Mr. Jack Shields (Athabasca):
Madam Speaker, whereas the Auditor General in his report described the extent of government activity in business as "an enormous iceberg" of which only the tip is dimly visible; whereas the proliferation of Crown corporations has become a "sub-Government" employing 263,000 people; whereas it has become obvious that the Liberal Cabinet and some Crown corporations have become co-conspirators in spending money without parliamentary control, which has raised a number of questions such as: 1. Should the Government be trying to do the things it is with Crown corporations? 2. Should some Crown corporations continue to exist? 3. Should a sunset deadline on Crown corporations be imposed?-I move, seconded by the Hon. Member for Okanagan North (Mr. Dantzer):
That action be taken under the Inquiries Act immediately to recommend to this House legislation to control Crown corporations so that money extracted from the public through taxation is not used to pursue goals desired by politicians and bureaucrats to stroke their own egos.
Subtopic: LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXPENDITURES