Mr. John Bosley (Don Valley West):
Madam Speaker, 1 have a question for the Minister of Communications. He will know that in June of this year his Department sent a letter to a number of Canadian industries which began as follows:
In 1984, the Department of Communications in conjunction with Statistics Canada is planning to conduct a survey on how individuals spend their time, minute-by-minute, over a 24 hour period.
The letter goes on to say that it is proposed to survey 11,000 people in 1984 at a cost of $465,000.
Will the Minister tell the House today that such an outrageous expenditure should be abandoned, and will he say that the letter that he sent to me earlier this week saying that the proposal is still under consideration, should be abandoned as well?
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSAL TO SURVEY CITIZENS' ACTIVITIES MINUTE BY MINUTE