Mr. Girve Fretz (Erie):
Madam Speaker, at the Versailles conference this past weekend our Finance Minister (Mr. MacEachen) stated, "we must do everything possible to improve the climate for investment", while our Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. MacGuigan) admitted to reporters that some recent measures had been counterproductive. In light of the above, as well as the report by Statistics Canada which says, "the economic data now available for the first quarter of 1982 indicates that the Canadian economy experienced the sharpest decline since 1954", I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. Catharines (Mr. Reid):
That the Finance Minister bring in a new budget to address the most disastrous economic slump in 28 years, and get over a million and a quarter Canadians back into the work force.
Subtopic: THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: CALL FOR INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUDGET-MOTION UNDER S O. 43