Mr. F. Oberle (Prince George-Peace River):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, with respect to the government's policy on ex gratia payments.
Since four payments with reference to R. McGregor Travel Ltd., Olympia-York Developments, Ste. Marie Air Services and Mirabel Land Expropriations amount to approximately $3 million, and since no provision on an ex gratia payment basis appears imminent for cases such as that of Dr. Alexander Peter Treu or, for that matter, Mrs. Lucille Dube, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankowski):
That the President of the Treasury Board set out clearly on motions the criteria which apparently recognized a moral obligation in the case of Olympia-York for guard services, etc., while refusing any compensation to someone like Dr. Treu, and to explain this contradiction.
What constitutes benevolence under the government's code of ethics?
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
Sub-subtopic: CRITERIA RESPECTING EX GRATIA PAYMENTS-MOTION UNDER