Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Special Joint Committee—Motion Respecting Broadcasting of Proceedings”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (13 November 1980)
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Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 4647-4648.
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COMMONS DEBATES — November 13, 1980
SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE—MOTION RESPECTING BROADCASTING OF PROCEEDINGS
Hon. Yvon Pinard (President of the Privy Council): Madam Speaker, after having had consultations with my colleagues, the House leaders on the other side, I am glad to report that we have come to an agreement with regard to the broadcasting of the proceedings of the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution. I think there is now unanimous consent to allow me to move a motion which, in accordance
with our understanding. will be approved without debate. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Nepean-Carleton (Mr. Baker):
That, further to the resolution of this house of January 25, 1977, as subsequently implemented, this House approves the television and radio broadcasting of the proceedings of the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution on the basis of the same principles and practice, mutatis mutandis governing the broadcasting of the proceedings of the House of Commons, including the concept of “electronic Hansard“, provided that any subcommittee of the said committee shall not be broadcast by television, but shall be broadcast by radio, except the subcommittee on agenda, which shalt not be broadcast;
That it be an instruction to the committee that it undertake the aforementioned action as soon as physically possible without disturbing the proceedings of the committee now undertaken or planned:
That it be an instruction to the committee that all decisions concerning the implementation of this order shall be taken only by the committee’s subcommittee on agenda; and
That a message be sent to the Senate asking their honours to unite with this House in the aforementioned actions.
Some hon. Members: Hear, hear!
Madam Speaker: Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Motion agreed to.