June 30, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Jacques Guilbault (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Liberal Party Deputy House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Justice just told us that the Government is determined to have the Official Languages Act, or Bill C-72, passed by this Parliament, by this House before the next election. If I understand him well, he asked for the help of the Opposition. Well, I want to offer him that help. On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I would like to give the consent of the Official Opposition to time restriction under Standing Order 115. I am sure the New Democratic Party would also consent to limit the debate on Bill C-72, because we know very well that a clause-by-clause debate of those 136 amendments would put that off indefinitly. Is the Government willing to accept that offer?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   OPPOSITION OFFER-MINISTER'S POSITION
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