Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. On numerous occasions in this house questions have been asked of the government in respect to the proposed move of the T.C.A. repair facilities from Winnipeg to Montreal. The matter has been debated on various occasions in the house, and an important factor in the decision to move the repair base was a report submitted to the management of T.C.A. by a management consultant organization, Dixon-Speas.
On numerous occasions members of the house, as well as the government of the province of Manitoba, have asked that this report be made available to them so that the information and recommendations contained in it could be analysed and assessed. To date the government has refused to make this report available, either to members of the house or to the government of Manitoba; yet the Winnipeg Free Press of November 5 carried a report that the hon. member for Winnipeg South (Mrs. Konantz) wired the Prime Minister urging the appointment of a new person or tribunal to study the whole question.
The same news story reports that the Prime Minister replied that such an appointment would be an evasion of the government's responsibility and merely another delaying action, and the Prime Minister suggested that:
-the government of Manitoba and appropriate bodies in Winnipeg put forward all the evidence they could assemble on these other factors.
The same issue of the Winnipeg Free Press reports:
Mr. Pearson's telegram was read at the Winnipeg South Liberal association meeting Monday night. Mrs. Konantz said she had seen the Dixon-Speas report and could understand why it could not be made public. She said it contained information which could not be given to Canadian Pacific Air Lines, T.C.A.'s main competitor.
My point of privilege is that members of the house and the Manitoba government have been refused access to this important document upon which rests the main argument
for the movement of T.C.A. repair facilities from Winnipeg to Montreal, while the document has been shown to the hon. member for Winnipeg South. This demonstrates again partiality to government members and is an infringement of the rights of all other members of the House of Commons.
Subtopic: MR. ORLIKOW AVAILABILITY OF REPORT RESPECTING T.C.A. WINNIPEG MAINTENANCE BASE