June 1, 1981

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

PC

Thomas Gordon Towers

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Towers (Red Deer):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. For the election of 1979, 18 new members of Parliament were added to the House of Commons, increasing the total from 264 to 282. After this week's census has been completed the House will grow by another 30 members, if the provisions of the Representation Act, 1974, are left as they are now.

Since the chamber has reached the limit of its capacity, since the cost of 30 more members of Parliament will be extremely high, and because many in this chamber feel it is already difficult enough to participate fully in the Question Period and the procedures of the House, I ask leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Nepean-Carleton (Mr. Baker):

That the provisions of the Representation Act, 1974, be referred to the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, and that the government assist the committee by preparing a background paper setting out possible alternatives to the endless and unnecessary expansion of the size of the House of Commons.

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Subtopic:   GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

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Subtopic:   GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   GROWTH IN MEMBERSHIP-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

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THE CENSUS

PC

Robert Lloyd Wenman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robert Wenman (Fraser Valley West):

Madam Speaker, in view of the fact that question No. 37 on the 1981 census form asks married women to reveal whether or not they have had children out of wedlock, and considering the fact that this information is readily available from provincial social service authorities, just as other information requested in the census

form can be drawn from sources such as income tax returns, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Crowfoot (Mr. Malone):

That the Minister of Supply and Services put down his little red gun, strike out question No. 37 and all offensive and repugnant questions on this census form, try to get his act together with the provinces and federal government departments, and immediately serve notice to all census takers that extra questions on the long form should be gathered on a non-compulsory basis.

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Subtopic:   THE CENSUS
Sub-subtopic:   PRIVACY OF MARRIED WOMEN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

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Subtopic:   THE CENSUS
Sub-subtopic:   PRIVACY OF MARRIED WOMEN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   THE CENSUS
Sub-subtopic:   PRIVACY OF MARRIED WOMEN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   THE CENSUS
Sub-subtopic:   PRIVACY OF MARRIED WOMEN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AMONG ALL NATIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

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Mr. Chas. L. Caccia@Davenport

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter which may have the support of all parties in the House. It concerns the death of Dame Barbara Ward, who devoted her life to a fairer distribution of the world's resources between rich and poor nations. In view of the upcoming summit meeting in Ottawa where the North-South question might be pursued, and in view of the serious consequences that inaction will bring about for people in the developing regions of the world, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Fraser):

That this House express its renewed commitment to the cause of a fair distribution of wealth among all nations of the world.

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Subtopic:   NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AMONG ALL NATIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

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Subtopic:   NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AMONG ALL NATIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   NORTH-SOUTH RELATIONS FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AMONG ALL NATIONS- MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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SMALL BUSINESS

PC

T.A. Bud Bradley

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bud Bradley (Haldimand-Norfolk):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent necessity. The Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) said that the present economic situation in Canada baffles him. He cannot understand why people keep borrowing money, with such high interest rates. Surely the Prime Minister could try to

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understand the problems of small business. With the high rate of inflation, high rents, wages and all other aspects of small business, it simply becomes a matter of survival. They must borrow, no matter what the rate is, in order to avoid bank-rukptcy a little longer, hoping that someone in government will come to their senses and help them. But either the government does not care-and I hope that is not the case-or it does not understand small business. Assuming the latter, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Cambridge (Mr. Speyer):

That this House direct the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance to contact an organization such as the Canadian Federation of Independent Businessmen and meet with them in order to learn how it really is in small business in Canada today.

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Subtopic:   SMALL BUSINESS
Sub-subtopic:   NEED TO BORROW MONEY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SMALL BUSINESS
Sub-subtopic:   NEED TO BORROW MONEY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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June 1, 1981