May 31, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Iain Francis Angus (Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Iain Angus (Thunder Bay-Atikokan):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transport.
I have in my hand a memo dated March 18 from the assistant deputy minister of aviation to the deputy minister of transport. It outlines a series of cost-cutting measures implemented by the department. A number of them make sense, I will say that right off the top. However a number of them give me great concern as they relate to aviation safety.
The key one that really concerns me is a decision to reduce frequency of dangerous goods inspections to save seven person-years and $500,000.
I have given the minister a copy of the memo. Will he investigate this to make sure that things like hazardous goods inspections are not decreased? If anything they should be increased. Will he give the House a commitment to do that?

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