Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Invocation of Closure—Call for Condemnation of Prime Minister”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (24 October 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4056.
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INVOCATION OF CLOSURE—CALL FOR CONDEMNATION OF PRIME MINISTER MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Doug Neil (Moose Jaw): Madam Speaker, I, too, rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the fact that the arbitrary and inexcusable action of the government of invoking closure denied a majority of members of the House of Commons the exercise of their right to rise in the House of Commons and speak on behalf of their constituents, and in view of the fact that the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) publicly bad given an unequivocal undertaking that al members of the House, from all parts of Canada, would be given the opportunity of expressing their views, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Gustafson):
That this House condemns the action of the Prime Minister and those of his advisers who yesterday made a mockery of our democratic system which so many Canadians fought and died for.
Madam Speaker: For presentation, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.