Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane -Superior):
Mr. Speaker, I have a supplementary question.
I also hear some Hon. Members from Quebec. It will soon be your turn to ask your Minister the same question.
My supplementary question is the following, Mr. Speaker: Exports of softwood lumber to the United States from the sawmills of northern Ontario have dropped from a peak of 87 per cent in 1986 to 8 per cent in 1988.
April 25, 1989
In the context of free trade, which your Government praised so much, does the Minister not find this tax to be illogical, senseless and devastating for the lumber industry?
Subtopic: DROP IN SOFTWOOD LUMBER EXPORTS-GOVERNMENT POSITION