May 17, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


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PC

John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Hon. John C. Crosbie (St. John's West):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 in connection with the first national conference of citizens of Canada representing 27 Solidarity support committees who met in their first national conference on April 24 and 25 at Toronto. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Etobicoke Centre (Mr. Wilson) and the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankow-ski):

That this House resolves, since both the Canadian and Polish governments signed the Helsinki Accord, the Canadian government is morally and legally obliged to defend human rights now suspended in Poland; moreover, that the Canadian ambassador to the United Nations raise the issue of Poland at the United Nations debates; that the Canadian government, using moneys put away for Poland, finance a national or international delegation of accountability to verify whether indeed Canadian food exports to Poland are reaching the people; and finally, that the Canadian government replace the present symbolic and ineffective sanctions with more meaningful ones and therefore implement a full range of trade, diplomatic and cultural sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Bloc until the state of war is lifted in Poland and human, citizen and trade union rights are reinstated.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-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:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   POLAND-SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-MOTION UNDER
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POLITICAL PARTIES


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PC

Dave Nickerson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dave Nickerson (Western Arctic):

Madam Speaker, in order to spare Canadians the spectre of public dissension and discord between the "Gang of Ten" led by the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Miss Begin) and the Minister of State on the one hand, and the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) and his supposedly loyal supporters on the other hand, I

move, seconded by the hon. member for Hastings-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington (Mr. Vankoughnet):

That the Liberal Party be advised to wash its dirty linen in private rather than on the front pages of the Montreal press.

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Subtopic:   POLITICAL PARTIES
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY SOME QUEBEC LIBERALS-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?

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Subtopic:   POLITICAL PARTIES
Sub-subtopic:   POSITION TAKEN BY SOME QUEBEC LIBERALS-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   POLITICAL PARTIES
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

PC

Vincent Martin Dantzer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Vince Dantzer (Okanagan North):

Madam Speaker, the lack of Liberal leadership in most areas and the lousy Liberal leadership when it was exercised have caused economic disaster throughout this country. Witness only the bungled budget, the disastrous and devastating results of the National Energy Program, and the crippling burden of high interest rates. Now we have yet another victim of Liberal mismanagement. This month tens of thousands of young Canadian students will not be able to find summer employment. It is expected that the student unemployment rate will be 18 per cent to 20 per cent. This means that next fall their further education will be in jeopardy. Since this Liberal government threatens to ruin a whole generation of young Canadians who are the future leaders of the country, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor):

That this House condemn the Liberal government, and in particular the Minister of Employment and Immigration, for the refusal to institute adequate federal programs to enable students to find jobs.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT UNEMPLOYMENT-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:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SUMMER STUDENT UNEMPLOYMENT-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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DISARMAMENT

NDP

Pauline Jewett

New Democratic Party

Miss Pauline Jewett (New Westminster-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In a

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speech at Notre Dame University in the United States yesterday, the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) in effect came out in favour of a nuclear arms freeze by both super powers and a nofirst-use of nuclear weapons pledge, two recommendations found in the recent minority report on security and disarmament. The Prime Minister said:

Let us pledge that we will not be the one to start a war. We are worried by statements in the United States about... first-strike scenarios.

The text of the Prime Minister's speech also said that the United States has persistently taken the qualitative lead in the arms race while the U.S.S.R. tries to catch up, suggesting that the time may indeed be right for a nuclear arms freeze. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Birds Hill (Mr. Blaikie):

That this House, in light of the Prime Minister's remarks, endorse the minority report on security and disarmament and urge the Prime Minister to take the recommendations of that report to UNSSOD II next month in New York, calling specifically for a nuclear weapons freeze and a no-first-use pledge.

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Subtopic:   DISARMAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   MINORITY REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS-MOTION UNDER
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May 17, 1982