Mr. Walter McLean (Waterloo):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In light of the statement yesterday by the government's own Advisory Council on the Status of Women that the proposed human rights charter does not adequately protect women from discrimination, and in light of the apparent muzzling of discussion on the constitution and women by the government's refusal of funds for the National Action Committee's special October 18 meeting of leaders of women's groups scheduled for Winnipeg, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Miss Carney):
That this House instructs the government to immediately assure all Canadian women that any proposed charter of rights will reflect recognition by the government of the need for protection of their rights.
Subtopic: ASSURANCE OF PROTECTION OF RIGHTS IN PROPOSED CHARTER-MOTION UNDER S O. 43