Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Motion under S.O. 43”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (12 March 1981)

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Date: 1981-03-12
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 8159.
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COMMONS DEBATES — March 12, 1981

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Mr. Otto Jelinek (Halt0n): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Recently the British Labour Party urged the parliamentary labour party to vote against the constitutional resolution in the British House of Commons. Whereas four members of the federal NDP have stated that they will not support the constitutional resolution in this House of Commons, along with NDP Premier Blakeney’s opposition to the package as a whole, and because, on the other hand, the secretary of the federal New Democratic Party, Mr. Robin Sears, has urged the British Labour Party to support the constitutional resolution, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Etobicoke Centre (Mr. Wilson):

That this House urges that, prior to the NDP stating their final position on the constitutional resolution, Mr. Broadbent, the Leader of the NDP, convene a meeting of Socialist International to include “the four horsemen” from his own caucus, the Premier of Saskatchewan as well as himself, so that the position of Socialist International can be clarified in order to avoid any misunderstandings to the British and Canadian public.

Madam Speaker: Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Some hon. Members: Agreed.

Some hon. Members: No.

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