Mr. W. C. Scott (Victoria-Haliburton):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In light of the decision of six provincial governments to challenge the validity of the constitutional resolution of the federal government in the provincial courts, and in view of the serious divisions which have already been created in Canada among governments and private citizens over this issue, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):
That the government test its proposals in the Supreme Court of Canada so as to shorten the time during which Canadians will remain in doubt as to the constitutionality of the government's approach to constitutional change.
Subtopic: THE CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic: CALL FOR TEST OF PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN SUPREME COURT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43