Jacques Guilbault (Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition; Liberal Party Deputy House Leader)
Mr. Jacques Guilbault (Saint-Jacques):
Mr. Speaker, I would point out that the Minister who rose earlier in connection with the grant for Alma's industrial incubator did not answer the question. We still do not know under which program this grant was awarded. Mr. Speaker, Conservative candidate Lucien Bouchard-Mr. Clean-who was expected to give the Conservative Party a virginal image must now be very ill at ease with respect to the methods used by his own Party to prevent his election campaign from backfiring in Lac-Saint-Jean.
Mr. Speaker, I have here another press release dated May 27 concerning the expenditure of close to $1.6 million for repair work at Alma's airport. However, in French the release indicates that work would get under way only in 1990. In English . . .
"Construction is scheduled to begin in 1991".
Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether work is scheduled to begin in 1990 or in 1991, or perhaps the date work begins does not matter at all because the only important thing was that the announcement had to be made before next Monday, June 20, the day of the byelection?
Subtopic: BY-ELECTIONS LAC-SAINT-JEAN CONSTITUENCY-RENOVATION OF ALMA AIRPORT-GOVERNMENT POSITION