Mr. David Kilgour (Edmonton-Strathcona):
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister (Mr. Trudeau) was reported earlier this week as saying that he was happy that there had been no serious scandals, I think the phrase was, during his 16-year administration. We must congratulate the Prime Minister on this achievement, and in future perhaps we should refer to some of the peccadillos which took place as errors of judgment by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues, rather than as scandals.
Many of these minor errors of judgment involved Cabinet resignations, and included such careless mistakes as participating in an illegal international uranium cartel, airport shop sales, bid-rigging and price-fixing in Hamilton, contempt of court both by criticizing a judge's ruling and also by phoning a judge and trying to influence him, evasion of income tax, building in national parks against the rules, lobbying within two years of resignation, extensive examples of conflict of interest especially in connection with anti-dumping problems, forging of abortion papers, suppression of information and failure to act regarding illegal activities by the RCMP, bribes to achieve atomic sales, maintenance of blacklists unknown to the victims-
Subtopic: CONDUCT DURING PRIME MINISTER'S TENURE