Mr. Dave Nickerson (Western Arctic):
Mr. Speaker, I have in my desk here a number of speeches; one on Bill C-151 is among them. There is also a very interesting speech on taxation as it relates to mining that I had hoped I would have been able to give yesterday, but because of the antics of the New Democratic Party, that was not to be. I look forward to delivering that dissertation in the very near future. We in this Party feel the plight of the many thousands of unemployed mine workers deserves debate in this House, and we were shocked to see the antics of the NDP yesterday.
In Bill C-151, the new borrowing authority Bill, an amount of $14.7 billion is requested by the Government. This is the item of debate today.
Subtopic: SUPPLEMENTARY BORROWING AUTHORITY ACT, 1983-84 (NO. 2) MEASURE TO ESTABLISH