Hon. Pierre H. Cadieux (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, as was indicated previously in this House, particularly on Friday, the prime responsibility for storage and maintenance of PCBs is a provincial one. The Province of Quebec did proceed and is proceeding with respect to dealing with the substance known as PCBs.
It is obvious that all Governments are concerned about what happened in Saint-Basile-le-Grand. This Government in particular, with the co-operation of all Governments in Canada, will make sure that such instances do not occur again, and deal with the maintenance and destruction of PCBs in a safe way in order that they do not damage or endanger Canadians' health and security.
Subtopic: STORAGE OF PCBS