Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transport.
Under Bill C-9 every port and harbour in Canada is relegated to one of three kinds of categories except one, the port of Hamilton. Hamilton is the only port in Canada that does not have to follow the rules.
In the transport committee the other day transport officials said that the decision was entirely political and had nothing to do with Bill C-9.
Will the minister tell the House and every port in Canada that must follow the rules what political pressure was applied and who in the world could have applied the pressure?