Hon. Michel Cote (Minister of Supply and Services):
Mr. Speaker, first of all, before talking about financial statements, what we started to do was to sell back land that had been unfairly expropriated.
Second, in implementing these policies and procedures, the Government made every effort to ensure that programs and policies were implemented satisfactorily, and we informed the Auditor General's office about this in great detail. It is also a fact that when financial statements are filed late, they appear in the subsequent year's Public Accounts.
Subtopic: CANADA LANDS COMPANY