Mr. Gordon Towers (Red Deer):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In a February 23 letter to the Alberta minister of energy and natural resources, the federal Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (Mr. Lalonde) said, in reference to the National Energy Program, that "The Canadian solution to such differences in the past has been to resort to the courts-" I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton North (Mr. Paproski):
That the government be asked to explain why only selective "differences" of their own choosing are considered to be relevant to referral to the courts for "the Canadian solution" and not general matters which would include the Constitution.
Subtopic: THE CONSTITUTION
Sub-subtopic: REASON FOR NON-REFERRAL TO COURTS-MOTION UNDER