March 21, 1979 (30th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Deputy Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MacEachen:

There have been differences of opinion as to the way in which a government ought to deal with such boycott provisions. The government of Ontario has taken a certain course of action about which the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce has made some comments presumably based upon trade information within his possession. So it is not really a question of opinion or policy; it is a question of fact based upon information available to the minister. We have taken what I think is a reasonable position by putting before the House a boycott bill which we will call just as soon as possible.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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