May 12, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

PC

Gerald William Baldwin

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 and under the urgent and pressing circumstances which appear in the following motion, I would move, if approval is given, seconded by the hon. member for Grenville-Carleton (Mr. Baker):

That this House, as the elected branch of the ultimate and highest tribunal in the country, concerned that justice should not only be done but be seen to be done, and that judicial and bureaucratic officials shall not make improper or unexpected use of laws enacted in parliament, requests that the Minister of Justice and the Solicitor General inquire into and report to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on certain facts relating to the case of Peter Treu who, after being under charge and trial for approximately four years under the Official Secrets Act, behind a strict curtain of secrecy, was recently convicted and sentenced to imprisonment and, in particular, the allegation that Treu was commanded not to discuss the case even after conviction and was granted bail on appeal only on the same basis, and that the committee be required to consider the provisions of the Official Secrets Act which permit this kind of Star Chamber proceedings, with a view to recommending suitable changes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO PETER TREU CASE-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 can be made at this time, pursuant to the Standing Order, only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO PETER TREU CASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO PETER TREU CASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO PETER TREU CASE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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POST OFFICE

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to deal with a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the fact that sections 80(1) and 80(2) of the Post Office Act specifically state that the Postmaster General shall submit annually to the Governor General a report of the Canada Post Office for

the preceding fiscal year, and do this within ten days of the commencement of the next ensuing session of parliament, which action the Postmaster General (Mr. Lamontagne) has failed to take for the 1976-77 fiscal year, and because this is the second example of the hon. gentleman's ignoring statutory provisions in the operation of the Post Office since he recently assumed this responsibility, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That this House orders the Postmaster General to desist from his tactics of operating outside the Post Office Act in order to avoid accountability in parliament for the operations of the Post Office.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   ACCOUNTABILITY TO PARLIAMENT FOR OPERATIONS-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 would require unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   ACCOUNTABILITY TO PARLIAMENT FOR OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   ACCOUNTABILITY TO PARLIAMENT FOR OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   ACCOUNTABILITY TO PARLIAMENT FOR OPERATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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COMMUNICATIONS

NDP

Reginald Cyril Symes

New Democratic Party

Mr. Cyril Symes (Sault Ste. Marie):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move an urgent motion. In view of the revelation in today's Montreal Gazette that Bell Canada has agreed to pay $88 million to Saudi Arabian "business concerns" under the terms of its $1.1 billion contract with Saudi Arabia, and in view of Bell's refusal to explain why this pay-out is necessary or who are the recipients, thereby preventing the CRTC from having complete information in determining the validity of Bell's current application for a rate increase, and also raising the spectre of illegal kickbacks, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Timiskaming (Mr. Peters):

That this House demands that the Minister of Communications instruct the CRTC to investigate and make public the details of this $88 million expenditure.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BELL CANADA CONTRACT WITH SAUDI ARABIA-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 would require the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BELL CANADA CONTRACT WITH SAUDI ARABIA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BELL CANADA CONTRACT WITH SAUDI ARABIA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BELL CANADA CONTRACT WITH SAUDI ARABIA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON IMPORTED FOREST PRODUCTS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

SC

Charles-Arthur Gauthier

Social Credit

Mr. C. A. Gauthier (Roberval):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43,1 seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of very urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the very serious crisis facing the forest industry in Quebec generally, and more specifically in the northwestern area of the province, because of the decreasing number of market outlets for the products of that major industry, and because of the very alarming unemployment situation in this sector; and in view of the fact that imports of plywood alone have deprived our forest industry of over $100 million in revenues during 1977, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Moncton (Mr. Jones):

That the House urge the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (Mr. Horner) to examine this situation thoroughly and to impose restrictions on forest product imports which may prejudice the most legitimate interests of our workers.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON IMPORTED FOREST PRODUCTS- 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 hon. member's motion. Pursuant to Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON IMPORTED FOREST PRODUCTS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RESTRICTION ON IMPORTED FOREST PRODUCTS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 12, 1978