June 10, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

PARLIAMENT

PC

William James Kempling (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Kempling (Burlington):

Madam Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I wish to move a motion. On June 1, 1957, the people of Canada elected a Progressive Conservative government under the leadership of the late Right Hon. John G. Diefenbaker. There are several members in the House of Commons and the Senate who continue to serve the House of Commons and the Senate on behalf of the people of Canada. They are the hon. member for South Shore (Mr. Crouse), the hon. member for Cumberland-Colchester (Mr. Coates), the hon. member for Qu'Appelle-Moose Mountain (Mr. Hamilton), the hon. member for Edmonton West (Mr. Lambert), the hon. member for Yukon (Mr. Nielsen), the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath) and the hon. Senators David Walker, Orville Phillips, Robert Muir, and Heath Macquarrie. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That this House send its congratulations to these honourable Senators and Members of Parliament, wish them good health and happiness, and pray that they may continue to serve the people of Canada in the House of Commons and the Senate for many more years.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TWENTY-FIFTH ELECTORAL ANNIVERSARY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

1 am sure members of the House would want to express their sentiments by applauding.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TWENTY-FIFTH ELECTORAL ANNIVERSARY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic:   TWENTY-FIFTH ELECTORAL ANNIVERSARY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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FINANCE

PC

Thomas Gordon Towers

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Towers (Red Deer):

Madam Speaker, 1 rise to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that the federally imposed excise tax on natural gas is putting the fertilizer manufacturing companies and the Canadian farmer at an extreme disadvantage with their American counterparts and creating a disastrous economic situation for both, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor):

That the federal government, at the very least, drop the excise tax on natural gas to the point where both the Canadian fertilizer producing companies and the Canadian farmers can be on an equitable and competitive basis with their American counterparts.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF EXCISE TAX ON NATURAL GAS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY-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:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF EXCISE TAX ON NATURAL GAS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF EXCISE TAX ON NATURAL GAS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   FINANCE
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF EXCISE TAX ON NATURAL GAS TO ASSIST AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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CALL FOR REDUCTION OF TAXES AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43

PC

Gordon Edward Taylor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Taylor (Bow River):

Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Whereas the Liberal Government of Canada is supposed to be fighting inflation, and yet its own regressive taxes, for example, the excise tax on agricultural products, are inflaming inflation-this tax is approximately one third of current natural gas costs and has increased the cost of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer by as much as $93 per ton at the retail level-and the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel affects all farm products, which in turn increases the cost of food to the nation, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Reed Deer (Mr. Towers):

That this House urges the government to be realistic and rescind the present taxes and levies affecting the farm gate prices of fertilizers, fuels, and chemicals used in agricultural production.

This will be a major step in reducing inflation.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF TAXES AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-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:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF TAXES AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF TAXES AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CALL FOR REDUCTION OF TAXES AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

NDP

Daniel James Macdonnell Heap

New Democratic Party

Mr. Dan Heap (Spadina):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing national necessity. During the past week five Canadian supporters of disarmament have been stopped, on orders of the U.S. government, from attending disarmament meetings connected with the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament, and

June 10, 1982

another supporter has been harassed so as to miss her booked flight, although these supporters and many others travelled freely to UNSSOD I in 1978. I move, therefore, seconded by the hon. member for York East (Mr. Collenette) and the hon. member for Waterloo (Mr. McLean):

That this House request the Acting Prime Minister to use his good offices with the President of the United States to persuade President Reagan to respect both his obligations as chief of state of the country that is host to the United Nations, and also the United States obligations as a signatory to the Helsinki Accords on freedom of movement, and give assurance that the thousands of Canadians planning to attend the disarmament rally this weekend at the United Nations will not be stopped, delayed, or harassed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BY CANADIANS AT UNITED NATIONS DISARMAMENT RALLY-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:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BY CANADIANS AT UNITED NATIONS DISARMAMENT RALLY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BY CANADIANS AT UNITED NATIONS DISARMAMENT RALLY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   PROPOSED ATTENDANCE BY CANADIANS AT UNITED NATIONS DISARMAMENT RALLY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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June 10, 1982