Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):
I rise on a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sure you must realize what my point of order is going to be. A little while ago the minister, who has just been speaking, gave notice of a closure motion, indicating that the government wants to get on with this legislation. We now have before us a very precise report stage amendment dealing with the proposal that Petro-Canada should be designated as the sole importer of petroleum and petroleum products in an emergency situation. Surely it is out of order for the minister to wander over the whole question, to revive the second reading debate or to anticipate the third reading debate. If he is anxious to get this debate finished, why does he not deal with that which is before us; in other words, why does he not speak to the motion?
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