June 27, 1984

LIB

Yvon Pinard (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Pinard:

If my hon. colleague felt tricked, betrayed or that in his opinion the usual practice was not followed, he should rest at ease. We will not deal with the Bill before the end of June unless we have the unanimous consent of the House. I can give him that assurance.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

James Scott (Jim) Peterson

Liberal

Mr. Peterson:

Mr. Speaker, I think the Opposition is making a mountain of a mole hill. I was called to the Chamber, on a couple of minutes' notice in my capacity as chairman of the Finance Committee to table the Sixth Report of the

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Committee Report

Finance Committee. It is a matter which had been discussed by all Parties this afternoon.

I came down in my capacity as chairman of the Finance Committee to do this and I sought the unanimous consent of the House. I explained the matter to the House. The Hon. Member opposite was shown the report, as was the House leader of the NDP, which we sought to table. I sought the unanimous consent of the House to revert to Tabling Reports from Standing and Special Committees.

What happened, unfortunately, is that the House Leader for the Opposition approached me outside the Chamber. I said yes, I understood that there was consent to table this particular report at that particular time. I never assured the Hon. House Leader for the Opposition that we had consent, I said that I understood that we had consent. For him to stand in the House and try to make it appear that I have deliberately tried to mislead the House bothers me a great deal.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

J. Michael Forrestall (Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Forrestall:

There weren't very many here but you sure as hell misled me.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

James Scott (Jim) Peterson

Liberal

Mr. Peterson:

I did not under any circumstances indicate, other than to the House Leader outside the Chamber, that I

had understood that consent had been obtained to do this tabling at that particular time. There was no attempt to mislead Hon. Members opposite. I do not see how there can be any complaint in terms of what our House Leader has said, that nothing will be done with respect to this Report without the unanimous consent of the Chamber. I do not know how our House Leader could be more fair. I do not know how the House Leader of the Opposition could have been more misleading in terms of what I had said to him.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hnatyshyn:

Mr. Speaker, I simply want to say that if I have ever heard an admission of guilt from any member, it came out of the mouth of the Member of Willowdale (Mr. Peterson). I simply do not think we can take his word with respect to matters in the future.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Yvon Pinard (President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Pinard:

Hansard will speak for itself tomorrow.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Jacques Guilbault (Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Guilbault):

Order. I believe that some members will have to resolve these difficulties between themselves with regard to consultations. Unanimous consent has been sought and obtained in a legal fashion.

It being nine o'clock this House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 2(1).

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   WESTERN GRAIN STABILIZATION ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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The House adjourned at 9 p.m.



Thursday, June 28, 1984


June 27, 1984