December 15, 1978

PC

John Patrick (Pat) Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. P. Nowlan (Annapolis Valley):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity which flows out of the Prime Minister's (Mr. Trudeau) press conference yesterday.

In view of the incredible appointment of Bryce Mackasey as chairman of the board of Air Canada, the airline owned by the people of Canada which is its flagship abroad and just recently

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operated at a profit, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Egmont (Mr. MacDonald):

That in view of the new chairman's history of spending binges at the Post Office and the Unemployment Insurance Commission, this House requests the Prime Minister to assure concerned Canadians that the new chairman is to play the political figurehead role which he plays so well, but is to have nothing to do with the operations of the airline.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF HON. BRYCE MACKASEY AS CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-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 unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF HON. BRYCE MACKASEY AS CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF HON. BRYCE MACKASEY AS CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF HON. BRYCE MACKASEY AS CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PICKETING AT WEST DOOR-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

NDP

William Arnold Peters

New Democratic Party

Mr. Arnold Peters (Timiskaming):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43.

In view of the fact that a woman has been picketing the west door of the House of Commons for many weeks now, that she is nearing the point where her inclusion in the Guiness Book of Records for the longest one-person protest in Canadian history is a distinct possibility, and that her placard is totally incomprehensible to anyone seeking to learn the point of her protest, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Brant (Mr. Blackburn):

That the Prime Minister, in the finest tradition of Christmas and showing true Christmas spirit, find out what this woman's problem is and see if he can offer any assistance to her.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PICKETING AT WEST DOOR-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PICKETING AT WEST DOOR-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PICKETING AT WEST DOOR-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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AIR CANADA

PC

Rob Parker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rob Parker (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43.

In view of the discriminatory appointment of the new chairman of the board of Air Canada, which clearly overlooked 12 equally distinguished losers, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. Boniface (Mr. Hare):

That this House instructs the government to create a new Canadian honour, to be known as the DFC, equal in rank to the Order of Canada-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-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 hon. member for Yorkton-Melville (Mr. Nystrom).

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIR CANADA
Sub-subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NATIONAL UNITY

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Mr. Speaker, my motion arises out of a secret memo from a senior official in the Canadian Unity Information Office who states their activities will become more politicized and calls their minister, the Secretary of State (Mr. Roberts), accident prone. It states:

Mr. Roberts does not know what we are doing or why we are doing it and probably doesn't care a hell of a lot as long as it doesn't get him into trouble.

I move, seconded by the hon. member for Greenwood (Mr. Brewin):

That this House refers the estimates for the Canadian Unity Information Office to the appropriate committee for investigation and report, and requests that the minister resign.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   REMARKS CONCERNING SECRETARY OF STATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for the presentation of such a motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   REMARKS CONCERNING SECRETARY OF STATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   REMARKS CONCERNING SECRETARY OF STATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   REMARKS CONCERNING SECRETARY OF STATE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PROPOSED OFFICE IN WINNIPEG, MAN.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Jack Hare

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jack Hare (St. Boniface):

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

Recently, because the government finds itself bereft of representation in the province of Manitoba-even St. Boniface, its safest seat in the west, having been lost-it has decided to open an office in Winnipeg headed by the Minister for Federal-Provincial Relations (Mr. Reid).

Because sufficient funds have already been spent for citizen representation in Manitoba, and because the hon. member for Kenora-Rainy River is not an elected advocate of Manitoba's interests, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Ritchie):

That the plans for this new office be scrapped.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PROPOSED OFFICE IN WINNIPEG, MAN.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The presentation of such a motion for debate would require the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PROPOSED OFFICE IN WINNIPEG, MAN.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS PROPOSED OFFICE IN WINNIPEG, MAN.-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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December 15, 1978