Mr. Harvie Andre (Calgary Centre):
Madam Speaker, may I put a supplementary question to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources? According to the Prime Minister, the government is actively considering whether to authorize this pre-build section in spite of assurances by Senator Olson, the minister responsible for northern pipelines, before a committee of this House that such permission would not be given until there were guarantees for the entire pipeline, as spelled out in the act.
Will the minister assure the House that the government will approach Parliament to seek permission for a major change in both the intent and purpose of the Northern Pipeline Act prior to granting any such approval?
Subtopic: CONSIDERATION BY PARLIAMENT BEFORE LEGISLATION CHANGED