March 26, 1968 (27th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Prime Minister)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

But I have already indicated, Mr. Speaker, that we consider this as priority legislation, and it certainly is not that we are determined not to proceed with it. We are determined to proceed with it, but we have indicated that we feel this should be after the recess. We will not be proroguing; we will be adjourning. On our return-and I have discussed this matter with my colleagues in the cabinet, all of them, some more individually perhaps than others-there will be two items of legislation which really have top priority. One is this bill; the other is the Kennedy round negotiations which are matters of very great urgency in the trade field. I think we should proceed with those two items immediately on our return, and my colleagues in the cabinet agree with me on that score.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE RESPECTING BILL C-190
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