Mr. Speaker, the effects of acid rain on our lakes, fisheries, forests, and monuments are of great concern to Canadians, and rightfully so. Thus far the meeting between the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) and President Reagan, followed by the meeting between the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Clark) and his American counterpart in Washington, have failed to produce the results promised by the Prime Minister.
We on the Liberal side of this House urge the Government to intensify its efforts, but also to show that we are determined to reach the goal of cutting emissions from smoke stacks and cars in Canada. Therefore I urge the Minister of the Environment (Mrs. Blais-Grenier) to continue to work in co-operation with the provinces, as initiated by the Liberal Government, and to convene as soon as possible a meeting with the provincial environmental Ministers so as to make further joint progress toward the modernization and clean up of dirty plants in Canada.
Finally, I urge the Minister of Transport (Mr. Mazankow-ski) to conclude consultations with industry and the public so as to control automobile emissions which contribute to acid rain.
Subtopic: ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE URGED