Hon. Gerard Pelletier (Secretary of State):
Mr. Speaker, the fact is that there exists a certain number of hostels that are set up by private organizations. They are subsidized by the federal government and the Department of
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the Secretary of State in its summer activities program when they comply with certain criteria.
However, as to the hon. member's reference to young people staying idle in hostels for long periods, I must say that this would not involve a hostel that would be financed by the federal government, because the maximum period that young people are allowed to spend in these is two days.