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.
Subtopic: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic: STOPFORTH CASE-TAXPAYERS PAYING DAMAGES AWARDED- MOTION UNDER S O. 43