December 13, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

SUGGESTION LOWER CHURCHILL FALLS PROJECT BE DISCUSSED AT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):

Mr

Speaker, 1 wish to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. A statement made by the Minister of Employment and Immigration (Mr. Cullen) on the CTV program Question Period" indicated that the development of the Gull Island site in Newfoundland is the type of project that could provide long-term employment. This is worthy of serious and urgent consideration since such a development would assure benefits to not only the Atlantic region but to Canada in added energy resources. I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John s East (Mr. McGrath):

That the development of the lower Churchill hydro project be placed on the agenda for the federal-provincial conference on the economy in mid-February as a matter of priority.

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTION LOWER CHURCHILL FALLS PROJECT BE DISCUSSED AT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Presentation of such a motion pursuant to Standing Order 43 can only be done at this time with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SUGGESTION LOWER CHURCHILL FALLS PROJECT BE DISCUSSED AT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No!

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Subtopic:   SUGGESTION LOWER CHURCHILL FALLS PROJECT BE DISCUSSED AT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL TO PERMIT WAGE INCREASES TO EQUAL INCREASES IN COST OF LIVING-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The rate of inflation, contrary to the assertion made in Vancouver yesterday by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien), is increasing, not decreasing. We are now experiencing an average for the last three months of almost 11 per cent which is substantially higher than it was at the time when wage and price controls were imposed. In view of the fact that the government has indicated that wage and salary increases will be restricted to

six per cent which will mean a decline in the average Canadian family's standard of living of about S450 for 1978, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House calls upon the government to permit wage and salary increases within the framework of the controls program to at least match increases in the cost of living and thereby avoid any losses in our standard of living.

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Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL TO PERMIT WAGE INCREASES TO EQUAL INCREASES IN COST OF LIVING-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 pursuant to Standing Order 43 would require unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL TO PERMIT WAGE INCREASES TO EQUAL INCREASES IN COST OF LIVING-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No!

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Subtopic:   ANTI-INFLATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL TO PERMIT WAGE INCREASES TO EQUAL INCREASES IN COST OF LIVING-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

SC

René Matte

Social Credit

Mr. Rene Matte (Champlain):

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 need to bring to light certain RCMP activities which are at least compromising, if not outright criminal, the reluctance of the Solicitor General of Canada (Mr. Fox) to co-operate with the inquiry commission which has been set up by the Quebec government, the doubts which are entertained regarding the objectivity of the McDonald Commission, which appears to be a duplicate of the Keable Commission, and because the whole thing is aimed apparently at covering up an ill advised authorization issued by the federal government, especially before, during and after the October 1970 crisis, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Villeneuve (Mr. Caouette):

That the House request the attorneys general and the justice ministers of all provinces to set up a fair and impartial joint inquiry commission to look into the criminal activities of the RCMP.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED JOINT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CRIMES BY FORCE-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?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED JOINT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CRIMES BY FORCE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
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Some hon. Members:

No.

December 13, 1977

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED JOINT FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CRIMES BY FORCE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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THE MINISTRY

PC

James Aloysius McGrath

Progressive Conservative

Mr. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to put a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Last Sunday on the CTV network program "Question Period", the Minister of Employment and Immigration repeated his contention that Canadians were not suffering from unemployment. He said and I quote " . . . they've had income and they're drawing unemployment insurance now and doing very nicely." Well, Mr. Speaker, the minister has obviously insulated himself from the cold reality that one million Canadians are facing this winter by virtue of their unemployment and rising food and shelter prices. I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Provencher (Mr. Epp):

That the minister's $1,200 a week ministerial income be reduced to the average unemployment insurance benefit of $100 per week.

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Subtopic:   THE MINISTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO REDUCE SALARY OF MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION-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 would require unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE MINISTRY
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSAL TO REDUCE SALARY OF MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Otto Jelinek (High Park-Humber Valley):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity arising out of the fact that late last week during the hearings of the McDonald Commission Chief Superintendent Donald Cobb was denied the right to name a foreign power operating within Canada let alone the possibility to elaborate on what potentially could be a very damaging factor in our nation's security. My motion therefore, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay) is as follows:

That this House instruct the Solicitor General to extend the terms of reference of the McDonald Commission in such a way as to allow witnesses not only to identify foreign powers operating within our national boundaries but to allow detailed exposures of any or all questionable practices by foreign interests operating in Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE OF MCDONALD COMMISSION TO ALLOW EXPOSURE OF ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGN POWERS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for the presentation of such a motion for debate?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
Sub-subtopic:   EXTENSION OF TERMS OF REFERENCE OF MCDONALD COMMISSION TO ALLOW EXPOSURE OF ACTIVITIES OF FOREIGN POWERS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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December 13, 1977