Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Winnipeg-Fort Garry):
Mr. Speaker, the Minister is guilty of a clear abdication of responsibility and response. There are no regulations in place governing these kinds of events.
I would like to ask the corollary question. Officials of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and the National Research Council have said that they have developed technologies that make it possible to neutralize PCBs, but to quote a federal official of AECL, there has not been the political will to pursue those kinds of treatments. Does the Government have any intention of bringing in a plan of action with the kind of resources and investments that would bring about destruction facilities to deal with PCBs so that we do not have the kinds of circumstances that occurred in Quebec and in Manitoba over the past week?
Subtopic: TECHNOLOGY TO NEUTRALIZE PCBS