Mr. Bill Jarvis (Perth-Wilmot):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, namely, marine traffic in oil and other hazardous cargo along the west coast of Canada. In view of the fact that Dr. Andrew Thompson indicated yesterday that he is anxious to continue his investigation under the Public Inquiries Act into the marine and environmental risks of west coast tanker traffic, and in view of the fact that the abandonment of the Kitimat proposal may result in substantially higher volumes of tanker traffic in the Georgia Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Surrey-White Rock (Mr. Friesen):
That the Thompson Committee, under the Public Inquiries Act, be instructed to continue its investigations and, if necessary, that the inquiry's terms of reference be amended to permit it to shift its emphasis from the Kitimat area to the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Subtopic: ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSAL THAT THOMPSON COMMISSION INQUIRE INTO EFFECTS OF OIL TANKER TRAFFIC IN STRAITS OF GEORGIA AND JUAN DE FUCA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43