July 9, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of great urgency to the Canadian livestock industry. Inasmuch as the reborn Liberal government has resumed its pell-mell rush to metric conversion, an action which is causing great confusion in the agricultural industry, particularly
during this period of economic uncertainty, and strong protests from the industry have been communicated to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan), I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Murta):
That the government restore the freeze imposed by the former Conservative government on the arbitrary metrication of the livestock industry, thereby allowing the conversion to go forward by voluntary action rather than by government coercion.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY-PROTEST AGAINST ARBITRARY CONVERSION TO METRIC SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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