Marcel Lessard (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion)
Hon. Marcel Lessard (Minister of Regional Economic Expansion):
Mr. Speaker, no, I have not had any specific discussions about the Kootenays. Our discussions were about the whole province in light of the kind of assistance we might be able to put together to provide support for industrial activities in the remote parts of British Columbia. But this is still under discussion and I hope within a few months, if not weeks, we will be able to conclude our discussions and propose something to help that region in particular.
Topic: GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH BRITISH COLUMBIA-LACK OF FUNDS FOR KOOTENAY DISTRICT-REQUEST FOR ACTION