Canada, House of Commons Debates, “The Constitution—Condemnation of Alleged Misleading Publicity on Employment in Quebec”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (4 December 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 5316-5317.
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CONDEMNATION OF ALLEGED MISLEADING PUBLICITY ON EMPLOYMENT IN QUEBEC—MOTION S.O. 43
Mr. Jean-Robert Gauthier (Ottawa-Vanier): Madam Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I request the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion dealing with an important and urgent matter.
As the government whose constitutional philosophy is sovereignty-association has been broadcasting, several times each day, erroneous and biased publicity would have us believe that Quebec workers will see their jobs threatened by the workers of Ontario, and even Alberta, should the constitutional resolution now under study ever be adopted; and I quote an excerpt from that publicity:
Until now, it has always been considered normal for a Quebecker to find himself a job with the James Bay project. But Ottawa is asking us to rejoice because workers from Ontario—
—could take over his job tomorrow—
I move, seconded by the hon. member for Mégantic-Compton-Stanstead (Mr. Tessier):
That the House condemn that type of publicity as resorted to by the Quebec government in its anti-constitutional campaign, and confirm that the proposed
constitutional resolution now under study threatens in no way provincial jurisdiction over labour and professional qualifications.
Madam Speaker: Under Standing Order 43, such a motion cannot be put without unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.
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