December 10, 1982

MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES

PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Madam Speaker, today's Ottawa Citizen tells us that 9,962 companies have gone bankrupt in the first 11 months of this year, leaving behind them some $2.1 billion in debt. This represents an increase of 35.4 per cent over the same period last year, and 411 per cent over the 2,420 recorded during the height of the 1930s' depression.

The Party opposite has clung to power for 15 years by claiming to be able to unite our country. While its members efforts in every other regard have been utter failures-even to the point of being counter-productive-honesty compels us to acknowledge the unity they have forced upon all of us by their economic policies. Therefore I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Fundy-Royal (Mr. Corbett):

That this House congratulate the Government for at last fulfilling, at least in part, its pledge to unify the country-even if that unifying force is despair-and urges it to quit while it is at least this far ahead.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
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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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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Some Hon. Members:

No.

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TRANSPORT

PC

Claude Girvin (Girve) Fretz

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Girve Fretz (Erie):

Madam Speaker, I rise today on an issue vital to the safety of Canadians. Last month a tanker truck carrying an explosive liquid rolled over on the Queen Elizabeth Way. Firefighters were unaware of the contents of the trunk and exposed themselves to an unknown danger. Later the Transportation Minister for the Ontario Government, when asked why there were no laws to force truckers carrying dangerous goods to label their vehicles for easy

identification of their contents, told the press that he could not do so until federal regulations are in place.

Given that the Minister has been pressing the federal Government for five years on this matter and that the wellbeing of Canadian citizens is at stake, I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Grey-Simcoe (Mr. Mitges):

That the Government immediately draft legislation requiring trucks to carry signs identifying dangerous cargo with a view to preventing serious accidents of this nature in the future.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION OF TRUCKS CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGO
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION OF TRUCKS CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGO
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION OF TRUCKS CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGO
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   IDENTIFICATION OF TRUCKS CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGO
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HUMAN RIGHTS

NDP

Pauline Jewett

New Democratic Party

Miss Pauline Jewett (New Westminster-Coquitlam):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the continuing denial of human rights in many parts of the world and the continuing need to urge all Governments to adhere to the substance as well as the spirit of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Parkdale-High Park (Mr. Flis) and the Hon. Member for Kingston and the Islands (Miss MacDonald):

That this House note that today, December 10, 1982, is the thirty-fourth anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, express its appreciation of and support for the important work being done by the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, and the Helsinki monitoring groups, and urge all nations to adhere to the spirit and the substance of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Serge Joyal (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Serge Joyal (Secretary of State):

Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise on the motion proposed by the Hon. Member. I wish to say that on this side of the House, we strongly support the declaration whose anniversary we are about to celebrate today. I may add that since taking on the duties of Secretary of State of Canada, I sent invitations to all

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my colleagues in the provinces and the territories, asking them to take part in a federal-provincial conference on human rights some time next year, the objective being to reassess initiatives taken by various levels of Government with respect to affirmative action, and also the manner in which UN member countries are meeting their international obligations. As Secretary of State, 1 earnestly hope that all private groups in Canada are joining in this celebration and that we can-

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

Order, please. 1 thought the Hon. Member was dealing with another matter. 1 need a copy of the motion in order to put it to the House, and I am waiting for the copy.

Do I have unanimous consent without having the copy? Do 1 have the unanimous consent of the House for the presentation of this motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

The Secretary of State has the floor.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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Serge Joyal (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Joyal:

As I said before, Madam Speaker, I hope that all private organizations in Canada with a deep commitment to human rights will take appropriate action in order to meet the objectives set forth in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

As Secretary of State, I shall also have an opportunity to report to this House on the manner in which Canada has met its commitments to two extremely important international conventions one on eliminating racial discrimination, and this report will be tabled at the end of this year, and the other on eliminating discrimination against women, with a report to be tabled at the beginning of 1983. I therefore hope that the spirit of commitment and support shown by the parties in this House with respect to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will lead to further initiatives and increased support in the course of this year, because it is extremely important for Canada to maintain the leadership demonstrated at the time the Declaration was drafted.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 BANKRUPTCIES EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
Subtopic:   HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
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December 10, 1982