July 22, 1980

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION

PC

William Hillary (Bill) Clarke

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Clarke (Vancouver Quadra):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, to propose a motion of urgent and pressing necessity. 1 am afraid my preamble may be a bit long, but it is very important.

Whereas the threat of extinction of many species of whales is well known, since there is no commercial whaling currently carried on by Canada, since Canada has voted against the moratorium on distant water whaling at the recent meetings of the IWC, in spite of the fact that 16 countries, including the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand supported a commercial moratorium, whereas Canadian officials have routinely ignored the recommendation of conservationists, and whereas the Department of the Environment has been given no role in formulating this important policy, all of which subjects Canada to growing international criticism, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Richmond-South Delta (Mr. Siddon):

That this House recognize the serious threat posed by commercial whaling to the survival of all species of whales and record its opposition to the actions of Canada in voting against the moratorium at the IWC meetings held yesterday and today in England and that this House direct the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to make a statement on motions to explain the actions of his officials.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY CANADA AT 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:   INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY CANADA AT CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY CANADA AT CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY CANADA AT CONFERENCE-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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METRIC CONVERSION

PC

Claude Girvin (Girve) Fretz

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Girve Fretz (Erie):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Given the fact that the Metric Commission of Canada has a budget of $8 million for the fiscal year 1979-80,

given the fact that the metric commission in Britain has been abolished and given that the metric test centre of Peterborough is returning to imperial measurements in retail food outlets, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Peterborough (Mr. Domm):

That this government immediately abolish the Metric Commission, thereby saving the Canadian taxpayer over $8 million this fiscal year.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ABOLITION OF METRIC COMMISSION-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:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ABOLITION OF METRIC COMMISSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ABOLITION OF METRIC COMMISSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED ABOLITION OF METRIC COMMISSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

NDP

Pauline Jewett

New Democratic Party

Miss Pauline Jewett (New Westminster-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, I too rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity pursuant to Standing Order 43. Whereas Canada signed the UN convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women last week in Copenhagen at the world conference of the UN decade for women, and whereas it will not be possible for Canada to ratify this convention as long as discriminating features exist in such federal legislation as the Indian Act, the Income Tax Act, the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Canada Pension Plan Act, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mrs. Mitchell):

That this House instruct the government to introduce as soon as possible such amendments to the Indian Act, the Income Tax Act, the Unemployment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act and other relevant acts as are necessary to remove existing discrimination against women, thereby enabling the governmment to ratify the UN convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATION-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:   LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

July 22, 1980

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CONSUMER AFFAIRS

PC

Geoffrey Douglas Scott

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Geoff Scott (Hamilton-Wentworth):

Madam Speaker, I rise on an urgent matter related to the motion of my colleague, the hon. member for Erie (Mr. Fretz), and under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the Consumers' Association of Canada is investigating complaints by its members of price rip-offs at the retail level because of metric conversion, and since the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs funds the CAC in order for it to be vigilant on behalf of consumers, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That this House requires the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs to table the findings of the Consumers' Association of Canada report and to act on the CAC's recommendations if abuses are found as a result of metric conversion at the retail level.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE ABUSES AT RETAIL LEVEL RESULTING FROM METRIC CONVERSION-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:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE ABUSES AT RETAIL LEVEL RESULTING FROM METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POSSIBLE ABUSES AT RETAIL LEVEL RESULTING FROM METRIC CONVERSION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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July 22, 1980