August 11, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Jean-C. Lapierre

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lapierre (Shefford):

Mr. Speaker, an unsatisfactory answer if there ever was one! I want to ask the Prime Minister, and I am not asking him to repeat Mr. Bourassa's arguments, I want to ask him whether he is prepared to set up a federal stock savings plan and whether, in that case, the free trade agreement wouldn't be an obstacle because of the standards of performance and national treatment provisions. My question is this: Wouldn't all more or less generous stock savings plans be at risk as a result of the free trade agreement?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S POSITION
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