moved for leave to introduce Bill C-314, an act to provide for the tabling of treaties in the House of Commons.
Mr. Speaker, I presented all of the five bills during my first intervention.
I would say that Canadian practices in the negotiation, signing and ratification of treaties date from another time. In 1931, under the Statute of Westminster, Canada obtained the right and power to sign its own treaties. Unfortunately, parliament did not inherit this power.
It is my intent with this bill to change the situation so that parliament has the right it should have had since then.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)