August 29, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)


Pierre H. Cadieux (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Pierre H. Cadieux (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to my hon. colleague, I think his question is a little bit strange. Nevertheless, since I am to answer the question, I will repeat what I have already said. It is no relief, but nevertheless remains the fact, that the prime responsibility for the storage of PCB's at that site at Saint-Basile-le-Grand was under provincial jurisdiction. It is obvious that with our movement with respect to the Act about which we are talking we will probably be in a better position to inform our provincial colleagues of what steps ought to be
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taken to ensure that in the future no similar circumstances occur anywhere in Canada, irrespective of jurisdiction.

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