December 22, 1982

MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION

PC

Robert Alfred Corbett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Madam Speaker, as this will be the last chance the Government will have in 1982 to indicate that it has the slightest interest in such New Brunswick constituencies as Saint John and Northumberland-Miramichi and the thousands of unemployed and about to be unemployed living in complete despair there, I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for York-Sunbury (Mr. Howie):

That the Government provide them with some hope, particularly as they are represented by Government backbenchers, by releasing the long-awaited reports on shipbuilding policy and on the future of Chatham-Newcastle after the closure of CFB Chatham and the subsequent destruction of those related 3,500 jobs.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
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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 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Some Hon. Members:

No.

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METRIC CONVERSION

PC

Stan Darling

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):

Madam Speaker, it has been widely reported in the press that a number of crop wipe-outs last spring were caused by the federal law that forbids the use of non-metric units of measurement on labels, in this case those on containers of agricultural chemicals. Further crop damage is predicted for the coming spring if these federal regulations remain in force.

We have already established that the welfare of the country, or of individual Canadians, is of absolutely no consequence to the Government if it conflicts with Government plans or policy. Nevertheless these are the things with which we here have been elected to deal, and I am certain that there are those on the Government side of the House, even, who share this sense of responsibility. I therefore move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Domm):

That this mindless, headlong rush into metrication be tempered with a little sober second thought, and specifically, that double labelling on all potentially hazardous material be not only permitted but encouraged.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   DOUBLE LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
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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 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   DOUBLE LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   DOUBLE LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   METRIC CONVERSION
Sub-subtopic:   DOUBLE LABELLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
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THE SENATE

PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bill Kempling (Burlington):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. I might say I have just this moment received a letter from a well loved citizen residing north of here, who has asked me to bring to the attention of this House a situation of some gravity. He writes:

Dear Bill:

I will be brief. My whole operation is in jeopardy. Canada Post has delayed new orders, the banks have repossessed my sleigh, the elves are on strike because of six and five, I can't collect unemployment benefits because I'm a seasonal, part-time worker, and Mrs. Claus wants to move to Florida; but, with a deindexed pension who can afford it?

This Government has really taken the HO out of my HO! HO! HO! The Prime Minister promised a Royal Commission but there seems to be a waiting list. Mr. Ouellet won't lift a finger until I metrify the odometers on the reindeer and, to top it all off, Herb Gray threatened to make me a Crown corporation: Santa Canada.

Therefore I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Simcoe North (Mr. Lewis):

That we listen to old Saint Nick's message and appoint him to the Senate.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   THE SENATE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED NOMINATION OF SANTA CLAUS
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Some Hon. Members:

Oh, oh!

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   THE SENATE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED NOMINATION OF SANTA CLAUS
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LIB

Jeanne Sauvé (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Madam Speaker:

The Hon. Member for Churchill (Mr. Murphy).

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   THE SENATE
Sub-subtopic:   SUGGESTED NOMINATION OF SANTA CLAUS
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BILINGUALISM

NDP

Rodney Edward Murphy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Rod Murphy (Churchill):

Madam Speaker, from the perspective of our new Constitution which enshrines official bilingualism both for Canada as a whole and for the province of New Brunswick, and secondly, in view of the bilingual status of the province of Manitoba, and in view of the fact that Ontario has a larger French-speaking population than either of

December 22, 1982

the above-mentioned provinces, making it essential that this community be guaranteed certain services in its own language, I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Spadina (Mr. Heap):

That this House go on record as urging the Government of Ontario to make a firm commitment to one of the fundamental pillars of this nation by acting to make that province officially bilingual.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATION TO ONTARIO
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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 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATION TO ONTARIO
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATION TO ONTARIO
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   MOTIONS UNDER S.O. 43 LABOUR CONDITIONS NEW BRUNSWICK UNEMPLOYMENT-SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT ACTION
Subtopic:   BILINGUALISM
Sub-subtopic:   APPLICATION TO ONTARIO
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December 22, 1982