John Carnell Crosbie (Minister for International Trade)
The Hon. Member for Winnipeg soft centre has struck again.
What did Roseworks say? It pioneered technology to preserve fresh flowers indefinitely. I am going to get some of those for occasions in the future when hon. gentlemen will need them as they go to their rewards. The company will increase its staff from 15 to 50 over the next two years. It will export 80 per cent of its product to the U.S. This is one small business in Kingston already saved for Canada. Here is the representative from Kingston fighting the Free Trade Agreement that is going to give his constituents 35 more jobs. He was up
on his feet yesterday jawing away about closure as if he had 100 years of parliamentary experience. If he had any sense he would have certainly closed what he was using yesterday to argue against closure. He would be trying to protect these 35 more jobs in Kingston, an area of Canada that badly needs more jobs. Where is Flora when she is needed, Mr. Speaker? That is the question we have to ask.
Flora MacDonald was my desk-mate. She will be sorely missed in the House. However, I think that the people of Kingston have saved her for something even greater, if there could be anything greater than being a Member of the House. I hope that we will hear a lot more from Flora MacDonald in the future. She is a woman of tremendous capabilities and experience. I hope that the Government will be able to find something for her that will suit her talents and her capabilities so that she can go on serving the people of Canada as she has done for the last 20 years.
Subtopic: CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT MEASURE TO ENACT