March 12, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Thomas Edward Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Thomas Siddon (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development):

Madam Speaker, I heard the Minister of State for the Environment respond to this question yesterday. She indicated that an appropriate environmental screening of this project was conducted under the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the environmental assessment process.
I was disturbed to learn that we might permit the dumping of such a large amount of steel into Arctic waters. I know the Department of the Environment is similarly concerned. I am told there were public meetings in Resolute before the permit was authorized. In view of the concern that has been expressed by northern leaders, I am told there will be meetings with community representatives to further review those concerns and to see if further appropriate steps are necessary.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   THE ENVIRONMENT
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