June 15, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Hon. Chas. L. Caccia@Davenport

Madam Speaker, the Minister of the Environment must have been busy elsewhere when government regulations to ban leaded gasoline were reversed and leaded gasoline was allowed for racing cars in Canada.
The decision sets a dangerous precedent and is wrong. First of all, lead endangers human health. Second, the decision weakens the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Third, it deals a serious blow to the Canadian unleaded fuel industry, which creates environmentally friendly jobs in Canada.
This decision should be reversed because it is a step backwards. We urge the Minister of the Environment to reverse his decision and protect the health of Canadians.

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