July 15, 1980

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

BEREAVEMENT

PC

Donald Alex Blenkarn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Don Blenkarn (Mississauga South):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. At 9.30 last evening a fire broke out in the Extendicare Nursing Home on Queensway Avenue, Mississauga, causing extensive damage to the facilities, the loss of life of 21 of our senior citizens and the hospitalization of a further 60 of our senior citizens, some of whom are in real danger of losing their lives.

A number of firemen and police officers, in attempting to effect the rescue of persons caught in the conflagration, were also injured. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That this House extend its sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the fire at the Extendicare Nursing Home on Queensway Avenue, Mississauga, and extend its prayers to those in critical condition that they will quickly recover, and this House express its appreciation for the diligence and competence of the Mississauga Fire Department and the Peel Regional Police in their heroic efforts to save lives and contain the damage.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BEREAVEMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF FIRE IN MISSISSAUGA-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:   BEREAVEMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF FIRE IN MISSISSAUGA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   BEREAVEMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF FIRE IN MISSISSAUGA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to. McDonald commission


APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE OF COMMISSIONER GILBERT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon West):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.

In light of the disclosure of the contribution by Guy Gilbert, one of the three commissioners serving on the McDonald commission looking into the affairs of the RCMP, including the role of the government and cabinet ministers in alleged wrongdoing in a $500 donation to the Liberal party, and Mr. Gilbert's statement, "I believe in the Liberal party. It's the party 1 want to support", and in view of the concern expressed today in the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs by the hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grace (Mr. All-mand), a former Liberal solicitor general, that such statements of partisan support may compromise the effectiveness of the commission and its ultimate report, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Yukon (Mr. Nielsen):

That the House direct the Prime Minister to make a statement on motions respecting the appropriateness of Mr. Gilbert's continuing to serve on the McDonald commission, established under the Inquiries Act to examine, inter alia, the activities of the Liberal government in its relations with the RCMP.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE OF COMMISSIONER GILBERT-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:   APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE OF COMMISSIONER GILBERT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE OF COMMISSIONER GILBERT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE OF COMMISSIONER GILBERT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

PC

Otto John Jelinek

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Otto Jelinek (Halton):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of Terry Fox's continuing and courageous cross-country Marathon of Hope on behalf of cancer research, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Oxford (Mr. Halliday), a non-partisan motion which I trust will receive the compassionate and unanimous approval of all hon. members. The motion reads as follows:

That this House, through its Speaker, send a message to His Excellency the Governor General commending to him Mr. Terry Fox as a recipient of the Order of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST MR. TERRY FOX BE AWARDED ORDER OF CANADA- 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:   AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST MR. TERRY FOX BE AWARDED ORDER OF CANADA- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST MR. TERRY FOX BE AWARDED ORDER OF CANADA- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST MR. TERRY FOX BE AWARDED ORDER OF CANADA- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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METRIC CONVERSION

PC

William Henry (Bill) Domm

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Domm (Peterborough):

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

In light of a recent interview published in The Globe and Mail in which the Prime Minister is reported to have stated, "Canadian people need protection from governments, which often try to take away basic freedoms", and in order to help fight inflation and keep food costs down, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Scarborough East (Mr. Gilchrist):

That this government call a halt to forced metric conversion in the retail food sector on January 1, 1981, and show that the Liberals are prepared to recognize that the major food chains in Ontario and consumers in the three metric test centres do now wish to proceed with metrication, and that the $8 million annual cost of the Metric Commission and the millions of dollars that must be spent to buy weigh-scales, most of which are imported, will only result in higher food costs and more small business bankruptcies during these tough economic times.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT HALT CALLED TO 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:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT HALT CALLED TO CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST THAT HALT CALLED TO CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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July 15, 1980