Hon. Elmer M. MacKay (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, I want to straighten out a couple of bits of misinformation in a good natured way.
The ice experts reports that my friend in his very bombastic way referred to as not being published were published. The initial one was published and the final one was published. These ice experts, world famous people, attended all the public meetings so that was not correct.
It is also worth noting that Madame Justice Reed in her decision said: "The constitutional amendment is not required until a ferry service is replaced which is several years".
To paraphrase Ogden Nash he once said that maybe the one thing for which Canadian politics would be very much the better would be a more restricted use of simile and metaphor. Let us keep this thing factual if nothing else.
Subtopic: NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING ACT