November 26, 1979

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

TOURISM

LIB

Bernard Pierre Loiselle

Liberal

Mr. Bernard Loiselle (Vercheres):

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

Since the American legislation on the reimbursement of convention expenses, commonly known as section 602, came into effect in January, 1979, Canada has been experiencing annual losses of some $100 million following the cancellation of many conventions of American organizations which were to be held in Canada. Since then, several private organizations, including the Tourism Industry Association of Canada have made numerous representations to the American government to have that legislation amended. However, no concession has been made by the American authorities, and this is why I move, seconded by the hon. member for Shefford (Mr. Lapierre):

That the government, through the Minister of State for International Trade and minister responsible for tourism (Mr. Wilson) and the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Miss MacDonald), undertake to carry on actively negotiations with the American authorities to have them amend this legislation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TOURISM
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION U.S. AMEND LEGISLATION ON CONVENTION EXPENSES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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:   TOURISM
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION U.S. AMEND LEGISLATION ON CONVENTION EXPENSES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TOURISM
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION U.S. AMEND LEGISLATION ON CONVENTION EXPENSES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TOURISM
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTION U.S. AMEND LEGISLATION ON CONVENTION EXPENSES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

PC

Duncan M. Beattie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Duncan M. Beattie (Hamilton Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity on a motion which I am sure ail hon. members will wish to support.

As we approach the thirty-first anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Windsor West (Mr. Gray) and the hon. member for New Westminster-Coquitlam (Miss Jewett):

That Canada reaffirms its commitment to the principles enunciated in the Third Basket of the Helsinki Accord and calls upon the Soviet Union to respect that principle which calls for reunification of families and to allow all Soviet-Jewish refuseniks to be reunited with their families in Israel or elsewhere, and to further call upon the Soviet Union to release all prisoners of conscience, specifically Anatoly Shcharansky and Ida Nudel.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL UPON SOVIET UNION TO RESPECT PRINCIPLE OF REUNIFICATION OF FAMILIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The presentation of the motion, pursuant to Standing Order 43, can be done only upon the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL UPON SOVIET UNION TO RESPECT PRINCIPLE OF REUNIFICATION OF FAMILIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL UPON SOVIET UNION TO RESPECT PRINCIPLE OF REUNIFICATION OF FAMILIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The motion has been read to the House. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL UPON SOVIET UNION TO RESPECT PRINCIPLE OF REUNIFICATION OF FAMILIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL UPON SOVIET UNION TO RESPECT PRINCIPLE OF REUNIFICATION OF FAMILIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


HUMAN RIGHTS

NDP

Robert Joseph Ogle

New Democratic Party

Mr. Bob Ogle (Saskatoon East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, to bring a matter of urgent and pressing necessity before the House. On November 1 of this year, the government of the Transkei in the Republic of South Africa issued an order under its public security act banning 34 organizations, including the South Africa Council of Churches, the Dependents' Conference, the World Council of Churches, the Student Christian Movement and the Young Christian Workers.

Since the Transkei government has not been recognized by any government outside South Africa, and since this is, therefore, an illegal action demonstrating that the oppressive policy

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of apartheid is still very much the policy of the South African government, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Churchill (Mr. Murphy):

That this House deplore this vicious attack on the humanitarian programs and agencies which are trying to cushion the worst blows inflicted by the policies of apartheid, and that this House, further, direct the Government of Canada to protest officially to the government of South Africa this travesty of fundamental human rights and urge it to take immediate remedial action.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   BANNING BY SOUTH AFRICA OF CERTAIN HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES-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 presented for debate at this time, pursuant to Standing Order 43, only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   BANNING BY SOUTH AFRICA OF CERTAIN HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   BANNING BY SOUTH AFRICA OF CERTAIN HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   BANNING BY SOUTH AFRICA OF CERTAIN HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS

NDP

Ian Gardiner Waddell

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Waddell (Vancouver-Kingsway):

Mr. Speaker, today I invited to the House of Commons a group of handicapped people from British Columbia. They came in their wheelchairs and were at first unable to get into the building. Eventually they got in through a side door which had to be unlocked. For a while they were unable to enter the parliamentary dining room: we had to carry them down the stairs.

Finally, not all of them were able to get into the House of Commons, though there were only about seven or eight of them in wheelchairs. The marble staircases pose a danger. One has to carry people into the galleries. The situation is really shocking. I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mrs. Mitchell):

That this House notes the difficulties handicapped people face inside the Parliament Buildings and urges the appropriate authorities to investigate these facilities with a view to suggestions for correction.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   LACK OF ACCESS FOR HANDICAPPED-CALL FOR INVESTIGATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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November 26, 1979