Canada, Senate Debates, “Discussions between Prime Minister of Canada and Prime Minister of Great Britain—Notice of Question”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (5 February 1981)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 1618.
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SENATE DEBATES — February 5, 1981
DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA AND PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN—NOTICE OF QUESTION
Hon. Martial Asselin: Honourable senators, it had been decided that there would be no question period today, and I respect that decision. I want to give the Leader of the Governtnent verbal notice of an important question. So I give him notice now that next week I will ask him to make a formal statement on the contradictory statements made in the other placc by the Prime Minister and other ministers regarding discussions with the Prime Minister and other ministers of Great Britain about the admissibility of the resolution of the house of Commons and the Senate on the Constitution. I therefore give notice that next week I will ask for a statement from the government.
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I appreciate the courtesy of Senator Asselin in giving me notice of his intention to ask a question respecting certain allegations that contradictory statements have been made. I hope to provide compelling evidence next week that there is nothing contradictory about the position of the government or the Prime Minister with respect to this matter.
Senator Asselin: I can tell you right now that I am not too sure.
Senator Steuart: Be of good faith.
The Senate adjourned until Tuesday, February 10, 1981, at 8 p.m.