Mr. Sinclair Stevens (York-Simcoe):
Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce, I will put my question to the Prime Minister. It touches on the record current account deficit which was run up in 1978, and the record fourth quarter deficit of last year.
Would the Prime Minister indicate whether he feels that this is a satisfactory performance for Canada and, if not, what does he propose to do to rectify this huge deficit?
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: MEASURES TO REDUCE CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT