November 23, 1979

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EMPLOYMENT

LIB

Eymard G. Corbin

Liberal

Mr. Eymard Corbin (Madavraska-Victoria):

Mr. Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 43, 1 ask the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing and urgent necessity.

In view of the fact that Canada Works projects have been submitted to the consideration of all members for criticisms, comments and recommendations as in past years by the Minister of Employment and Immigration (Mr. Atkey), in view of the fact that hundreds of projects have remained on the desk of the minister for weeks with the result that the application of the program has been seriously delayed, and in view of the fact that the staff of Canada Works in Ottawa have been systematically instructed to tell hon. members that the projects are awaiting the approval of the minister, whereas at the same time defeated Progressive Conservative candidates, local pork-barrel cronies and other wrecks of the party announced the approval of the projects to the sponsors, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Westmorland-Kent (Mr. LeBlanc):

That the Prime Minister of Canada (Mr. Clark) immediately ask the Minister of Employment and Immigration to offer explanations or even apologies for allowing systematic double-dealing as regards information to hon. members.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF ANNOUNCEMENT ON CERTAIN PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The House has heard the motion of the hon. member. Pursuant to Standing Order 43, such a motion requires unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF ANNOUNCEMENT ON CERTAIN PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF ANNOUNCEMENT ON CERTAIN PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA WORKS PROGRAM-REQUEST FOR EXPLANATION OF ANNOUNCEMENT ON CERTAIN PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

LIB

Yvon Pinard

Liberal

Mr. Yvon Pinard (Drummond):

Mr. Speaker, under the terms of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to present a motion dealing with an important and urgent matter which, I believe, will be of interest to hon. members on both sides of the House.

In view of the very high intensity of the lighting in the House of Commons and its resulting great inconvenience for hon. members, and the increasing justified complaints about it, in view also of the importance of conserving energy and the opportunity we are given here to set the example in that regard, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle (Mr. Lefebvre):

That the possibility be looked into without delay of improving the situation as follows: that, on each sitting day of the House of Commons, once the oral question period is over, the general lighting required for television purposes be selective and limited to the sole area immediately surrounding the hon. member who has the floor.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The House has heard the motion of the hon. member. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, the motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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An hon. Member:

Turn off the lights.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I may borrow a moment to say that the difficulty about the heating was easily solved. We found out that special fans installed in the roof to cool the building were doing the job perfectly, but in order to function the switch had to be turned on.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TELEVISION BROADCASTING OF DEBATES-REQUEST LIGHTING BE SELECTIVE IN CERTAIN CASES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD

PC

Thomas Charles Cossitt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds-Grenville):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent necessity to my constituency concerning steps taken by the National Harbours Board at the grain

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elevators in Prescott, Ontario, namely, the laying off of certain staff, demotion of others and an estimated 25 per cent reduction in service to customers, contrary to the clearly defined policy of the government to reduce the public service by attrition rather than the method followed by the National Harbours Board. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling): METRICATION CONVERSION OF RETAIL STORES TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43 Mr. Ray Chenier (Timmins-Chapleau): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under Standing Order 43. The Minister of State for Small Businesses and Industry (Mr. Huntington) announced yesterday that he

That whereas Pierre Franche, chairman of the National Harbours Board knowingly carried out at the direction of the former government such an operation after the government's defeat, and after the present Minister of Transport had specifically announced he was investigating the matter, the House requests the immediate resignation of Pierre Franche, chairman of the National Harbours Board for insubordination and defiance of the elected government of the people. intends to recommend to cabinet a year's delay in conversion to the metric system of grocery stores and other retail areas. He plans to do so despite the fact that the Canadian Federation of Retail Grocers, the Retail Council of Canada and the Consumers Association of Canada have protested vigorously any delay in the metrication of this industry.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TREATMENT OF STAFF AT GRAIN ELEVATORS IN PRESCOTT- 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 for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 43, only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent? In light of this blatant disregard for those vitally concerned with metrication, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. Boniface (Mr. Bockstael):

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TREATMENT OF STAFF AT GRAIN ELEVATORS IN PRESCOTT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed. That the minister reverse this ill-advised decision and maintain the well planned conversion process devised by Canadians for Canadians.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TREATMENT OF STAFF AT GRAIN ELEVATORS IN PRESCOTT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No. Mr. Speaker: Is there unanimous consent for presentation of the motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TREATMENT OF STAFF AT GRAIN ELEVATORS IN PRESCOTT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[DOT] (mo)

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD
Sub-subtopic:   TREATMENT OF STAFF AT GRAIN ELEVATORS IN PRESCOTT- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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November 23, 1979