November 5, 1979

LIB

Aideen Nicholson

Liberal

Miss Aideen Nicholson (Trinity):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that the anticipated increase in the price of gasoline will cause budget-conscious consumers to use self-serves instead of full service stations, and that in such cases the oil companies use the excuse of lower sales to refuse to supply service stations, so the effect is that the oil companies will be able to increase their direct control over prices, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Ottawa Centre (Mr. Evans):

That this House instruct the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to institute immediate inquiries into the effects of this concentration, and report to the House within two weeks.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OIL PRICES-ADVERSE EFFECT ON CONSUMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to Standing Order 43, introduction of such a motion can be done only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OIL PRICES-ADVERSE EFFECT ON CONSUMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   OIL PRICES-ADVERSE EFFECT ON CONSUMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
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TRANSPORT

NDP

Svend Johannes Robinson

New Democratic Party

Mr. Svend J. Robinson (Burnaby):

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

In view of the fact that a new financing formula for provision of urban rapid transit is to be negotiated in the province of British Columbia; that the right hon. Prime Minis-

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ter (Mr. Clark) has indicated the importance of rapid transit in lowering energy costs in Canada; that Conservatives during the election promised assistance to urban rapid transit, I move, seconded by the hon member for Vancouver-Kingsway (Mr. Waddell):

That this House call upon the Minister of Transport to provide both capital assistance and operating assistance to urban areas for the provision of rapid transit systems.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR URBAN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Such a motion can be introduced and debated at this time only with unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR URBAN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR URBAN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR URBAN RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

NATIONAL UNITY

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Saint-Maurice):

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the right hon. Prime Minister.

In light of the publication of the white paper by the separatist government in Quebec, it is now more obvious than ever that should the referendum result in a Yes vote, Premier Levesque will immediately initiate the retreat of Quebec from the Canadian federation.

Will the Prime Minister assure this House that he will tell Premier Levesque, if his question does not state clearly his intention of breaking up Canada, that early next year this House will proceed with a bill to offer a clear, honest and straightforward question to the citizens of Quebec?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS
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PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Joe Clark (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, it is absolutely not our intention to introduce a bill providing for a federal referendum.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NATIONAL UNITY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS
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QUEBEC REFERENDUM-REQUEST FOR CORRECTION OF CERTAIN FIGURES IN QUEBEC WHITE PAPER

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Saint-Maurice):

Mr. Speaker, on a supplementary. As the white paper on sovereignty-association gives a distorted interpretation of the history of Canada and the situation of Quebeckers, of which this is an example taken out of the white paper, namely that Quebec has only 12 per cent of the Canadian railway lines, while no mention is made of the fact that 37 per cent of the CN and CP payrolls are paid

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out to Quebec citizens, what does the Prime Minister intend to do to remedy that situation?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-REQUEST FOR CORRECTION OF CERTAIN FIGURES IN QUEBEC WHITE PAPER
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Charles Joseph Clark (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Joe Clark (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I shall make sure that all Canadian citizens understand exactly what the federal government has contributed to the development of the province of Quebec.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-REQUEST FOR CORRECTION OF CERTAIN FIGURES IN QUEBEC WHITE PAPER
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QUEBEC REFERENDUM-PRIME MINISTER'S POSITION

LIB

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien

Liberal

Hon. Jean Chretien (Saint-Maurice):

One last supplementary, Mr. Speaker.

In light of a statement made Friday to a reporter, to the effect that he does not want to be the Abraham Lincoln of Canada, and since the Conservative party is not planning to join the "No" group in the referendum, and as the Prime Minister is continuing his offhand policy of appeasement, is it the intention of the Prime Minister to become the Neville Chamberlain of Canada?

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Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-PRIME MINISTER'S POSITION
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PC

Charles Joseph Clark (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. Joe Clark (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, as Prime Minister of Canada, 1 intend to prove to Quebeckers that we now have here in Ottawa a government that is determined to have a type of federalism that is open enough to make it comfortable for Quebeckers who want to build their future and achieve their personal fulfilment within a large country.

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC REFERENDUM-PRIME MINISTER'S POSITION
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QUEBEC REFERENDUM-GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATION UNDER PRO-FEDERALIST UMBRELLA

November 5, 1979