John Stratford Burton
New Democratic Party
The fact, as I have said, is that I have no quarrel with the argument that assistance for this firm is valid and warranted. What I am questioning is the way in which the minister is operating this act, because I believe he is bringing the whole program and the administration of the act into question by the manner in which he is applying it. Not just in this particular case; I am not picking on this particular case. There are a number of cases. The minister and many members on the government side, including the hon. member for Kenora-Rainy River (Mr. Reid) said that through the program under the Regional Development Incentives Act, 59,000 new jobs have been created and not just kept in existence. No new jobs were created in that case and I suggest we should look at the operation or we may have other problems in respect of the administration of the act.
Subtopic: BUSINESS OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic: ALLOTTED DAY S.O. 58-ALLEGED FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT'S INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO STIMULATE TRADE AND CREATE EMPLOYMENT