November 18, 1964 (26th Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. T. C. Douglas (Burnaby-Coquillam):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct two questions to the Minister of Industry regarding the report he made to the house this afternoon, which to my mind was far from reassuring.
First, how does it come about that the atomic energy control board, which has some measure of responsibility, has allowed this situation with reference to radiation pollution to go as far as it has without more effective measures being taken? Second, has his attention been drawn to the statement which appeared in the Globe and Mail of November 17 by Mr. Frank Wright, former health inspector in that area, who said that

he drew the situation to the attention of the mining companies and the health authorities and was told to mind his own business, and was able to get no action whatsoever? I want to ask the minister whether any machinery is being set up to tighten inspection so the situation will not become worse.

Topic:   WATER RESOURCES
Subtopic:   ELLIOT LAKE-STATEMENT ON REPORTED RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION
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