Mr. Gordon Towers (Red Deer):
Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan) is on the record as stating he would cap interest rates at 12 per cent. I presume this means if he is elected Liberal leader and, automatically, Prime Minister, his statement can be interpreted to mean that John Turner will not under any circumstances be his Minister of Finance.
Mr. Turner, during his tenure as Finance Minister, invented deficit spending and since he has become a leadership candidate has done everything in his power to elevate the word "contradiction" to the status of campaign policy. If Mr. Turner could roll back interest rates as well as he rolls back his many slips of the tongue, the country would be well served. In the meantime I have a slogan I want to suggest to the Minister of Agriculture: "When you are Number 7, you have to try harder".
Subtopic: POLITICAL PARTIES
Sub-subtopic: LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN-CANDIDACY OF MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE