November 28, 1978 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)


Robert Alfred Corbett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I rise on a matter of an important and pressing nature to seek unanimous consent to put a motion before the House.
As there is considerable concern in the maritime region, as expressed by the Council of Maritime Premiers, the Public Service Alliance, numerous real estate boards, the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers and other responsible groups interested in promoting the maritime region, over the apparent decision of the ministry of DREE to withdraw its financial support of the land registry service just entering its second five-year option, and as this very valuable work provided by the public sector has progressed extremely well to date and is vital to the successful completion of a visionary program made possible by the joint co-operation of the federal and provincial governments of the region, and as the program provides employment for well over 200 people, I ask leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Halifax-East Hants (Mr. Crosby):
That this House does forthwith instruct the Minister of Regional and Economic Expansion to review the decision to discontinue his department's support for the land registry service program and continue to support this program which is so vital to the development of the land resources of the entire maritime region.

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