December 13, 1988 (34th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Brian Vincent Tobin

Liberal

Mr. Brian Tobin (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte):

Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General's Report in 1984, as the Minister started to say but thought better of, said there were insufficient air traffic controllers in Canada. The Standing Committee on Transport of the House of Commons said at the time of the introduction of deregulation, four years ago, first that we must have more air traffic controllers. The Government in 1984 actually laid off air traffic controllers.
The current situation is dangerous. It is not just frustrating. It is dangerous. I want to ask the Minister of Transport to quit beating around the bush and tell
Canadians and Members of this House what concrete measures the Government has taken concerning our air transportation system after the Government has botched it through four years of inaction.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEASURES
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