Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Suggested Adjournment of Debate on Constitutional Resolution”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (1 April 1981)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 8840.
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COMMONS DEBATES — April 1, 1981
REFERRAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION TO SUPREME
COURT OF CANADA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
Mr. Benno Friesen (Surrey-White Rock-North Delta):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order
43. In view of published reports that the Supreme Court of
Canada has indicated its displeasure with the unilateral plan
of the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) to push through Parliament his constitutional resolution before the Manitoba appeal
can be heard, and that the Supreme Court of Canada has
indicated that the dignity of the Supreme Court of Canada is
being affronted by the process the Liberal government has
initiated, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Richmond-South Delta (Mr. Siddon):
That, since the Prime Minister has finally admitted that the constitutional
resolution should be referred to the Supreme Court of Canada for a decision,
this House affirm the dignity of both the Supreme Court of Canada and the
Parliament of Canada by urging the Prime Minister to cease his political
posturing by referring forthwith the constitutional resolution to the Supreme
Court of Canada.
Madam Speaker: Is there unanimous consent for this
Some hon. Members: Agreed.
Some hon. Members: No.