November 23, 1978

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES


5.0. 43


PC

Ramon John Hnatyshyn (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Progressive Conservative Party Deputy House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

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.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   SPILL OF PCB CHEMICAL AT REGINA, SASK.-MOTION UNDER
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Presentation of such a motion for debate at this time can be done only with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   SPILL OF PCB CHEMICAL AT REGINA, SASK.-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   SPILL OF PCB CHEMICAL AT REGINA, SASK.-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   SPILL OF PCB CHEMICAL AT REGINA, SASK.-MOTION UNDER
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PUBLIC ACCOUNTS


5.0. 43


PC

Arthur Ronald Huntington

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ron Huntington (Capilano):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, and seek the unanimous consent of the House for my motion.

Whereas the Standing Committee on Public Accounts will have the Auditor General of Canada before it at 3.30 p.m. today to be questioned on his 1978 report, as this report is

possibly one of the most important reports tabled in the House of Commons, and because there is high media and public interest in this subject matter, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Eglinton (Mr. Parker):

That the electronic media be allowed to join their colleagues from the press gallery and report on the special meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts this afternoon.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA COVERAGE OF COMMITTEE MEETING-MOTION UNDER
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Presentation of such a motion for debate at this time can only be done with unanimous consent. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA COVERAGE OF COMMITTEE MEETING-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA COVERAGE OF COMMITTEE MEETING-MOTION UNDER
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Sub-subtopic:   MEDIA COVERAGE OF COMMITTEE MEETING-MOTION UNDER
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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

NDP

Andrew Hogan

New Democratic Party

Mr. Andy Hogan (Cape Breton-East Richmond):

Mr. Speaker, I rise, under Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. It has been reported that a tank car of lethal hydrogen-sulphide gas was left standing unguarded at the Sydney CNR depot for 30 hours on the weekend of November 4.

In view of the fact that a former professor of chemistry at the college of Cape Breton says leaving such a potentially dangerous commodity-comparable to hydrogen-cyanide in its destructive capabilities-in a highly populated area is a dangerous threat to the people, I move, seconded by the member for Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes):

That in future the CNR be instructed by the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited to place such tank cars at a siding in a less populated area.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   REMOVAL OF RAILWAY TANK CARS TO LESS POPULATED AREAS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

James Alexander Jerome (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order, please. Such a motion can be presented for debate at this time only with the unanimous consent of the House. Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   REMOVAL OF RAILWAY TANK CARS TO LESS POPULATED AREAS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   REMOVAL OF RAILWAY TANK CARS TO LESS POPULATED AREAS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sub-subtopic:   REMOVAL OF RAILWAY TANK CARS TO LESS POPULATED AREAS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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AGRICULTURE

SC

Joseph Adrien Henri Lambert

Social Credit

Mr. Adrien Lambert (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to introduce a motion dealing with an important matter of pressing necessity.

In view of the fact that poultry producers in Quebec requested some time ago the establishment of a national chicken marketing board and that it is urgent to set up such a board immediately to avoid the deterioration of the market at the expense of Canadian producers, 1 move, seconded by the hon. member for Lotbiniere (Mr. Janelle):

That the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan) be directed to proceed immediately with the creation of that board for marketing both Canadian and imported poultry.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR CREATION OF CHICKEN MARKETING BOARD-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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November 23, 1978