July 7, 1980

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Madam Speaker, it was stated in today's edition of The Globe and Mail that over the weekend in Winnipeg, at the Liberal party policy convention, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (Mr. Lalonde) announced that his government is seriously considering imposing an energy tax on the export of surplus electrical energy to the United States.

There is no question that the imposition of such a tax would hit hardest at Ontario and Quebec. In view of the minister's announcement, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince Edward-Hastings (Mr. Ellis):

That the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources make a statement on motions outlining the government's position with regard to the possible imposition of such a tax.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

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Subtopic:   ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIBERAL CONVENTION

LIB

Robert Gourd

Liberal

Mr. Robert Gourd (Argenteuil):

Madam Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with a matter of urgent and pressing necessity following the tragic event which occurred yesterday in Winnipeg. I move, seconded by my colleague the hon. member for Vaudreuil (Mr. Herbert):

That this House offer its condolences and its sympathy to the bereaved family.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIBERAL CONVENTION
Sub-subtopic:   TRAGIC FIRE IN WINNIPEG-CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIBERAL CONVENTION
Sub-subtopic:   TRAGIC FIRE IN WINNIPEG-CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIBERAL CONVENTION
Sub-subtopic:   TRAGIC FIRE IN WINNIPEG-CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIBERAL CONVENTION
Sub-subtopic:   TRAGIC FIRE IN WINNIPEG-CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE EXPORT TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Benno Friesen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock-North Delta):

Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that last weekend the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (Mr. Lalonde) stated that the Liberal government is considering an export tax on all energy forms, including natural gas, to the United States, in view of the fact that this measure is obviously another attempt by his government to tax resource-based economies to pay for its own reckless and prodigal spending, and in view of the fact that an export tax on energy forms would have far-reaching implications for relations not only between the provinces and the federal government but also relations with the United States- especially since, for example, much of Ontario's electricity is generated from Pennsylvania coal-I move, seconded by the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Towers):

That since the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources has no conception of the problems and divisive results this proposal could produce, this House calls upon the minister to make a statement on motions in order to enable this House to obtain a clearer understanding of his lack of understanding of these implications, and to explain whether this measure represents the Liberal government's definition of sharing between the energetic economies of the regions and the spendthrift nature of his own government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE EXPORT TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE EXPORT TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE EXPORT TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON POSSIBLE EXPORT TAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CALL FOR MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL TO INVESTIGATE FITNESS OF BOXERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Ian Deans

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Deans (Hamilton Mountain):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the

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provisions of Standing Order 43 which I have discussed with representatives of both other parties: 1 hope my motion is seen to be non-partisan in nature.

In light of the tragic death this morning of one of Canada's fine boxers, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Beaches (Mr. Young):

That the federal government immediately establish a medical review panel for the purpose of examining procedures currently used to determine the medical fitness of persons about to engage in amateur and professional boxing matches in Canada.

Mladam Speaker: Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL TO INVESTIGATE FITNESS OF BOXERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL TO INVESTIGATE FITNESS OF BOXERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR MEDICAL REVIEW PANEL TO INVESTIGATE FITNESS OF BOXERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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July 7, 1980