Mr. Rod Murphy (Churchill):
Madam Speaker, yesterday the Leader of the Opposition tried to remedy his reputation as yesterday's man by reminding Canadians about the good old yesterdays of Liberal governments.
"Yesterday Chretien" forgot to tell Canadians about the high interest rates of 20 per cent when he was in government 12 years ago which provoked 100,000 Canadians to march on Parliament Hill.
"Yesterday Chretien" forgot to mention high unemployment, the elimination of the Department of Regional Economic Expansion, wage controls, and cutting back transfer payments for health and post-secondary education, all of which happened when the Liberals had a majority government.
"Yesterday Chretien" forgot to mention his white paper which would have assimilated native Canadians.
"Yesterday Chretien" did mention medicare but forgot to mention the father of medicare, NDP Tommy Douglas.
"Yesterday Chretien" forgot to mention that medicare, the Canadian Pension Plan, Petro-Canada, training and employment programs were started when Liberal minority governments were forced into these programs by the NDP.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION