June 4, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)

BQ

Serge Cardin

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Serge Cardin (Sherbrooke, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, last October, the Minister of Natural Resources announced that the government was considering the possibility of creating phase 2 of the softwood lumber industry assistance package. Yesterday, he confirmed that loan guarantees were an avenue worth exploring to assist the lumber industry. In addition, his colleague from International Trade confirmed that the situation had worsened.
What is the government waiting for? Is it going to launch phase 2 of the assistance package or not?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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