Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):
Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity concerning the unjustifiable failure of the government to answer the following questions asked by me: No. 576, of November 14, 1978; No. 611, of November 22, 1978; and No. 1,032, of February 6, 1979.
Without there being prompt replies to questions asked in parliament, authorities on parliamentary procedure without exception have concluded that the institution would be detrimentally eroded and ultimately destroyed. Therefore, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankow-ski):
To prevent the truth being denied by the government to the Canadian people by government roadblocks of silence, that the government forthwith be directed to provide prompt answers to these questions, otherwise with dissolution they will remain unanswered.
Topic: ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic: DELAY IN ANSWERING ORDER PAPER QUESTIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43