Mr. Donald W. Munro (Esquimalt-Saanich):
Madam Speaker, as is usual on the first sitting of the House following the first day of spring, I rise to invite all hon. members to enjoy the evidences of spring symbolized by the daffodils from Esquimalt-Saanich available in the lobbies, and to seek their support in favour of this motion, which is seconded by the hon. member for Carleton-Charlotte (Mr. McCain):
That this House urge the government, in close consultation with the Horticultural Council of Canada and other producer spokesmen, to ensure that Canadian producers of flowers, vegetables, fruits, fish and other natural products shall not be forever disadvantaged as they now are by the preferential freight rates, particularly air freight rates, accorded by their governments or national airlines to some offshore suppliers of these products to the Canadian market.
Sub-subtopic: APPLICATION OF FREIGHT RATES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43