December 12, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)


Raymond John Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ray Skelly (Comox-Powell River):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In last night's budget speech, the Minister of Finance (Mr. Crosbie) took pride in comparing his budget to the farsighted budget delivered by his grandfather to the Assembly of the Dominion of Newfoundland 51 years ago.
Noting that shortly after the delivery of that budget the Dominion of Newfoundland was bankrupt and that the Dominion was compelled to seek colonial status from the government of Great Britain, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Selkirk-Interlake (Mr. Sargeant):
That the Prime Minister table in this House records of any discussions or any correspondence between the Government of Canada and the British government dealing with the possible surrender of responsible government to London.

Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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