Mr. Len Gustafson (Assiniboia):
Madam Speaker, i rise to propose a motion under the provisions of Standing Order 43. The South Eastern Saskatchewan Service and Supply Association reported in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on Saturday, a 40 per cent to 50 per cent shutdown in the industry; oil rigs and service rigs moving south to the United States; 1,400 oil wells shut in production in southern Saskatchewan; the price of oil in Weyburn, Saskatchewan at $17.75 per barrel, while our government continues to pay for foreign imports $40 per barrel. The action of the government putting people out of work is only Canadianizing North Dakota and Montana in the Wilston oil basin. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Moose Jaw (Mr. Neil):
That the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources take action immediately to turn around the drastic effects of this energy policy on the service industry, and the lack of supply of oil for Canadians.
Subtopic: NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM
Sub-subtopic: EFFECTS ON SERVICE INDUSTRY-MOTION UNDER S O. 43