Mr. Cecil Smith (Churchill):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing importance. VIA Rail have now confirmed they will not be prepared to take over passenger runs until the end of June. Car-Go-Rail service was to terminate on May 1 but was extended to June 1. Because of this further delay in takeover by VIA Rail, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):
That Car-Go-Rail service remain in effect until such time as the VIA takeover is completed, and that rates remain the same for passenger cars from Churchill and Gillam, $60 and $69 respectively, one way, to Thompson.
Sub-subtopic: CAR-GO-RAIL SERVICE IN MANITOBA-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43