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)


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Date: 1980-10-10
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 3575.
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COMMONS DEBATES — October 10, 1980

[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.

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