May 18, 1982

NDP

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

New Democratic Party

Mr. Neil Young (Beaches):

Madam Speaker, I, too, rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that diabetes is a major health problem and is ranked as the fifth leading cause of death in Canada, and it has been estimated that there are some 130 million victims of diabetes world-wide, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Win-nipeg-Birds Hill (Mr. Blaikie):

That since Canada and Canadians are justly proud that two Canadians, Doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best, discovered insulin as an effective means of controlling diabetes, this House proclaims 1982, which is the 50th anniversary of this miracle discovery, as "The Diamond Jubilee of the Use of Insulin on Human Beings."

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN-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:   SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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ORAL QUESTION PERIOD

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

PC

Walter David Baker

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Walter Baker (Nepcan-Carleton):

Madam Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister. On May 13, the President of the Privy Council stated that the government would be in a position to tell the House its intentions with respect to Bill C-43 on freedom of information. Would the Prime Minister now advise the House of his government's intention respecting that bill and the principle of freedom of information, and is his government now prepared to proceed with the bill, or is it the intention of the government to allow it to die on the Order Paper?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS RESPECTING BILL C-43
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Madam Speaker, on behalf of the President of the Privy Council 1 want to repeat his assurance to the House that it is our intention to present that bill before the end of this session, and to express the hope that we will get more co-operation from the opposition parties in getting it passed expeditiously than we did the previous time around.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT INTENTIONS RESPECTING BILL C-43
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OPPOSITION COMMITMENT TO SPEEDY PASSAGE-REQUEST THAT COMMITTEE STUDY BE COMPLETED

PC

Walter David Baker

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Walter Baker (Nepean-Carleton):

Madam Speaker, if the Prime Minister has consulted his Minister of Communications, he knows that an undertaking has been given by our party that the bill could proceed speedily through the committee and could be dealt with at report stage and third reading

stage in the House in one day. Having been given that commitment, will the Prime Minister instruct the Minister of Communications to go forthwith to the committee to have that bill completed at the committee stage, and will he instruct the government House leader to schedule that bill for completion in this House forthwith-in fact, within the next two weeks?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OPPOSITION COMMITMENT TO SPEEDY PASSAGE-REQUEST THAT COMMITTEE STUDY BE COMPLETED
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Madam Speaker, if the House leader of the opposition would be prepared to turn that into a House order on which there could be agreement by all parties-that after the bill emerged from the committee it would be dealt with at all stages in one day- 1 can assure him that the government would be prepared to do that. 1 do not necessarily say in two weeks, but I say before the end of June.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OPPOSITION COMMITMENT TO SPEEDY PASSAGE-REQUEST THAT COMMITTEE STUDY BE COMPLETED
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REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY

PC

Walter David Baker

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Walter Baker (Nepean-Carleton):

Madam Speaker, I consulted with the House leader and the members of my party prior to today's sitting of the House. The Prime Minister has that commitment. With that commitment from us, will the Prime Minister undertake to consult with members of the New Democratic Party to see whether they agree in the same way?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Thank you very much. It is not often I get applause from the other side, Madam Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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An hon. Member:

On this one you deserve it.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Trudeau:

I am happy hon. members think I deserve applause. I will continue to try to do better every day. Now if we could hear from the members of the New Democratic Party, we would know if we could give them a bit of applause.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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NDP

Leslie Gordon Benjamin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Benjamin:

No problem.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CONSULTATION ON TIMETABLE WITH NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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REQUEST FOR REVOCATION OF SECTION 41(2) OF FEDERAL COURT ACT

May 18, 1982