June 4, 1982

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

PC

Frank Oberle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. F. Oberle (Prince George-Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, my motion under Standing Order 43 is in regard to an incident which occurred yesterday near Mile 475 on the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia, involving a civilian commercial transport vehicle carrying United States Air Force bombs of the type M20 Rockeye. The vehicle overturned dislodging and spilling a number of these active projectiles over a wide area.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police out of Fort Nelson, who were called to the scene, ordered the closure of the highway, and later in the day a United States military task force, including an explosive ordinance disposal team, arrived via Hercules aircraft at Fort Nelson, British Columbia, to take charge of the material. Having regard to the fact that this shipment was made-and the highly critical clean-up operation commenced-without the involvement or even the knowledge of our own military authorities, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Carleton-Charlotte (Mr. McCain):

That the Minister of National Defence be required to avail himself of the earliest opportunity to inform the House what action he is contemplating to implement or improve any regulations governing such movements of dangerous military hardware through our country by our NORAD partners.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION OF UNITED STATES ARMAMENTS ON ALASKA HIGHWAY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Cyril Lloyd Francis (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION OF UNITED STATES ARMAMENTS ON ALASKA HIGHWAY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION OF UNITED STATES ARMAMENTS ON ALASKA HIGHWAY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
Sub-subtopic:   TRANSPORTATION OF UNITED STATES ARMAMENTS ON ALASKA HIGHWAY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):

Mr. Speaker, the matter 1 wish to raise is urgent as this is the last day I can do so this year in this chamber. It is important because the event, even though 38 years ago, led to the overthrow of the Hitlerian

Fortress Europe by the western allies of which, at that time, Canada was the third principal force. Mr. Speaker, on June 6,

1944, allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, ultimately to achieve, 11 months later, VE Day on May 13,

1945. In that heroic struggle hundreds of thousands of Canadians participated, soldiers, airmen, sailors-not all men, since there were thousands of women in uniform in World War II.

It would be invidious to pick out units or formations for fear of missing out many brave men, whether soldiers storming the beaches, sailors manning the ships and boats of those first armadas, or the thousands of Canadian airmen who kept the skies relatively clear of the enemy or who prevented the movement of enemy reinforcements.

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the hon. Minister of National Defence who, like myself, saw the June 6 landings as the first of the rescue mission to those of us who were on the wrong side of the battle lines by reason of earlier activity:

That this House go on record as saluting the bravery and sacrifice of those Canadians who on June 6, 1944, gave of their lives in the struggle to defeat the evils of Hitlerism and its heartfelt congratulations to those Canadians who survived to go on to ultimate victory.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF LANDINGS IN NORMANDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Cyril Lloyd Francis (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent to put this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF LANDINGS IN NORMANDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF LANDINGS IN NORMANDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Cyril Lloyd Francis (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the said motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF LANDINGS IN NORMANDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   ANNIVERSARY OF LANDINGS IN NORMANDY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Motion agreed to.


INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION

PC

Claude Girvin (Girve) Fretz

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Girve Fretz (Erie):

Mr. Speaker, fish in Lake Ontario have been discovered to contain the highest levels of dioxin ever recorded. Given the fact that the prime source of dioxin is the chemical dumps situated in the United States, making this a bilateral problem, and given, according to a press release from the office of the Prime Minister, that National Environment Week runs from May 20 to June 5 this year in Canada, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Portage-Marquette (Mr. Mayer):

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That the government indicate when it will start taking seriously the problem of pollution in the Niagara River, the Lake Erie ice boom, the Garrison Diversion project that will affect Manitoba, and show good faith by appointing a Canadian chairman to the International Joint Commission.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OF CANADIAN CHAIRMAN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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LIB

Cyril Lloyd Francis (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent for this motion?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OF CANADIAN CHAIRMAN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OF CANADIAN CHAIRMAN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   CALL FOR APPOINTMENT OF CANADIAN CHAIRMAN-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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TRANSPORT

NDP

Ian Gardiner Waddell

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Waddell (Vancouver-Kingsway):

Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. On June 2 at Gladstone School in my Vancouver constituency, over 250 people met to protest the unilateral decision of the Government of British Columbia to impose an above-ground rapid transit system in the Commercial Drive area. Whereas the Government of Canada is contributing money to the Advanced Light Rapid Transit System, ALRT, which could be built underground for only an additional 1.5 per cent of the construction cost, I move, seconded by the hon. member for New Westminster-Coquit-lam (Miss Jewett):

That the Government of Canada increase its contribution so that the necessary funding can be provided to build underground and thus save this very vibrant local community from needless destruction.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   TRANSPORT
Sub-subtopic:   FUNDING FOR VANCOUVER LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM-MOTION UNDER S O. 43
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June 4, 1982