Mr. Max Saltsman (Waterloo-Cambridge):
Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, but in his absence perhaps I could direct it to the Deputy Prime Minister.
Yesterday's Economic Council of Canada report stated that the rapid increase in food prices can be attributed to soaring profits for food and beverage manufacturers. Since I have received a secret cabinet document dated June 20, entitled "Possible Response to Food Price Increases", may 1 ask the minister if he can indicate to the House why the government has reneged on its responsibilities, as indicated in that document, to take action to prevent rising food prices and profits?
Subtopic: CONSUMER AFFAIRS