Hon. Pierre H. Cadieux (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, I do not see the logic in my hon. friend's trend of thought. But I guess that's obvious to everybody. Nevertheless, I do not think I was boasting about the particular Act that was passed and adopted on June 30, 1988. I was simply indicating that this Government, contrary to the former Government, took action. We finally came in with a Bill that was passed and adopted by the House which gives us the tools to deal with such situations. Those tools did not exist under the previous Government. Not only will we exercise our responsibility in federal jurisdiction but obviously, as we have been able to do since 1984, the Government will continue to work with the provinces in order to protect Canadian health and safety whenever possible.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY