December 15, 1978

LIB

Marke Raines

Liberal

Mr. Raines:

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the hon. member who comes from Alberta, and I included Alberta in my remarks. What he said was most interesting in dealing with the need for trade with the Caribbean, but I would like to ask him if he would support me in acceding that the priorities of cultural and student exchanges should be the first priority of British Columbia and Alberta in the west? Would he support me in a motion with regard to that priority?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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PC

Douglas Roche

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Roche:

The hon. member is perfectly free to submit his own motion and to try to generate support for ideas that are closest to his heart. This afternoon we are privileged to have a motion from the hon. member for Hillsborough, and that is the motion I am supporting this afternoon.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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Some hon. Members:

Question.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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LIB

Charles Lapointe (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Charles Lapointe (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, opposition members made it extremely easy for me today, but probably because they wanted to prevent me from paying tribute to a colleague and friend of mine, the hon. member for Hillsborough (Mr. Mac-quarrie). I want to tell him my hope that this pre-election period goes on for many more months so 1 can continue to have the pleasure of working with him and benefit from everything I learn in his interventions which are always full of wisdom and humour. I appreciate his constant concern for the better-being not only of Canadians but, as he has shown in this motion today, of all inhabitants of the globe, and I believe we have in our colleague from Hillsborough one of those new beings or one of those people we call citizens of the world.

Ever since he first sat in the House of Commons, Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has always endeavoured to bring an international dimension to the debates of this House. Unfortunately, I think we do not have enough opportunities to discuss those subjects. I was struck by one of the things he said in his intervention today. He referred to that false proverb which says that "Charity begins at home." I believe as he does that it is imperative, even in a period of economic difficulty, that we use our minds, our hearts and our financial or technical means to help our brothers in other countries of the world going through worse economic difficulties than we are.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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PC

Steve Eugene Paproski

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Paproski:

Question.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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LIB

Denis √Čthier (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Ethier):

Order. The hour provided for the consideration of private members' business has now expired. It being five o'clock, this House stands adjourned until Monday at 2 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 2(1).

At 5 p.m. the House adjourned, without question put, pursuant to Standing Order.

Monday, December 18, 1978

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN
Sub-subtopic:   CLOSER TIES WITH CANADA SUGGESTED
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December 15, 1978