Mr. Don Boudria (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell):
Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Supply and Services (Mr. Andre), responsible for handing out untendered government advertising contracts, short-changed the people of his riding of Calgary Centre during the last election campaign. The Hon. Member introduced to his constituents what he called the Liberal shrinking dollar, which he said was worth 75 cents U.S. After having promised these to his constituents, the Hon. Member should do the honourable thing.
Now that the dollar has decreased by 2.5 cents since the election of his Government, I figure he owes his constituents $1,367.40, since there were 54,696 voters in his riding and each one of them was short-changed 2.5 cents. I am sure that the people of Calgary Centre are anxiously awaiting their cheques. The people of that riding are entitled to be compensated for another Conservative dwindled dollar, now only worth 72.5 cents. On behalf of the people of that riding I express my gratitude to the Hon. Member for making a suitable contribution worth $1,367.40 to the charity of his choice.
Subtopic: MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Sub-subtopic: EXCHANGE VALUE OF DOLLAR-MINISTER OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES