Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Proposed Resolution—Opportunity for Members to Speak”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (27 October 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4095.
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COMMONS DEBATES — October 27, 1980
PROPOSED RESOLUTION—OPPORTUNITY OF MEMBERS TO SPEAK—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg-Assiniboine): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Given the concern in this House that all members who wish will be able to speak and move substantive amendments when the constitutional resolution is reported from committee, and given the government House leader’s commitment last Friday to show the same openmindedness as he demonstrated in the first stage of consideration of the constitutional resolution, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Towers):
That this House instruct the government House leader to refrain from the kind of openmindedness which would urge closure to be used after only 24 hours of debate in which more Liberal members than PCs were allowed to speak.
Madam Speaker: For presentation, this motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.