According to the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles), he is running the Post office. That is a big department. It brings up another problem. We have a Minister of the Environment, but he is too busy with other things to look after the environment of this country. It is unfortunate that the Prime Minister (Mr. Clark) does not have faith in those sitting on the back benches on his side. It is unfortunate that a number of ministers each have two major portfolios. As a result, the people and the environment are not protected. The veterans of this country are concerned that they do not have a minister in this House to protect them. As a result, we have to wonder what is happening.
Back to the legislation we are discussing-the Minister of the Environment is not here to speak on it. 1 wonder if the Minister of Transport (Mr. Mazankowski) consulted him. How concerned are the backbenchers in the Conservative party? The hon. member for Bow River (Mr. Taylor) had a concern on a number of issues ever since the dinosaur issue. That is the type of thing missing from this legislation. We need protective legislation, not weak legislation, to protect the interests of the environment in this country.
Subtopic: TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT
Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO ESTABLISH