Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Equality of Government Services of All Canadians”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (7 July 1980)
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Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 2584.
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COMMONS DEBATES — July 7, 1980
EQUALITY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR ALL CANADIANS— MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Ray Chénier (Timmins-Chapleau): Madam Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of the fact that the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau), the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Clark) and the Leader of the New Democratic Party (Mr. Broadbent) have all said recently that the federal government should maintain and even increase its economic powers, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Sarnia (Mr. Cullen):
That the House unanimously support a constitutional position enabling the Government of Canada to obtain greater economic powers so that all Canadians may benefit from equal opportunities and services.
Madam Speaker: Order. The House has heard the motion of the hon. member. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43, the presentation of such motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.