December 19, 1977

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

FINANCE

PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTRODUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION-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 at this time pursuant to Standing Order 43 only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTRODUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTRODUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INTRODUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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SOCIAL SECURITY

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Mr. Allan Lambert, the chairman of the Royal Commission on Financial Management and Accountability-the same Mr. Lambert who a while ago recommended $60,000 salaries for deputy ministers and now wants to cut back the public service-said in a radio interview this morning that the reference made by his commission to putting a means test on social programs was a matter beyond the terms of reference of that commission, which raises the question: Why did the commission make such a statement? I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Yorkton-Melville (Mr. Nystrom):

That this House deplores irresponsible statements that call for means tests on, or the cutting back of, the social programs which have been put into effect by the Parliament of Canada, it being the view of this House that the time has come to increase the basic rate of the old age pension, making it available at age 60, and that action should be taken immediately to increase the basic amount of the war disability pension as a matter of good faith toward Canada s war veterans.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   REGRET AT IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENTS CONCERNING MEANS TEST FOR SOME PROGRAMS-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 the Standing Order can be done at this time only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   REGRET AT IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENTS CONCERNING MEANS TEST FOR SOME PROGRAMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   REGRET AT IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENTS CONCERNING MEANS TEST FOR SOME PROGRAMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   REGRET AT IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENTS CONCERNING MEANS TEST FOR SOME PROGRAMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I too have a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 and I know it will receive sympathetic consideration. Various matters of concern to veterans having reference to the basic rate of pension, widows' pensions, prisoner of war compensation and other matters reflect the urgent need that these matters be dealt with immediately. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Labelle (Mr. Dupras):

That the Veterans Canada Annual Report 1976-77 be referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs forthwith.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-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 debate pursuant to Standing Order 43 only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Prince Edward-Hast-ings.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Jack Marshall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Marshall:

Mr. Speaker, it was agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The motion of the hon. member for Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe can be presented to the House pursuant to Standing Order 43 for consideration at this time only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

December 19, 1977

Bank Act

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion. It is moved by the hon. member for Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe, seconded by the hon. member for Labelle:

That the Veterans Canada Annual Report 1976-77 be referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs forthwith.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ANNUAL REPORT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 19, 1977