August 31, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Robert Pennock

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bob Pennock (Etobicoke North):

Mr. Speaker, the Hon. Member for Hamilton East (Ms. Copps) has led this House to believe that Hamilton never agreed to assist Pearson Airport with its waste disposal. For the record, 1 have a letter dated October 7, 1987, from Hamilton-Wentworth to Air Canada agreeing to assist Pearson. I quote an excerpt: "Regional Council at its meeting on October 6, 1987, approved the committee's recommendations". In July, 1988, only seven and one-half months later, when Pearson was in a bind, it reversed its approval stating: "Give us planes and we will take your garbage". I do not believe Canadians, even Hamiltonians, would consider that fair play.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 21
Subtopic:   AIRPORTS
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