July 9, 1980

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

METRICATION

PC

William Henry (Bill) Domm

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Domm (Peterborough):

Madam Speaker, as a result of the answer of the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) to a question on metrication yesterday, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43.

Because the Metric commission has spent $43,238,000 of taxpayers' money since it was created in 1971; due to the fact that it has kept both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (Mr. Gray) totally in the dark and uninformed as to the wishes of Canadians on the subject of metrication in retail food stores; in light of a survey of 2,046 shoppers done by an independent consulting firm for Dominion Stores Ltd. in the metric test centre of Peterborough, which indicated 88 per cent of shoppers favoured pounds over kilograms; since all major food store chains have indicated that they do not wish to proceed with metrication, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Durham-Northumberland (Mr. Lawrence):

That this government respond to the wishes of the Canadian people, and not to the dictates of the Metric commission, and call a halt to metric conversion in the retail food sector which is slated to proceed on January 1, 1981, affecting some six million Canadians in approximately 21 cities.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRICATION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR HALT TO METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

This motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRICATION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR HALT TO METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRICATION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR HALT TO METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRICATION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR HALT TO METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of great urgency to the Canadian livestock industry. Inasmuch as the reborn Liberal government has resumed its pell-mell rush to metric conversion, an action which is causing great confusion in the agricultural industry, particularly

during this period of economic uncertainty, and strong protests from the industry have been communicated to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan), I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Murta):

That the government restore the freeze imposed by the former Conservative government on the arbitrary metrication of the livestock industry, thereby allowing the conversion to go forward by voluntary action rather than by government coercion.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-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:   LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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AIRPORTS

PC

Ronald Alexander Stewart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ron Stewart (Simcoe South):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. First impressions are lasting impressions. The first impression a dignitary must have of Ottawa upon arrival at Uplands' dirty-carpeted international airport is that he or she is entering a mine-shaft disaster area. The lounge for VIPs might better be expressed as the "PITS".

The facilities at the air terminal are inadequate; the grounds and landscaping are atrocious. Priorities in many government programs are misplaced: millions of dollars are spent on monolithic structures in Hull, millions of dollars have been wasted on the white elephant known as Mirabel. Local and national pride must suffer because of the second-rate facilities at Uplands. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor):

That the upgrading of the international air terminal at Uplands be deemed as an urgent priority of the government.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIRPORTS
Sub-subtopic:   UPGRADING OF OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL-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:   AIRPORTS
Sub-subtopic:   UPGRADING OF OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIRPORTS
Sub-subtopic:   UPGRADING OF OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AIRPORTS
Sub-subtopic:   UPGRADING OF OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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STATUS OF WOMEN

NDP

James Douglas Manly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Jim Manly (Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands):

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 no native women were asked to participate as part of the official Canadian delegation to the World Conference of the United Nations, Decade for Women, in Copenhagen from July 14 to July 30; that this mid-decade conference is to look at the progress made in improving the situation of women and developing a plan of action for the next five years; that recommendations of the status of women report "Toward Equality" include a call for federal government commitment to native women; that only as a result of their own initiative native women were later invited to go unofficially, and therefore only minimally subsidized, while official delegates go with all expenses paid, I move, seconded by the hon. member for New Westminster-Coquitlam (Miss Jewett):

That this House calls for the minister responsible for the status of women to include some native women as part of the official delegation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST NATIVE WOMEN BE INCLUDED IN CANADIAN DELEGATION TO WORLD CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

This motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST NATIVE WOMEN BE INCLUDED IN CANADIAN DELEGATION TO WORLD CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   STATUS OF WOMEN
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST NATIVE WOMEN BE INCLUDED IN CANADIAN DELEGATION TO WORLD CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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July 9, 1980