Hon. Doug Lewis (Solicitor General of Canada):
Mr. Speaker, in my previous incarnation as Minister of
Transport I had some dealings with the issue of packaging and transportation of dangerous goods.
My hon. friend makes an eminently sensible comment when he suggests that I undertake to ask that any regulations be written with the view of using existing, well understood forms and I would presume wording. Since the issue is really the safety of people, whether they are workers on the job or workers trying to clean up an accident, I have no difficulty whatsoever in giving the undertaking of the government to keep the intent issue in mind when regulations are being drafted.
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