October 19, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Lloyd Axworthy

Liberal

Mr. Lloyd Axworthy (Winnipeg-Fort Garry):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Prime Minister. With mortage interest rates in this country now at the level of 14 per cent and, as the first minister is aware, with the housing market in this country now in a serious crisis, with starts down 13 per cent, new purchases in a decline, and 30,000 unemployed in the construction industry-with these kinds of figures, is the first minister prepared to develop immediate plans to come to the aid of the housing market in Canada and, in particular, is he prepared to shelve any plans to privatize the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation so that the corporation can get down to the business of solving the housing crisis, rather than worrying about its existence in the next three or four weeks?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
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