May 1, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Having regard to the fact that the government has decided that the Canadian taxpayer shall pay the $10,000 damages assessed by the court against the Minister of Supply and Services (Mr. Goyer) for having cruelly maligned, defamed and libelled Lawrence Stopforth, I move:

That this House condemns such action which means that the damages caused by the minister's gross wrongdoing is being imposed on taxpayers who are not responsible instead of being payable by the minister who was the wrongdoer.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   STOPFORTH CASE-TAXPAYERS PAYING DAMAGES AWARDED- 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 only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   STOPFORTH CASE-TAXPAYERS PAYING DAMAGES AWARDED- MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   STOPFORTH CASE-TAXPAYERS PAYING DAMAGES AWARDED- MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   STOPFORTH CASE-TAXPAYERS PAYING DAMAGES AWARDED- MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO PUBLIC SERVICE POSITIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the fact that the number of members of parliament is rapidly diminishing due to a frenzy of government appointments of unwanted Liberal MPs to positions in the judiciary, the civil service, Crown corporations and agencies, to the other place and possibly to the staff of the House of Commons itself, as well as to the consular and diplomatic corps, in view of the fact that there is increasing nervousness among Liberal backbenchers and cabinet ministers as to their prospects in the coming election, and the very real danger that the House of Commons quorum of 20 may be threatened if the election is long postponed, and the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) further importuned by worried

Liberals looking for a safe berth on the ship of state, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Hastings (Mr. Ellis):

That either the Prime Minister call the election immediately, before this House becomes vacant by attrition, or that he cease and desist from further patronage appointments of members of parliament who are now in danger of becoming an endangered species.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO PUBLIC SERVICE POSITIONS- 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 hon. member for New Westminster.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO PUBLIC SERVICE POSITIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

NDP

Stuart Malcolm Leggatt

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stuart Leggatt (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the U.S. environmental protection agency has found positive evidence that the herbicide 2,4-D is carcinogenic, in view of the fact that 2,4-D is a component of the herbicide Aqua 20 which requires an exemption from the federal government of label restrictions for use in waters normally under restriction, and in view of the fact that the British Columbia minister of the environment, Jim Nielsen, has stated that the provincial government still intends to use this potentially dangerous herbicide in the Okanagan Lake system this summer in spite of the reports from the U.S. environmental protection agency, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes):

That this House directs the minister of the environment to refuse the waiver of the label restrictions to the government of British Columbia until such time as full-scale testing is conducted to determine if the use of 2,4-D is safe.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TESTING OF HERBICIDE 2,4-D-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 for discussion requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TESTING OF HERBICIDE 2,4-D-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TESTING OF HERBICIDE 2,4-D-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   TESTING OF HERBICIDE 2,4-D-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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THE BUDGET

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Mr. C.-A. Gauthier@Roberval

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an urgent matter of pressing necessity.

May 1, 1978

Considering the impassioned debate taking place in Quebec as a result of recent federal intrusions in exclusive provincial jurisdictions; considering the protests of the four western provinces blaming the federal government and supporting Quebec's claims; considering that over the past ten years this government has got into the habit of scoffing at Quebec authorities, treating them as second-class citizens; considering that there can be no peace without absolute recognition of provincial rights within their jurisdiction as spelled out in the constitution, with a view to ensuring that harmony and safeguarding provincial autonomy, thus ending the current crisis, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bellechasse (Mr. Lambert);

That the Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien), in a responsible manner, recognize for once his mistake and reconsider his last decision. If the minister is not convinced that the three opposition parties are expecting such an honest effort from him, he should demand a debate to explain that jurisdictional matter.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GOVERNMENT RECONSIDER QUEBEC SALES TAX PROPOSALS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GOVERNMENT RECONSIDER QUEBEC SALES TAX PROPOSALS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GOVERNMENT RECONSIDER QUEBEC SALES TAX PROPOSALS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST GOVERNMENT RECONSIDER QUEBEC SALES TAX PROPOSALS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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HEALTH AND WELFARE

May 1, 1978