Mr. Bob Corbett (Fundy-Royal):
Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources. With the government's recent announcement that exports to the United States are to be limited to 50 barrels a day of light oil and condensates, can the minister assure the House that this will not adversely affect production with east coast refineries, where employment could be adversely affected.
Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Minister of Energy, Mines and
Resources): Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for that question, knowing his long-standing concern with regard to employment matters in his area and province. I want to assure
him that, indeed, the reduction in terms of exports is directed toward the very interest the hon. member raises in his question; that is, to make sure we have sufficient supplies in Canada in order to meet this winter's requirements. 1 thank the hon. member for his continued interest and assure him that is the direction in which this particular decision has been made.
Subtopic: LIMITATION OF EXPORTS TO U.S.-EFFECT ON EAST COAST REFINERIES