Mr. Thomas Siddon (Burnaby-Richmond-Delta):
Mr. Speaker, I rise, under the provisions of Standing Order 43, on a matter of urgent and pressing importance.
In view of the uncertain future faced by several hundred government employees at the federal fisheries and forestry research laboratories across Canada arising from prolonged indecision on the part of the Liberal cabinet, and recognizing the numerous multimillion dollar boondoggles which have resulted from past cases of on-again, off-again decisions by this government, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka (Mr. Darling):
That the Minister of the Environment, in an overwhelming sense of Christmas compassion, make a definitive statement concerning the future of these important laboratories, thus letting the employees at these institutions make career choices of importance to themselves and their families, so that they, too, might enjoy a happy new year.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF FISHERIES AND FORESTRY RESEARCH LABORATORIES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43