March 20, 1979 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Alastair William Gillespie (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources; Minister of State for Science and Technology)

Liberal

Mr. Gillespie moved

that the bill be read the third time and do pass.
He said: Mr. Speaker, in rising to take part in the third reading debate on this important bill I want to deal with a number of points that were raised by members of the opposition at report stage.
A number of major issues are involved. The first is whether Canada may be faced with an emergency and whether Canada should take action now to deal with that emergency. It was quite clear when listening to hon. members opposite that they have a very relaxed attitude to this question of a possible emergency, and I think we have seen evidence of that relaxed attitude throughout this debate. Yesterday we had a chance to bring this debate to a conclusion through agreement.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ENERGY SUPPLIES EMERGENCY ACT, 1979 MEASURE TO CONSERVE STOCKS
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