May 11, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Steven E. Paproski (Edmonton Centre):

Mr. Speaker, on Monday I moved a motion to express the profound support which exists in this House for the State of Israel. Unfortunately, the government saw fit not to allow the motion to be presented.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Paproski:

I rise again today because I believe members of this House want, and deserve, the opportunity to express the support which I believe exists on both sides. I therefore hope the government House leader will not deny unanimous consent. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Grenviile-Carleton (Mr. Baker):

That the House reaffirms the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace with its neighbours, and further reaffirms the right of Israel and its neighbours to secure and recognized borders in accordance with Security Council Resolution 242 and consistent with the need of all the peoples of the Middle East for a just and lasting peace.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister and President of Privy Council):

We accept this motion, Mr. Speaker. It is acceptable because of the amendments suggested by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Jamieson).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The motion can be put only by unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO PEACE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


ELECTIONS

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Mr. Speaker, for different, but equally cogent reasons I am sure the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. MacEachen) will rise to indicate the support of the government for the following motion. Considering that the first constitutional responsibility of the Prime Minister in our system of government is to the House of

Commons duly elected by the people of Canada, and considering that the Prime Minister has indicated that he will announce whether or not there will be a general election for this summer by the end of this week, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That this House instructs the Prime Minister to meet his responsibility by announcing his decision on this fundamentally important matter by making a statement today in the House of Commons.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TIMING OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION-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 for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 43, requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TIMING OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TIMING OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ELECTIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TIMING OF NEXT GENERAL ELECTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION

SC

Charles-Arthur Gauthier

Social Credit

Mr. C. A. Gauthier (Roberval):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, 1 ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity.

Considering the startling statements made recently by Senator Marchand at the Richelieu Club of the Outaouais, namely that he no longer has any confidence in the Canadian constitution which the authorities have constantly and gleefully violated, witness the various federal interventions in exclusively provincial areas, especially since 1927 with old age security pensions, family allowances and so on after having taken over the best provincial taxation fields.

Considering that the British North America Act never did create a country and that 90 per cent of French Canadians were convinced of the fact since we have always considered the act as a royal order of Her Majesty to her colony, Canada, and finally that the senator-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES TO DETERMINE ROLE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. If the hon. member has a motion, would he introduce it now?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES TO DETERMINE ROLE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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SC

Charles-Arthur Gauthier

Social Credit

Mr. Gauthier (Roberval):

Mr. Speaker-and finally that the senator states that he agrees 98 per cent with the "inde-pendentist" idea.

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I move, seconded by the hon. member for Richmond (Mr. Beaudoin):

That the House instruct that a special debate be held as soon as possible to stir genuine interest among Canadians in the organization of a provincial meeting to draw up a constitution specifying the duties of the federal government in order to create the harmony which we advocate.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES TO DETERMINE ROLE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-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 requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES TO DETERMINE ROLE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED DISCUSSIONS WITH PROVINCES TO DETERMINE ROLE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 11, 1978