June 1, 1981 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)


John Carnell Crosbie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Crosbie:

My question, Madam Speaker, in light of this indifference of the government, is directed to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce. The director of the Economic Council of Canada, Dr. Slater, spoke before the House of Commons finance committee on Friday. He said that a mix of policies is the best way to fight inflation, and that no single policy can cure inflation. He then said that Governor Bouey has been left by the government to go it alone to fight inflation with monetary policy only. The government has no other anti-inflation policy in effect.
In view of this criticism by the official economic advisory Council to the government, of the government's lack of policy, does the government plan to resign? Does it plan to ask the Minister of Finance to resign to put in a minister who will bring in policies, or does the government plan to introduce some anti-inflationary policies to help the people of this country and to help Mr. Bouey in his anti-inflation campaign?

Subtopic:   THE ECONOMY
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