Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 to move a motion of urgency and concern to a number of Canadians. It has now been some 14 weeks without settlement of claims of the surviving families of those killed in the crash of the PWA Boeing jet at Cranbrook on February 11.
In light of the agreement that came out during the coroner's inquiry among counsel for Pacific Western Airlines, the Boeing Aircraft Company, the manufacturer of the reverse thrusters, the town of Cranbrook and others to pool the liability so that claims might be at least partially settled, thereby relieving the undue financial distress caused by this accident, and in light of the failure of this proposal being implemented because of refusal by counsel for the Ministry of Transport, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Brisco):
That this House direct counsel for the Ministry of Transport to immediately review its position with respect to the pooling of liability so that some measure of relief from the Financial burden imposed on these families may be realized.
Subtopic: AIR TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic: CRASH OF PWA AIRCRAFT AT CRANBROOK, B.C.-LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43