May 7, 1974 (29th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)


Mr. Trudeau:

Mr. Speaker, this record of achievement which the government has put before you tonight is an effective record. It is an effective record by a minority government that has been successful in making this minority parliament produce. It is simply not good enough for the leader of either party who wishes to destroy this parliament to say that the first session was productive but that this session was not. I have already cited legislation of vital importance to farmers, fishermen, small businessmen and consumers, legislation important to increasing Canadian activity and control in key sectors of our society, vital legislation that would die on the order paper and legislation that would have to wait, if an election were held, until a new Liberal government returns to provide it.

Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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