ago, and urges the Postmaster General to proceed with the long delayed reforms in the Post Office recommended by the Official Opposition which would introduce co-operation and co-determination by management, labour and postal users in post office administration, in place of the continuing confrontation which threatens to destroy Canada's once efficient postal service.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REFORMS TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYEES-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 pursuant to Standing Order 43 can be done only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REFORMS TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REFORMS TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED REFORMS TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PROPOSED REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED TORONTO EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, I too rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 concerning the vitally important matter of the postal dispute which is now taking place in the city of Toronto and which could tie up the total postal service across the country at this particularly serious time. In light of the fact that the particular dispute which caused this demonstration has been settled to the satisfaction of both sides and in light of the fact that the union is willing to cease picketing as soon as the suspended workers are reinstated, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That the Postmaster General be instructed to reinstate immediately the nine suspended workers at the Toronto Central Post Office, and further that an independent adjudicator be appointed to investigate and make final recommendations regarding the suspension of the nine postal workers.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED TORONTO EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Such a motion can be presented for discussion only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED TORONTO EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED TORONTO EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED TORONTO EMPLOYEES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT

PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):

Mr. Speaker, I too rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In light of the fact that section 16(3)(c) of the Official Secrets Act makes possible the authorization of wiretapping directly by the Solicitor General of Canada (Mr. Fox) without a judge's consent in connection with activities directed toward accomplishing governmental change within Canada or elsewhere by any criminal means- and I emphasize "any criminal means"-and in view of the complexities of the federal Canada Elections Act regarding the raising of money and other matters it is quite possible that a candidate for membership in the House of Commons could unintentionally break the law during election time and have his telephone tapped, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Hamilton West (Mr. Alexander):

That the government amend the said act by providing an exemption for any violation of the Canada Elections Act, as it has nothing to do with national security and therefore candidates in a federal election should be guaranteed privacy at their campaign headquarters and other places during federal elections.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF CANDIDATES DURING ELECTION-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 pursuant to Standing Order 43 can be done only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF CANDIDATES DURING ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF CANDIDATES DURING ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

December 12, 1977

Industry

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO PROTECT PRIVACY OF CANDIDATES DURING ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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SUGGESTION "HANSARD" BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

SC

Eudore Allard

Social Credit

Mr. Eudore Allard (Rimouski):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that French-speaking news media are very reluctant to report interventions made in the House by a number of hon. members, that the number of Hansard subscribers for the current session of the 30th Parliament hardly exceeds 10,000, and that it is of paramount importance that all Canadians be informed of the work being done in the House, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert):

That the House urge the government to take all necessary technical steps to make sure that French or English copies of Hansard are made available free of charge to all Canadians who are asking for them in writing, so that they may acquaint themselves with the daily activities of the members of this illustrious assembly.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION "HANSARD" BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE-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 House has heard the hon. member's motion. Pursuant to Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION "HANSARD" BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION "HANSARD" BE DISTRIBUTED FREE OF CHARGE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 12, 1977