Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the right hon. Prime Minister. In view of the lapse of time since the Supreme Court rendered its decision relating to mineral rights off the coast of British Columbia, is the Prime Minister able to inform us whether it is the intention of the government to proceed with any further references to the Supreme Court relating to mineral rights off the coast of other provinces or is the government now prepared to engage in negotiations with the provinces regarding offshore mineral rights.