Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Whereas in these inflationary times senior citizens, pensioners and others on fixed incomes find it very difficult to meet even basic expenditures such as food, shelter and clothing, and because this government's budget failed to cushion the effect of higher gasoline and home heating fuel prices which will be experienced by pensioners and those on fixed incomes, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Portage-Marquette (Mr. Mayer):
That this House condemn the government for presenting an inflationary and regressive budget which falls most heavily on those groups in society least able to afford it.
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic: CALL FOR CONDEMNATION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
Madam Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of urgent and pressing necessity, seconded by the hon. member for Western Arctic (Mr. Nickerson):
That this House condemn the government for its total disregard of even the most basic principles of equity and fairness in the presentation of their budget last night, as it has once again placed the heaviest burden contained in budgetary measures on the shoulders of northern residents who are already suffering from excessively high costs of living for reasons of geographic isolation and uncongenial climatic conditions and who will, for the same reasons, find it most difficult, if not impossible, to cope with further increases in the cost of home heating fuel and gasoline.
Topic: IMPACT ON NORTHERN RESIDENTS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. The oil and gas industry, primarily based in western Canada, has been singled out for a depressing and destructive taxation policy in the Liberal government budget. The government should be condemned for such a short-sighted policy. 1 therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton East (Mr. Yurko):
That the government immediately assess the impact of such energy taxation policies on oil and gas exploration, on the exodus of capital and tetchnical manpower and on energy self-sufficiency, and further report its findings to this House.
Topic: IMPACT OF TAXATION POLICIES ON OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
Madam Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I ask the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion dealing with a very important matter. Noting that Atlantic Canada, with its high energy costs, high food prices and low average income, has suffered an overwhelming number of lay-offs and plant shutdowns in the past few months, and noting that the projected rate of 8.7 per cent unemployment for all of Canada really means an unemployment rate of over 15 per cent for Atlantic Canada, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Oshawa (Mr. Broadbent):
That this House condemn the Cape Breton minister of finance for the failure to provide any real economic stimulus for the region and for again stalling on the need to provide for drastically needed funds to modernize the Sydney Steel Corporation.
October 29, 1980
Topic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Subtopic: FAILURE TO PROVIDE STIMULUS TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES- MOTION UNDER S O. 43