Mr. Jean-Claude Malepart (Montreal-Sainte-Marie):
Mr. Speaker, as a Member of Parliament from the Montreal area, I would like to join and support the Montreal Economic Community, municipal authorities in Montreal, the Leader of the Parti Quebecois Mr. Pierre-Marc Johnson, and Quebec's Premier Mr. Robert Bourassa in saying unequivocally to the Prime Minister of Canada (Mr. Mulroney) that we do not and never will accept the argument being developed by the Conservative Government to justify their refusal to locate in Montreal the space agency, for the reason that the Government of Canada just helped save jobs at the GM plant in Sainte-Therese.
Mr. Speaker, it is important to remember that the grant extended by the Quebec Government is helping save the 5,000 jobs in Montreal, while the Federal grant is aimed at helping save 2,800 jobs in Ontario and create 2,600 new jobs.
In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I say to this Tory Government that the whole Quebec population will unanimously refuse to be conned once more by this Tory Government.
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