Mr. J. M. Forrestall (Dartmouth-Halifax East):
Madam Speaker, Mr. Justice Dubin has recommended the establishment of an independent aviation safety board reporting to Parliament through other than the Minister of Transport (Mr. Pepin). A review Committee is to consider this recommendation. Virtually every member of the aviation community welcomes and endorses the Dubin recommendation with the singular exception, I suppose, of the air administrators. The evidence presented to the commission virtually commands such independence. With such widespread support the naming of the air administrator to the implementation team can only undermine the trust and confidence that can, if properly handled, result in the new safety board. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince Edward-Hastings (Mr. Ellis):
That this House indicates its serious doubts about the conflict of interest which the appointment of the air administrator brings to the deliberations of the committee, and calls on the Minister of Transport to review his decision and replace this nominee with an acceptable representative of the operational level categories in the industry; and further calls on the minister to make a statement on motions setting forth those parts of the report with which he disagrees and has decided require further and delaying study.
Subtopic: AIR SAFETY
Sub-subtopic: APPOINTMENT OF REVIEW COMMITTEE-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43