July 14, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)


David Bruce Daubney

Progressive Conservative

Mr. David Daubney (Ottawa West):

Mr. Speaker, it might be helpful if I were to advise the House of some developments relating to this Bill which stands in my name since the matter was raised, I guess, a week ago today.
As I understand it, there have been discussions in the caucuses of all three Parties and it would appear there might very well be unanimous consent to have this matter dealt with as if it were a Government order. However, I have also had discussions today with the Government House Leader, and understanding that this is a somewhat unprecedented request,
July 14, 1988

at least under parliamentary reform, and also understanding that he would like a period of time to discuss it with his Cabinet colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity of indicating in a friendly and informal way, give notice really, that I intend, perhaps on Monday of next week, to seek unanimous consent, after the Ministry has had an opportunity to examine my Bill and determine whether or not it would be in the public interest, to have it adopted as a government item.

Full View