June 26, 1980 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Ronald Alexander Stewart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ron Stewart (Simcoe South):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. On Friday, June 20, 1980, at Toronto international airport, a spill of radioactive uranium dust was found in the hold of Air Canada flight 108 from Saskatoon, which was carrying 118 passengers. The dust was being shipped to France by Amok Limited of Saskatoon, a French-owned mining company.
In view of the enviable safety record of our airline, and in order to avert the possibility of future disasters such as that
which occurred at Mississauga, Ontario, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg-Assiniboine (Mr. McKenzie):
That a complete inspection system of containers carrying hazardous goods such as radioactive material, toxic isotopes, etc., be implemented immediately.

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