Mr. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to ask for unanimous consent of the House of Commons to introduce a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. At least 50,000 Canadians are going to be without jobs this winter unless this government introduces the employment tax credit legislation which was promised two months ago by the Minister of Finance. Since there is no possible excuse for further delay, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Battle River (Mr. Malone):
That this House instruct the Minister of Finance to introduce legislation by tomorrow, December 20, implementing the employment tax credit promised on October 20, on the understanding that such legislation will be dealt with in all stages before this House rises for Christmas.
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR INTRODUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43