May 18, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I have a motion which I trust will receive the unanimous agreement of the House. I ask leave, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, to move a motion under Standing Order 43 which concerns the case of Yuri Orlov, the Russian physicist who has been tried and convicted in the Soviet Union for the so-called crime of forming a group to monitor Russia's human rights performance against the pledges made in the Helsinki agreement. I therefore move, seconded by the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. MacEachen):

That this House deplores the trial and extremely severe sentence given Yuri Orlov by the Soviet Union for his activities with the Moscow-Helsinki group, activities which in Canada would be perfectly acceptable.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Presentation of such a motion for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 43, can be done only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-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 terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


AGRICULTURE

PC

Robert Elgin McKinley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. E. McKinley (Huron-Middlesex):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. We were advised some months ago that a stabilization payment would be made to beef producers who marketed cattle for slaughter in the first quarter of 1977, the producers realizing that the Minister of Agriculture probably intended that this payment would be sent

out during an election campaign. Now that there is no immediate election coming, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Elgin (Mr. Wise):

That the Minister of Agriculture immediately announce the amount of the payment to be made and make provisions to get this payment into the producers' hands as soon as possible, because we are now well past the first quarter of 1978.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BEEF STABILIZATION PAYMENT-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, pursuant to Standing Order 43, requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BEEF STABILIZATION PAYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BEEF STABILIZATION PAYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   BEEF STABILIZATION PAYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, and seconded by the hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes), I move:

That this House warmly welcomes last week's announcement concerning an increase in the basic rate of the war disability pension and now calls on the Minister of Veterans Affairs to expedite his review of the 48 per cent rule that applies to the pensions of the widows of veterans, it being the view of this House that where the veterans' disability pension was below 48 per cent there should be a prorata pension for his widow as a matter of right.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF 48 PER CENT RULE ON WIDOWS' PENSIONS-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, pursuant to Standing Order 43, requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF 48 PER CENT RULE ON WIDOWS' PENSIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF 48 PER CENT RULE ON WIDOWS' PENSIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REVIEW OF 48 PER CENT RULE ON WIDOWS' PENSIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADA COUNCIL

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent necessity concerning a matter I have raised several times recently in the House, namely, the giving of Canada Council grants by the Department of the Secretary of State to some very peculiar organizations. I refer specifically to a grant in the amount of $60,000 given to the Factory Theatre Lab of

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Toronto which has produced a play entitled "Winter Offensive".

I hope, Mr. Speaker, when I give the words of this motion they will not be offensive to anyone, because they are quoted from Hansard. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):

Whereas the Secretary of State has made the shocking admission in an answer to my order paper question No. 1,168 that this play includes scenes showing a character smearing his face with human excrement, a wounded man's insides spilling out on the floor, and references to the "insatiable sexual urges and sadistic drives of Mrs. Adolf Eichmann", that the House deplores the minister's refusal to furnish full information to members of parliament on the decisionmaking process used by the Canada Council for the spending of public funds, and the House demands an immediate parliamentary investigation of the Canada Council.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADA COUNCIL
Sub-subtopic:   GRANT TO FACTORY THEATRE LAB OF TORONTO-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 18, 1978