November 5, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)


Monique Bégin


Hon. Monique Begin (Saint-Leonard-Anjou):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43, I seek the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
Following the irresponsible statements made by the President of the Treasury Board (Mr. Stevens), who is absent from the House today, and by the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Clark) whose priorities are completely mistaken, since we are heading towards the end of the International Year of the Child and since our seven million children who benefit from univer-

November 5, 1979
sal child allowances are our most precious natural resources; given the fact that Canadian mothers whom the Conservatives say they want to support lost 2,000 places in daycare centres last year, and that universal family allowances are the tool of a unique family policy by the federal government, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Cape Breton Highlands-Canso (Mr. MacEachen):
That the House request a vote of confidence against the government for the concerns it has created among Canadian mothers.

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