Mr. Lincoln M. Alexander (Hamilton West):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43 I rise to propose a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
In view of unwarranted, inexcusable and unacceptable delay on the part of the Minister of Transport in selecting Hamilton Municipal Airport for expansion to a regional airport, for which there is no defence, an announcement regarding expansion having been made by the government some time in the early part of 1972, and because such indecision not only frustrates the citizens of Hamilton and district, but, as well, is unduly restricting the growth of the regional municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth in terms of business opportunity, employment, growth and revenue, all of which is known, or ought to be known, by the Minister of Transport, I seek to move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Mus-koka (Mr. Darling):
That the Minister of Transport approve forthwith the site of the existing Hamilton Municipal Airport for expansion to a regional airport and that he make a definitive statement in that regard in this House prior to December 25, 1977.
Sub-subtopic: HAMILTON-REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF EXPANSION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43