Mr. Geoff Scott (Hamilton-Wentworth):
Madam Speaker, I rise, under Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity certainly to drivers of many Ford Motor Company products in this country.
In view of disturbing information that the Ford Motor Company has known since 1971 that some automatic transmissions lurch into reverse from park, that at least six complaints a month have been received by Ford about these slipping transmissions, that there have been altogether 291 recorded cases-including 41 injuries and four deaths in Canada-and in view of the fact that the Ministry of Transport has been investigating these incidents since 1977, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Erie (Mr. Fretz):
That the government immediately introduce legislation which would empower the Government of Canada to recall the 1.5 million Canadian vehicles with the alleged defective transmissions, and not wait for the results of inquiries in the United States.
Sub-subtopic: DEFECTIVE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS IN FORD MOTOR VEHICLES-MOTION UNDER S O. 43