Right Hon. Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister):
Madam Speaker, I urge my hon. friend to read a speech made yesterday in Washington by the premier of Ontario, the Hon. Bob Rae. In a very effective and impressive speech he indicated that matters such as productivity and economic growth would drive recoveries and that his government had learned that we cannot borrow and spend our way to prosperity, that we must control costs and generate true growth in the private sector. This is exactly what we are trying to do.
I urge my hon. friend in her own self-interest because I am out of here now. I am not a politician. I am a statesman so I am trying to help her. I say with affection for her to read Bob Rae's speech. I think she will find upon reflection good cause to repudiate many of the policies that her party, not her, has foisted upon her from the thirties and the forties.
We are now in the nineties. It is time to understand that true growth can only be generated through the private sector and a re-energized country. That is what we have done.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: THE ECONOMY