May 25, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

NATIONAL FILM BOARD

PC

Benno Friesen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

Last week the National Film Board, in Montreal, celebrated a film festival. It has been reported to me that at the end of the festivities a Canadian flag was burned in the yard of the National Film Board headquarters. In view of the seriousness of such a report, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar (Mr. Hnatyshyn):

That the Secretary of State investigate this report to establish its validity and, if it is found to be true, investigate the circumstances, determine who was involved and report back to the House on his Findings.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   BURNING OF CANADIAN FLAG AFTER FILM FESTIVAL-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, under the terms of Standing Order 43, requires the unanimous consent of the House before it can be put. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   BURNING OF CANADIAN FLAG AFTER FILM FESTIVAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   BURNING OF CANADIAN FLAG AFTER FILM FESTIVAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   BURNING OF CANADIAN FLAG AFTER FILM FESTIVAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):

Pursuant to Standing Order 43, Mr. Speaker, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion.

In view of the fact that the leader of the opposition in the Quebec national assembly has come up with a reasonable suggestion to put an end to this dialogue which falls on deaf ears-the Ottawa and Quebec governments-concerning the sales tax issue, namely that both governments should sign an agreement whereby the federal government would collect the

$226 million and turn it over to the Quebec government, or grant a tax cut for the fiscal year 1978-79 which would allow the Quebec government to recuperate the sums involved, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):

That the House urge the government to accept one of these solutions to put an end to the conflict between the Ottawa and Quebec governments concerning the sales tax issue.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED SOLUTION FOR QUEBEC SALES TAX DISPUTE-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 Standing Order 43, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED SOLUTION FOR QUEBEC SALES TAX DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED SOLUTION FOR QUEBEC SALES TAX DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED SOLUTION FOR QUEBEC SALES TAX DISPUTE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN TRANSPORT COMMISSION

NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Les Benjamin (Regina-Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the prairie rail action committee recommended the abandonment of the Quadra to Hamiota and Kenton to Wheatland rail lines in Manitoba, which the Hall commission said should be put under a prairie rail authority, and since the Canadian Transport Commission has acted with unseemly haste, without public hearings, to rubber-stamp this bad decision in spite of the assurance given by the Minister of Transport (Mr. Lang) to the House on May 4 that full hearings would be held, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Yorkton-Mel-ville (Mr. Nystrom):

That the Minister of Transport require the CTC to hold hearings to review its decision to abandon the Quadra to Hamiota and Kenton to Wheatland lines in Manitoba and to hold hearings on other PRAC abandonment recommendations, and that the Minister of Transport disband the prairie rail action committee and bring forward legislation to set up the prairie rail authority.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT IN MANITOBA-REQUEST FOR REVIEW-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Hon. members have heard the proposed motion. Under the terms of Standing Order 43, such a motion would require unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT IN MANITOBA-REQUEST FOR REVIEW-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT IN MANITOBA-REQUEST FOR REVIEW-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

May 25, 1978

Oral Questions

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN TRANSPORT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED RAIL LINE ABANDONMENT IN MANITOBA-REQUEST FOR REVIEW-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

INDEPENDENCE OF PARLIAMENT

PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Deputy Prime Minister. As the House knows, there has been considerable controversy in recent days about a potential conflict of interest involving members of this House. The basic problem is that there are no guidelines regarding conflict of interest for all members of parliament, and only meaningless guidelines for members of the cabinet.

Since the Prime Minister has said that conflict of interest legislation is ready, would the Deputy Prime Minister tell the House when we may expect to see this legislation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENCE OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION
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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):

Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned I believe earlier in the week, the bill on the question of conflict of interest, or the independence of parliament, is ready. There are a few more points which have to be dealt with. It would be my intention, if possible, to bring the bill forward for first reading, if not in May then certainly in June. It would provide a basis for discussion of the whole question of conflict of interest as it applies to members of this House and to members of the Senate.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   INDEPENDENCE OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION
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May 25, 1978