August 16, 1988

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

NATIONAL REVENUE

PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Doug Lewis (Minister of State and Minister of State (Treasury Board)):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today, on behalf of the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. MacKay), to table in the House the Tribal Class Update and Modernization Project, or TRUMP, Remission Order.

This order remits the customs duties and a portion of the federal sales tax paid or payable on goods imported between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1993, for use in the updating and modernization of four Tribal Class destroyers for the Canadian Navy. It is estimated that the order will remit $28 million in customs duties and $3.5 million in federal sales tax.

The tabling of this order is in line with the Government's commitment to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts to increase accountability and openness with respect to the use of the remission orders.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF TRIBAL CLASS UPDATE AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT REMISSION ORDER
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PETITIONS

PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Doug Lewis (Minister of State and Minister of State (Treasury Board)):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 106(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the Government's response to Petition Nos. 332-4867 and 3324939, and, Mr. Speaker, I move:

That this House do now proceed to Orders of the Day.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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Some Hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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Some Hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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Some Hon. Members:

Yea.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

All those opposed to the motion will please say nay.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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Some Hon. Members:

Nay.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five Members having risen:

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Call in the Members.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I declare the motion carried. Orders of the Day.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

Douglas Grinslade Lewis (Minister of State (Government House Leader); Minister of State (Treasury Board))

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lewis:

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I wonder if there might be unanimous consent from the House to permit the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee to deposit a report from the committee immediately prior to entering into debate on Bill C-130.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Gray (Windsor West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. At first glance one would wonder why the Members of the House who are not supporters of the Government should help the Government out of a difficulty that it has created for itself by its arbitrary and abusive approach to the proceedings of the House. The Government has created this problem by moving in a pre-emptory and arbitrary manner that the House proceed to Orders of the Day before the stage could be reached-

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The Minister of State has put a proposition to the House. I know that the Hon. Member for Windsor West would want to give the Chair some indication of whether or not that proposition has support. Perhaps a number of Members in the House might very well want to make certain commentary on many things, but I would ask the Hon. Member to assist the Chair.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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LIB

Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Gray (Windsor West):

The issue is, while we are always ready to assist the Chair, should we be assisting the Government out of a difficulty that it created for itself. I am ready to say that we will give consent because the report in question is a report of the Human Rights Committee. I understand that it deals with important issues involving the plight of older workers in the country. I want to ensure that the country realizes that if there is a problem that we now have with respect to tabling the report of the Human Rights Committee, it was created by the Government for itself and for the majority of Conservative Members of the House.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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PC

John Allen Fraser (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I thank the Hon. Member. The Hon. Member for Kamloops-Shuswap.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
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August 16, 1988