Mr. Harvie Andre (Calgary Centre):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Given that the Ministry of State for Science and Technology was created nine years ago and since then, according to figures just released, the research and development performance of Canada has gone from deplorable to disastrous, notwithstanding that six different Liberal ministers have each made vigorous and, 1 am sure, sincere statements about their government's commitment to improving this deplorable situation, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's West (Mr. Crosbie):
That the Ministry of State for Science and Technology be disbanded and its budget turned over to the National Research Council or to university research, since this is apparently the only manner in which this ministry can tangibly increase the R and D efforts of Canada.
Subtopic: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST BUDGET BE TRANSFERRED TO NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OR UNIVERSITY RESEARCH-MOTION UNDER S O. 43