Mr. John A. Fraser (Vancouver South):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the terms of Standing Order 43 to propose a motion on a matter of pressing national importance, namely, the report that the United States administration has, in effect, rejected any overland alternative to the use of supertankers at Cherry Point to provide crude oil for the Puget Sound area and the revelation from Washington that the Canadian government has not yet formally proposed any alternative overland scheme. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Victoria (Mr. McKinnon):
That this House expresses its unalterable opposition to use of the Cherry Point terminal by oil supertankers and requests that the minister of external affairs make a full statement outlining the government's formal position and what measures the government will undertake on this critical matter.
Subtopic: U.S. REJECTION OF OVERLAND ROUTE TO MOVE OIL TO CHERRY POINT-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO . MOVE MOTION