May 15, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

AIR TRANSPORT

PC

J. Michael Forrestall

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of substantial public urgency and concern. In light of the unacceptable position in which the Ministry of Transport finds itself with respect to the crash of a Pacific Western Airlines' jet at Cranbrook, British Columbia, on February 11, which claimed 43 lives, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Brisco):

That this House direct the Minister of Transport to appoint forthwith a member of a senior court of competent jurisdiction to inquire into the relevant facts surrounding this tragedy, and further direct the minister to introduce legislation establishing an independent commission of inquiry for all transport-related accidents in Canada.

This would avoid in future tragic conflicts of interest such as have occurred in this case.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.- 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 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY INTO CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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INDEPENDENT BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AIRPLANE CRASHES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Reginald Cyril Symes

New Democratic Party

Mr. Cyril Symes (Sault Ste. Marie):

On the same topic, Mr. Speaker, I should like to move, as a matter of urgency and public importance, a similar motion under the terms of Standing Order 43. In view of the February 11 crash of the PWA jet at Cranbrook airport in which 43 people were killed, the refusal of Ministry of Transport officials to provide the coroner with an unabridged transcript of radio conversations surrounding the tragedy, and in view of the conflict of interest in which the department finds itself by being involved in the

crash while at the same time investigating it, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Brant (Mr. Blackburn):

That this House instruct the Minister of Transport to establish an independent board to investigate and report on airplane crashes.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENT BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AIRPLANE CRASHES- 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 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENT BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AIRPLANE CRASHES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENT BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AIRPLANE CRASHES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENT BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AIRPLANE CRASHES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

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

Considering the dilemma in which the Canadian government finds itself as a result of problems created by federal intervention in a strictly provincial jurisdiction, such as the retail sales tax; and considering that the federal proposal aimed at increasing the purchasing power of consumers through a reduction of the retail sales tax has given rise to many problems, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Roberval (Mr. Gauthier):

That the House urge the Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien) to introduce a bill granting a 10 per cent discount on Canadian-made products to increase the purchasing power of Canadians without creating conflicts with provincial governments.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CANADIAN-MADE PRODUCTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Presentation of such a motion for debate under Standing Order 43 would require the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CANADIAN-MADE PRODUCTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CANADIAN-MADE PRODUCTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

May 15, 1978

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CANADIAN-MADE PRODUCTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AGRICULTURE

PC

Constantine George (Gus) Mitges

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gus Mitges (Grey-Simcoe):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Despite the fact that Canada is one of the world leaders in food production, there would be a substantial trade deficit in agricultural commodities if it were not for our export sales of wheat. This indicates that our attempts to increase export sales of other agricultural products have been less than satisfactory. Accordingly, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Medicine Hat (Mr. Hargrave):

That the Minister of Agriculture take immediate steps to establish a Canadian export council to assist marketing boards, producers associations and others so as to increase our export contracts, utilize more fully all potential avenues of offshore market expansion, seek out increased opportunities for Canadian producers and develop more aggressive salesmanship and initiative in seeking markets than has been the case up to now.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF CANADIAN EXPORT COUNCIL-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 requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF CANADIAN EXPORT COUNCIL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 15, 1978