Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Right of Members to Heard in Joint Committee”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (24 October 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4055-4056.
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RIGHT OF MEMBERS TO BE HEARD IN JOINT COMMITTEE—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Len. Gustafson (Assiniboia): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a very serious matter. The Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau), in invoking closure, bas deprived many western members of the right to be heard on the constitution in this House. Given the serious matter of the Prime Minister’s responsibility with respect to western alienation, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Moose Jaw (Mr. Neil):
That this House allow all members to be heard in the committee so that the Prime Minister’s concerted effort does not further divide the country.
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.