Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Proposed Resolution—Call for Withdrawal of Closure Motion”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (23 October 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 3961.
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COMMONS DEBATES — October 23, 1980
PROPOSED RESOLUTION—CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF CLOSURE MOTION—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Bob Wenman (Fraser Valley West): Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. As one of 25 British Columbian members of Parliament in this party who have not had an opportunity to speak on the constitution, and in view of the historic importance of this issue to members of my constituency and to the people of British Columbia, I move:
That the Prime Minister immediately retract this motion to muzzle the Parliament and people of Canada and instead allow full discussion, joined by members from all regions, on the constitution and in this debate.
An hon. Member: I will second it.
Some hon. Members: Hear, hear!
Madam Speaker: For presentation, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. members: Ageed.
Some hon. members: No.