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


William Marvin Howe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellington-Grey-Duiierin-Waterloo):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 43 I ask the unanimous consent of the House to propose a motion in the following case of urgent and pressing necessity. Last week the Standing Committee on Transport and Communications held hearings in western Ontario to ascertain whether alternate, efficient comfortable bus service had been provided as promised at the Canadian Transport Commission hearings in Owen Sound in March, 1970. In view of the fact that these services are far from being as promised, bringing untold hardship to thousands of citizens both young and old, with consent I intend to move, seconded by the hon. member for Huron (Mr. McKinley):
That the government immediately issue instructions to the Canadian National Railways and Canadian Pacific Railway to re-establish the passenger rail services which were discontinued in November, 1970, in western Ontario.
Federal authorities in conjunction with the province of Ontario and the municipalities involved immediately undertake studies which would involve public hearings with a view to determining a minimum railway passenger train network as defined in relationship to the most economic, efficient and adequate transportation system required.

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