House of Commons Hansard #74 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was mmt.

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Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Philip Mayfield Cariboo—Chilcotin, BC

Mr. Speaker, much earlier, in fact in the month of June this year, before the summer recess during a discussion of the Airbus affair in question period the Minister of Justice agreed to table a letter that he received from the RCMP.

Twice I have raised a point of order requesting this letter be tabled. Since returning from the summer recess, while checking with the Journals Branch on September 19, I was advised that nothing has been tabled concerning the Airbus affair.

Is the justice minister going to keep his promise or is this another example of the deceptive, sleight of hand government that the Liberals are so good at? I would ask the Minister of Justice-

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:10 p.m.

The Speaker

My colleague, I know that you are very concerned about this particular matter, but the word "deceptive" is rather inflammatory. I wonder, my dear colleague, if you would withdraw the word "deceptive"?

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

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Reform

Philip Mayfield Cariboo—Chilcotin, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am referring to the government's practice of not always doing what it says it will do.

Points Of Order
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The Speaker

I put it to the hon. member. I wonder if he would consider withdrawing the word "deceptive".

Points Of Order
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Reform

Philip Mayfield Cariboo—Chilcotin, BC

Mr. Speaker, I will accede to your request, sir.

Points Of Order
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The Speaker

I do thank you for doing that. I think we are ready to proceed.

With regard to your specific point of order, a request that a letter be tabled, I checked and evidently such a request was made. I would ask the hon. member if he would appeal to the minister when the minister is back in the House and see if we can get some movement on that. That would be my suggestion at this point.

I go to another point of order, the hon. member for Regina-Lumsden.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:10 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden, SK

Mr. Speaker, during question period today three ministers made reference to the fact that decisions which the government take are not influenced by American corporations. I think they have misled the House because Cargill has been very important-

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

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Some hon. members

Oh, oh.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

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An hon. member

Sit down.

Points Of Order
Oral Question Period

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The Speaker

My colleague, I would rule that is indeed a point of debate. Notwithstanding the fact that we do not always agree with the words that are used either in the questions or the answers, I would appeal to hon. members to recognize that these are points of debate that are arising.

No doubt the hon. member will want to use the particular words as he used today in a debate at some later time.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

Paul Zed Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to two petitions.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Finlay Oxford, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present in both official languages the third report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, June 4, 1996, your committee has considered Bill C-6, an act to amend the Yukon Mining Act and the Yukon Placer Mining Act and has agreed to report it without amendment.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

Paul Zed Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the 28th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the associate and various memberships on committees.

If the House gives its consent, I move that the 28th report be concurred in.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.