Mr. Stan Darling (Parry Sound-Muskoka):
Madam Speaker, it was stated in today's edition of The Globe and Mail that over the weekend in Winnipeg, at the Liberal party policy convention, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (Mr. Lalonde) announced that his government is seriously considering imposing an energy tax on the export of surplus electrical energy to the United States.
There is no question that the imposition of such a tax would hit hardest at Ontario and Quebec. In view of the minister's announcement, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince Edward-Hastings (Mr. Ellis):
That the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources make a statement on motions outlining the government's position with regard to the possible imposition of such a tax.
Subtopic: ENERGY TAX ON EXPORT OF SURPLUS ELECTRICITY-GOVERNMENT POSITION-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43