May 24, 1984 (32nd Parliament, 2nd Session)


Flora Isabel MacDonald

Progressive Conservative

Miss MacDonald:

Mr. Speaker, when the Conservative Party was in power the unemployment rate in the country was a lot lower than it is at the present time. He must bear the blame, along with everyone in that Party, for what has happened in the last four years. It is the policies of that Government that have driven the unemployment rate to the extreme height it is at today.
Of course the Hon. Member was not here earlier today when the various points as to what steps would be undertaken were spelled out. However, his constituents will know what they are. I would like him to know, Mr. Speaker, that the people in his riding are going to be asking him what he has done in the last four years to bring down the unemployment rate in Gander-Twillingate and the many other parts of Atlantic Canada which have suffered more than any other part of the country because of the policies of the Liberal Government.

Full View