April 3, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


Stéphane Bergeron

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Stéphane Bergeron (Verchères, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Deputy Prime Minister's response is also based on false premises.
Since the federal government could already rely on the services of Operation Unity, which had a budget of almost $12 million at the time, a budget which could easily have been increased if necessary, why did the federal government pay almost $5 million to a phoney organization like Option Canada, unless it needed a front to get around Treasury Board's usual accounting requirements?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Option Canada
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