William Heward Grafftey
That was 13 years ago. There has been lack of real consultation. Look at how this bill was introduced into the House. It was barely mentioned in the Speech from the Throne. Nothing was ready. After a long, long recess we came to the floor of the House of Commons. Obviously, no significant legislation was ready. I can just see the cabinet meeting last week "Somebody produce something". The Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (Mr. Abbott) said he had something kind of ready. Therefore, last Thursday we were informed we would deal with second reading of a fairly important bill. It may turn out to be a paper tiger, but I will call it important at this stage. Our House leader was advised that it would be given second reading today.
Subtopic: BORROWERS AND DEPOSITORS PROTECTION ACT