Mr. Allan Lawrence (Northumberland-Durham):
Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for External Affairs. I wonder if the government of Canada has given any reply to the government of Argentina with respect to the very sharply implied criticism by Argentina that the Canadian government was dragging its feet on any meaningful government investigation of the Candu agency scandal, as evidenced by the note handed to our government on November 17 last by Argentina.
Why were the contents of that note hidden from the public accounts committee of this House while the matter was still being investigated by that committee? Why did it take from November 17, 1977, to February 21, 1978, before the minister even had the good grace and manners to produce that note for the public accounts committee?
Subtopic: U417) ORAL QUESTION PERIOD EXTERNAL AFFAIRS ALLEGED CANDU AGENCY SCANDAL-GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION