Mr. Thomas Siddon (Richmond-South Delta):
Madam Speaker, i rise to move a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing importance.
In view of this week's controversial ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that section 33(3) of the federal Fisheries Act is unconstitutional, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Hillsborough (Mr. McMillan):
That the government be directed to immediately prepare legislation to amend the federal Fisheries Act in such a way as to prevent the dumping of logging wastes directly into streams frequented by fish, provided that biological damage to fish stocks can be predicted in advance, and provided also that such authority will respect the constitutional right of the provinces to authorize and regulate logging operations on adjacent watershed areas.
Subtopic: FISHERIES ACT
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST LEGISLATION BE AMENDED TO PREVENT POLLUTION OF WATERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43