Mr. Ron Huntington (Capilano):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under the provisions of Standing Order 43. On July 13, 1976 in Hansard at page 15286 the former minister of public works said that no agreement had been signed with the Campeau Corporation concerning Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere project in Hull, Quebec.
In view of the fact that the Campeau Corporation under date of June 28, 1976 had an information circular in the hands of certain financial houses in Canada for the purpose of raising $148,500,000 and also the fact that only eight days after the minister's statement in this House the Department of Public Works had signed extensive documents of lease with the Campeau Corporation, and because the terms of the documents indicate a financing factor of approximately $50 million more than a reasonable estimate of cost for the area leased by the government, I move, seconded by the hon. member for York-Simcoe (Mr. Stevens):
That all further progress on construction and financial arrangements cease until all matters pertaining to possible conflict of interest and the apparent excesses involved in the financial arrangements have been examined by a judicial inquiry.
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO LEASE ARRANGEMENTS