Mr. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. My motion is prompted by the most recent tragedy off the coast of Newfoundland in which two Canadian fishermen were lost, which once again highlights the inadequacies of present search and rescue procedures. My motion, for which I ask the unanimous consent of the House, is as follows: I move, seconded by the hon. member for Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe (Mr. Marshall):
That the Minister of Transport (Mr. Lang) immediately order a special judicial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the foundering of the fishing boat San Juan on February 23, 1976, with the loss of two lives, and the response of the Canadian Coastguard Ship Bartlett in relation thereto.
Subtopic: CANADIAN COASTGUARD
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR INQUIRY INTO RESPONSE OF THE "BARTLETT" TO THE CALL FOR ASSISTANCE OF THE FISHING BOAT "SAN JUAN"-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43