Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Disposition of Bill C-77”, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess (3 November 1987)

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Date: 1987-11-03
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess, 1987 at 10691.
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Mr. Riis: Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend, the Deputy House Leader will be aware that yesterday business of the House of Commons moved particularly quickly. We were able to complete examination of a number of Bills somewhat unexpectedly because of the expeditious nature with which the various debaters addressed those Bills.

In all corners of the House it is recognized that Bill C-77 is important piece of legislation. Because of the fact that the Minister was unable to make the presentation on behalf of the Government, the spokesperson for the Official Opposition was unable to respond, and the spokesperson for the New Democratic Party still had some remarks to make at the end of his presentation, I would suggest that the Minister consider reintroducing Bill C-77 to facilitate the consideration of that Bill as we would normally approach it. In other words, have the Minister introduce the Bill and provide ample opportunity for the opposition spokespersons to respond. I do not think that that is an unreasonable request.

Mr. Lewis: Mr. Speaker, that is item No. 2(1) on the agenda for the House Leaders’ meeting which will start immediately after the House moves to Orders of the Day. I am perfectly prepared to entertain some rearranging of that debate immediately. We will take care of that.

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