May 16, 1978

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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR DATA ON INFLATION EXCLUDING SALES TAX CUTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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REQUEST MINISTERS DELIVER SALES TAX CHEQUES TO QUEBECKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Lorne Edmund Nystrom (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under Standing Order 43 and request the unanimous consent of the House to discuss a motion relating to a matter of pressing necessity.

Given the unbelievable decision taken yesterday by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Chretien) in what we might call the sales tax affair, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Nickel Belt (Mr. Rodriguez):

That the House ask the Minister of Finance, the Minister of State for Urban Affairs and the Minister of State for Federal-Provincial Relations to go in person and give each Quebec resident his cheque. While so doing, they might seize that opportunity of trying to explain to the people of Quebec the tact and the intelligence of the federal Liberals.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST MINISTERS DELIVER SALES TAX CHEQUES TO QUEBECKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. The House has heard the hon. member's motion. Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, this motion can be put only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST MINISTERS DELIVER SALES TAX CHEQUES TO QUEBECKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST MINISTERS DELIVER SALES TAX CHEQUES TO QUEBECKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST MINISTERS DELIVER SALES TAX CHEQUES TO QUEBECKERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NATIONAL SECURITY

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent necessity.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Cossitt:

It pertains to an organization known as the Centre for Experimental Art and Communications, 15 Duncan Street, Toronto, the publishers of a monthly news magazine entitled "Strike". Its current issue reads in part:

In the manner of the Red Brigades, we support leg shooting/knee capping to accelerate the demise of the old system.

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):

That the Prime Minister make a full statement concerning sizeable federal government grants to this organization in the amount of many thousands of dollars, including Canada Council grants of $29,000 in 1975-76 and $47,200 in 1976-77, that he make public the amount of travel grants given to this organization and whether our security services are aware if such grants were used by representatives of the group to meet with terrorists abroad and, finally, whether the government is aware that this organization advocating terrorism owns the building at 15 Duncan Street in Toronto where the Liberal party occupies spacious offices.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-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:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SECURITY
Sub-subtopic:   GRANTS TO CENTRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL ART AND COMMUNICATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ANNUAL INCREASES FOR COMMONS AND LIBRARY STAFF-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

John R. Rodriguez

New Democratic Party

Mr. John Rodriguez (Nickel Belt):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to ask the unanimous consent of the House to deal with a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the fact that the possibility of a spring or summer election has been the primary excuse for not giving the employees of the House of Commons, members of parliament staff and the library of parliament their annual increases which are now a month and a half overdue, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Yorkton-Melville (Mr. Nystrom):

That this House instruct the government to immediately introduce a 9 per cent wage increase for employees of the House of Commons and library of parliament and to reconsider plans to re-evaluate the work of employees of members of parliament so that they may begin to be paid salaries that reflect the work they do.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANNUAL INCREASES FOR COMMONS AND LIBRARY STAFF-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Nickel Belt (Mr. Rodriguez) will realize that pay increases related to the staff

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of the House of Commons are not at all the responsibility of the government; they are the responsibility of the Speaker.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANNUAL INCREASES FOR COMMONS AND LIBRARY STAFF-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANNUAL INCREASES FOR COMMONS AND LIBRARY STAFF-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

[ Translation]

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ANNUAL INCREASES FOR COMMONS AND LIBRARY STAFF-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LIB

Claude-André Lachance

Liberal

Mr. Claude-Andre Lachance (Lafontaine-Rosemont):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to ask for the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion about a matter whose urgency will be obvious to everyone.

Given the fact that with the opening of the trial in the Soviet Union of physicist Yuri Orlov who is accused by Soviet authorities of having established a group to observe the implementation in Soviet territory of the provisions contained in the Helsinki agreement and to report abroad violations of human rights in that country, Dr. Orlov does not seem to enjoy in the course of that trial minimum legal guarantees, that he has been refused the right to present a full and complete defence, that access to the court has been denied to foreign journalists and that clearly he will not have a fair and just trial, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Maisonneuve-Rosemont (Mr. Joyal):

That this House urge the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Jamieson) to express to Soviet authorities the concern of the Canadian government and people about what appears to be another violation of human rights in the Soviet Union.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS-PROPOSAL GOVERNMENT EXPRESS CONCERN TO U.S.S.R.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 16, 1978