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LIB

Eymard G. Corbin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Is that agreed to?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Eymard G. Corbin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Motion agreed to, Bill read the second time and, by unanimous consent, the House went into Committee thereon, Mr. Corbin in the Chair.


LIB

Eymard G. Corbin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

The Hon. Member for Saskatoon West on a point of order.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES 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:

There are five minutes to go. I think that we would want to have this matter proceed with so that we can bring it to its conclusion. I would seek unanimous consent of the House that we not see the clock at four o'clock, but proceed until we deal with the different stages of this legislation. In that way we can in fact have somebody say something. We have amendments to propose. The mere act of putting in amendments will take up the time. I am sure that all Members of the House would be agreeable to not seeing the clock at four o'clock in order that we can get this Bill dealt with.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Eymard G. Corbin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

Before recognizing the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary, let the Chairman indicate to the House that that poses a difficulty. The committee is not empowered to not see the clock or to extend time. That can only be done with the Speaker in the Chair.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES 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:

I would then ask for unanimous consent that the Chairman of Committees rise and report progress, at which time I will ask for the unanimous consent of the House to revert to Committee of the Whole once we have passed a motion which I propose to bring that we not see the clock at four o'clock.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Mr. Speaker, I think that is a terribly unconventional procedure which is being asked for. It violates the straight agreement which was put when the House order was passed this morning, that the House will rise at four o'clock to give the Senate the opportunity to deal with the Bills and give Royal Assent to these Bills today as the House is adjourning today. The Opposition has known that all along. There has been plenty of time to deal with these Bills.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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Some Hon. Members:

Oh, come on John.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

The House Leader has indicated clearly that at four o'clock no unanimous consent will be given.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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NDP

Ian Deans (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Deans:

Mr. Speaker, I was aware of discussions that had taken place with regard to not extending beyond four o'clock. However, let us not be foolish about this. This is an

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Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act important Bill. It deals with matters of vital concern. We in this Party have made every effort to accommodate the Government and, I might say, the Official Opposition, in trying to get the business through the House that would enable us to deal with this legislation today. I could see as the day unfolded that we were going to be faced with this dilemma. I therefore appeal to the Government, recognizing the importance of this, albeit with an understanding that it had been made clear to us that we would not sit beyond four, to reconsider its position and allow us to complete this legislation.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Mr. Speaker, we have time right now. If we get down to business this Bill can be passed. I suggest that we do that. There is no consent to go beyond four o'clock. That was made clear and absolute at the outset today when the House order was passed.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES 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 know of at least one amendment. I spoke to the Minister of Agriculture and he is prepared to accept it.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

John Leslie Evans (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. Evans:

Sit down and let us get with it.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES 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:

Just putting that motion and having it accepted would take more than the remaining time. Let us proceed and go past four o'clock. I ask the Government to proceed past four o'clock.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Eymard G. Corbin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

The Hon. President of the Privy Council.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES 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:

The request made by the Hon. Member is reasonable. I support fully my Parliamentary Secretary who is blaming the Tories for their attitude in the last minutes which is jeopardizing the passage of this legislation. Despite this attitude and the risk they have taken, we will make it possible for the Bill to be passed through all stages because it is important. We will agree that the House order be amended to allow 15 more minutes and we will sit until 4:15. If at 4:15 the Bill is passed, fine. If the Bill is not passed at 4:15, the House will rise.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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LIB

Coline M. Campbell

Liberal

Miss Campbell:

Mr. Speaker, I would just like to ask for clarification what exactly we will be giving unanimous consent for? Are we giving consent to sit until 4:15 for other Bills to be passed, or only so this particular Bill can go through all stages? I am not prepared to not see the clock beyond four o'clock if we are to consider other Bills like Bill C-57.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   FARM PRODUCTS MARKETING AGENCIES ACT
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO AMEND
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June 29, 1984