June 29, 1984

LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles

New Democratic Party

Hon. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker-

All Hon. Members: Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

My question is directed to the Prime Minister. I trust he will forgive me if I repeat an issue that I discussed with him personally a few days ago. I referred to the fact that at the Liberal Convention which was held here on June 14, 15 and 16,1 felt that the most important speech at that gathering was made by the present Prime Minister.

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Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

I even went so far as to suggest at one point that he read a book of mine about 23 years ago. At any rate, in his speech the Prime Minister declared that the Liberals had been concerned about old age pensions, medicare, unemployment, and economic conditions. He further stated that the Liberals have always been concerned about peace rather than war, in particular the late Prime Minister Pearson. However, we are aware that a few days ago a peace award was announced for the present Prime Minister.

He also made the point that it should be a concern for all people in this country that they have equality of their rights, regardless of race, colour, or religion.

Although the Prime Minister is leaving, I hope he will continue to use all the efforts he can with regard to his Party and the other Parties, as well as with all Canadians, so that it will be a major concern of this place to deal with those problems which the Prime Minister spoke of on June 14.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the Hon. Member for remembering what I said two weeks ago and for remembering what he said to me 23 years ago. I assure him that I have always respected his sense of dedication to Canada and the means that he used in order to further the Canadian common weal.

I must say that this House has been very supportive of the peace initiative. All Parties have joined in a very difficult negotiation, and a very successful one, in ensuring that the Peace Institute would be created by this Parliament. I am particularly grateful to the committee chairman, the Hon. Member for Saint-Denis, who ensured the difficult negotiations which permitted the passage in committee and, of course, to my colleague, the Secretary of State for External Affairs who, with the Hon. Member for Yukon and the Hon. Member for New Westminster-Coquitlam, was able to give life to this Institute. I am sure the Hon. Member for Winnipeg-North Centre will, like me, in our respective retirements wish all those who will be involved in the Institute and in the pursuit of

June 29, 1984

Petitions

peace, which is so dear and so close to Canadian ideals, well, and watch with approval their work in that line.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH
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NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD ON SOCIAL MEASURES

NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles

New Democratic Party

Hon. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the Prime Minister for the comments that he has made. I express the hope that he will make the point to the members of his Party and to other Parties that the organization that is strongest in pressing for pensions, health care and other matters, the one that has done the most and the one that mostly deserves support, is the Party of the NDP.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD ON SOCIAL MEASURES
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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Subtopic:   NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD ON SOCIAL MEASURES
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NDP

John Edward Broadbent

New Democratic Party

Mr. Broadbent:

Be a statesman.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD ON SOCIAL MEASURES
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LIB

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, 1 want to agree one hundred per cent with the final statement of the Hon. Member for Winnipeg North Centre. I sincerely hope that they will always be sitting there to the left of the Liberal Party, prodding the Liberal Government on to do more and more good things for Canadians.

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Subtopic:   NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S RECORD ON SOCIAL MEASURES
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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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TRIBUTE TO PAGE STAFF

LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

On behalf of all Members of Parliament, I would like to express our appreciation to the pages for their services and wish them well in their careers.

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Some Hon. Members:

Hear, hear!

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PETITIONS

LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the House that the petitions, with the exception of three, presented by Hon. Members on Thursday, June 28, 1984, meet the requirements of the Standing Orders as to form.

The two petitions presented by the Hon. Member for Kam-loops-Shuswap (Mr. Riis) and one of the petitions presented by the Hon. Member for Broadview-Greenwood (Ms. McDonald) do not meet the requirements of the Standing Orders as to form.

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Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORTS OF CLERK OF PETITIONS
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LIB

Gildas L. Molgat (Speaker pro tempore)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the House that messages have been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate have passed the following Bills without amendment: Bill C-32, an Act to establish the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security; Bill C-33, an Act to amend the Western Grain Stabilization Act; Bill C-34, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Financial Administration Act; Bill C-43, an Act respecting the Canada-Nova Scotia Agreement on Offshore Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Sharing and to make related and consequential amendments.

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June 29, 1984