1 wish to inform hon. members that pursuant to order made on Tuesday, July 22, 1980, as shown on page 500 of Votes and Proceedings, I was satisfied after consultation with the government that the public interest required that the House should meet earlier. In the meantime I ordered the publication of a special edition of The Canada Gazette dated October 1, 1980, giving notice that the House should meet today and, moreover, on the same day I sent a telegram to each member of the House explaining the reasons for the recall of Parliament. Finally, pursuant to representations from the government under the provisions of Standing Order 42, the Chair had caused to be published in a special order paper the notice of a government motion regarding measures about the constitution. In that regard I now table letters from the government House leader dated September 30 and October 1, 1980, concerning that notice of motion.
THE LATE HON. DANIEL J. MacDONALD