Hon. Ed Lumley (Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion):
Mr. Speaker, with respect to the Hon. Member's preamble, the first he heard of the Honda announcement was when he saw it in the paper, unlike a lot of House colleagues. I will even give credit to his side of the House. A lot of his colleagues, when they heard about the possibility of having a Honda plant come to Canada, wrote and asked if we could put it in their constituencies. That Hon. Member did not say one cotton-pickin' word, Mr. Speaker.
Subtopic: REQUEST THAT AGREEMENT BE SIGNED