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


Derek Nigel Ernest Blackburn

New Democratic Party

Mr. Derek Blackburn (Brant):

Madam Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
Given the fact that the United States Senate has passed a bill requiring 80 oil-fired power plants in the northeastern United States to convert to coal, and given the fact that the United States Senate has refused to ensure that these power plants will reduce or at least maintain current levels of acid rain-causing emissions, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Mission-Port Moody (Mr. Rose):
That the Canadian government send the strongest diplomatic protest possible to the Carter Administration stating that this move, without tough environmental controls limiting the amount of acid rain-causing emissions, is an unprecedented threat to the total Canadian environment and is completely and totally unacceptable to this country.

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