Mr. Jean-Ciaude Malepart (Montreal-Sainte-Marie):
Montreal last week, Mr. Speaker, Mayor Jean Dore told the Quebec media that the City of Montreal and the municipal administration will not accept unfair treatment with respect to Montreal Old Port development and renovation.
Mr. Dore recalled that Toronto and Vancouver had received $140 million to help develop their old ports, and the mayor of Montreal stated that he would accept nothing less.
Current rumour has it that the federal Government will earmark only $39 million for the development of Montreal's Old Port. I would therefore urge the Conservative Members of the Montreal metropolitan area to bring pressure to bear on the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion so that Montreal may get its fair share, $140 million.
Subtopic: REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Sub-subtopic: GOVERNMENT AID FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION OF OLD PORT OF MONTREAL