October 27, 1976 (30th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Walter David Baker (Official Opposition House Leader; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):

Mr. Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to put a question of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the importance of the principle of decentralization of departments and agencies of the Government of Canada to those areas which benefit, but also to public servants and their families who are affected thereby, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Yukon (Mr. Nielsen):
That the President of the Treasury Board make a statement on motions at the earliest opportunity:
(a) Disclosing the long range plans of the government for such decentralization including the number of employees and the agencies to be decentralized;
(b) The basis upon which it has consulted and will consult with public service representatives, including the notice period to employees it considers appropriate;
(c) Its plans to absorb into other agencies those public servants who for legitimate family, personal or other reasons cannot move;
so that the people of Canada and the Public servants involved can be assured that there is a full public disclosure of a master plan.

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