Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Call for Recognition of Cultural Diversity—Motion Under S.O. 43”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (14 November 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4692.
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CALL FOR RECOGNITION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Bill Yurko (Edmonton East): Madamn Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. As the B and B Commission report and the Pepin-Robarts commission report recognize the active presence and practice of many world cultures in Canada, and furthermore as federal governments past and present of different partisan views have appointed ministers of state responsible for multiculturalism, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. La Salle):
That this House officially accept that Canada embraces many practising world cultures and therefore that a general statement to this effect be included in the final address tot he Queen on constitutional patriation.
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.
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