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.
Subtopic: INCREASED EXPORTS OF LEAD AND ZINC-STUDY OF SMELTER CONSTRUCTION