Mr. Gilles Caouette (Temiscamingue):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to put a question to the Prime Minister. He seems to forget that suggestions were made by members of the opposition and that the government is not quite willing when special rates are requested to transport ore from west to east so as to carry on our activities in Northwestern Quebec. However, the Minister of Finance stated during the weekend that the depreciation of the Canadian dollar was helpful for our exports, but he forgot to say that as a result of that same depreciation some twenty Quebec municipalities are unable to repay their loans made in Switzerland and abroad. Could the Prime Minister then tell us what he intends to do to help those municipalities meet their commitments abroad?
Subtopic: VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR-REQUEST MUNICIPALITIES BE ASSISTED TO MEET COMMITMENTS