Mr. Rene N. Jutras (Provencher):
Mr. Speaker, I did riot intend to take part in this debate, and certainly not this evening. Let me say before I start that I am not rising because of the repeated invitations of our socialist friends in the house or, for that matter, because of their threats. I am rising for one particular reason. Obviously an attempt is being made by the socialists and to some degree by the other party to their right throughout the country, particularly in the western provinces at the moment, to try to discredit the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I had heard that it was going on out in the country, but there was a clear demonstration in the house this evening that the members of the socialist party are trying to propagate this idea throughout the country.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS TO ACT EXTENDING APPLICATION, FIXING INTEREST AND INCREASING MAXIMUM