Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the first minister if he will be prepared to use his influence to influence some of the more traditional members of his party to desist from putting forward outdated ideas about privatizing national corporations that serve the public interest.
In addition, would he also examine his own mortgage credit program and recognize that it will do nothing to stimulate the housing market, that it will only serve 30 per cent of Canadians and, in fact, will not provide any form of assistance to bring new people into the market?
Will the Prime Minister give assurances that this government will shelve plans to privatize CMHC, and will he also undertake immediate plans to reduce mortgage interest rates and help people who really need to buy houses?
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION