Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):
Mr. Speaker, I table herewith, in
English and French, the report of the technical board of inquiry which I established to investigate the accident to a T.C.A. Lockheed aircraft near Brampton, Ontario, on December 17, 1954. The document tabled, contains the report of the board, the appendices, transcript of evidence, and certain of the principal exhibits.
Having regard to the exhaustive inquiry made by the board and the positive nature of its findings, I have come to the conclusion that no useful purpose would be served by setting up a public board of inquiry as I originally contemplated.
It will be noted that in its report the board made certain suggestions concerning equipment for air traffic control. These sug gestions are receiving careful consideration by my department and so far as it is feasible to do so they will be implemented. The board has also made certain recommendations as to the relationship between airline captains and airline first officers; these recommendations are being taken up by my department with the major Canadian air lines.