Mr. Speaker, may I direct my question to the President of the Treasury Board. I apologize for not having given him notice of it. May I ask, is there any government organization called "Welfare Systems of the House of Commons" which claims to have a mandate to poll various people who are receiving welfare assistance? I ask this question in view of requests to my office regarding the validity of this so-called poll.
Subtopic: VALIDITY OF POLL CONDUCTED BY "WELFARE SYSTEMS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS"
Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to move under Standing Order 26 that the House do now adjourn for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration. This matter concerns reports that American automobile and automobile parts manufacturers are using the DISC plan to export motor vehicles and parts into the Canadian market contrary to the Canada-United States auto pact and to the prejudice of the manufacture of these goods in Canada, the failure of the government as the primary source of knowledge and responsibility in the matter to inform the House and public whether these reports are true, and the serious impact on the Canadian automobile industry in particular and the Canadian economy in gen-
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eral that must follow if these reports are true. If leave is given, I propose to move the motion, seconded by the hon. member for Kent-Essex (Mr. Danforth).
Topic: MOTIONS TO ADJOURN UNDER S.O. 28 TRADE IMPACT OF UNITED STATES DISC PROGRAM ON CANADIAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY AND CANADIAN ECONOMY IN GENERAL
May I direct a supplementary question to the Acting Prime Minister. As the Prime Minister is not in the House today, is it possible that he is working on the new John George Diefenbaker highway to Tuktoyaktuk?
Topic: DISCUSSION OF TREATY RIGHTS BY MINISTER WITH NORTHWEST TERRITORIES NATIVES IN LIGHT OF MACKENZIE HIGHWAY PROJECT