Hon. Jacques Olivier (Minister of State (Fitness and Amateur Sport)):
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Hon. Member for Joliette for giving me this opportunity to mention some of the extraordinary things that have been happening across this country. For instance, one participant in Prince Edward Island won $25,000, and after that, because he was also a ticket vendor for the provincial lottery, his licence to sell tickets was taken away. Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that people from the provincial lotteries across Canada, with the support of our friends opposite, are blackmailing storekeepers. They order them to stop selling sports pool tickets unless they want to lose their ticket vending machine or, if they do not have one, they will be at the top of the list, so they will never get a terminal, and then they can never get a lottery licence! And this is the kind of blackmail being perpetrated by our friends opposite! These are guerrilla tactics!
Subtopic: CANADA SPORTS POOL CORPORATION-ALLEGED DIFFICULTY IN SECURING PRIZE MONEY