February 25, 1966 (27th Parliament, 1st Session)

RA

Gérard Laprise

Ralliement Créditiste

Mr. Gerard Laprise (Chapleau):

Mr. Speaker, we are indeed very pleased to see that a recently built railroad will be used in the development of our natural resources.
However, we object to this railroad being used precisely to ship our natural resources to other countries.
I therefore urge the minister and the government to consider the idea of a smelter being established as soon as possible, so that we can process our natural resources at home and give employment to our own workers.
We are, I repeat, very pleased with this development concerning our natural resources, but we would like them to be processed here first.

Topic:   NORTHERN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INCREASED EXPORTS OF LEAD AND ZINC-STUDY OF SMELTER CONSTRUCTION
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