Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds-Grenville):
Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgency concerning the very worthy campaign for funds being conducted by the University of Ottawa, headed by the Minister of Transport (Mr. Pepin), but concerning collection activities within the public service that are serious breaches of the law and regulations. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):
That the H ouse requests three ministers of the Crown to give full explanations in regard to coercing public servants and the breaking of laws and regulations, namely, the President of the Treasury Board authorizing, on request of the Minister of Transport, the soliciting of 60,000 public servants at work, inclusion of propaganda pamphlets with June pay cheques, contrary to chapter 328 of Treasury Board charitable campaigns manual, the Minister of National Revenue for allowing charitable donation tax receipts involving gifts to donors, contrary to the Income Tax Act and, finally, the Minister of Supply and Services for permitting the coercive letter dated May 21, signed by his deputy minister, G. R. D'Avignon, and addressed to all employees of supply administration.
Copies of both documents I have with me.
Subtopic: PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic: INCLUSION OF ALLEGED PROPAGANDA PAMPHLETS WITH PAY CHEQUES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43