Mr. D. G. Hahn (Broadview) moved:
That, in the opinion of this House, the Government should give consideration to the advisability of helping industry finance the capital works necessary to minimize pollution of water and air caused by industrial wastes; this financial help to take the form of special depreciation allowances on equipment and installations provided for the above purpose.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this motion is to induce the Government to provide special depreciation allowances to industries for works they instal to control the problem of water pollution and air pollution. The budget brought down by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Gordon) a few weeks ago took that very action with respect to water pollution. The problem of air pollution is to be studied by the Council of Resource Ministers next year and, with the lead taken in this field and the precedent established in the case of water pollution, I am sure that when they have dealt with the problem of air pollution we will probably have recommendations leading to similar action. Because action has already been taken with respect to water pollution and is likely to be taken with respect to air pollution, I would respectfully request unanimous consent of the House to withdraw my motion.
Subtopic: FINANCING OF CAPITAL WORKS TO MINIMIZE POLLUTION