Mr. Robinson (Burnaby):
Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the honourable and distinguished Member for St. John's West (Mr. Crosbie) a question. I note that he talked of subversion. He was recently on a subversive mission to my constituency
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attempting to undermine the foundations of democracy in my constituency in support of one of his political cronies.
The Member for St. John's West has waxed eloquent about the fact that he does not believe that the Conservative Party should be assisting the Government in any way in rushing this Bill through the House. I am very pleased that at the last minute of the debates in this House the Tory Party has finally joined with us in opposing the Bill.
I would like to ask the Member for St. John's West a specific question. There is an opportunity for the Conservative Party to make its apparent opposition to this dangerous legislation a reality. That opportunity will come next week when the Hon. Member's colleagues in the Senate are asked to co-operate and play a little game of footsy with the Government to rush this Bill through in a week. If the Party of the Member for St. John's West is serious about stopping this legislation which is such a threat to civil liberties, are the Conservative Senators going to play footsy with their Liberal colleagues and ram this Bill through? Or are they going to stick to their principles, such as they are, and do what they can to prevent this Bill from passing the Senate next week?
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Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO ESTABLISH