May 5, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

NDP

John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. lohn L. Skoberg (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, I have a matter of extreme urgency which concerns thousands of railway and other employees in Canada. I therefore move, under Standing Order 43, seconded by the hon. member for Kootenay West (Mr. Harding):
That in the opinion of this House, the government should give immediate consideration to the introduction of necessary amendments to the Railway Act or other acts so that the Canadian Transport Commission can make decisions based on public interest or on any other adequate reason, specifically to prevent the movement of coal from the east Kootenays to the Pacific coast via United States rail routes which will result in major economic loss to Canada, involving the loss of thousands of Canadian jobs.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CARRIAGE OF KOOTENAY COAL OVER U.S. RAILWAY LINE-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION UNDER S.O. 43
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