Mr. J. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whil-by):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Late in the last session of Parliament the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs asserted that if the automobile companies introduced a substantial increase in the price of their 1970 models he would undertake an investigation of their pricing policies. Yesterday in the House, when I asked what had been done by the minister since the automobile manufacturers announced higher prices for their new 1970 models, he reneged on this commitment to the people of Canada.
Therefore, Mr. Speaker, if you agree with me I should like to move that this matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Subtopic: MR. BROADBENT-ALLEGED FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE AUTOMOBILE PRICE INCREASES