Mr. Don Boudria (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell):
Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Transport. It concerns the Transport Canada headquarters tender cancellation and the subsequent sweetheart deal with Campeau Corporation. I would like to ask-wasting
May 9, 1989
taxpayers' dollars is not funny, I tell the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. I have a question for the Minister of Transport. I would like to ask him the following: I have in hand a copy of an internal memo signed by Mr. Glen Shortliffe, whom I believe to be a deputy minister, dated April 28, the day after the Budget, which says:
Agreement in principle has been reached with Campeau Corporation to renew the current leasing agreement for our Tower C premises -
Given that this document was sent the morning after the Budget, can the Minister of Transport tell us how it is that it could renew the lease for 560,000 square feet of office space overnight? Is that not a bit much, even for the Tory Party rewarding its friends?
Sub-subtopic: TENDER CANCELLATION-TRANSPORT CANADA HEADQUARTERS