Hon. Robert L. Stanfield (Leader of the Opposition):
Since the minister has referred to the gross national expenditure deflator which corresponds to the definition of price change in the economy used in the course of the review, and since the review admits that last year Canada had a greater inflation problem than any other major OECD country with the exception of Japan and this is the inflation index preferred by the review and by the minister, is this insidious position for Canada acceptable to the minister and the government? If not, what direct and comprehensive measures does the government propose to take to start to correct it?
Subtopic: RATE OF INFLATION IN CANADA COMPARED WITH OTHER COUNTRIES-MEASURES TO DECREASE