Hon. Romeo LeBlanc (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, I do not accept completely the premise of the Hon. Member's question. I do not accept that it is only the economic situation which has forced some provinces, one of which is among the most prosperous provinces in the country, to opt out of this program, to give notice that they did not want to continue participating at 25 per cent. Frankly, I am surprised that the Hon. Member's representations are not made also to his provincial capital.
Subtopic: PROVINCIAL PARTICIPATION