Mr. Don Mazankowski (Vegreville):
Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In light of quoted statements from a report prepared by two investigators for the Department of Transport alleging that enforcement of air regulations is at times subject to political pressure and also, in light of the fact that the Director of the Aeronautical Licensing and Inspection Branch of Transport Canada has made reference to the possibility of embarrassment to the minister and other political implications as a result of enforcing air regulations, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Murta):
That this House urge the Minister of Transport to refer this matter of political interference and its impact on air safety in Canada to the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications and furthermore, that William Slaughter, Andrew Carswell and R. L. Bolduc be allowed to testify and elaborate on their statements.
Subtopic: AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF ALLEGED POLITICAL INTERFERENCE WITH ENFORCEMENT OF AIR SAFETY REGULATIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43