Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Patriation—Reported Remarks of British MP”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (20 October 1980)

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Date: 1980-10-20
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 3815-3816.
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COMMONS DEBATES — October 20, 1980

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Hon. Bud Cullen (Sarnia): Madam Speaker, I would like to move a motion under Standing Order 43. Given the fact that parliamentarians of any country and of whatever political stripe are welcome as guests in Canada, given the fact that Canada’s hospitality in this regard is seldom abused, given the fact that British labour MP, Bruce George, is now telling us that unless certain action is taken by the Canadian Parliament, he and some of his colleagues in England will treat patriation as a sticky wicket, and given the fact that Canadian par-

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liamentarians are quite capable of managing Canadian affairs—

Some hon. Members: Hear, hear!

Mr. Cullen:—and, unlike Mr. George, we have abandoned the colonial mentality, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lambton-Middlesex (Mr. Ferguson):

That a message be sent to this British MP telling him that we do not wish to “let George do it” and that if he continues in his present vein he be asked to repatriate himself.

Madam Speaker: For presentation, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Some hon. Members: Hear, hear!

Some hon. Members: No.

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