Mr. Les Benjamin (Regina-Lake Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to request unanimous consent to move a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of great urgency that requires immediate clarification, namely, the conflicting answers and statements of the Prime Minister and two other cabinet ministers on whether or not the federal formula for sharing of costs resulting from flood damage in Saskatchewan also covers costs incurred for temporary works such as dykes and sandbagging. If I have the unanimous consent of the House, I would move, seconded by the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Knight):
That this House is in agreement with the answer of the Minister of Environment (Mr. Davis) who said at page 1674 of Hansard for April 23: "In other words, temporary works such as the dykes now being built and sandbagging are subject to the formula for cost sharing''.
And further, that this House requests the government to ensure that such costs are in fact shared with the province and municipalities concerned.
Subtopic: SASKATCHEWAN-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PREVENTIVE WORKS-REQUEST FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO MOVE MOTION