Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):
Mr. Speaker, in light of the announcement yesterday with respect to the reduction in government expenditures this year and next, I am sure that all members of the House would want to be sure in some ongoing way that these reductions and expenditures would not inconvenience those who are least able to protect themselves, particularly those living in the disadvantaged regions of the country. Therefore, I hope this motion will find general acceptance. Under the provisions of Standing Order 43 I move, seconded by the hon. member for Malpeque (Mr. MacLean):
That the Minister of Regional Economic Expansion be instructed by the House to monitor and report, on a monthly basis, any detrimental impact which the alteration of government expenditures might have on the present economic and social development in regions in which the Department of Regional Economic Expansion has a responsibility.
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED MONITORING AND REPORTING OF EFFECT OF REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES IN DISADVANTAGED REGIONS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43