Mr. David Dingwall (Cape Breton-East Richmond):
Madam Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister.
Like my leader, I have great respect for the Minister of Finance, but I am somewhat insulted and appalled today
June 8, 1993
that the Minister of Finance would not avail himself of the opportunity to stand in his place and repudiate the comments made by the chairman of the Subcommittee on Poverty who said: "Conditions in Atlantic Canada are so bad that Canadians will want to be sending food to the maritimes. It is Third World conditions there".
I want to ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance if he agrees with this statement and if not will he repudiate that statement and that member now?