Mr. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, which I trust will meet with the approval of the House.
In view of the alarming spill at the city of Regina of a least 1,500 gallons of Askral, a PCB, a chemical that has been linked to cancer, birth defects and other ailments, this being the biggest known spill of PCBs in Canadian history, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich (Mr. Munro):
That the House instruct the minister of the environment to make provision in his department and in co-operation with provincial environment departments for the establishment of a detection and correction squad, being an investigative and action-oriented task force which in the future could act quickly on such industrial spills as have occurred in Regina and at Dowling, near Sudbury, thus affording protection to the health and safety of Canadians and literally saving millions of taxpayers' dollars.
Subtopic: HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic: SPILL OF PCB CHEMICAL AT REGINA, SASK.-MOTION UNDER