Mr. Jack Murta (Lisgar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. My motion concerns the decision of the Canadian Transport Commission permitting domestic air charters, but only on a highly restricted basis. In view of the CTC's decision to hand over the air charter market to the very interests which have most consistently opposed the concept in the first place, and also in light of the extremely limited nature of the charter operation for the first year of operation, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankowski):
That it is the opinion of this House that the question of a massive travel deficit, which is currently draining our prosperity, and of national unity, which threatens our collective future, are too important to permit the restriction on the use of the very important tool of widely available low cost air travel, and, further to these ends, that the decision announced by the CTC be extended to allow both the full participation of Canadian charter airlines and a greater use of the program by the Canadian public during the first year of operation.
Subtopic: AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED EXTENSION OF ADVANCED BOOKING DOMESTIC AIR CHARTERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43