Mr. Speaker, I would like to address representation at this time, since my hon. colleague opposite raised the issue. We complained earlier about the fact that there were no representatives from Quebec on Nav Canada. I am now making the same complaint about ADM, or Aéroports de Montréal, including Dorval and Mirabel airports. On ADM's board, all members but one are from the Montreal business community, the only exception being a businessman from the Lower Laurentians region. That is why we are afraid that, when the time will come for these individuals to make a decision and choose one airport over another, it would only make sense that they would not go for Mirabel, the one in the Lower Laurentians.
At the time Mirabel was built, the intent was in fact to eventually all but close down Dorval. But then, in the 1980s, as a result of a certain lobby gaining great influence, flights were never transferred from Dorval to Mirabel, as originally planned, although Mirabel had been built for that very reason, after many West Island residents complained about the noise and pollution created around Dorval airport.