May 20, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

THE ADMINISTRATION

PC

Gordon Edward Taylor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Madam Speaker, the Liberal government's economic program is a disastrous failure. Unemployment continues to increase, interest rates remain high, and inflation is rising. The country is sick unto death. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe South (Mr. Stewart):

That this House demands the resignation of the Prime Minister and his cabinet before Canada goes down the tube.

The Right Hon. Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Clark) and the PC Party are Canada's only hope.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION-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 ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   THE ADMINISTRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PC

A. Daniel McKenzie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg-Assiniboine):

Madam

Speaker, the ill-advised VIA Rail cutbacks, the Canadian National Railways laying off of 1,200 at the Transcona shops in Winnipeg, and the disastrous economic policies imposed on Canadians by the government have caused the worst unemployment since the Depression. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Provencher (Mr. Epp):

That the Minister of Employment and Immigration, who has ample evidence of the failure of his policies in his own home city, take immediate action to reverse the spiralling unemployment in Winnipeg and across the country by putting a halt to the laying off of 1,200 people at the CNR's Transcona shops in Winnipeg.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   LAY-OFFS IN WINNIPEG-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:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   LAY-OFFS IN WINNIPEG-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   LAY-OFFS IN WINNIPEG-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   LAY-OFFS IN WINNIPEG-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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HUMAN RIGHTS

PC

Donald Frank Mazankowski

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Don Mazankowski (Vegreville):

Madam Speaker, I rise to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, which I believe will have the support of all hon. members of the House.

In 1972 the Ukrainian literary scholar and poet, Ivan Svitlychny, was given a 12-year sentence for alleged antiSoviet crimes. He spent seven years in a strict regime labour camp, and is currently serving five years in internal exile. In the past year he has suffered two strokes and is in grave condition. His left side is paralysed, he cannot talk, his spine is damaged, and he has severe kidney problems. If he is to survive it is imperative that he be released into the care of his sister in New Jersey so that he can obtain the necessary medical treatment. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Don Valley East (Mr. Smith) and the hon. member for Mission-Port Moody (Mr. Rose):

That, in light of Mr. Svitlychny's serious condition, this House urge Soviet authorities to release Ivan Svitlychny under provision of Article 100 of the Russian SFSR Corrective Labour Code, which states that convicted persons suffering from serious illnesses can have their sentences commuted, and that Mr. Svitlychny be allowed to join his sister in New Jersey.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR RELEASE BY SOVIET AUTHORITIES OF UKRAINIAN POET, IVAN SVITLYCHNY-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:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR RELEASE BY SOVIET AUTHORITIES OF UKRAINIAN POET, IVAN SVITLYCHNY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR RELEASE BY SOVIET AUTHORITIES OF UKRAINIAN POET, IVAN SVITLYCHNY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Does the House agree to the said motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR RELEASE BY SOVIET AUTHORITIES OF UKRAINIAN POET, IVAN SVITLYCHNY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR RELEASE BY SOVIET AUTHORITIES OF UKRAINIAN POET, IVAN SVITLYCHNY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


DISARMAMENT

NDP

Pauline Jewett

New Democratic Party

Miss Pauline Jewett (New Westminster-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, I rise to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent necessity on this day of the Canadian women's petition for peace. Under the authority of

May 20, 1982

the President of the Privy Council (Mr. Pinard), who is the minister responsible for emergency planning, the government continues to distribute civil defence information, including "Eleven Steps to Survival". Again and again at the SCEAND hearings on security and disarmament, members heard testimony that there would be no survival after a nuclear exchange. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver East (Mrs. Mitchell):

That the minister cease advising Canadians that there are 11 steps to survival after a nuclear exchange, that he heed the words of one of the government's own senior advisers, Dr. G. R. Lindsey, chief of the Department of National Defence operational research and analysis branch, that "a nuclear war would be effectively the end of life as known", and that the government promote survival by pressing for a nuclear weapons freeze and a no-first-use pledge at the UN next month, and an end to Cruise missile test plans in Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   DISARMAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   SUPPORT FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREEZE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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May 20, 1982