June 14, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

John Paul Manley

Liberal

Mr. John Manley (Ottawa South):

Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transport.
Two weeks ago in a speech to the National Airline Commission in Washington the president of Air Canada called on the government to end the destructive competition that is harming the airline industry in Canada by introducing price regulation.
Incredibly last week in this House the Minister of Transport replied by saying essentially that the government's policies are working. Is the minister telling Canadians it is government policy to allow two large carriers to continue a process of destructive competition, causing loss of jobs and leading ultimately to the collapse ol one or both major national airline carriers in this country? Is that government policy?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AIRLINE INDUSTRY
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