March 30, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE JUDICIARY

PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon West):

Madam Speaker, today is an historic day in the judicial history of Canada marked by the swearing in of Madam Justice Bertha Wilson as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. The appointment of this respected and accomplished jurist has been applauded by Canadians from coast to coast.

The appointment of the first woman to the Supreme Court of Canada was a result, in part, of strong representations by the official opposition and by widespread public input. In view of the imminent patriation of the Canadian Constitution, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which will substantially increase the role and power of the Supreme Court of Canada in the determination of the rights and liberties of Canadian citizens, it is incumbent upon legislators to reassess the process of appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, now the sole prerogative of the Prime Minister. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Cambridge (Mr. Speyer):

That this House direct an immediate reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs on the process of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada, including the involvement of the House of Commons in the review and confirmation of nominees to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE JUDICIARY
Sub-subtopic:   SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT PROCESS-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:   THE JUDICIARY
Sub-subtopic:   SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT PROCESS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE JUDICIARY
Sub-subtopic:   SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT PROCESS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE JUDICIARY
Sub-subtopic:   SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT PROCESS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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TRANSPORT

PC

Donald Alex Blenkarn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Don Blenkarn (Mississauga South):

Madam Speaker, UTAP funding provided to the province of Ontario has been totally exhausted by the province using the moneys for grade separations in urban areas. Grade separations are worth-while

construction work using totally Canadian labour and Canadian materials, and completed grade separations improve both the productivity of road transport and the railways. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):

That the Minister of Transport immediately embark on a program to make substantial funds available to municipalities and provinces to share-cost new grade separations.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   FUNDING FOR GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS-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:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   FUNDING FOR GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   FUNDING FOR GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   FUNDING FOR GRADE SEPARATION PROJECTS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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EMPLOYMENT

PC

Albert Glen Cooper

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Albert Cooper (Peace River):

Madam Speaker, it is of vital importance that great numbers of women be trained in non-traditional jobs, so that women in clerical and stenographic positions will not find themselves out of work in this age of high technology. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kingston and the Islands (Miss MacDonald):

That the Minister of Employment and Immigration consider, as a priority, training women in non-traditional jobs, particularly as the number of women currently participating in such government sponsored retraining programs has decreased from 22 per cent to 11 per cent in the past six months.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TRAINING OF WOMEN IN NON-TRADITIONAL JOBS-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:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TRAINING OF WOMEN IN NON-TRADITIONAL JOBS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TRAINING OF WOMEN IN NON-TRADITIONAL JOBS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TRAINING OF WOMEN IN NON-TRADITIONAL JOBS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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PENSIONS

NDP

Neil Young (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Neil Young (Beaches):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the recent proposal by the Minister of National Health and Welfare to provide homemakers with retirement incomes by splitting the spouse's Canada Pension Plan cheque down the middle, and

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giving half to the husband and half to the wife, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Oshawa (Mr. Broadbent):

That this House direct the government to stop treating the problems of older women with sleight of hand approaches to pension reform, and that it be further directed to use the additional revenue it will receive from the recent budget and the energy agreements to provide decent and adequate pensions to all retired Canadians immediately.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR PROVISION OF ADEQUATE BENEFITS-MOTION UNDER
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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:   PENSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR PROVISION OF ADEQUATE BENEFITS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR PROVISION OF ADEQUATE BENEFITS-MOTION UNDER
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March 30, 1982