Mr. Blaine A. Thacker (Lethbridge-Foothills):
Mr. Speaker, you will recall that on the last day this motion was before the House, I was in the midst of my speech opposing the Government's coming back to the House with a borrowing Bill for $14.7 billion. I indicated that we were standing in the House of Commons a mere six weeks after the last time with a $16 billion borrowing Bill, whereas in actual fact all the Government required was $5 billion. The Government said that it would spend $26 billion. It already has $16 billion, so it only needs $10 billion. Since we know that the Government has $5 billion cash in the till, we should therefore be debating a borrowing Bill of $5 billion. Instead the Government has come to the House for $14.7 billion. That is intolerable and unacceptable and we will certainly not put up with it.
I rise today on another matter which is hanging over our heads. Later today we will discuss a closure motion on the Crow debate, Bill C-155. The West is in flames because once again it has been attacked by a Liberal Party with no Members or representation from the West. The Government has dared to bring in a Bill and after a mere two days of second reading-
Subtopic: SUPPLEMENTARY BORROWING AUTHORITY ACT, 1983-84 (NO. 2) MEASURE TO ESTABLISH