Hon. Janies A. McGrath (St. John's East):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. I think you will find that there may be a disposition on the part of the House to grant the necessary unanimous consent. My motion is as follows:
It is resolved that this House endorses the publicly expressed view of the Canadian and United States governments that the east coast fisheries and boundary treaties represent fair and urgently required co-operative arrangements in the interests of both countries, regards the early ratification and implementation of these treaties as a matter of national importance to Canada and to good relations between Canada and the United States, and urges the Senate of the United States to take early and favourable action for ratification of these treaties.
That motion would be seconded by the hon. member for Cape Breton-The Sydneys (Mr. MacLellan).
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: RATIFICATION OF CANADA-U.S. FISHERIES AND BOUNDARY TREATIES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43