Mr. Stuart Leggatt (New Westminster):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter that I think is urgent. On November 18 the Minister of Transport (Mr. Lang) had this to say in the House about the stockpiling of sand for rent at Vancouver international airport: "We are saving the sand in case we need it", thereby indicating that preloading may have commenced regarding the $500 million project for a third runway at that airport.
In view of the fact that the environment subcommittee for the Vancouver international airport, which was formed by his predecessor, has recommended a moratorium on airport expansion, damage from dredging being one of the reasons, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Greenwood (Mr. Brewin):
That the subject of the proposed shorter runway be referred to the said ecological subcommittee for study and that all dredging from Borrow Site No. 3 cease immediately.
Sub-subtopic: REFERENCE OF PROPOSED THIRD RUNWAY AT VANCOUVER TO ECOLOGICAL COMMITTEE FOR STUDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43