Mr. Roch La Salle (Joliette):
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 national interest.
Considering that yesterday in the House the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) officially undertook to give Quebec all the money to which it would be entitled under the original proposal made by the federal Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien); considering that Quebec has already made its position clearly known on the matter, both in its counter-proposal to the federal proposal and in its negative reply to the subsequent arrangement suggested by the central government, and that it is now up to Ottawa to move one way or another; considering finally that this question is vital for Quebec and that its citizens can no longer remain indifferent to the settlement of this deadlock, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Brome-Missisquoi (Mr. Grafftey):
That the House unanimously urge the Minister of Finance to announce as soon as possible how he intends to render justice to Quebec and to accede to the unanimous wish of the provincial legislature.
Subtopic: FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS COMPENSATION TO QUEBEC FOR REDUCED SALES TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43