Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):
Madam Speaker, I rise on a matter of some urgency with respect to the port of Halifax-Dartmouth. Citing rationalization and economics, Dart Containerline, together with its new partner, Canadian Pacific, have now moved from the port of Halifax approximately 30 per cent of the container business moving through Halifax. Because of the serious and obvious economic impact on the port caused by this move, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Central Nova (Mr. MacKay):
That this House requests the Minister of Transport to cause the Canadian Transport Commission to review the present and historic freight rate structure between Halifax and Montreal and, second, to initiate a review of the impact of government policies on the maintenance of what might be described as equal opportunity principles between the historic river ports and those of Saint John and Halifax.
Subtopic: MARINE TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic: WITHDRAWAL OF DART CONTAINERLINE SERVICE FROM HALIFAX-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43