I am grateful for the
explanation given by the parliamentary assistant. I am glad to know, in particular,
the restricted application he gives to paragraph (c). I understand him to have said that he regards paragraph (b) as necessary for the control of the import of butter. If that is the case, then I agree with him that paragraph is needed. I propose to move an amendment which I hope may be accepted. It is not of a controversial nature. We could vote on that, and when that is over, in view of what the minister has said about his belief that paragraph (b) is needed for the control of butter, we shall vote for it. This is my amendment, Mr. Chairman, and you will see it is designed to make sure that parliament is as fully informed as possible of the action taken.
The amendment reads:
That clause 5 of Bill No. 374 be amended by adding to both subclauses (a) and (c) at the end thereof the following words: "which shall be tabled in parliament within fifteen days of it being entered into if parliament is then in session or within fifteen days of the next following session of parliament if parliament is not then in session."
Subtopic: EXTENSION OF CONTROL OF STRATEGIC MATERIALS