Mr. Bill Blaikie (Winnipeg-Birds Hill):
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister was careful once again not to say that he would promote the Province of Manitoba as a site for an aluminum smelter.
The Prime Minister continues to maintain, as the Minister did yesterday, that there has been no proposal from Manitoba. This is not a proposal that Premier Filmon has to resurrect. It is a proposal that was made to the Government in the form of the Manitoba Government's submission with respect to the Western Diversification Program, for instance, within the last year, and no answer was ever received from this Government with respect to that proposal until we heard from the Prime Minister in Quebec just the other day.
Subtopic: WESTERN DIVERSIFICATION PROGRAM