Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Reported Statement of the Prime Minister on Free Movement of Goods and Services”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (10 October 1980)


Document Information

Date: 1980-10-10
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 3575.
Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF).


[Page 3575]

THE CONSTITUTION

REPORTED STATEMENT OF PRIME MINISTER ON FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock-North Delta): Madam Speaker, I rise according to the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the fact that the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) admitted in his television performance a week ago that his original constitutional proposals included the right of free movement of goods and services, and in view of the fact that such rights would declare as unconstitutional such policies as prejudicial freight rates and a quota system, which prevent large-scale western industrialization, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Fraser Valley West (Mr. Wenman):

That the Prime Minister at his news conference today or in a statement on motions explain why he wants to lock the country into today’s industrial pattern and prevent natural and well-deserved industrialization of the west.

Madam Speaker: Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Some hon. Members: Agreed.

Some hon. Members: No.

* * *
RESCISSION OF RIGHT TO WORK PROVISIONS—MOTION UNDER S.O.43
Mr. Thomas Siddon (Richmnond-South Delta): Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to put a motion of urgent and pressing importance. In view of the mobility provisions described in section 6 of the government’s proposed charter of rights which would guarantee the right to work to any Canadian citizen anywhere in Canada, and recognizing that such federal intervention would clearly frustrate the present power of provincial governments to enact provincial labour laws which guarantee and protect the right of free association accorded to trade unions, I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince George-Bulkley Valley (Mr. McCuish):

That the government be directed to rescind its proposed right-to-work legislation, which would clearly supersede the right of every province to pass provincial labour laws which are, in fact, designed to protect the interests of the labour force and labour unions operating within each province.

Madam Speaker: Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Some hon. Members: Agreed.

Some hon. Members: No.

ENTRENCHMENT OF RIGHTS OF “THREATENED SPECIES”—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43

Mr. Bob Rae (Broadview-Greenwood): Madam Speaker, 1 rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Whereas Canadians living in Ontario have been subjected to a twin onslaught of advertisements, one telling them to “preserve it, conserve it”—and presumably to vote Conservative the other a series of Trojan beavers, geese and clipperships—and presumably to vote Liberal—I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Birds Hill (Mr. Blaikie):

That this House urge the entrenchment of the rights of two apparently threatened species, the non-Conservative Ontarian and the non-Liberal national symbol.

Madam Speaker: Such a motion requires the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Some hon. Members: Agreed.

Some hon. Members: No.

* * *

Leave a Reply