Hon. Herb Gray (Windsor West):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of the sharp increase in the cost of living announced today of 9.6 per cent, the highest since last May, an increase which reflects increases in the cost of oil and natural gas and in interest rates, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Ottawa Centre (Mr. Evans):
That this government be condemned for its intention to increase the price of gasoline and fuel oil by some 30 per cent and for its interest rate policy, which are causing hardships for consumers, small business people and Canadians generally.
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: HARDSHIP CAUSED BY RISING PRICES AND INTEREST RATES- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43