Mr. Ed Lumley (Stormont-Dundas):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, under the terms of Standing Order 43. Today it was reported that a commissioner of the Canadian Transport Commission had made an incredible statement, that with so many freight movements, the occasional accident was necessary.
In view of the fact that the CTC has yet to issue any orders for interim changes in the regulations during the inquiry period governing the transportation of dangerous goods, and since in every major city in Canada hazardous products are being transported in substantial quantities every day, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Laprairie (Mr. Deniger):
That the Minister of Transport use his discretionary power to issue interim regulations with respect to the transportation of dangerous commodities, such as the reduction in speed of trains carrying such products through densely populated areas, and the assurance that explosive materials will not be carried on the same train as toxic gases.
Sub-subtopic: INTERIM REGULATIONS RESPECTING CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS COMMODITIES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43